Disney reveals a few new details, destinations for Star Tours II: The Adventures Continue

in Disney, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Movies, Theme Parks, Walt Disney World

star-tours-details

At this morning’s “What’s Next?” presentation for the Disneyland Resort, Disney has finally revealed a few closely-guarded secrets about the upcoming enhancements and updates to their popular Star Tours attraction.

Stormtroopers took over the stage to end the Star Tours topic after Imagineer Kathy Rogers told the crowd of attending media a few new details.

Billed today as “Star Tours: The Adventures Continue,” the update to the attraction will not only feature a pod racing sequence, as shown off at last year’s D23 Expo, but also a trip through the skies of Coruscant aboard a Starspeeder 1000:



According to Rogers, Star Tours II will take place in the time period between “Star Wars” Episode III (from the prequels) and Episode IV (from the original trilogy).

Star Tours II will be presented in digital 3-D when it opens in 2011.

Photos by Jeremiah Daws

6 Comments

  1. Jeff

    The Clone Wars actually take place between Ep. 2 & 3. The period between Ep. 3 & 4 is during the Empire, so probably lots of stormtroopers, Darth Vader, star destroyers, etc.

  2. Bob

    Small nitpick: Shouldn’t the tagline read “The Adventures Begin”? Star Tours II takes place *before* Star Tours I.

  3. BJ Wanlund

    Quick question: How in blazes are they going to pull off the Disney Digital 3-D on such a rocky motion simulator ride? Will we need glasses? Or will we get special “swim”-type goggles that WON’T fall off, no matter how much we get buffeted around?

    Please try and confirm that, at least.

    BJ

    1. Ricky Brigante

      I’ll gladly ask, given the chance. So far, details are very tight about the updated Star Tours.

  4. Brian

    I hope that sometime down the line Disney invents or invests in glassless 3D projectors. That’s still probably 5 years down the line, but all the same, 3D glasses kinda take me out of a ride.

  5. tj rose

    about time……

Add Your Voice