For those looking forward to Disney’s new Star Tours 2.0 the LA Times Blog has some details about the upcoming ride.
Much has been made of how the ride will have various story lines and will “never be the same twice.” While that could have many meanings it makes sense that Disney would try to maximize the number of times guests can get a new experience from the same ride.
The story is set in between the time of the prequels and the original movies, and will feature new special effects including 3-D.
From the article:
In the new ride dubbed “The Adventures Continue,” riders on board the StarSpeeder 3000 transport ship will join a pod race on the fictional planet Tatooine; fly above the skyscrapers of Coruscant, another fictional planet; and visit other destinations in the “Star Wars” universe.
Additionally, SlashFilm says:
Our source reveals that the revamp will incorporate prequel characters (like Naboo citizens and Geonosians) along with many aliens from the original trilogy (Aqualish. Bith, Rodians, etc). In the action sequence, the Star Tours vehicle is now going to be chased by Boba Fett. C3PO and R2-D2 are still the hosts, and Anthony Daniels will be recording his parts this week. Admiral Ackbar holographically communicates with the Star Tours vehicle. Right now they’re shooting mostly green screen footage, as it is the middle part of the production timeline.
Overall, Disney has to balance bringing new life into the ride without alienating fans of the long-running attraction. This is always a difficult feat.
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