Disney to open revamped ‘Star Tours’

Ride has been closed for renovations since July

Disney will haul out the Force to open the revamped version of its “Star Tours” attraction at its Hollywood Studios theme park at Walt Disney World on May 20.

The original ride, a motion simulator which opened at Anaheim’s Disneyland park in 1987 and the Orlando park in 1989, has been closed for renovations since last July and September at both parks.

The original “Star Tours” rides still operate at Tokyo Disneyland (which also opened in 1989) and Disneyland Paris (1992). Ride was the first attraction Disney built that was based on a film made by another studio.

New 3D attraction called “Star Tours: The Adventures Continue,” will feature a new Starspeeder that guests board to travel to new planets. A new pilot and droids were also designed by Walt Disney Imagineering.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety