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PostSubject: OT - Star Tours, pre and post-Disney ownership of the brand   OT - Star Tours, pre and post-Disney ownership of the brand I_icon_minitimeFri May 08, 2015 2:23 pm

Has anyone else seen Star Tours - either the old school versions from the late 80s or their more recent replacements? How do the newer versions compare and what do you think Disney will have in store now it owns the brand? Here I've heard about a Jedi training acadamy and a possible cantina setting.

Feel free to post your pics, thoughts, memories.

Earlier this week we went to Disneyland Paris for Detour Junior's birthday.
He's already an avid SW fan and was stoked to check out the Star Tours attraction.

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We learned that Star Tours Paris is the last remaining old school version left from the four Disney parks around the world.

Its history is interesting: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Tours and the Paris one is due to be replaced in 2017. So it was good to experience this relic before it goes  cheers  



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We were impressed with the animatronics and loading bay scenery, and of course the simulator was great fun cheers

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That's great Paul :clap: glad the little guy (and his dad  Very Happy ) had great fun cheers
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Very cool Paul cheers

Love seeing the young man become a true Star Wars fan celebrate
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PostSubject: Re: OT - Star Tours, pre and post-Disney ownership of the brand   OT - Star Tours, pre and post-Disney ownership of the brand I_icon_minitimeFri May 08, 2015 4:34 pm

The family & I were at Disney in Florida, 2011 or 2012 ish.

I'll see if I can find some of our picks from the Star Tour & Jedi Academy.
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I never got the opportunity to go as a kid, But I hope to take my son next year. He will be seven then so hopefully tall enough to go on most of the rides.
The star tours set looks amazing and has made me want to go and see it first hand even more!
It would be cool to catch the old version before it is replaced in 2017.
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Thanks for sharing, Paul! Great to see the enthusiasm for Star Wars in Junior. Very Happy

I should definitely visit Disneyland once to get the Star Tour experience.



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Cheers everyone. We enjoyed the whole park (honourable mentions to the Studio Tram Tour, Moteurs Stunt Show, Phantom Manor and Armageddon  Smile ) but the Star Tours bit was extra special.
The good thing is that most of the queueing for the StarSpeeder simulator takes place inside the set so you have time to take a good look at the animatronics and grab pics.

The pic below shows a mock StarSpeeder 3000 vehicle.

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The Star Tours gift shop

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Star Wars - Disneyland Florida May 2009

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Mrs Walkie posing in front of the Ewok Village

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Star Tours Gift Shop

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Awesome pics, Stef cheers Thanks for adding.
Love the Ewok village theme, the AT-AT, and how cool is the gift shop!
Hope Paris does some cool stuff like that when they refurb.

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Exellent pictures, thanks for sharing.! I quite like the poster too!
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