Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Star Tours 3D Review

Star Tours 3D opened on May 20th in Disneyworld, Orlando, FL and it officially opened June 3rd at Disneyland, Anaheim, CA. The Angry Koala Gear crew has been keeping up with the updates of the status of the ride since we first learned it was going to be revamped. We wanted to be part of history during the grand opening, but it is hard to be two places at once unfortunately. 

Star Tours 3D has taken us into the 21st Century with the addition of the incredible 3D technology and other amazing features. (Especially the holographic scenes) The ride has an amazing total of 54 different variations.  The riders have the opportunity to visit six different places such as Naboo, Coruscant, Tatooine, Kashyyyk, Geonosis, and my favorite Hoth. There are also a few familiar characters you may encounter throughout the ride such as C-3PO, R2-D2, Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, Princess Leia, Yoda, Boba Fett, Wookies, and more.

We had the chance to go on Star Tours twice and see a couple of the variations. The ride starts off with C-3PO who is our captain. We have heard of a couple of opening scenes for Star Tours and we had the chance to see two different variations. The first intro was with Darth Vader and he is trying to pull you in, but we manage to escape. The second ride was with Stormtroopers and they try to stop the ship as well. The planets that we were able to see were Kashyyyk, Coruscant, and Hoth. (Made my day when I was going to see my favorite scene with the AT-AT's) An incredible part of the ride is when the holographic characters come out to speak to the passengers and C-3PO and we seen Yoda and Princess Leia. We loved the ride and the awesome effects that we would expect for Star Wars. An incredible improvement to Star Tours even though I have always loved the original.

Here are a few tips we suggest when going to Disneyland or Disneyworld. Make sure you get there when the park opens and immediately head to Star Tours 3D. The group will want to get in line and send off one person at least to the fastpass line to get fastpass tickets to ride it again. Because the ride has so many variations, your odds should be good to see a couple differences.

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