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From Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald on the Disney Parks Blog: Recently, we talked about the characters you’ll meet in Star Tours – The Adventures Continue. Since then, there’s been a lot of speculation about where we’ll meet those characters. Well, stay tuned. While the Star Tours Company does fly to many destinations (as you can see in the attached image – especially if you read Aurebesh) we’ll soon give you the flight list for our show! UPDATE: Our good friend Scott Smith actually deciphered the above message, here is the full translation: Tatooine, flight 712, time 0745, statues: gate change Coruscant, flight 1138, time 0910, status: on time Tatooine, flight 324, time 1045, status: on time Endor, flight 611, time 1100, status: delayed [...]
This just arrived in an email for WDW Annual Passholders: May 20 is the launch date for new Star Tours thrills! The adventures continue at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® with some of your favorite Star Wars™ characters, amazing new effects and 3D magic. Star Tours®—The Adventures Continue is where out-of-this-world imagination stretches as wide as the galaxy itself. Plus, keep an eye open for special news for Passholders! While it doesn’t say that there will be an annual passholder preview, it does hint at something special for them. Perhaps more importantly, we have confirmation of the Boba Fett chase scene, as well as the inclusion of the planet Geonosis & the first Death Star under construction in the attraction (It appears [...]
It has been way too long since we have had a photo report to share with you, but luckily Zach Larson has broken the dry-spell with some photos taken at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot over the last two days. Enjoy: The Speederbike photo-op is behind walls
From the Walt Disney World website: On May 20, 2011, the power of the Force and the magic of Disney combine once again to create an unforgettable new Star Wars experience in Star Tours – The Adventures Continue – in 3-D! This deep-space flight simulator features light-speed travel to galaxies, far, far away. Join the Rebellion Climb in to the Starspeeder 1000 with old friends C-3PO and R2-D2, along with new additions Star Tours Pilot “Ace” AC-38 and Spokesbot Aly San San. When you board, several different journeys await. You might take flight in a Tatooine podrace or weave through the city planet of Coruscant. You could find yourself on the run from Boba Fett or meeting Princess Leia. You’ll never [...]
Disney Junior: Live on Stage recently debuted at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and WDWNT Reporter Banks Lee was on the scene to provide a video of the updated show: Disney Junior: Live On Stage – 3/2/11 from WDWNTube on Vimeo. If you’re wondering what changes were made between this show and Playhouse Disney: Live on Stage, they were few and far between. The inclusion of the new “Jake and the Neverland Pirates” portion replaces the “My Friends Tigger and Pooh” segment. The remainder of the show is identical.
WDWNT’s own Cody Smith recently attended the “Love is Magical” pin event at Walt Disney World. How does this apply to Star Tours? Well, there was a pin preview board at the event, and Disney was showcasing some of the pins that will be released when Star Tours re-opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on May 20th and Disneyland Park June 3rd: Now, the photo is not of the best quality, but we believe it reveals destinations guests will be traveling to in “Star Tours: The Adventures Continue”, and maybe even what will happen when they get there. The two announced locations of Coruscant and Tatooine are represented. The Tatooine poster pin even shows the Starspeeder 1000 getting stuck in a [...]
From StarWars.com: Two new packages of Star Wars figures exclusive to the Disney Parks should be arriving just in time for Star Tours: The Adventures Continue! The top row of action figures is the Star Tours Ambush Pack. Among the figures are two of the new Skytroopers, Darth Vader on a platform, and bounty hunter Boba Fett. This is representing the run-in with the Sith Lord guests will have in the attraction. The bottom line is the Star Tours Travel Agency Pack. Among the figures are pilot C-3PO, Aly San San and the pilot guests are supposed to have, ACE. The figures also give us an early look at two new characters, a luggage droid and another pilot, possibly from one of the [...]
Better late than never, here’s WDWNT Reporter Taylor Martina’s first photo report ever taken earlier this month: The exterior work on Tower of Terror continues
From the Disney Parks Blog: One of our goals for the new Star Tours show was to pack as much Star Wars into the attraction as possible. That meant traveling to different planets, and meeting up with classic characters from the saga. Of course you already know that R2-D2 and C-3PO are back, reprising their roles in the pre-show, and taking on bigger roles (especially C-3PO) in our Starspeeder adventures. And some time ago, we introduced you to two new droids in our show…Star Tours Pilot Ace (AC-38) and Spokesbot Aly San San. So who else is joining the cast? Well, it wouldn’t be a Star Wars adventure without Darth Vader. The Dark Lord of the Sith will be accompanied by legions of stormtroopers and [...]
From Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald on the Disney Parks Blog: It was a big day for Star Tours recently, as Star Wars creator George Lucas, joined by producer Rick McCallum, paid a visit to Disneyland Park to take a few test rides on the attraction with our Walt Disney Imagineering team. After experiencing adventures to several of the Star Wars worlds aboard the Starspeeder 1000, George and Rick gave the team a big thumbs up on their progress. George even took a moment to pose with the Audio-Animatronics figure of C-3PO in the Starspeeder cockpit! Stay tuned for more Star Tours updates.