'Star Wars' forces out older Disneyland attractions

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'Star Wars' Forces Out Older Disneyland Attractions

Disneyland is getting a "Star Wars" face-lift. The Los Angeles Times says the change will be the Anaheim park's largest expansion ever.

Obviously, the changes cost money and require space. That's why Disneyland plans to close 10 eateries and attractions — some more permanently than others — starting Jan. 10.

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ANAHEIM, CALIF. -- THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2015: Mickey Mouse appears during the lighting of 'It's a Small World' ride, which was decorated for the holiday season during the Star Wars Season of The Force at Disneyland on November 12, 2015 in Anaheim, California.(Photo by Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CALIF. -- THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2015: A first-person view of streaming lights while riding on the updated Hyperspace Mountain at Disneyland during the media preview of Star Wars Season of The Force on November 12, 2015 in Anaheim, California.(Photo by Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
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Detail of candy bearing Mickey Mouse's face. Photos are part of the presentation of the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland in California. (Photo: Steve Mawyer, AOL)

Statue of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse. In the background is Cinderella's Castle. Photos are part of the presentation of the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland in California. (Photo: Steve Mawyer, AOL)

A friendly Disney character rubs noses with a young fan outside of Cinderella's Castle. Photos are part of the presentation of the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland in California. (Photo: Steve Mawyer, AOL)
Balloons of Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters for sale. Photos are part of the presentation of the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland in California. (Photo: Steve Mawyer, AOL)
One of the displays in "it's a small world," located in Fantasyland. Photos are part of the presentation of the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland in California. (Photo: Steve Mawyer, AOL)
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Entrance sign to "it's a small world," located in Fantasyland. Photos are part of the presentation of the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland in California. (Photo: Steve Mawyer, AOL)
One of the displays in "it's a small world," located in Fantasyland. Photos are part of the presentation of the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland in California. (Photo: Steve Mawyer, AOL)
Smiling clock face in the exterior of "it's a small world." Photos are part of the presentation of the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland in California. (Photo: Steve Mawyer, AOL)
Exterior of "it's a small world," located in Fantasyland. Photos are part of the presentation of the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland in California. (Photo: Steve Mawyer, AOL)
Cinderella's Castle at the entrance to Fantasyland. Photos are part of the presentation of the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland in California. (Photo: Steve Mawyer, AOL)
Space Mountain. Photos are part of the presentation of the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland in California. (Photo: Steve Mawyer, AOL)
Snow White and her prince dance at "Sleeping Beauty's Royal Celebration." Photos are part of the presentation of the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland in California. (Photo: Steve Mawyer, AOL)
The Astro Orbiter near the entrance to Tomorrowland. Photos are part of the presentation of the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland in California. (Photo: Steve Mawyer, AOL)
Princess Jasmine and Aladdin participate in "Sleeping Beauty's Royal Celebration" cavalcade. Photos are part of the presentation of the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland in California. (Photo: Steve Mawyer, AOL)
Cinderella's Castle at the entrance to Fantasyland. Photos are part of the presentation of the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland in California. (Photo: Steve Mawyer, AOL)
Toontown sign. Photos are part of the presentation of the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland in California. (Photo: Steve Mawyer, AOL)
Beauty and the Beast participate in "Sleeping Beauty's Royal Celebration" in front of Cinderella's Castle. Photos are part of the presentation of the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland in California. (Photo: Steve Mawyer, AOL)
Cinderella and Prince Charming dancein "Sleeping Beauty's Royal Celebration" in front of Cinderella's Castle. Photos are part of the presentation of the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland in California. (Photo: Steve Mawyer, AOL)
Cinderella's Castle at the entrance to Fantasyland. Photos are part of the presentation of the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland in California. (Photo: Steve Mawyer, AOL)
Fountain at nighttime in Disneyland. Photos are part of the presentation of the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland in California. (Photo: Steve Mawyer, AOL)
The Monorail passes in front of the Matterhorn. Photos are part of the presentation of the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland in California. (Photo: Steve Mawyer, AOL)
Mickey Mouse waves during a parade along Main Street, U.S.A. Photos are part of the presentation of the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland in California. (Photo: Steve Mawyer, AOL)
A photo taken on August 13, 2015 shows the entrance of the Walt Disney Studios park at Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee. AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND GUAY (Photo credit should read BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)
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The park also upped the cost on season passes recently — as much as 31 percent. But that hasn't kept attendance down; one theme park consultant told the Los Angeles Times, "The tourists will come, hell or high water."

It's also probably no coincidence that rival theme park Universal Studios Hollywood has plans to debut its Harry Potter attraction in April.

Because what better competition is there than "Star Wars" when it comes to fighting magic with space magic.

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