Star Tours, a fan favorite attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, has been updated to include scenes from the new film, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” This attraction has received several updated overlays since its debut in 1989, and the latest additions are sure to impress fans of all ages. Jared and I got the chance to be one of the first to experience these new changes, and it was worth the early morning wake up call.
We spoke with Disney Parks Entertainment Communications Director Shawn Slater about all the Star Wars fun available in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, including the new Star Tours scenes and have a short clip of one of the two new scenes to share with you:
The new overlays include two new planets featured in the film. The first stop is Kef Bir, an ocean moon of Endor which is currently home to the wreckage of the second Death Star. The turbulent waves bring you face-to-face, or rather, eye-to-eye with some tentacled creatures, which may look a little familiar from the original Star Wars trilogy.
The next jump to lightspeed brings you to the planet of Exegol, a dark and mysterious world that’s raging with war. To avoid any spoilers, let’s just say the ship gets caught up in a pretty epic battle.
In addition to the new planets, guests will also be able to see updated characters during their tour. Kylo Ren is featured in his newly refurbished mask and Lando Calrissian makes an appearance via transmission.
With these new overlays added to an already stacked line up of several destinations, your Star Tours adventure could take you on dozens of different adventures. Remember, you might have to ride the attraction more than once to experience the new planets.
Guest attendance at Hollywood Studios is currently at its peak due to the opening of Rise of the Resistance. If you need to kill some time while waiting in the virtual queue, head over to Star Wars Launch Bay for a gallery of props and costumes from the latest film. Fortunately, the wait time for Star Tours remains relatively short, and even the most seasoned guests can experience something new with this classic attraction.
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