Today Disneyworld unveils the newly revamped Star Tours ride, and we've got a behind the scenes look at the brand new tour which includes over 52 different possible simulations!
Here's a video demonstration of just a few of the secret Star Tour rides you can take which include Hoth, Naboo, Tatooine, Coruscant, Kashyyyk and an under-construction Death Star. Unlike the original tour that was set after Return Of The Jedi, this ride is set between Episode III and IV. Entertainment Weekly explains:
Oh, yeah, about that. Star Tours-The Adventures Continue is set between Episodes III and IV, the largely unexplored 19-year gap between the rise of the Empire and the destruction of the first Death Star. "We tried to set our storyline at a time that would allow us to take advantage of the most iconic characters and places in the Star Wars universe," says Fitzgerald. Chronologically placing the ride between the two trilogies allows for elements from all six movies to come into play, allowing for not just trips to Hoth and the Death Star, but to Kashyyyk and Coruscant as well.
However, that actually makes The Adventures Continue a prequel to the original attraction, which was set after Return of the Jedi. That means lovable original pilot REX is nowhere to be found. Well, almost. A memory-wiped REX can be found stowed away in "Droid Customs" before the ride proper. This time, a cocky flight-jockey named ACE, full of Top Gun swagger, is supposed to take the helm. But when Darth Vader and his 501st legion stop the StarSpeeder to search for a suspected rebel spy on board, neurotic C-3P0 is left as your pilot instead.
Ah you had us at Top Gun swagger, whatever that may be. We're also thankful that Rex remains in the ride in some form or another. Another welcomed surprise: Frank Oz came back to do the voice of Yoda! We're happy to have Star Tours back! The Disneyland ride will open on June 3rd.