As of today, Disneyland’s Rivers of America is closed to facilitate construction of a new land dedicated to the STAR WARS franchise. While the River and Disneyland Railroad are being shortened and rerouted, the new concept art released today shows what guests will see when the River reopens in summer 2017.

January 10th marked the permanent end of a few other Disneyland standbys and the beginning of extended hiatus of others, check out our January 9, 2016 pictorial for more on all of the coming changes!

Full posting from the DPB below.

First Look at New Rivers of America Waterfront and Disneyland Railroad at Disneyland Park in California

The Rivers of America and the Disneyland Railroad at Disneyland park in Southern California have closed temporarily as we prepare to bring an all-new Star Wars-themed land to the park. When these areas reopen, the north bank of the Rivers of America will have a beautiful new waterfront, which I’m excited to give you a sneak peek at today.

As you can see from this artist’s rendering, courtesy of Walt Disney Imagineering, this gorgeous new riverbank will also feature an elevated trestle over which the iconic Disneyland Railroad will travel.

Keep an eye on Disney Parks Blog, as we continue to bring you updates from the ongoing expansion of Disneyland park in California.