A Look Inside ‘Star Tours – The Adventures Continue’ with Ashley Eckstein

Our good friend and former Disney’s Hollywood Studios Cast Member, Ashley Eckstein, returns today to take us on a quick video tour behind-the-scenes of “Star Tours – The Adventures Continue.”Ashley, the voice of Anakin Skywalker’s eager Padawan, Ashoka Tano, on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, has had quite a busy and exciting week in the Walt Disney World Resort galaxy. In addition to shooting a series of “Star Tours” sneak peek videos for you and other Disney Parks Blog readers (keep a lookout … [Read more...]

May the Force Be With You: A girl’s guide to surviving Star Wars Weekends

In celebration of Star Tours officially opening today we bring you this great post from our writer Michele on surviving Star Wars Weekends. Enjoy..If you live in this Galaxy, chances are you have not escaped “the force” of Star Wars. If you have ever come in contact with the male species, chances are, you know about Star Wars. If you have a son, nephew, brother, husband...you know about Star Wars.You know that every pointy object can become a light saber, the Yoda voice is imperative when … [Read more...]

Star Tours: The Adventures Continue Spoiler-free Review

This past Saturday while my wife and I were covering the Pixar Weekend at Epcot I checked my Twitter to find that it was blowing up! Star Tours was indeed doing a soft opening to work out any kinks before the actual opening on May 20th. Unfortunately we didn't get out of our event in time to ride it that night so we kept our fingers crossed that it would be open on Sunday. We got up first thing and checked our Disney iPhone app and luckily our wish was granted.We ended up meeting up … [Read more...]

George Lucas and Disney’s Bob Iger Launch Star Tours Attraction at Walt Disney World Resort

Star WarsTM creator George Lucas and Disney President and CEO Bob Iger wielded lightsabers amid a legion of stormtroopers Friday to open “Star Tours – The Adventures Continue,” a new 3-D adventure at Walt Disney World Resort.A cast of hundreds of Star Wars characters and performers – including Anthony Daniels, who has played the golden droid C-3PO since the first film debuted in 1977 – converged on Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the launch of the attraction destined to send millions of … [Read more...]

Star Tours – The Adventures Continue Details

Here are some details on Star Tours from Tom Fitzgerald, Executive VP & Senior Creative Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering:On where in the Star Wars timeline the new storyline takes place:“In the end, after numerous discussions, we decided to place our storyline between the two sets of Star Wars trilogies, giving the project the working title ‘Star Tours 3.5.’ This time period gave our show team the ability to tap into the very best of the Star Wars characters and … [Read more...]

Take an Imagineer-Guided Tour of One Man’s Dream at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Walt Disney Imagineering sent us a great video today that takes a look inside One Man's Dream at Disney's Hollywood Studios. In case you aren't familiar, One Man's Dream is a walk-through exhibit that features more than 400 artifacts that chronologically tell the story of Walt Disney's life and career.Related articlesStar Tours Grand Opening Webcast from Disney's Hollywood Studios (chipandco.com) Ask Us a Disney Question: Itinerary for February Off-Property with Kids … [Read more...]

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Star Tours Television Commercial

Star Tours. New in 3-D. New Destinations. New Adventures. Catch a maiden flight at Disney's Hollywood Studios.Related articlesStar Tours Grand Opening Webcast from Disney's Hollywood Studios (chipandco.com) Video: Star Tours 2 soft opening (chipandco.com) … [Read more...]

Fun Facts from ‘Star Tours’ – The Adventures Continue

The power of the Force and the magic of Disney have combined to create “Star Tours – The Adventures Continue,” a new 3-D attraction set to open at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park. With an eye-popping digital presentation leveraging Dolby 3-D to deliver a vivid and realistic experience, a dramatic musical score and motion simulator-based technology, guests will be immersed in the Star Wars galaxy like never before on a theme park attraction. More than 50 story combinations are … [Read more...]

All New Star Wars Weekends Merchandise

Year after year, I have watched the fan excitement unfold at Star Wars Weekends. Much like the Force, it’s everywhere at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – from meeting celebrities from the Star Wars galaxy to being the first guests in line to face Darth Vader at Jedi Training Academy. I like visiting Jabba’s Hut, a specially designed merchandise location created just for Star Wars Weekends (by the way, it’s located near Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster this year). The excitement in the “Hutt” is … [Read more...]

Sorcerer Radio Preview (Week of 5/16/11)

Greetings Disney fans!Thanks to everyone who attended the DVC-Rental/Sorcerer Radio "Dole Whip/PotC" this past Monday! It was a blast to get to meet all of you! Thanks for supporting team DVC-Rental/Sorcerer Radio. Thanks to Scott for the hospitality!Here's the latest news from the crew of Sorcerer Radio!PIRATES, JEDI and SITH... OH MY!This week will be HUGE for Disney and the Sorcerer Radio Network! Walt Disney Pictures continues it's Summer blockbuster release schedule with … [Read more...]