Meet the new pilot…again
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Meet the new pilot…again

Tom Fitzgerald, Executive VP & Senior Creative Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering  just posted his latest update on Star Tours “The Adventures Continue” on the Disney Parks Blog.

If you want to remain spoiler free before boarding the Starspeeder 1000 next year.  You might want to skip reading Tom’s latest post.

photos © Disney/Lucasfilm

Some of the highlights from the latest blog:

  • “while AC-38 is supposed to be our pilot, by the time we actually take off, the droid sitting in the pilot’s seat will be none other than…C-3PO!”
  • “This week, our Imagineering team begins installation of the Audio-Animatronics figures into the Starspeeder cabins at Disneyland park, and next month at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.”
  • “Oh, and for all you Rex fans, don’t worry – we have a spot for him in the new show!”

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2010/10/whos-flying-this-thing/

The Author: Brian Curran

A Star Wars Fan since 1977 when he was just 2. Brian grew up in California where his family would often make trips to Disneyland. In 1987 he took his first “Trip to Endor” and doesn’t pass on a chance to go back! He also enjoys going to Conventions and meeting the actors from the Star Wars films.

Comments 4

  1. George
    Oct 27, 2010

    Interesting twist yet Fun! Both images look rad. Thanks to WDI for the rex reassurance.

  2. Alex
    Oct 27, 2010

    That explains why Ace looks so CGI.

  3. Tom
    Oct 27, 2010

    Hmmm not so sure I like that :/ Rex and his jittery personality made Star Tours what it is. I can’t imagine 3P0 making a very entertaining pilot.

  4. Pablo
    Oct 31, 2010

    that tells me C-3PO will be co-pilot!

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