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STAR TOURS!!

So....surprise!! I got to ride Star Tours last nite! On opening day!!! I was so psyched that I feel the need to use and abuse many, many exclamation points here!!!!!!!!!!!!

It was a lot of fun. The queue and the theming are all neat, and shiny and new. I love C3P0 and R2D2 being loaded into the star cruiser. But...I gotta tell you....as cool as it was to ride on opening day, and the ride was fun....I didn't see that the experience itself was that different.

Having said that, I really enjoyed it. The film in the simulator was beautiful! Our voyage took us to the Wookie planet, and you really felt like you were there! C3PO now pilots your Starcruiser, which is also fun. And Darth Vader causes you a little anxiety!

Overall, a thumbs up. Hope all of you get to enjoy it soon.

Let's keep this going, so we hear about ALL the different voyage possibilities. We went to the Wookie planet, through an asteroid field, and then into the Death Star. Add your experiences below as you have them!

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I am sooooo jealous!! eeeeek!!

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I'm sooo sorry - I really thought of you last nite! I think you're going to love it! The simulator movie is soooo cool! I kinda wished we had gone to Naboo...maybe next time mickey

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I still havent heard if I'm the chosen one for Club 33's preview on Weds... lets keep our fingers crossed!

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wait wait.. I need more details.. was the line crazy? did you just walk by and it was ok? did you have a fast pass? was HS a madhouse that day??

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OMG I am so jealous!! But SOOO excited for you! You rode a ride on opening day!! !!!!!!

Did you find the new ride to be about the same in terms of jerkiness and bumpiness? Debating whether it will be on my yes list or no list for September. Appreciate any insight.

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That is so exciting!

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Ok so now we open a mission for everyone, who can ride all the variations first
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I am so looking forward to Star Tours when I'm there in November.

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Oh Lizzy..I am green with jealousy!!!!!!!!!!!!

Was it awesome?? I am not really a Star Wars person but looking at those spoiler videos on YouTube got me all anxious.

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DonaldDork wrote:
wait wait.. I need more details.. was the line crazy? did you just walk by and it was ok? did you have a fast pass? was HS a madhouse that day??

Okay, so details. I have friends in from out of town (by the way...want to see all of your friends from all over the country without ever hopping a plane? Live in Central FL! awesome ), so I met them for dinner the other nite. They were staying at the Hilton Bonnet Creek, and we just grabbed a bite there - pretty forgettable, so I won't even go into details. But we had planned to hit the parks for a little after dinner. Service was soooooo slow, though, that DHS was the only park that we thought we could get some good time in. It's well documented that DHS isn't my fave, but I knew I must be missing something since y'all like it so much. So off we went.

It was probably 9 or after when we walked in the park - I don't even know - and it was BUSY! However, the more we walked around, we realized that LOTS of people were leaving. We thought there would be NO WAY to get on the ride on opening day with no fastpass. But we headed over anyway. To our surprise, the line was 40 minutes. Well, we're a couple of chatty girls with iPhones to amuse us, so no problem! But no way did the line take that long. It moved fast, and of course, there was lots of theming to keep us entertained! C3PO and R2D2 were right in front as you came in and went through the cow lines. And another little robot was behind glass, cracking jokes.

Everything was neat and clean and seemed new. I thought before, you watched a movie in a holding area before you went in? Well, we didn't do that this time. I don't know if we just didn't, or if it was down, or late, or because the line wasn't long...anyway, we went straight from the first holding area, through the little walking area, and into the place where you sit. Everything there seemed pretty similar to the old set up, although the new 3d glasses are really cool looking - not like the yellow ones you get everywhere else. We put on our seatbelts, and away we flew! C3P0 was our hesitant pilot; he was preparing us for flight, when Darth Vader appears, looking for the rebel spy in our midst, so we high-tale it out of there!

On our flight, we ended up on the Wookie planet. Not to repeat, but the film was really, really beautiful. Now it, didn't seem all that 3D-ish to me, but my friend slipped off her glasses and said it was totally blurry, so it must have been.

I can't speak to the crowds for the rest of the day, but we did wait in lines there, and at Toy Story Mania, but managed to get on both without much of a wait, and no fastpasses.

Overall, I thought it was great, and I can't wait to ride again! I want to see the other journeys. But this has always been a favorite of mine, so I'm glad it got some attention and updates.

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OMG I am so jealous!! But SOOO excited for you! You rode a ride on opening day!! !!!!!!

Did you find the new ride to be about the same in terms of jerkiness and bumpiness? Debating whether it will be on my yes list or no list for September. Appreciate any insight.

Jeff...It's jerky. I don't know if it's "too" jerky, but it definitely felt realistic when you thought you were about to crash, and as you were flying. If doc doesn't give you the green light, I'd think twice. Having said that, I can't imagine it's any more traumatic to your neck than everyday driving is. That was always my litmus test when I was pregnant - is this ride any worse than driving in a car. Think of it that way. Maybe that will help you decide.

Thanks everyone for your sweet comments. It was definitely an unexpected surprise, and a really great memory.

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I'm a little confused about all the different "experiences" on this ride. Do you get a different one everytime..or do you choose??

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Bella wrote:
I'm a little confused about all the different "experiences" on this ride. Do you get a different one everytime..or do you choose??

Its randomized. Think of it as ToT. You know how ToT randomizes the drops? Its like that. Theres like 8-9 or so different places to visit, and its like picking out ping pong balls for bingo.

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at the Club 33 event I'm going to on Weds, they're going to have the ride designers talking about it! yaaay!!
so I'll have all kinds of nifty info on it!

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DD - Ooh - can't wait to hear what they share! So it's a go that you got in on that? Awesome!

I definitely want to go back, and hopefully visit lots of other planets! Can't wait to see what they all look like.

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I'm jealous Lizzy_B!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to ride it mickey