View Poll Results: Rate Star Tours: The Adventures Continue

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  • ***** - Amazing attraction, one of the best (if not the best) in the resort

    146 54.28%
  • **** - Great attraction, but not one of the best

    90 33.46%
  • *** - Good attraction, worth seeing

    21 7.81%
  • ** - OK, see only if you have the time

    7 2.60%
  • * - Not worth seeing

    5 1.86%
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    Re: Star Tours: The Adventures Continue Views and Reviews

    For those wondering how we were able to get this review up so soon.

    Disney soft opened the Star Tours in Florida this weekend (which is nearly identical To the Anaheim version) and they made the decision to let guests in the Anaheim castmember preview take pictures. The ride is essentially open and information about every detail IS going to be everywhere today due to the public soft opening in Florida and cast/friends/family previews in Anaheim.

    At no time was anyone in the Anaheim preview asked to put cameras away or not to post them, and we asked multiple suits working the attraction if we could post our reviews of the attraction and photos of the queue. we were told that the ride is already open in Florida and we wouldn't be revealing anything new. But we were already prepared to post this same information with lower quality photos we received from a MiceChatter in Florida.

    The genie was out of the bottle on Star Tours the moment soft openings in Florida occured. (we also have a Little Mermaid review that we are holding until either a public soft opening occurs or another major web site or newspaper breaks the embargo - we like to play fair).
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    Re: Star Tours: The Adventures Continue Views and Reviews

    Cant wait untill I can afford a trip to disneyland again, And then I can wait and ride the new star tours!
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    Re: Star Tours: The Adventures Continue Views and Reviews

    Looks great!

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    Re: Star Tours: The Adventures Continue Views and Reviews

    Quote Originally Posted by Dustysage View Post
    they made the decision to let guests in the Anaheim castmember preview take pictures. At no time was anyone in the Anaheim preview asked to put cameras away or not to post them, and we asked multiple suits working the attraction if we could post our reviews of the attraction and photos of the queue.
    That's interesting. I was told to put my camera (IPhone 4) away three times by three different CMs/suits durning the afternoon preview. I wonder what changed. Maybe they thought I was taking video and didn't want that to yet out. Hmmm...




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    Re: Star Tours: The Adventures Continue Views and Reviews

    I can't wait until I go in August!
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    As a film student who has taken 3-D aesthetics classes, I thought I'd chime in on the technology being used. The "new" anaglyph technology being used is most likely a Dolby 3-D-type system. If you've been to one of their theaters, you'd know they utilize the "metallic" anaglyph system but still keep the natural colors of the film. Also, it's a popular misconception that the 1950s used red and blue glasses! The technology used then was a less sophisticated version used in Captain EO, Magic Journeys, etc. that weren't digital but two synched projectors. Little history for ya!

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    Re: Star Tours: The Adventures Continue Views and Reviews

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDude View Post
    That's interesting. I was told to put my camera (IPhone 4) away three times by three different CMs/suits durning the afternoon preview. I wonder what changed. Maybe they thought I was taking video and didn't want that to yet out. Hmmm...
    That may have been the case. I entered the show building with my camera, in my hands, in full view after seeing many others ahead of me doing the same. I was not asked to put it away once. After seeing about 3 to 4 others taking flash pictures I got the impression that the policy was not in effect. This could have been for a number of reasons. But my thought was that it was because the ride had already soft opened to the public in Florida and is nearly identical.

    I was also very careful not to take pictures that would give too much away as this is something that you really need to see first hand.
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    Re: Star Tours: The Adventures Continue Views and Reviews

    My only question about the newly revamped Star Tours is...

    Did Disney keep that wonderful black lady who gives us the spiel right before boarding, with her funky hair style and warm smile???

    She was classic!

