I think this partly just Lucas protecting his product. As a filmmaker, he's at the forefront of technological innovation and he doesn't wasn’t his universe associated with an aging simulator ride (albeit a great one).
The new version is bound to be all-digital with in-ride effects and nods to ALL episodes of the Star Wars saga.
So relations with Lucas on a better footing now Eisner is out of the picture - next up Pixar!
if we revamp WDW, my guess is that our show will be revamped as well within 6-12 months IF the update is received well by the public.
Good point, but the show has been running longer at Disneyland. And Disneyland has more repeat guests than MGM. And the repeat guests come a lot more often than MGM. And it isn't MGM that will always be changing as long as there is inspiration left in the world. Walt said that about Disneyland. So when people complain they want the old one back, it would be better to have it debut in Disneyland so they can say "Hey Walt himself said Disneyland will always be changing, get over it".
P.S. Outside of MiceAge and the other Disney sites, information about the theme parks is sketchy if you havent' noticed.
Coming Soon.net site is a movie based website, they aren't as likely to be familiar with theme parks or which attractions are cloned where.
The author probably just doesn't realize that Star Tours is a staple attraction of every Disney "Magic Kingdom" park outside Florida... DL-CA, TDL and DLP.
Does anybody know why it's not in PHASE I of HKDL? Perhaps Star Wars movies are too controversial in China? Have they ever been released there? They are about a bunch of revolutionaries overthrowing an evil empire. Have the censors in Mainland China ever allowed the movie into China, does anybody know?
THANK GOD!!! Ive been waiting over 6 years for this announcement(im not kidding either)!!!!!!
MGM has already been set up for the new Star Tours. They converted their gift shop with a tatooine themed and call it "tatooine traders' or something now and they've already been selling Star Tour II merchandise for years now...like they have a pin that says "Tatooine Express" and its gold and red instead of blue and silver.