If your a Star Wars fan you know that the Star Tours ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios was closed for a make-over a while back. Well soon it will be open again with an all new look and feel!
In fact the Star Tours ride at Hollywood Studios will have it’s grand opening next Friday, May 20th 2011. I’ve got some inside information about it which I’ll share here. So don’t read any further if you don’t want to know!
The new Star Tours ride actually still has the same layout as before, basically. What has changed is the look, theme and the ride. The ride theme is totally different than before, which was about everyone on a ship manned by a clumsy robot.
The line is about the same, only with new paint colors and a updated star ship that C-3PO and R2-D2 are working on. A new screen shows different destinations you can go on.
Robots that seem to be scanning your luggage and even you in line is a nice touch with interactive elements. It’s a good line that keeps you occupied.
The Star Tours ride is what is really different. It’s in 3-D and much crisper and clearer than before. You see Darth Vader and almost all the other Star Wars characters from all the episodes, including Jar-jar Binks and many more.
In fact you visit different planets, much like in the Star Wars movies. So it’s a totally different theme than before and much more fun. Plus it has a few surprises here and there.
Another big change is that the ride has 54 different combinations of scenes! That means you can go on it again and again and experience a different ride each time.
So it will be fun to ride Star Tours several times and get a different ride each time. They often have what is called “soft openings” a few days before the grand opening.
That is where they open the ride for a few hours at any time during the day and let some guest ride it. They do that to get the bugs out of it and see if everything works fine. So you may luck out and get to ride it a few days early!
Once again, Disney’s re-done Star Tours ride at Hollywood Studios is set to open this coming Friday, May 20th 2011. It’s sure to be a big hit with many going on it again and again. If your a big Star Wars fan make sure you check it out!