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    Anything new for Star Tours?

    Star Tours is a great attraction, but has been showing its age for awhile now. Anyone know if it will be getting any new "trips" or changes in the future to Star Tours?

    I heard rumors that there were plans for some changes around the time of the release of The Phantom Menace back in 1999. Nothing has really changed, except for the Tatooine Traders gift shop.

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    It at least needs a rehab but will prob not get one. Maybe something new for the next movie and SW Weekends!!!!
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    I heard a "rumor" that lucas wants disney to spend money to upgrade the simulators for his next movie.... so we may see a new profile before a new movie.....

    (probably in the near future when disney gets a new sponsor for the ride it will happen..)

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    Is Energizer still the sponsor... Maybe Lucas Ranch or Lucasfilm Ltd needs to sponsor it!
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    There was a rumor of trips to Hoth, Is that Possible anyone?

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    I've heard noting about it... I know that there is LED display that states that STs will be going to different planets, but that has been there since the attraction opened.
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    It would be awsome if Lucas and the imagineers came up with a new Ride Concept the simulators are old school and i dont think a new movie will help it. What about something like Stormrider in TDS

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    I had posted this idea on MousePad a couple of years ago. I think it could still be done.
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    Here's an idea I had brewing for awhile:

    IMPERIAL STAR TOURS

    Based on the period between "Empire Strikes Back" and "Jedi".

    Marquee idea: The happy Star Tours logo has been overshadowed by a large corporate marquee saying, "New Imperial Star Tours". The building's color scheme would be composed of darker menacing hues.

    Queue ideas:

    1. When you enter, CM's would be dressed in Imperial Costumes and their demeanor would rival Jafar's snobbery. They would be kind and helpful just not smiling as much.

    2. As you walk in, C3-PO and R2 tell us the story of how they were captured and now service the Empire, just not very well. We see them mess things up on occasion.

    3. The Calamari men in the booth are now being guarded by Stormtrooper animatronics. The large screen now touts a glorified propaganda piece about a trip to Coruscant to view the Empire's growing might in the universe.

    4. The Droid room would be rehabbed to be a section starring Jabba. He has been nicely accommodated in one of the Empire's guest suites. We see a large animatronic Jabba, that really need not move very much, Disney would love that idea, with Bib Fortuna speaking to the guests and Salacious Crumb laughing at guests from time to time...

    5. The flashing wall with the droid silouhettes would be his droid torture room.

    6. Above we would see baskets on conveyor belts carrying edibles for Jabba's lunch.

    7. We are flanked on one side by the Emperor's Royal guard who need not speak but move from time to time.

    8. We are escorted to watch the pre-flight film. The film still stars the tea-cup Lady but she has now been given an Empire propaganda script which she is unfamiliar with and doesn't agree with. From time to time she is urged on by a stormtrooper and is joined by an Imperial commander who is monitoring her every word.

    9. The safety film is filled with Empire supporting characters: bounty hunters, aliens, guards etc.

    10. At the end of the film, she tells us to enjoy your ride despite being political prisoners. She gives us a reassuring wink - a hint for things to come.

    The Ride:
    11. The Starspeeder now has an animatronic Tie Fighter pilot, all in black from "A New Hope", commanding it.

    12. The smaller screen shows a random R2 unit piloting your ship. Seconds into launch, the smaller screen to the right shows R2D2 deactivating the other R2 unit and taking over the flight controls by discarding the other R2 unit.

    13. The Tie fighter pilot slumps over after being hit by a laser blast. A pilot appears on the smaller screen saying that the Rebellion has taken the shuttle over and now every one is now asked to participate in a secret mission designed by Princess Leia to locate and destroy a secret Imperial weapon of destruction hidden within the city of Coruscant.

    14. The flight continues with a chase by Imperial Tie Fighters, Interceptors and a shuttle. We weave through Coruscant.

    15. We become surrounded by the Empire and all seems lost when we are saved by laser blasts from nowhere. The Millenium Falcon, piloted by Chewie, appears and escorts us to a secret launch pad. We destroy the secret base housing an enormous skeletal replica of the Death Star which is not yet finished.

    16. We blast into lightspeed to escape. We land to be greeted in the docking bay by a rag tag collection of Rebel supporters who all tell us they couldn't have done it without us etc.

    The Exit:

    17. Hearing the throne room march from the end of "A New Hope", we exit into a rebel base complete with its gift shop.

    My idea for this rehab needs only minor adjustments to the existing ride. No structural rennovations are needed. Jabba would be the only major money factor.

    It would keep the ride in line with the sequence of the films.

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    I like ur idea, but I think they should update it with stuff from the prequels, maybe make each ride a different planet and experience!!!
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