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Joseph Catlett

Star Tours 3D at Disneyland: Queue begins at Harbor Blvd

Published: May 20, 2011 at 8:32 AM

This just in from the West Coast at 8 AM, PST.

Word went out last night about a possible soft opening of Star Tours: The Adventure Continues at Disneyland Park today. This speculation had people lined up at the front gates of Disneyland in the wee hours of the morning. As of 8 AM the queue is currently filling up large portions of the Disneyland Resort esplanade (the large open area between Disneyland and California Adventure).

Guests and cast members there today are astonished and can only guess at the actual length of the queue.

Please keep in mind, there is no official announcements of soft openings. Thus, it may begin or end at any time and for that matter, never actually open at all. To be on the safe side, wait until the official opening if you are there specifically to ride any new attraction at any theme park.

Note from Robert: There is an invite-only soft opening at Disneyland today, but you have to have the invite to get on. An annual passholder preview runs over the next few days, as well, but that's also advance-invitation-only. (I'm going on Monday morning.)

Update: After the invite-only event in the AM, Disneyland opened Star Tours for a public soft open in the afternoon.

Replies (2)

Jorge Arnoldson

Published: May 20, 2011 at 1:05 PM

That's actually funny because when the original Star Tours opened at Disneyland, the line was out to merely Main Street.
Randall Peek

Published: May 21, 2011 at 1:18 AM

For Grad Night back in 1977, the line for Space Mountain stretched down to the middle of Main Street, USA. The word was that it was a five hour wait, and since Grad Night ran from 10 at night until 5 in the morning, it meant that the people at the end of that line would only have two hours for anything else in the park. With Disneyland, that's just the way it goes, sometimes. I can only imagine how long the lines will be for the Radiator Springs Racers next year...

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