Star Tours II 3D Details
Tom Fitzgerald, Executive VP & Senior Creative Executive for Walt Disney Imagineering, posted an article on the official Disney Parks Blog yesterday offering some details about the upcoming Star Tours II 3D.
The attraction is currently undergoing a several-month overhaul at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts. Along with a few photos of the new droid host and pilot, he offers some insight on the timeline of the new story.
- The storyline is now set between the two trilogies, so the project’s working title within WDI is “Star Tours 3.5”
- Since the timeline puts the new attraction earlier than the original Star Tours (which was referred to as 6.5, since it took place after Episode IV), and older model of the Starspeeder is required. As such, the Starspeeder 3000 is replaced with the Starspeeder 1000.
- The new Starspeeder 1000 is piloted by an all new character called “Ace”, who is a model AC-38 (see photo below). REX from the original attraction is being retired.
- A new spokesbot droid called “Aly San San” (whose voice will be brought to you by Allison Janney) will greet guests in the Star Tours terminal queue area. See a photo of “her” below too.