Star Tours 2.0 In 3D Arriving in 2011

Update: New Video of the Star Tours II 3D footage that was shown at the expo below.

The eventually arrival of Star Tours 2.0 was worst kept secret over the last few years. From artists at Lucasfilm talking about their work to Anthony Daniels reporting he was recording new lines, no one really denied anything. That Star Tours would be updated was pretty much a given. What wasn’t known was would it be 3D? And which parks in the US would it open at? (Budget crunchers at Disney World were rumored to be against paying for the project.)

Today at D23 Jay Rasulo announced that a new 3-D version of the tremendously-popular “Star Tours” attraction will debut at the Disneyland Resort and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2011. The attraction will include immersive new elements that will take guests to many familiar places in the Star Wars galaxy. I guess that answers both questions.

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The above concept art is from an exciting scene from the new Star Tours. Guests aboard Starspeeders will join in a high-speed pod race through the desert canyons of Tatooine. A portion of the 3D footage was shown at the D23 expo today.

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12 Responses to Star Tours 2.0 In 3D Arriving in 2011

  1. Pingback: Star Tours II Video Preview « Broke Hoedown

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  3. Star Tours 2.0 in 3D coming to Disneyland and Disney World in 2011. http://is.gd/3ce73 Concept art released at D23 today.

  4. RT @TheDisneyBlog: Star Tours 2.0 in 3D coming to Disneyland and Disney World in 2011. http://is.gd/3ce73 Concept art released at D23 today.

  5. Just updated Star Tours II post with video footage from the attraction – http://is.gd/3ce73 – was shown in 3d at the D23 Expo

  6. Devlin says:

    Good Lord, not ANOTHER reincarnation of the lame pod race!

  7. Nicholas says:

    While I’m excited for a welcome change to Star Tour’s aging film/setup, hopefully there’s more to it than just pod racing :) I can see that getting old really quick.

  8. Imagine says:

    Agreed, pod race is lame.

  9. j says:

    I don’t believe that video is actualy 2.0 coverage, that’s video looks like it’s taken directly from the video racing game.

  10. Richie Rump says:

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