Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Star Tours at Disneyland Anaheim will soon shut its doors. WDI Imagineers will begin to install the new and highly awaited Star Tours 2 scheduled to open in 2011. Will ST2 come to Disneyland Paris? Probably, if not very probably, in 2012 or 2013. So, let's have a special tribute to the current version while guests can still ride it at Discoveryland.
The picture on the top is a Star Tours entrance concept by Eric Robison, never realised. We know that a big X Wing fighter stands at the entrance, but did you know that Imagineers once envisioned to have instead a big AT & AT snow walker?
Or even a Millenium Falcon as you can see on this painting by Tim Delaney who did also the one above. Was it Space Mountain behind, with a Death Star design?
These two rare pictures show the making at a WDI facility of the X Wing fighter, standing now at the entrance of the attraction.
This next painting by Tim Delaney is famous, but you'll find it here in a very good quality.
Talking about pre-show, here is a great picture of C3PO...
...and of Admiral Ackbar...
..and of the little robots located in the Droids room.
Two others elements of the decor, including the Starspeeder 3000 plan.
The next picture is a high-res version of a well known image showing the Starspeeder in the final battle of the ride movie.
Let's end with a big gift with, below, this high-res pic of the Starspeeder Service poster. What will be the next Star Tours destinations? Answer in 2011 at Disneyland and WDW and hopefully at DLP the next year or 2013!
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