The Force Awakens at Star Tours

February 19, 2016, 8:24 PM

While at Disney's Hollywood Studios today, I rode Star Tours, as I usually do. But instead of one of the normal first planets, we were on Jakku with Finn! And then the transmission, instead of being of Leia or Yoda was BB-8! I had no idea this was happening do I thought I'd share it here! Those two sequences are cast member confirmed as locked in for each ride.

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February 19, 2016, 9:35 PM

Yeah, it's been like that since November. It'll probably become "unlocked" and randomized around the time Rogue One comes out.

February 19, 2016, 10:36 PM

Yep, in November Star Tours added the new sequences from Episode VII. The ride is now locked to start with the Millennium Falcon opening, then play the Jakku sequence and BB-8 before randomly selecting a final destination. I don't know what the plan is for Florida, but in California the latest I've heard is that the ride will be locked through spring break and then returned to random sequences at the end of March. The new Episode VII sequences will still be present in the attraction, but you won't necessarily get them on every ride.

February 20, 2016, 6:41 AM

I haven't seen any of the new ones yet but I look forward to checking them out.

February 20, 2016, 8:11 AM

Yes, Disney advertised that pretty heavily when they added that in the fall of 2015.

February 21, 2016, 9:46 AM

I would like to mention that whomever thought of this randomizing thing for Star Tours is a genius. We are seriously talking excitingly about a ride that, quite frankly, been at DL and DHS for the past 20+ years. Not that its a bad thing, but what a turnaround for a ride!

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