In a Bonus Episode of the Disney Dish Podcast with Jim Hill, Jim revealed that he did not anticipate vertical construction until fall of 2015 on Star Wars.
He also reported that a friend had the opportunity to walk through the Walt Disney Imagineering model shop where they saw a model of a large Death Star and an Ewok Village. There was no indication whether or not this was a final version of the anticipated land.
Jim also outlined possible timelines for when Star Wars theme park information could first be officially revealed to the public.
- End of January 2015: Disney is expected to announce details for the 60th Anniversary celebration at Disneyland. Disneyland also has Star Wars components in development for the Toon Town version of the park.
- April 16-19, 2015: The Star Wars Celebration is being held at the Anaheim Convention Center, details could also be revealed there.
- August 14-16, 2015: The D23 Expo will be at the Anaheim Convention Center and Jim anticipates more detailed information at this event.