On May 27th, 1977 I saw the first Star Wars film in my local movie theater. (Of course, now that film is known as Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.) I freely admit to feeling quite discombobulated with each prequel, sequel and “special edition” that followed. What once was the first movie is now the fourth…? You get the idea. Maybe my dilemma is generational; I think I tuned out after it was revealed that Darth Vader was Luke’s father. CONVERSELY, I love, love Star Tours, and have been a fan since seeing the original at Disneyland in 1987, and then the Disney World version in 1991. How could anyone resist hapless Rex and his (and therefore our) misadventures?? His wrong turns, overshoots, comet maneuvers, and final Death Star assault made sense to me; I got it. It was because of our attachment to Rex and Star Tours that we visited Disney’s Hollywood Studios on August 14th, 2010, and took our own “Last Tour to Endor”.
Of course, the official decommissioning party was a ticketed event. We did not have admittance to the actual bash, and my son displayed his displeasure for the camera:
But we made our own fun and memories as we rode Star Tours five times that day. I warned them to remember every nuance- just in case there is a Star Tours VI by the time they have their own teens!!
While you’re visiting, please check out the Star Tours 2 Wait Time widget (under my Followers) thanks to touringplans.com .