10 Fun Facts About Star Tours – The Adventures Continue at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Have I mention that it's almost time for Star Wars Weekends? Yea - I might be a little bit excited. I thought this would be a great time to share 10 Fun Facts about Star Tours - The Adventure Continues. After all, it's home base for Disney Star Wars fanatics galaxy wide, just take it from the Ewoks partying in the trees.



10 Fun Facts About Star Tours 10 Fun Facts About Star Tours " The Adventures Continue

  1. Star Tours - The Adventures Continue opened in 2011 after a lengthy re-imagining and refurbishment of the original Star Tours attraction. Both George Lucas and Bob Iger were on hand for the opening festivities.

  2. When the droid scans guests in the queue for Star Tours: The Adventure Continues, two of the images that flash by are pictures of John Lasseter and George Lucas.

  3. While waiting in the attractions immersive queue, listen for a Mister Egroeg Sacul to be paged. Yep, that's George Lucas spelled backwards.


  4. Disney CEO Bob Iger (left) and "Star Wars" creator George Lucas Open The New Attraction

  5. Actor Anthony Daniels (C-3PO's voice) is the only actor to appear in every theatrical chapter of Star Wars. He reprised his role as everyone's favorite shiny protocol droid for the attraction working with Walt Disney Imagineering to record new dialogue.

  6. The Starspeeder 1000s ride-simulator attraction used in Star Tours - The Adventures Continue use advanced 3D technology, Dolby Sound, Audio-Animatronics, and special effects. Each Starspeeder 1000 sits 40 Guests for a 4 minute and 30 second ride.

  7. The Starspeeders embark on a wild trip through the galaxy, visiting several planets made famous in the Star Wars films. Star Tours - The Adventures Continue, has 11 segments that are randomly chosen during each ride, this results in 54 possible combinations!


  8. 54 Different Exciting Ride Experiences54 Different Exciting Ride Experiences

  9. Once your Starspeeder departs, it soon is evident that there's a Rebel spy amongst the passengers. There's a small video screen on the right that hints at who the traitor may be.

  10. Archival footage of Carrie Fischer was used for Princess Leia in Star Wars - The Adventure Continues, however she collaborated with Imagineering to re-record her characters dialog.

  11. FastPass+ is available for this attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios and you can secure a time for this with MyDisneyExperience where you can also view real-time wait times for the standby entrances.


  12. Who Is The Rebel Spy?Who Is The Rebel Spy?

  13. Star Tours - The Adventures Continue is located in Tomorrowland at both Disneyland in Anaheim, California and in Tokyo Disneyland.

Have you been the Rebel Spy? Did you buy the tee shirt? Leave a comment and let us know!

Sean Mullin wrote on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 17:40:

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I am the Rebel Spy. Got the pin.

Nikonluva wrote on Tue, 07/07/2015 - 16:14:

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I can't wait to see this! Big Star Wars Fanatic. Want to go ASAP!

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