See What the New STAR TOURS 2.0 Disneyland Ride Looks Like

     May 24, 2011

Disneyland is about to unveil the new Star Tours ride to the public on June 3.  At a recent private event, Jay West, LA Times Hero Complex contributor, taped his experience walking through the line and eventually viewing the new video.  Obviously, there are better ways to see a 3D-oriented ride for the first time, but the video is a good placeholder for those of us who can’t make it to Disneyland in the near future.  This seems like the type of thing that could be taken down quick, so watch while you still can after the break.

Here’s how Youtuber IndustrialVibe described the video.

This is a video I shot/edited of the very first ride on the new STAR TOURS 2.0 at Disneyland, California — at a private event on 5/20/11. This ride opens to the public on 6/3/11. My video shows the queue area and ride itself, which is displayed for riders in 3-D — so while viewable here, it doesn’t represent the full impact of the fantastic 3-D visuals you see when actually riding. There are multiple destinations that riders can travel to in the STAR WARS universe with this new and enhanced version of the classic STAR TOURS ride, along with over 55 variables in the voyage and story! As well, you will also see a production crew that is filming and documenting our “maiden voyage” in certain scenes in this video.

The embed starts with the start of the ride, but Disney scatters plenty of cool curios in the line leading up to the ride. The preceding footage is worth exploring if this intrigues you.

I really loved the original Star Tours as a kid.  I think I’m due for a vacation for California.


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  • Mike

    Yay, another ride I can get motion sickness on!

    • BozoDeeClown

      You said it my friend. They over did this one and Destroyed the once great ride and it could have been great…

      • Spanky

        Bunch of pansies

  • JYM

    WIN! … I will ride this enough times to get all variations. (and I get motion sick too)

  • Tarek

    Simply amazing! I would love to take a ride on this battleship.
    George Luca$! I hate you for butchering the Star Wars movies. ^^

  • junierizzle

    Was it always that short?

    • Tarek

      All the good things do not last long. Life, Orgasm, etc. ^^

  • Lugo

    Thanks for posting guys. I don’t buy the snuck in camera angle, though. More like a sneak peak made to look UGC. Either way, I’m in.

  • Brett

    I was lucky enough to get a chance to ride it today and it is absolutely incredible! Obviously this video doesn’t show it, but the 3D looks fantastic, adding depth and realism to all of the sequences. Truly worth a trip to Disneyland and a long wait in line if you do not get to frequently visit the parks.

  • BozoDeeClown

    I won the Passholder contest to visit Star Tours before opening – I got there and found out they OVER DID the simulation and after waiting since the 80’s to see more planets I did not ride it and found after a few rides EVERYONE gets SICK!!! I am done with Disney and am giving up my Pass Disappointed as they come…

  • Old Soldier

    Nice to see they kept things as close to the original as possible even with the update. And can someone please tell those people to shut up? There’s a spaceship(Whhhhoooooo!) there’s an asteroid(Whhhhhoooo!) there’s the camera man at the end of the ride(Whhhhhoooo!)