Published: May 4, 2011 at 9:24 AMShould be brilliant. Will miss the old though but can't get in the way of progress! Wonder if they'll take it Paris? Perhaps testing it out in America first to see what the reaction is?
Published: May 4, 2011 at 7:42 PMThe same way I feel about the films themselves, I'm immediately much less interested knowing that this will be mostly sequences, ships and planets from the prequel trilogy. "Revenge of the Sith" was the only watchable film in that series, and those films more or less killed my lifelong love of the Star Wars franchise. I'm sure it will look great, but I just don't care. I'll be in the middle of the pod race, enjoying the ride, when suddenly I'll think about how terrible the film is that the ride is simulating.
Published: May 4, 2011 at 10:13 AMOh come on Rod, you didn't find the prequel discussions about trade federation disputes and midichlorian counts incredibly fascinating?! Haha
Published: May 4, 2011 at 10:21 AMI have to admit that, while I'd love to make a special trip just to go ride it, that's probably not liable to happen. If I do wind up going, that means one of two things:
1. I have to go alone. None of my friends are huge Star Wars fans, and since the new ride will essentially be re-rideable several times over, that means getting out of the ride and right back into the queue.
2. Money. A little tight these days.
Published: May 4, 2011 at 10:36 AMSaw the original series in the theaters. LOVED all three of the prequels (Including EP 1). Will be at DHS on Star Wars weekend!
Published: May 4, 2011 at 10:52 AMI love to make fun of the prequels but the fact of the matter is that I saw them each during their opening weekends in the theater, own the movies on DVD and plan on owning them again on Blu Ray. I even have a mini Revenge of the Sith movie poster hanging up on the wall of my office (okay, cubicle).
We are planning our yearly trip to Disney World for September and as much as I would love to go on Star Tours, it may not happen on this trip for me. We did DHS last September and we may try to mix it up a bit for the little ones.
Published: May 4, 2011 at 11:21 AMCan't wait to go on this. Less than two weeks!
Published: May 4, 2011 at 11:35 AMMy "special trip" is going to be next year after Carsland opens...
Published: May 4, 2011 at 11:43 AMAccording to inside sources, Disneyland did the very first cast member preview on Sunday night.
If you work for the mouse, being in the right place at the right time seems to be the strategy here...
Published: May 4, 2011 at 1:45 PMActually planning on being there opening day on the 20th. Already figuring on large crowds. Not really caring if I actually ride Star Tours, but if I get to great! I'm figuring a bullrush for that ride when park opens, which will be great for our family and friends. We're heading for toy story, Rock n rollercoaster, and tower of terror while everybody else fights for a spot in line at Star Tours! That's our plan anyway :)
Published: May 4, 2011 at 4:52 PMLooks fun!
I am more interested in the storylines behind the destinations.
Its good to see Disney up the ante on simulator rides. Perhaps they reinvented the wheel?
Published: May 4, 2011 at 8:16 PMI'm going for the first Star Wars Weekend and hope to ride it on the 20th but I'm more interested in the various "talk shows" since George Lucas may be there, probably for the dedication. It will be crazy crowded. Can't wait.
Published: May 4, 2011 at 9:34 PMGosh Rod, if it is that bad why don't you just stay away from anything Star Wars ever again. If we were going down there,I would be riding it for sure. Sounds awesome.
Published: May 5, 2011 at 5:37 AMCan't wait to ride it. We're going down 5/27 to 6/6. WOOT!
Published: May 5, 2011 at 9:55 AMHoping for a soft opening in the days leading up to 5/20! Has anyone heard any soft opening rumors??
Published: May 5, 2011 at 3:55 PMFYI, we'll be covering the media previews of the ride on May 19, and the opening ceremony on May 20th.
Published: May 5, 2011 at 4:19 PMIf I were there anyway, I would certainly ride it. I loved the old Star Tours, and I loved the original "Star Wars" trilogy (long before Greedo shot first), and I'm excited that Hoth is one of the possible destinations. I'd love to race past a working CGI wampa. At least it won't break down and become the Disco Wampa.
Published: May 5, 2011 at 6:15 PMWell, I'll be there at the end of the month :) haha
Published: May 6, 2011 at 5:35 PMI want a whole Star Wars land. When is that going to happen? Come on WDI.
Published: May 6, 2011 at 6:14 PMI've always loved Star Tours!! Especially the immersive queue. It was easy to imagine you were going on a real tour, and there was plenty to keep your attention while you waited. I can't wait to ride the upgrade! I'm going to Disneyland in mid-June. :)