by Kris Van de Sande on March 25, 2013
Darth Vader and the Imperial Army seem to be “attacking” Japan in search of Tokyo Disneyland! We have received this special video.
We just got the news that Star Tours in Tokyo Disneyland will be getting The Adventures Continue update. The attraction that opened in 1989 will close down for a while, while imagineers prepare the space adventure for the 3D upgrade. The opening is setfor May 7th, 2013. Next year will also mean the 30th anniversary for Tokyo Disneyland. Read the rest of this entry »
On Sunday, May 20, 2012, Star Tours: The Adventures Continue officially turned ONE, sending thousands of guests across the galaxy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and then later at Disneyland Park. EndorExpress takes a look back to May 20, 2011 when it all began.
While Star Tours celebrated its 25th year in January, we salute the newest version of the attraction and wish it a Happy Birthday and hopefully many more to come.
We have the press release that confirms the original version of Star Tours is scheduled to close April 2, 2012. Star Tours: The Adventures Continue has a scheduled opening in the Spring 2013 at Tokyo Disney Resort.
On Tuesday Disney Parks Blog posted that Star Tours – The Adventures Continue was one of the winners of the 18th Annual Thea Awards.
Star Tours – The Adventures Continue was honored with the award for Outstanding Achievement – Attraction Refresh.
I’ve been having fun lately deciphering the omnipresent Aurebesh lettering found in Star Tours: The Adventures Continue. There is wording on thein the Star Trader which conceals the names of classic Disney characters like Mickey, Donald, the Cheshire Cat, and Peter Pan. ’s screen contains references to THX 1138, TK-421, the number 42 made famous in Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and 626, the experiment number of Disney alien Stitch.
Of course, there are also a few misspelled words. I recently downloaded an Aurebesh font for my computer, and discovered that it can be disconcerting to type in an unfamiliar alphabet, without the usual ease of telling at a glance whether you’ve mis-keyed. (I wish the Imagineers had learned my new trick… type it in English, double-check your spelling, highlight it, and THEN switch fonts!)
But late last night, while translating a new batch of pics that my buddy David Yeh sent of the screen behind, I found a new inside joke that tops all the previous ones and makes even the worst typos forgiveable!
Among the various system readouts of the(deflector shields, nav comp, hyperdrive, thruster vents, countermeasures, life support, repulsors, laser cannons), seven little letters can be found which spell out FLUX CAP.