Blast Off to a Galaxy Far, Far Away on Star Tours: The Adventure Continues

If you've ever wanted to visit Naboo, Hoth, or even Tatooine you can board a Starspeeder 1000 at Disney's Hollywood Studios and take a thrilling ride on Star Tours: The Adventure Continues.

This fan-favorite attraction based on the Star Wars universe opened on December 15, 1989 and went through a major overhaul in 2011.

The updated Star Tours: The Adventure Continues features 3D technology, unique storylines, and an expanded universe of characters and ride scenarios that are based on all six of the current Star Wars movies. (Let's hope they add adventures from Episode VII once it arrives in theaters!)

R2-D2 in the queue of Star Tours: The Adventure ContinuesR2-D2 in the queue of Star Tours: The Adventure Continues

Guests arriving at Star Tours will find themselves on the forest moon of Endor, which is home to the Ewok village and a towering AT-AT. You'll make your way through a Rebel bunker and then find yourself queued inside the Star Tours spaceport where everyone's favorite droids R2-D2 and C3PO are working on a Starspeeder 1000.

C3-PO in the queue of Star ToursC3-PO in the queue of Star Tours

The queue, which is full of projection screens, scanners, and other droids, weaves guests through "customs" and "baggage screening" (you are after all taking a trip!). You'll pick up your 3D glasses and continue on to your "departure gate."

After watching the pre-board instructions on an overhead screen, guests are then permitted to board their Starspeeder 1000 for their journey.

The boarding area on Star Tours: The Adventure ContinuesThe boarding area on Star Tours: The Adventure Continues

Once you're seated in the Starspeeder 1000, C-3PO must take control of the ship after a several mishaps cause the ship to "launch." In true Star Wars fashion the ship is intercepted by the Empire and C-3PO decides to take the Starspeeder on an adventure through the galaxy.

And as an extra bonus, one of the guests on the ship just might be the Rebel spy. While the spy isn't always a passenger on the Starspeeder (sometimes an image of a generic person or alien will appear on the screen instead), the Alliance will speak to the passengers and let them know that they must transport the Rebel spy to safety, which in turn will choose the final destination of the ship.

Destinations and adventures include a pod race on Tatooine, a battle with AT-AT's on Hoth, a ride through Hyperspace to Naboo, and maybe even a trip inside the Death Star before a battle with Boba Fett.

Will you defeat Darth Vader on Star Tours?Will you defeat Darth Vader on Star Tours?

There are more than 50 story combinations on Star Tours: The Adventure Continues so you never know where you might visit or who you might encounter in your mission to deliver the Rebel spy to safety.

Once the ride is over and you disembark the Starspeeder, you'll have a chance to visit Tatooine Traders and pick up some Star Wars merchandise.

Have you ever been the Rebel spy on Star Tours: The Adventure Continues? Leave us a message and let us know what you love about this attraction.

Thanks to Sam Howzit for use of his photos from Creative Commons on Flickr!

Kristen K. wrote on Mon, 05/19/2014 - 12:29:

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This ride is so much fun and I love it even more during Star Wars Weekends!

Deb Spy wrote on Mon, 05/19/2014 - 23:04:

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I have been the Rebel Spy! It made the trip to Naboo even more thrilling for me. One year later, my husband bought me the Rebel Spy shirt to help keep the memory alive. Going back in November...maybe I will be the Rebel Spy again!!!

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