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Title: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 9, 2005, 10:36 AM
SWStarTours.net has opened its own forum to discuss everything Star Tours and Disney. We've got plenty of room to talk about the toys, the ride, Disney parks or anything else regarding star tours. Come by and sign up! :)


 Star Tours Forum (http://www.swstartours.net/forum/default.asp)
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Ook on June 9, 2005, 11:19 AM
Nifty. I'll take a look.

Username must be at least 4 characters...? Bah!
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 10, 2005, 05:29 PM
You could always change it to _Ook or Ook!

Or how about Oook
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Ook on June 10, 2005, 07:05 PM
You could always change it to _Ook or Ook!

Or how about Oook
Heh, I considered OOK! How about Űk? :-X
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 10, 2009, 12:51 PM
January 9th Star Tours at Disneyland turned 22.

Grand Opening of Star Tours @ Disneyland (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epmfvwnkm6M)
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 13, 2009, 12:58 AM
Today at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, Disney officially annouced the closure of Star Tours in 2010 for the new Star Tours 2 to open in 2011. They showed a podrace sequence with a Starspeeder 1000 (not 3000) in the race.

See Endor Express.net for more details.

http://www.endorexpress.net/2009/09/d23-star-tours-2-announced/ (http://www.endorexpress.net/2009/09/d23-star-tours-2-announced/)
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Sprry75 on September 13, 2009, 11:34 AM
Cool.
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: iFett on September 13, 2009, 07:31 PM
Awesome!  I always wished there were more places to "visit" as a kid seeing the destination posters as you exited the ride.
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Keonobi on January 28, 2010, 12:20 PM
Was in Disney over the last two weeks and I got the chance to bring my 3 year old on Star Tours.  The minimum height for the ride is 40 inches.  He was exactly 40 inches.  We had to push his feet together, make him stand up straight, etc. but he just brushed the height bar (actually we had to go through that twice as they measure you at the start of the line and right before they assign you to a car..).  He sat between my nephew and I, held our hands, and the only thing I heard him say was "Wow.".  A very fun day for me.  He had a lot more fun at the Magic Kingdom (Train rides, driving a go cart, the Dumbo ride, etc.), but it was well worth it, especially since the next time we'll likely get to go they will have revised the ride.
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Chris M on January 28, 2010, 01:05 PM
^^That's awesome stuff to hear.

My wife and I went last summer to celebrate our 6th anniversary.  We didn't bring our daughter as she was only 7 months old, but we decided we are going back in 2014 with our daughter.  I can't wait for her to get the Disney experience.  I'm pretty excited about checking out Star Tours.  I hope they redo the gift shop as well.

As for my wife and I, we want to go before then.  She's been close to 20 times to DW and I've been a whopping 3 times.
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: solrac on January 28, 2010, 09:27 PM
So, we have until October 2010 to see the original tour. Ill give my son growth hormone pills to speed up his growing.
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: John C on January 29, 2010, 10:06 AM
Went on the original Star Tours back in 1990.  It was fun back then.  I would love to be able to take my boys there when the new one opens up. 
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: BillCable on January 29, 2010, 10:10 AM
So, we have until October 2010 to see the original tour. Ill give my son growth hormone pills to speed up his growing.

Good thing Celebration V is in August...
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: solrac on January 30, 2010, 12:13 AM

Good thing Celebration V is in August...


What dose this mean?...
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Neal on January 30, 2010, 08:08 AM

Good thing Celebration V is in August...


What dose this mean?...

Celebration V is in Orlando.  Star Tours is in Orlando.  Celebration V is in August.  Star Tours closes in October.  If one is in Orlando for Celebration V, one would have the chance to visit Star Tours one last time before it closes down and changes.
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 30, 2010, 10:49 AM
It would have been better in Anaheim.  :'(
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: JDH1173 on January 30, 2010, 11:41 AM
Maybe you can make a side trip during Comic-Com and visit the one in Anahiem!  ;D
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 30, 2010, 11:20 PM
It's only a two 1/2 hour side trip. Besides, I ride Star Tours on average once a month. Love that AP pass. ;D
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 24, 2010, 08:14 PM
Meet your new Star Tours pilot  - ACE 38
(http://wdwnt.smugmug.com/Other/Via-Napoli-Press-Photos/st900900LARGE/1020719234_dxWeb-L.jpg)

and of course an older picture of your flight attendent Aly San San
(http://wdwnt.smugmug.com/Other/Via-Napoli-Press-Photos/st800800LARGE/1020719187_8Diwn-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: BrentS on September 24, 2010, 08:31 PM
Nice looking upgrades!
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: BillCable on September 24, 2010, 09:30 PM
Gotta love recycling...

