Star Tours: The Adventures Continue reviews
Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, a simulator ride in Echo Lake at Disney's Hollywood Studios. (The minimum height to ride is 40 inches.)
Written by Robert Niles
Star Tours: The Adventures Continue revamps Disney's Star Wars ride with a 3D projection system and multiple, randomly-selected options during your trip into the stars. You're on the run from the emerging Empire, trying to help rebel spies in the days leading up to the action in the original Star Wars film.
Yes the original ride needed an update but I'm not sure if this is the one that it needed. Firstly, the constant barrage of recognizable STAR WARS characters is total fan service and pandering. Is the STAR WARS universe really that small that you can run into Yoda and Jar Jar Binks in the same flight? The onslaught of cameos just cheapens the whole experience. And C-3P0 a pilot!? ... Okay, sure. Another gripe is the lack of models and optical effects used. Not a frame of what you're watching was photographed. All the images are computer generated and it was difficult for this rider to be immersed in the action because of it. I'm not quite sure what the reason was for the 3-D but I can wager a guess that the flat image of a cartoon would look even less impressive so I suppose the bespectacled gimmick was to save it from being a total debacle. Color me unimpressed. - Eric Zaldivar
Nearly perfect. What else can I say? The exterior is great, but could be better. If it were better, we'd have a perfect ride. The queue even surpasses the Forbidden Journey's with AAs, eyecandy, and a consistent theme everywhere! One of the best rides in the world. 10/10(I've yet to come across a perfect ride, so I give the best of the best 10/10s). After Riding 4 more times, the rating remains! - David L.
This is the best example of reimaging a classic. The possibility of 54 different ride sequences insures variety and the fact you'll be coming back on it again. The new HD graphics are visually stunning and the different planets you'll travel to expands the whole Star Wars universe. This is a definate must ride for every visit to Hollywood Studios! - Justin Knight
This is what im talking about revamping a classic and making it better.This is what Universal should've done with Back To The Future but didnt. The different sequences you'll travel to make this ride a cant miss one bit. C3P0 is a funny pilot and seeing Darth Vader on camera is outstanding. Defintely a cant miss. - Justin Knight
This is my favorite ride anywhere (keep in mind I'm a big SW nerd). The themeing is oerfect, the queue is perfect, the facade is lerfect, the film is perfect. Everything is perfect about it! The random sequences is great for repeat visits! 11/10 - Dominick D
Old one was better. Still a good ride. - Sean Huckel
A vast improvement over the original ride and really worth going on again and again. 9/10 - Christopher Sturniolo
Star Tours is the only 3D projection simulated ride that doesn't make me nauseous. I loved the original ride when I was younger and the recent improvement have only enhanced the overall experience of the ride. The randomness of the ride gives it great repeatability. The lines usually stay relatively short so don't worry about hitting Star Tours first. A definite must do at DHS! - Mickey Black
The perfect ride for Star Wars lovers and those who don't appreciate the movies as much will still love it. The updated experience and ride is amazing. From the exterior to the queue to the actual ride. It's all really awesome! 10/10 - Bryce McGibeny
Our favorite ride at Hollywood Studios. We rode it 12 times on our last vacation. The different ride scenarios keep the attraction fresh & interesting. Nice queue and interesting pre ride video. - Rob Pastor
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