Brian Curran
The History of Star Tours on

James McFadden at the Star Wars Blog posted today a chronology looking at the history of Star Tours as well as the history of the current Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, which in itself is a history within the history.

What I like most about his write-up is that it doesn’t hold back on providing a wealth of information surrounding our favorite mode of tourism, revealing details on what makes up the Galactic Tourist Bureau or the name of the spaceport in the Earth System (THX1138 naturally).

While the story claims that Star Tours was the first collaboration between Disney and Lucasfilm, George Lucas’ involvement with Captain EO came out first in 1986.

Check out the full history here: – Convenient Daily Departures: The History of Star Tours

Special shout out to Tim Veekhoven for alerting us to the link!

Image© Disney/Lucasfilm

David Yeh
A long time fan of both Disney and Star Wars, he has a hard time resisting the temptations of Disney’s merchandising force. If you see pictures of the toys and pins, you can bet they are from Dave, our resident collecting guru.