In recap, the museum was pretty cool to check out, though they certainly held back a lot of costumes and props. I went to another exhibit in San Diego in 2000 and another one in Brooklyn NY that had so much more. But again, this exhibit is absolutely FREE so you can't really complain about that!
Wouldn't it be cool if some of this was displayed on the top floor of the Starcade? I think that would be quite popular and at least the X-Wing hanging overhead would fit right in.
The museum closed at 5pm and we saw all there was to see. It was time to head back to Anaheim to part our separate ways. Or was it? Disneyland was just down the 5 freeway so what better way to end a Star Wars day than with Star Tours -- the ultimate Star Wars adventure?
My TRON shoes' first trip to Disneyland.
Last time, the cove bar was closed! But not tonite! That made Mousercise happy.
This Harp beer made me happy.
We had an order of Crab Cakes and the BBQ Chicken Pizza. The crab cakes were yummy but not the best I've had, but for $11, they're a pretty decent size! The BBQ Chicken Pizza description notes only Chicken and BBQ sauce. Well, maybe we should have asked anyway because it was filled with red onions too!
After some food and drink, we headed to CA' Screamin for the single rider line. Only waited about 5 minutes, while standby was 30 minutes.
A view of the sunwheel from the cove bar.
Then it was back to Disneyland! Well, Star Tours was absolutely packed. As was Buzz Lightyear and of course Space Mountain. So what did we do?
The theater was suprisingly packed! So maybe that's why this show remains perfectly in tact. But was it as good as the first time I saw this back at EPCOT?
No, it was pretty bad. I miss Captain Eo even more after watching this borefest. And the rats air tube didn't work on my seat and neither did the dog slobber. Maybe that's a good thing.
Then it was off to the Matterhorn that only had a 20 minute wait! Left side was the way to go! Sorry, didn't take any pictures but I snapped a few of Innoventions!
After the thrilling ride down the slopes of the Matterhorn, we noticed that Fantasyland was now roped off for the fireworks. Hmmm... maybe they shouldn't have fireworks on the castle if this meant rides would be closed off like this? Off to Big Thunder, which looked like a long wait but was actually just 15-20 minutes standby.
Mousercise tried the goat-trick for the first time but somehow it didn't work too well. Maybe we're doing it wrong?
Indiana Jones Adventure standby had a 30 minute wait but it was actually only 15-20 minutes. It's good to go on rides during the fireworks!
Indiana Jones Adventure was still fun... but what's up with Sallah's voice in the queue film? Did they redo it? It's almost... cartoon-like. Anybody have the answer to that?
Other than that, the rats screen effect was working just fine! Yay!
And finally... time for what we set out to do from the beginning. Star Tours! 25 minute wait? No problem.
The alternate queue was packed earlier in the evening, is now starting to empty out.
Maybe the lights keep this boy's face warm?
Lost Minnie Mouse balloon!
Ah, I just love this queue. It really brings me into the world of Star Wars with these familiar droids.
The screen at least has been updated since the late 80s.
How it would be great to go on these other adventures wouldn't it?
40 per cabin!
Riding the ride, Captain Rex had all of his working lights on, audio was good, movement was still great... even the screen and movement of the ride was still a-ok. It's no wonder why Star Tours hasn't changed a bit since its opening 20 years ago...it's still popular just the same.
But let's hope that something new is in its future!
And with that, it's time to go home. Thanks for reading! BRRRR THE END!