New destinations from “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” will be added to Star Tours later this year, Disney announced Wednesday.
To mark the release of the ninth film in the main “Star Wars” series on Dec. 20, that same day, new characters and planets from the movie will become part of Star Tours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The update will also be coming to the versions of Star Tours at Disneyland in Anaheim, Tokyo Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris.
“We’ll be sharing more details in the future, but for now I just wanted to say how super-excited we are that Star Tours – The Adventures Continue is continuing to live up to its name,” Tom Fitzgerald of Walt Disney Imagineering wrote on the Disney Parks Blog.
The only new locale mentioned is Kef Bir, the ocean moon seen in the trailers for “The Rise of Skywalker.”
After Star Tours first opened at Disneyland in 1987 and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 1989, the ride went decades without major changes. In 2011, the new Star Tours — The Adventures Continue debuted on both coasts with high-definition screens and the addition of a randomized ride sequence that mixed together different opening sequences and planets.
The updates continued in 2015, when the planet of Jakku from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was added. In November 2017, sequences from the planet Crait seen in “The Last Jedi” as well as another from Batuu, the planet that provides the setting for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, became available.
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