Just in time for ‘Star Wars Day’ (“May the 4th” be with you!), here’s a fun art project for you Star Tours fans to enjoy with your own little Woklings… a Star Tours Mobile from 1991!
Kids, don’t try this without your parents’ help, okay?
I was sifting through the contents of some older boxes yesterday, and came across a forgotten but nifty little unopened item that I bought back in 1991 at Endor Vendors (the shop outside Orlando’s Star Tours which is now called Tatooine Traders).
It’s a set of nine hologram stickers, never used!
But what was really cool was that the cardback for the stickers was designed to be cut out as a Star Tours mobile. I scanned everything still in the plastic and was surprised how good the scans looked, though I had to digitally clean up a lot of wrinkles and other problems.
You’ll need to print both the color front of the mobile and the black and white obverse, and then glue those two pages together before cutting everything out and adding the strings. That’s some nifty line art, though, huh?
So here for your own enjoyment is the 1991-era STAR TOURS MOBILE. Have fun!
Alex is a lifelong fan of the Star Wars movies and everything Disney, so his obsession with Star Tours comes as no surprise. Born in 1970, Alex visited Walt Disney World for the first time in 1975, and saw the original Star Wars film in its first theatrical run in 1977. He returned to Disney in the 80’s and the 90’s… riding STAR TOURS (twice!) on one fateful day in 1991. He has yet to visit Disney in the new millennium, waiting for both his children to be the required 40″ tall to ride STAR TOURS.
“What I’d really like to see is a Tour chartered for the planet New Bornalex,” says Alex with a smile. The planet, mentioned first in Cloak of Deception, is a Tuckerization of Alex’s name, an honor bestowed on him in print by author Jim Luceno.
Alex is currently at work on a partial realisation of his childhood Disney-in-miniature wish– he is constructing a hyper-accurate 1:18 scale Star Tours diorama to showcase his collection of park-exclusive action figures.
In the meantime, Alex is always on the lookout for more STAR TOURS video or audio files, and other STAR TOURS memoribilia. Alex also is our site’s researcher, and comes with never seen before goodies, for your entertainment. Give him a round of applause guys.