As a lifelong Star Wars and Walt Disney World fan, Star Tours – The Adventures Continue is definitely an exciting ride for me. I have actually been on it over 200 times and yes, I’ve kept track. The experience brings the magic of Disney and the greatness of Star Wars into one. Here are eight totally cool things about Star Tours – The Adventures Continue.
8) Basic Information
Once you get to Disney’s Hollywood Studios you can find Star Tours – The Adventures Continue over at Echo Lake. You must be 40 inches or taller to ride. The great thing about Star Tours is that it is exciting enough that the thrill seeker in your group will love it, yet if you are not a roller coaster fan you can still enjoy it. It’s definitely a great compromise for your party. 3-D glasses will make you feel like you are really there.
7) Updated Ride
If you haven’t ridden Star Tours – The Adventures Continue since 2010 you will notice a big change. Walt Disney World closed Star Tours for several months to update this adventure like you’ve never seen before. C-3PO is the new pilot, but not by choice. If you loved Rex don’t worry, he is still in the queue line. Look for the droid marked “defective”.
6) Star Wars Characters
While you’re riding Star Tours you will see some familiar faces from the movies. Some scenarios will include Finn, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Admiral Akbar, Yoda, BB-8, Chewbacca, and more.
5) The Line
There are some good things about the line for Star Tours – The Adventures Continue. First off, a good part of it is inside and air conditioned, which is always a plus in Florida. Have your camera ready because there are many pictures spots that you won’t want to miss. There are even some Hidden Mickey’s, so keep your eyes open for those.
4) Good FastPass+ Option
Depending on the time of year that you’re at Walt Disney World, the line can get pretty long for Star Tours. Since there are so many different ride combinations you will want to ride more than once, making this a good ride to reserve your FastPass+ for. Walt Disney World resort guests can make their FastPass+ selections 60 days in advance, while non-resort guests can make their FastPass+ reservations 30 days in advance.
3) Rebel Spy
Are you a rebel spy? Is someone in your party a rebel spy? It could be that the rebel spy is someone who you’re traveling with. Rumor is that someone on your flight is also a spy for the Rebellion, so keep your eyes open. You never know who the spy is until you embark on the adventure.
2) Different Ride Each Time
Each time you ride Star Tours your ride will change. There are different planets and different characters, which keeps the ride exciting. Make sure you make time in your day to ride over and over.
1) More Adventure With Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple
If you are visiting with children ages 4 to 12 there is a really fun opportunity for them if they are Star Wars fans. They can participate in Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple and learn the ways of the Force. They’ll even battle the Sith. Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple is free with park admission but it does fill up fast, so make sure you sign up first thing in the morning. Your child needs to be with you to sign up.