It’s December which means it’s Star Wars month! Sadly Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is the last film we can expect from the franchise. Disney invited me to see the film early Thursday afternoon and I may have cried a little too much. My review on the film will be found here later but for now, go out to see it so I don’t spoil it for you. For Now let’s talk about one of my favorite rides – Star Tours!
DISCLOSURE: I WAS INVITED TO Disney’s Hollywood Studios TO EXPERIENCE STAR TOURS. NO MONETARY COMPENSATION WAS RECEIVED IN EXCHANGE FOR THIS POST. ALL OPINIONS ARE MINE UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE.
Not one to miss a perfectly timed event, Disney’s Hollywood Studios also unveiled a newly imagined Star Tours attraction today, the film’s release date! Star Tours first opened in 1989 in Disney’s Hollywood Studios and in 2011 “Star Tours – The Adventures Continue” debuted a reimagined look for the attraction. New additions have been added throughout the years starting in 2015 and again in 2017. Here we are in 2019, 30 years later, with more being added! There’s no doubt that you’ve ridden Star Wars at some point but if you haven’t, you’re in the right place.
Star Tours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
All I can say is that this attraction keeps getting better with age (like Ryan Reynolds or Brad Pitt). So what’s different and what can we expect going forward? Glad you asked. I woke up at 4am this morning to get a first-hand look at the attraction before the park was open so let’s dive into it, shall we?
Star Tours is a 3D motion simulator attraction. You board a Starspeeder 1000 but things quickly go wrong for C-3PO and R2D2 when the ship launches too soon.
Anytime you ride, you might fly into the middle of a furious battle on Crait, dodge blaster fire from TIE fighters on Jakku, swoop into the dreaded Death Star or dive deep under the oceans of Naboo.
Plus, to celebrate Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Star Tours now features an all-new destination from the movie—the ocean moon of Kef Bir.
Because the many story twists are random, you never know where you’ll go or who you may encounter along the way!
We had the opportunity to ride Star Tours – The Adventures Continue twice in a row and it was everything I hoped it would be. I love the new planets we visit, new adventures you go on, and old friends you get to see.
Star Tours – The Adventures Continue is made for riders 40″ and up. You are required to wear 3D “flight simulator glasses” throughout the entire journey and there are small drops. The seats can also be very narrow with armrests that do not move so keep that in mind as well.