Orlando, Fla. - As guests board their Starspeeders at Star Tours – The Adventures Continue in both Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World and Disneyland park, they will find that several new adventures await them.
The first additions to the attraction are inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the latest film in the Star Wars saga that will be opening in theaters on December 15, 2017. Riders will now see new interstitial scenes featuring characters from the latest trilogy as well as a new scene where they find that are in the middle of an epic battle that takes place on the planet of Crait, which we got a first glimpse of in the first Star Wars: The Last Jedi teaser trailer.
But the most noteworthy change is when your Star Tours journey ends you land unexpectedly on a planet that can be found in the outermost rim of the Star Wars galaxy, an unexplored planet in the Star Wars saga known as Batuu which guests will explore when Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opens at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland in 2019.
To give riders and explorers a better idea of what they will find on this new planet, Scott Trowbridge, Portfolio Creative Executive at Walt Disney Imagineering, shared a bit of the history of Batuu on the Disney Parks Blog.
“This remote outpost on the galaxy’s edge was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes, but its prominence was bypassed by the rise of hyperspace travel. Now home to those who prefer to stay out of the mainstream, it has become a thriving port for smugglers, rogue traders and adventurers traveling between the frontier and uncharted space. It’s also a convenient safe haven for those intent on avoiding the expanding reach of the First Order. While Batuu may be new to us, it is clearly already familiar to many characters from the Star Wars saga as a stepping off point for epic adventures.”
The Star Tours – The Adventures Continue updates are expected to be the first of many new additions to debut at Walt Disney World and Disneyland to give us a glimpse into what the world of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will be like when it opens in 2019.
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