Just a day after Disneyland temporarily closed a significant portion of the park to accommodate the construction of the new Star Wars area, Walt Disney Imagineering has released concept art that shows how Rivers of America will look once its completed next year.
A new riverbank complete with a waterfall, as well as an elevated track for the Disneyland Railroad to pass over the water, are among the highlights that can be spotted in the concept art.
The “Fantasmic!” fireworks show, the Disneyland Railroad, the Mark Twain Riverboat, Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes, the Sailing Ship Columbia and Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island will all be temporarily closed for the coming year while Disneyland works on the approximately 14-acre area designated for Star Wars. Big Thunder Ranch is now permanently closed, including the Big Thunder Jamboree and the Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue.
For a more detailed look at the many changes that have taken place at Disneyland because of construction, click here for Inside the Magic’s report.