New Scenes Coming to Classic Disney Attraction

Star Tours
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When it comes to classic Disney attractions, there are certain ones that immediately come to many peoples’ minds — “it’s a small world”, Dumbo, Haunted Mansion, Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, Pirates of the Caribbean, and more. However, there is one that may be overlooked but has been at both Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland Resort for more than 30 years — Star Tours.

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Star Tours first opened in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland in 1987 and at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 1989. The attraction allowed Guests to board a Star Tours vehicle and journey through the galaxy. However, they quickly learned that there was a rebel spy vital to the rebellion on board, and they had to help that rebel safely arrive at a designated location. What made the attraction incredibly exciting was that you never knew what would happen along the way. There were several iconic Star Wars characters who could deliver the message and multiple scenarios that you could encounter. Each and every ride was different from the last.

Star Tours

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For years, the scenes on the ride remained the same, but that changed in 2011 when Disney announced that both Disneyland Park and Disney World’s versions would have scenes added that brought in characters from the prequel movies. Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris also had new scenes added. The ride closed several years later as scenes were added from the new movie The Force Awakens. Then, in 2019, Disney also added scenes to bring Guests into the world of The Rise of Skywalker.

Disney Star Tours

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We are now learning that the ride will close once more for even more new scenes to be added to your adventure! The news was shared at the Star Wars Celebration being held at the Anaheim Convention Center. However, the details of the new scenes were pretty much non-existent, so we do not yet know what those scenes will be.

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Star Tours is currently an attraction Guests can experience at Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, Tokyo Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris. Disney has not shared where they will be getting the new scenes from — they could decide to get them from their new Disney+ series’ or stick with the films — or what theme parks will be getting the new scenes.

Are you excited to have new scenes added to Star Tours?

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!