Missing Star Tours? Have no fear. Here’s some classic attraction footage as you prime yourself for the opening of Star Tours 2: The Adventures Continue!
The Disney Parks are plan to relaunch the new and improved tours on the following dates:
May 10th 2011 in Disneyland in Anaheim AND May 17th 2011 in Disney World in Orlando
I’m planing to be there opening day and hope to see you there!
This is the full ride film played on Star Tours at Disneyland Park at the Disneyland Resort, Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort, Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris.
This is a post production copy of the Star Tours ride film before it was sent to Disney for further visual and sound editing. Two of the most noticible things that confirm this is the bright tint and shade of yellow on the objects that show up on the screen as well as the dialouge in the video is different than what is played on the ride.
Star Tours utilizes a Rediffusion Simulation (Later owned by Thomson-CSF) hydraulic motion base cabin featuring 4 degrees of freedom. The trade name for this simulator is Advanced Technology Leisure Application Simulator, or ATLAS. The Rediffusion ‘Leisure’ simulator was originally developed for a much simpler show in Canada called “Tour of the Universe”, where it featured a single entrance/exit door in the rear of the cabin and a video projector.
The film is front projected onto the screen from a 70mm film projector located beneath the cockpit barrier. George Lucas has mentioned that the next generation of the attraction will feature digital high definition video and motion bases capable of up to 6 degrees of freedom.
- Disneyland: January 9, 1987
- Tokyo Disneyland: July 12, 1989
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios: December 15, 1989
- Disneyland Paris: April 12, 1992 (Opened with Disneyland Paris)
Designer: Walt Disney Imagineering, Industrial Light and Magic
Simulators: 4 (Disneyland); 6 (all other parks)
Simulator’s theme: Starspeeder 3000
Guests per simulator: 40
Height requirement: 40 inches (102 cm)
- Disneyland announces dates for The Little Mermaid, Soundsational, and Star Tours (examiner.com)
- Star Tours: The Adventures Continue Queue Video (chipandco.com)