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Disney Imagineer Tony Baxter tells the history of Star Tours

Canadian Disney Travel writer and radio host Yves Douville had the chance to meet retired Disney Imagineer Tony Baxter, tour his home, and have an extended interview with him. As part of that interview Baxter talked about the history of Star Tours and Douville has… Read More »Disney Imagineer Tony Baxter tells the history of Star Tours

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Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run On-Ride Video

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run is the first of two major attractions to open in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It combines immersive storytelling that requires guests to participate to complete a mission, becoming protagonists of their own Star Wars adventure and living… Read More »Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run On-Ride Video

EPCOT’s Soarin’ to add third theater and upgrades

We’ve heard the rumors for months, and plans were filed last year that indicated changes were coming, but nothing was official until today when Disney announced changes coming to Soarin’ in EPCOT’s Land Pavilion. The number of theaters will be expanded to three while all… Read More »EPCOT’s Soarin’ to add third theater and upgrades

Hong Kong Disneyland Getting Marvel Iron Man Experience Motion Simulator Attraction

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So, The First Avenger will be on the cruise ships, The Mighty Avenger will be out in California and it seems that The Armored Avenger will make his first Disney Parks home in Hong Kong. Tomorrowland in Hong Kong Disneyland will soon get a motion simulator based attraction that features Iron Man.

Tom Staggs announced today on the Disney Parks blog that Hong Kong Disneyland will be home to the first attraction based on the Marvel characters (I guess Meet-and-Greets don’t count as attractions). Speculation is HKDL gets the attraction first in order to help its attendance numbers continue an upward trend.

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What has been announced so far leads me to believe that the ride will be in the same style as Star Tours.Read More »Hong Kong Disneyland Getting Marvel Iron Man Experience Motion Simulator Attraction

Star Tours 2.0 confirmed (again)

It was last year about this time when Anthony Daniels (C3PO in the Star Wars trilogies), talking at the 30th Anniversary Star Wars Celebration, let slip that he had recorded some tracks for a new version of Star Tours. Needless to say, that generated a… Read More »Star Tours 2.0 confirmed (again)