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    Re: Star Tours: The Adventures Continue Views and Reviews

    Quote Originally Posted by cruisedude4 View Post
    As a film student who has taken 3-D aesthetics classes, I thought I'd chime in on the technology being used. The "new" anaglyph technology being used is most likely a Dolby 3-D-type system. If you've been to one of their theaters, you'd know they utilize the "metallic" anaglyph system but still keep the natural colors of the film. Also, it's a popular misconception that the 1950s used red and blue glasses! The technology used then was a less sophisticated version used in Captain EO, Magic Journeys, etc. that weren't digital but two synched projectors. Little history for ya!
    Uh... Anaglyph is the term for the colored 3D glasses (usually red/blue). The "metallic" glasses you refer to (not sure what you mean by metallic) are polarized lenses (Real D and the "regular" Disneyland 3D attractions, for example). To the naked eye, there's no difference between the left and right lenses of those glasses.
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    Re: Star Tours: The Adventures Continue Views and Reviews

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    So where does Boba Fett fit into all of this from what I've heard you can only see Vador, Yoda, Leia and Acbar (and jar jar for a second)

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    Re: Star Tours: The Adventures Continue Views and Reviews

    Quote Originally Posted by simba View Post
    Uh... Anaglyph is the term for the colored 3D glasses (usually red/blue). The "metallic" glasses you refer to (not sure what you mean by metallic) are polarized lenses (Real D and the "regular" Disneyland 3D attractions, for example). To the naked eye, there's no difference between the left and right lenses of those glasses.
    While the lens was metallic and you couldn't tell if it was red or blue by looking at it, you could if you closed one eye. Also, when I took the glasses off, the screen was a jumble of red and blue lines. Just like in the anaglyph photos I take at home (I'm a 3D hobbyist). They glasses do look very expensive. And they are much more comfortable than the ones used in all the other 3D films.
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    Re: Star Tours: The Adventures Continue Views and Reviews

    It's probably safe to say they have a new system in place which will allows Disney to change/add scenes or storylines as needed in the distant future for future updates right?

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    Re: Star Tours: The Adventures Continue Views and Reviews

    However, it shouldn't take long for the average passholder to see all of the variations (it took us just 4 rides to see all 2 beginnings, 3 middles, and 3 endings).
    When they said there are 54 possible combinations, it sounded great, but the bottom line is, there are only 11 different things to see. I appreciate the attempt to change it up, but I can imagine riding it dozens of times, being familiar with all the different scenes, and at that point 54 combinations are no big deal. I don't mean to deflate the balloon, I'm sure it is great, I'm sure I'll love it, I even still liked the old one. I'm not saying they shouldn't point out the fact that it has 54 combinations, but I'm just saying it raises peoples' expectations somewhat.

    They made a big deal about the different combinations of Indiana Jones, but beyond the 3 differences in the entry hall, I don't see much, if any difference. Yes, the new ST has different scenes, yes they should do what they can to make it repeatable, but when you say there are 54 different combinations, I think people would be disappointed to realize that you can see all the scenes in just 4 rides. It makes it sound like it would take 54 rides to see it all, but that's not the case. Maybe 54 rides to see all the 'combinations', but that's not the important thing to most people.

    One last question, is this a Harry Potter killer? Or even close? If they made a whole Star Wars land, then maybe they could compete with WWOHP.
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    Re: Star Tours: The Adventures Continue Views and Reviews

    Guys, if Dusty says they asked several suits if it was ok to take photos, we have to believe him.

    MiceAge frowns upon any violation of Disney rules. If they were not allowed to take photos, they wouldn't have taken them (and I can almost 100% guarentee that someone working the attraction would have told them to put their cameras away if they weren't allowed to be out).

    This website has been the go-to place for info for many, many years. MiceAge never took or released any photos of Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage when it was in CM previews...why would they go against the rules now?

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    Re: Star Tours: The Adventures Continue Views and Reviews

    Quote Originally Posted by goldenstate5 View Post
    Apparently it's four and a half to five minutes.
    That's not too bad, considering the old one was about three and a half to four minutes.

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