to be chosen as the rebel spy look for the "no smoking" sign/ readling light bar. that is where the cameras are. stare at them for about 30 seconds during the spiel. without your glasses on is better. sitting on the far outside seats makes it harder to get picked the picture wont be good. try it it seems to work 3 out of 4 times. make a silly face too it helps
Philosophical question: If a Star Tours vehicle is in a forest and nobody is onboard to ride it, is a rebel spy chosen?
Note: There is that little "bing" sound while everyone is getting buckled, indicating the photo.
I was chosen at DL (but not WDW). I was seated towards the middle and I wear glasses.
at disneyland there is the control panel and you can see there is a touchscreen with all the pictures and they have about 5 secs to pic the rebel spy
Personally I am probably the only person who would like to avoid being chosen as a rebel spy. I'm not comfortable with having any attention aimed towards me, especially during an attraction.
Gold Mickey Says....
I want to be picked !
But seriously, this is extremely accurate. The best advice I've seen on it anywhere actually. And being silly can almost guarantee that you will be chosen (provided that no one else is looking more ridiculous than you).
I am the rebel spy
There are sensors in the seats that can determine how much money you have. If you have the most money, and are therefore more likely to buy the "I am the Rebel Spy" pin should you be chosen, they will pick you.
I know it sounds crazy, but the time I was chosen I did buy the pin...
My top tip? Be under ten years of age. You're sure to get picked sooner or later.