(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20050421005133/starwars/images/6/61/WA-7.jpg)

http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20050421005133/starwars/images/6/61/WA-7.jpg
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 24, 2010, 10:56 PM
From what I am hearing Aly San San will be a first of its kind AA that can actually move thru the que line and interact with guests. It is her voice that you hear on the preview Star Speeder 1000 toy.
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 2, 2011, 05:10 PM
George Lucas has taken a ride on the new Star Speeder 1000 at Disneyland. EndorExpress.net has a picture of Lucas standing with pilot C-3PO.

George Lucas visits Star Tours at Disneyland (http://www.endorexpress.net/2011/02/lucas-visits-star-tours-at-disneyland/)
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: evenflow on February 2, 2011, 06:39 PM
Nice, when is it supposed to reopen?
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Chris M on February 2, 2011, 10:57 PM
I believe I read March for Disney World.  I just hope it's by July as my wife and I are thinking of heading there this summer.
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 3, 2011, 04:30 PM
Nice, when is it supposed to reopen?

May 20th 2011 in Florida. Disneyland is still to be determined.

Date for Star Tours Grand Opening at Disney Hollywood Studios (http://www.endorexpress.net/2011/01/date-for-star-tours-grand-opening-at-disneys-hollywood-studios/)
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Keonobi on February 3, 2011, 04:40 PM
So is this actually the spaceship that Seth Rogen was talking about?
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 4, 2011, 01:15 AM
Nice, when is it supposed to reopen?

May 20th 2011 in Florida. Disneyland is still to be determined.


We're planning to be at Disneyland May 21 to 28th or so, I'm crossing my fingers that the date for Anaheim isn't later than Orlando.
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Chris M on February 4, 2011, 04:08 AM
I knew it was one of those M months.
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 26, 2011, 06:02 PM
Star Tours reopens at Disneyland on June 3rd!!!
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: evenflow on February 26, 2011, 10:33 PM
Star Tours reopens at Disneyland on June 3rd!!!

I may have to take a drive out there to check it out.
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 28, 2011, 09:36 AM
Let me know when your out here. We'll ride it together.
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Chris M on February 28, 2011, 04:51 PM
I'm looking forward to this opening in Disney World.  I booked my vacation on Friday for this summer.
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: evenflow on March 3, 2011, 10:46 PM
Let me know when your out here. We'll ride it together.

Sounds cool, as soon as i figure out when i will let you know.
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 4, 2011, 03:20 AM
We're planning to be at Disneyland May 21 to 28th or so, I'm crossing my fingers that the date for Anaheim isn't later than Orlando.

Star Tours reopens at Disneyland on June 3rd!!!

Damn, so close.
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 13, 2011, 05:08 PM
A little bit of released Disney art.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/star-tours-2-larger.jpg)
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 16, 2011, 09:09 AM
I was thinking that since in Star Tours 2 we get chased by Boba Fett, could Hasbro be releasing a repainted animated Slave I? It would go great with the new big Star Speeder 1000.
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 29, 2011, 08:46 PM
New destinations have been added to the travel board at Star Tours in Disneyland. They are all in Aurebesh. You will notice that the flight to Endor has been delayed.

(http://www.endorexpress.net/wp-content/uploads/stdep2011-650x365.jpg)

Answers are at Endor Express.
 (http://www.endorexpress.net/2011/03/new-star-tours-destinations/)
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 1, 2011, 01:47 PM
Word is going around cast members at Disneyland today that Star Tours is having soft openings today from noon to 8pm for testing of the new simulators. Since the queue line is still under construction, park guests need to stand by the door in front of the star trader which is currently behind walls and wait for a cast member to open the door. They will be escorted thru the construction in the store and taken up the exit ramp to the ride.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/enter.jpg)
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 1, 2011, 11:25 PM
More departing flights. I see they discontinued service to Pluto. I hear its a mickey mouse planet anyway.

(http://laughingplace.com/files/latest/20110401-4.jpg)
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 20, 2011, 08:15 PM
Star Tours Fast Pass machines will look like GNK droids!

(http://disneylandlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/DLLupdate-9.jpg)
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: evenflow on April 21, 2011, 12:16 AM
Thats pretty awesome. I would love to figure out how to walk out of the park with that!
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 22, 2011, 07:08 PM
(http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x356/micechat/In%20The%20Parks/042211/P1014424.jpg)

(http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x356/micechat/In%20The%20Parks/042211/P1014428.jpg)
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 3, 2011, 10:33 AM
Meeting the new mural. Same as the old mural. You think Disney would have made it look different instead of just painting the ships orange. That asteroids scene with boba fett chasing the Star Speeder 1000 would have been better.

