On Friday, December 20th Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker arrived in theaters. At Disney Theme Parks around the world, new sequences that highlight scenes from the movie appeared in Star Tours: The Adventures Continue. The new scenes in the attraction now take guests right into some of the biggest moments of the final movie in the Skywalker Saga.
The new additions to the attraction include an adventure on Kef Bir, the ocean planet with the remains of the second Death Star. During a special media preview this morning at Disneyland, members of the media were able to experience this new version of the attraction. The preview was shared with Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald also shared that this is an attraction that has been 35 years in the making for him since he first started work on it. As with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, this version of Star Tours wraps up all of the stories that have come before in the Skywalker Saga.
There are a couple of loose spoilers (you could probably figure them out anyway but technically they are spoilers) and quite a few connections to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on Star Tours. Fitzgerald shared about reading the script and finding lines that could be played with to be utilized in the attraction. He also shared about the end scene that is shown in Star Tours: The Adventures Continue currently.
Another fun tidbit on the attraction now is the inclusion of Lando. Billy Dee Williams was filmed in Los Angeles for this. His conversation with C-3P0, R2-D2, and the passengers onboard Star Tours is a lot of fun. It was a perfect fit in the attraction. In the future, Rey will also be appearing during the Jakku sequence Fitzgerald shared.
For those going on this version of Star Tours, it is probably worth noting that this version could definitely affect those who are prone to motion sickness. Due to the nature of the sequences, the potential seems stronger for the induction of motion sickness. Also, keep pay attention to the stories that are being told throughout this set of sequences in the attraction. There are some really fun tidbits in there.
Once the attraction reverts back to its random mode, Fitzgerald shared that there will be over 100 different combinations of experiences to be experienced on Star Tours: The Adventures Continue. And while the Skywalker Saga is over, there are always possibilities of adding more sequences in the attraction if future movies make an opportunity like that make sense Fitzgerald shared.
Star Tours: The Adventures Continues currently is only featuring the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker adventures. There ARE two different opening sequences though. Each has some really fun connections to the movies in them (as do all the scenes). The next time you are at Disneyland, grab a FastPass and go on a galactic adventure!
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