In the past few days there has been a lot of activity among theme park fans, especially in regards to the now-dormant Disney's Hollywood Studios. In fact, just a few days ago, it was confirmed that The American Idol Experience would close in January 2015. That came as a surprise to many, even though the contract between Disney and Fremantle Media was originally going to expire in 2015 anyway. But now there's more. New, interesting rumors are going around...
It turns out that multiple sources are now "confirming" that the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular is now also closing soon; as soon as the end of this year. A question arises, though: If it is indeed closing, why there was no information or a memo shared with the Cast Members working at that show? In fact, it looks like the Cast Members working at The American Idol Experience have already been notified about the attraction's closure, and that's supposed to happen after the closure of the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular.
Also, how will they handle crowds visiting Disney's Hollywood Studios having an entire land (Echo Lake) completely walled off? This park already has huge capacity issues during special events. Imagine the horrible situations that may arise during the months of December, January, and next year's Star Wars Weekends!
But that's still not all. In fact, just a few days ago, an anonymous source shared a rumor with us that we quickly dismissed as "yet another confirmation of blue-sky projects." That said, we thought we should share it now, as it seems like the pieces of this intricate puzzle are starting to fit, one by one:
"Now, I will start off by saying I do not know how true this is, just things I have heard from friends inside the park. They said that Star Wars Land is back on the table, as they have been alerted about changes in their shifts for construction. After finding out more information, it is rumored to be two new rides - Battling coaster, rebels vs empire, and a dark ride that goes through greatest scenes from all movies - and then a restaurant, shopping, and all around theming.
Also, a new attraction for Pixar Place is rumored, but no more info on that was gathered.
Thanks, hope this is true and hoped it helped!" - ANONYMOUS.
This rumor is starting to become more and more interesting. Have they finally realized that they need to do something more with the Star Wars franchise? More importantly, have they finally discovered that Disney's Hollywood Studios is in dire need of new additions to keep the park fresh and interesting? We'll see what happens.
NOTE: Please, make sure to understand that these rumors did NOT originate from us or any of our close sources. They are to be taken with a grain of salt, and be considered just what they are - mere rumors. Thank you.