(http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x356/micechat/Dateline%20Disneyland/2011/05-02-11/IMG_1266.jpg)
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 3, 2011, 08:06 PM
Close up of one of the ships.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/star%20tours/009-1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/star%20tours/012-1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/star%20tours/007-1.jpg)


Close up of the Fast Pass machine.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/star%20tours/015.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/star%20tours/014-1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/star%20tours/016-1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/star%20tours/005-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 6, 2011, 07:24 PM
The Disneyland Star Trader is open. If you want toys, let me know. The X-Wing is back were it belongs!!!!!

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/large/292564522.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJF3XCCKACR3QDMOA&Expires=1304724777&Signature=18XO9TwewO6C7JhXSvOrAES5sqE%3D)
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 7, 2011, 09:41 AM
Ok. Went last night and talked to the cast members. They said the toys are in the backroom but will not be put out until the ride opens on June 3rd.  :-\

The store is all new. LucasFilm painted the old X-Wing that use to hang in the Starcade. Where the old PeopleMover windowers where are moving shadows of Star Wars aliens. (including Captain REX)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/star%20tours/IMG00280.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/star%20tours/IMG00275.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/star%20tours/IMG00290.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/star%20tours/IMG00321.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/star%20tours/IMG00273.jpg)
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 12, 2011, 07:58 PM
Walls are down.

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx44/fredo9/Disney%20DCA/2011-05-12_14-18-34_371.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx44/fredo9/Disney%20DCA/2011-05-12_14-19-04_130.jpg)

(http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx44/fredo9/Disney%20DCA/2011-05-12_14-20-30_286.jpg)
That gold thing is C-3PO.
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 16, 2011, 11:08 PM
A little preview.
(http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x356/micechat/MISC%20Articles/star%20tours/P1016379-1.jpg)
(http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x356/micechat/MISC%20Articles/star%20tours/P1016406-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 19, 2011, 12:44 AM
Disneyland is doing AP previews on Star Tours next week. I've got tickets for Wednesday and Saturday from 4-8pm. Anyone else get tickets?
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Jesse James on May 23, 2011, 11:32 PM
Our own Jim Ristway was at Orlando's Disney World 2011 Star Wars Weekends & Star Tours 2 Grand Opening (http://www.jedidefender.com/newspro/fullnews.cgi?newsid1306207648,77930,) this past weekend.  It was pretty hectic I guess, but he did a little write-up for us despite being on vacation.  Thanks to him for that!
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 29, 2011, 04:49 PM
Here are some GNK droid Fast Pass machines. These are located across from Star Tours at Disneyland. They are the old Buzz Lightyear machines.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/star%20tours/023-1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/star%20tours/024-1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/star%20tours/026.jpg)
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 29, 2011, 05:19 PM
My family and I were fortunate enough to be able to go to Annual Passholder's preview for Star Tours. We got in line about 3:30pm and found out that the ride was broken down. It didn't reopen until 6pm. After showing lots of paper work and tickets we entered the main show scene. The new Star Speeder 1000 is repainted orange. There is now a camera droid built into the ship where the old engine part use to be. R2 and 3PO are going about fixing the ship as usual. The pannel screen has been replaced with a huge HD display. I wish I could have stopped to watch the videos but we had to hurry thru.

The next scene is the baggage room. Here a G2 droid is talking to us about the baggage he is scanning. Unfortunately he isn't watching because things like lightsabers, blasters and droids keep getting through. He destroyed a laptop computer by accident and commented on a goofy hat that he thought looked like Jar Jar. "You humans will wear anything! How goofy!" There is a pannel were we see shadows of people walk by. Darth Vader walked by at one point. Finally there is scanner droid that is displaying a heat sensor readouts of us in line. Pretty cool.

Finally, we got on the ship after hearing the new safty speil. The lady that was the flight attentent last time was on the video this time wearing the same hairdo.

**************Ride Spoilers ahead. Stop reading.

The ride started off with 3PO insisting he wasn't the pilot but they auto launched him anyway. We saw the hanger bay with the Falcon. Some stormtroopers are checking luggage that fell on them. They are looking  for a rebel spy. A probe droid locks on to our front window and shows us the picture of a kid on our ship. They realize this is the ship they are looking for and R2 flys us out following the Falcon pass Star Destroyers. We jump to hyperspace.

Now we are on Tatooine in the middle of a pod race. Sabulba is cheating and we get stuck on another pod. Using the extra thrust, we win the race. R2 slows down the and other pod flys off hitting Sabulba. We jump to hyperspace.

