June 3, 2011 – Star Tours: The Adventures Continue Attraction Opens in Disneyland
“You never know where the Force might take you. With multiple storylines and locations, many different Star Tours adventures await you. Riding once is not enough!”
On June 3, 2011, the Disneyland Park attraction Star Tours: The Adventures Continue opened. It is an updated version of the original Star Tours attraction, with the Disneyland version opening a few weeks after the Walt Disney World version, which reopened on May 20, 2011. The attraction’s timeline takes place before the events of the original Star Tours attraction, between the events of the films Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. The updated attraction was announced in 2005, and the Star Tours attraction was closed in 2010 for the total renovation. The Disneyland attraction’s exterior is modeled like a Tomorrowland space port, and has guests in the role of space travelers. C-3PO acts as the (unfortunate) pilot in this version, who gets inadvertently trapped in the cockpit of the ship as it takes off. During the “voyage,” a guest is randomly chosen as a Rebel spy, and the mission of the voyage is to deliver the spy to safety. In total, there are 54 different possible ride experiences, which includes two opening segments, three primary destination segments, three hologram message segments, and three ending destinations.