A Disneyland spokesperson announced on Friday, that Disneyland’s Innoventions attraction would be closing on March 31.
With this announcement, the rumors and speculations are flying all over as to the possibilities of a Star Wars themed attraction taking the place of Innoventions. John McClintock, a Disneyland spokesman, shared the parks make modifications and upgrades throughout the Disneyland Resort to continue to offer guests “new magic” but did not go further in commenting as to what “new magic” was coming our way.
Innoventions, located in the Carousel Theater housed between Space Mountain and Autopia was once the home of one of my favorite attractions – the Carousel of Progress (1967-1973). America Sings (1973-1988) was the next attraction to find a home in the building followed by Innoventions (1998 to 2015).
Currently home to 3 of Marvel’s superheroes – Thor, Iron Man and Captain America. Guests can check out the exhibits with full-size uniforms, meet and greet the heroes and play their favorite video games on the second floor while the first floor gives us a taste of what the perfect Dream House might be like in the future.
While the closing of Toontown had many, myself including, wondering if it might be the location for Star Wars themed rides and attractions, the news about Innoventions now has me leaning more towards the expansion of Tomorrowland.
In a recent interview by the OC Register, I speculated about both locations as a possibility for a Star Wars take-over.
“My gut instinct is Toontown,” said Loretta Garcia, an entertainment writer for Chip and Co.,an unofficial Disney fan site. “It’s a secluded area. It’s a good place for ‘Star Wars’ fans to just hang out.All Disney would have to do is revamp the rides and make it ‘Star Wars’ themed.” If not Toontown, how about Disneyland’s Tomorrowland? With Star Tours, a “Star Wars” simulator ride already in the area, it makes sense to expand on the Star Wars theme , Garcia said.
What do the Disney Addict Star Wars pros think? Are the closures of Toontown and Innoventions to make room for Star Wars? Or something even more magical coming to Disneyland?