We get an incomming hologram transmission from Princess Leia voiced by Carrie Fisher giving us new vectors to deliver the spy. The video of Leia was from ANH but the lips were changed for the new dialog. We jump again into hyperspace.

Now we are above Genosis. Boba Fett is firing on us and wants the spy. We get chased through the asteroids field and then ditch Fett by diving into the half completed Death Star chased by Darth Vader. We go to the core and back out threw a landbay full of stormtroopers and a shuttle. Fett is waiting for us. He launches a sonic bomb and we shoot it back at him and jump into hyperspace.

Finally we land on a rebel ship and thanked for returning the spy.

********************** spoilers off

This was a great update to the ride. It's very smooth and the scenes change well. It was alot of fun. It is now my kids favorite ride in the park. Randall my four year old is a big Star Wars fan and he was giggling so hard at the end that he had a great time. My wife always got sick on the old version and this one made her even more sick. So watch out if you get motion sickness.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/star%20tours/062.jpg)
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: I Am Sith on July 10, 2011, 07:28 PM
Just got back from my first ever visit to Walt Disney World.  Of course the highlight of the trip was Star Tours and my sons going through the Jedi Academy.  I was absolutely amazed at how realistic the ride was.  We ended up going on it three times and each time had a different 'tour'.  I ended up asking one of the flight crew how many different flights there are and she mentioned that there are 54 total.  Can't say enough about how much fun waiting in line and the ride was.  Well done Disney, well done...
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Scott on March 28, 2012, 08:06 PM
If you can tell we are in FL on vacation...we went on Star Tours 4 times and had a ball each time.  I've been wanting to go on Star Tours since I was a wee lad and it was another thing crossed off the list.  My boys also got in on the Jedi Training...too cool
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Jesse James on March 28, 2012, 08:22 PM
Nice Scott, hope you're having fun!

Get the Starspeeder.  It's awesome!
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 28, 2012, 11:08 PM
Any Star Tours pictures or JTA pictures Scott? I love the HP pictures.
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Scott on March 29, 2012, 12:08 PM
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/stours01.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/stours02.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/stours03.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/stours04.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/stours05.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/stours06.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/stours07.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/stours08.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/stours09.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/stours10.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/stours11.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/stours12.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/stours13.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/stours14.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/stours15.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/stours16.jpg)
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 29, 2012, 07:29 PM
I see you have trained your Padawans well. My wife approves of the Kermit shirt. Great pictures Scott! Looks like you had a great time.
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: BrentS on January 5, 2013, 08:37 PM
Just got back from a family vacation at Walt Disney World. Our family really enjoyed the new Star Tours.  We rode four times and got four different tours.
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 8, 2013, 10:51 AM
Just got back from a family vacation at Walt Disney World. Our family really enjoyed the new Star Tours.  We rode four times and got four different tours.

Glad you had a great time. Post some pictures.
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 10, 2015, 11:24 AM
Stormtroopers search for the rebel spy while people wait to board a Star Speeder. Pretty cool to see characters wondering around the ride and it not turn into a meet and greet.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/IMG_20150409_151302_zps1iqnaqyx.jpg)
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: JediJman on April 13, 2015, 03:41 PM
That's awesome.  Can't wait!  Is the Rebel Spy always the same seat?
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 14, 2015, 09:30 AM
It's completely random. The computer even figures out gender because the spy is referred to on the ride multiple times.
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 15, 2015, 08:27 PM
D23 announced that Star Tours will be expanding into TFA and other movies. More on board segments will be added to the ride.

http://www.endorexpress.net/2015/08/star-tours-the-adventures-continue-to-expand/ (http://www.endorexpress.net/2015/08/star-tours-the-adventures-continue-to-expand/)
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 11, 2015, 10:59 AM
Here is a sneak preview of the footage being added to Star Tours next week.

http://www.endorexpress.net/2015/11/the-force-awakens-in-star-tours/#more-18265 (http://www.endorexpress.net/2015/11/the-force-awakens-in-star-tours/#more-18265)
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on November 11, 2015, 06:33 PM
Sweet!
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Jesse James on November 11, 2015, 09:25 PM
I'm seeing at least 3 types of capital ships in the sand on Jakku there.  Interesting.
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Chris M on November 13, 2015, 08:52 AM
Is it just me, or is it hard to focus on the background because you are simply watching the Millenium Falcon gracefully maneuver...something we have wanted to really see for a long time but the technology just wasn't there?
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Jesse James on November 13, 2015, 05:46 PM
Yeah Chris I had to rewatch it to pick out details haha.
Title: Re: Disney Star Tours
Post by: Diddly on November 16, 2015, 04:07 PM
Fan Cam of new Jakku portion of Star Tours (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMtQgQFVAf4)