Star Tours

Star Tours

Star Tours

Star Tours

Star Tours

Star Tours

Star Tours

Star Tours

Star Tours

Star Tours

Star Tours

Star Tours

 

Step into the world of "Star Wars" and experience a wild simulator ride through outer space to the moon of Endor.

Have you ever wanted to take a trip to "a long time ago, in a galaxy, far, far away"? Then board the Endor Express and prepare yourself for an adventure through the universe of the most popular sci-fi saga of all time: "Star Wars"!

The X-Wing fighter at the far end of Discoveryland shows you the entrance to a space port, from which you can take the regular flights to the forest moon of Endor (as seen on "The Return of the Jedi").

As soon as you enter the "Star Tours"-building you are right in the middle of the action of an alien space port. Everywhere you look there is something going on: adds for different travel destinations, boarding calls, strange looking aliens sitting in a control-room and one of the StarSpeeder-ships, that you are going to board, which has seen better days and is now being repaired by two good old friends - C3PO and R2D2!

After you have passed two more droids (which are complaining about their hard lifes and jobs and even about the company that they are working for), you finally reach the boarding area.

From here, you are being escorted by a nice Star Tours-attendant to one of the six gates. While waiting for departure you can watch how the ship is getting final preparations for its flight and a security-video, which has a nice "Star Wars"-touch.

Having taken your seat on the ship and put on the seat-belt, you are being finally introduced to your pilot of todays flight: Rex. Well, Rex isn't as well trained or programmed as you would have maybe wished, but what can you do? You are on your way.... Although, hey, this isn't the way! Rex is heading towards disaster! And not only once! No! He makes a "special tour" of the space dock, pilotes you right through an asteroid field and an ice-comet and finally gets you into real trouble: a fight between the good rebels against the most devestating weapon of the evil Galactic Empire - the Death Star!

You will be glad to feel solid ground beneath your feet again after surviving this turbulent trip. From the exit gates of your StarSpeeder you are being directed to the Astroport Services Interstellaires where you can have one more encounter with one of those manic droids, or where you give some final "touches" to a photograph of yours or where you can a fun space fight with some others.

Star Tours was one of the very first simulator-attractions of its kind - and even today it is one of the best. It really combines the imaginative efforts of the Disney Imagineers and the "Star Wars"-universe created by George Lucas. The ride is filled with little details, which especially make the waiting area very interesting. And you are even almost sorry, if there aren't that many people in front of you so you miss some of the queue's action.

The ride is, of course, not as fresh as it was when it first opened and the long rumored update for that attraction would breathe some new life into it again. But a trip to Endor stays a lot of fun - for both: "Star Wars"-fans and Disneyland-guests - and the jump into hyperspace is still able to give you some goosebumps...

Tips

For a more intense feeling try to get one of the seats in the rear rows, as the ride's mechanics are located right below them and therefor the movements become more intense.

Compact

  • Star Speeder: 6
  • Seats per Star Speeder: 40
  • Seating Rows: 5
  • Audio-Animatronics: 11
  • FastPass
  • Waitingtime: Waitingtime: 3 of 5

Specials

As one of the really outstanding E-ticket-attractions at the opening of the Disneyland Park in 1992 it wasn't difficult to find a sponsor for this attraction - so from 1992 till 2004 the name of IBM was closely connected to Star Tours in Paris.

Limits

It's recommended that guests with heart- and back-problems as well as pregnant women stay away from the Star Tours.

Children under the age of three aren't allowed to ride.

DLP.info votings

Child:
2,5 Spacer
Atmosphere:
4,5
Youth:
4,5  
Thrill:
4,0
Adult:
4,0  
Music:
4,0
Senior:
3,5  
Themeing:
4,5

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