Nothing "new" then, just current things changed / rethemed.
I guess the hype of calling it a surprise announcement was for people that don't follow the rumours of DLP.
Quite a few good points made in this thread. I wonder how many Disney people cringe at what they get told to implement. "We've got to have something from this film", "OK, lets nail it to that ride". "We've got to feature these characters", "Ok, we can put them there, next to the existing ones". I'm surprised this is happening, I thought that now TWDC have effectively taken control of the park, they would have been a bit more "Disney" about refurbing / developing the parks.
I remember being told on a tour of the park that an amusement park is a load of attractions, whilst a theme park uses the attractions to tell a story. DLP is changing from a theme park into an amusement park.