New Star Tours scene debuts at Disneyland, Disney World next month

October 18, 2017, 2:36 PM · Earlier this year, Disney announced that it would be adding a new scene to its Star Wars: The Adventures Continue rides around the world, to celebrate the opening of Episode 8 in the Star Wars saga.

Today, Disney revealed the debut dates for the new scene, which will take place on the planet of Crait. Fans can see the new scene starting November 17 at Disneyland and Disney's Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World, and on November 22 at Disneyland Paris. Disney previously announced that Tokyo Disneyland would get the scene December 15 for the start of its "Feel the Force" event.

Disney added a scene from the planet Jakku to the ride just before the premiere of the seventh episode, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, in 2015. That scene ran in the first destination slot for all riders. Star Wars: The Adventures Continue typically offers 54 combinations of destinations and characters in its motion simulator theater show, although that number of potential combinations is reduced when everyone sees the same scene in one of the slots.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens December 15.

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October 18, 2017 at 3:49 PM · I think it's amusing how a real timeline is allowed to go by the wayside on Star Tours.
October 18, 2017 at 5:17 PM · It's really become the "Star Wars Slot Machine" ride, hasn't it?
October 18, 2017 at 6:13 PM · So does this mean the new hologram transmission will be a Porg?
October 18, 2017 at 10:09 PM · Has anything been confirmed or even rumored about what will happen to Star Tours when Galaxy's Edge opens? It's close but not quite next to the DHS version and on the complete opposite end of the park from the Disneyland version. Very curious as to what will happen.
October 19, 2017 at 7:30 AM · My hunch is Star Tours will not close until 2 years after Galaxy Edge opens in May 2019 as in Fall 2021. Or even longer if delayed. Star Wars 9 is scheduled to open on December 2019, which is the same year. Expect new scenes to arrive. The massive demand will require all attractions to remain open so don’t look for any immediate new closures. When CarsLand opened, it was similarly crowded for 2 whole years.

Star Tours can also fit in another niche as Star Wars’ past as in the original and prequel trilogies. Galaxy Edge is about new unexplored Star Wars territories. Han Solo’s new movie will come out soon too. It’ll all tie in together and fight for your dollars. “Celebrate the farewell of Star Tours with commemorative merchandise”

Another issue is Tomorrowland needs a new master plan to fix the debacle that it has become. They can’t close it without having something coherent to the rest of the land, which includes Path of the Jedi, Star Wars Launch Bay, and Jedi Training.

October 19, 2017 at 10:25 AM · That's been a great question that I've had all along. What are the two parks going to do with Star Tours. Maybe in Disneyland they can do a Marvel type ride (Iron Man from HK Disney copy for LA), but it will undermine Galaxy's Edge at DHS. Stay tuned I guess...
October 19, 2017 at 3:32 PM ·,

I doubt we'll see ANY Marvel attractions in Disneyland. DCA will be getting a Marvel land, so that's where all the Marvel based IP's will end up.

In terms of Tomorrowland......there are multiple possibilities, but it's assumed the land is going to be completely revamped, so it's going to be interesting to see if what the theme & selection of new attractions are going to be.

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