Star Tours debuted on this day in 1987


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This is Captain Rex, from the cockpit, as he appeared in Star Tours in 1992

This is Captain Rex, from the cockpit, as he appeared in Star Tours in 1992

A long time ago… Star Tours took flight at Disneyland with a 60 hour party! It was on this day in 1987 that Guests were first able to hop aboard a Starspeeder 3000 for an exhilarating trip to Endor, even if that meant waiting in a line which stretched from Tomorrowland, down Main Street, and past the Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln theater. The new attraction replaced Adventure Thru Inner Space, and rather than inner space, would now blast off Guests to outer space. Although the lines for the popular new thrill ride subsided throughout the sixty hours, Guests were also able to enjoy such things as the new Captain EO 3-D film, eat at the all new Big Thunder Barbecue, enjoy the new Golden Horseshoe Jamboree stage show, or get caught up in the upbeat Totally Minnie parade. Although the new updated Star Tours: The Adventures Continue debuted five years ago, here are some of my photos I took back when the original was just five years old.

 

This is what Star Tours looked like in 1992, notice CircleVision at the right, which would alternate 360 degree movies "American Journeys" and "Wonders of China"

This is what Star Tours looked like in 1992, notice CircleVision at the right, which would alternate 360 degree movies “American Journeys” and “Wonders of China” would alternate each day.

When Star Tours opened in 1987, Captain Rex piloted the Starspeeder until C-3PO took over the duties in 2011. Rex was voiced by Paul Rubens, better known as Pee-Wee Herman

When Star Tours opened in 1987, Captain Rex piloted the Starspeeder until C-3PO took over the duties in 2011. Rex was voiced by Paul Rubens, better known as Pee-Wee Herman

 

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