July 12, 1989 – The Star Tours Attraction Opens in Tokyo Disneyland
On July 12, 1989, the attraction Star Tours opened in Tokyo Disneyland’s Tomorrowland area. The attraction was based on the Disneyland attraction of the same name that opened on January 9, 1987. Created in cooperation with George Lucas, the attraction is based on the hit Star Wars film trilogy. The film in the attraction was dubbed for Japanese audiences, featuring Nozawa Nachi as the voice of C-3P0. On April 2, 2012, the attraction was closed as part of a major overhaul that began with the Disneyland version in 2010. The remodeled version opened on May 7, 2013, under the new name Star Tours: The Adventures Continue.