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  • Star Tours Closing for 1 Year Rehab & GMR News

    I've just been informed that Star Tours will be closing soon (supposedly within the next 6 months) for a one year rehab that will totally refresh the attraction. When it reopens you can expect:

    Newly Refurbished Simulators
    New Special Effects
    New 3-D HD Video Screens
    New Animatronics
    A New Story Encompassing All Six Films

    Star Wars Fans don't worry though, as the addition of a Star Wars Scene to the Great Movie Ride is imminent, and hopefully will be open before the rehab on Star Tours begins.

    Let's see what happens!
    -Bill

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    Re: Star Tours Closing for 1 Year Rehab & GMR News

    Thanks for the info Bill. Sounds awesome.

    I'd also assume that Disneyland's Star Tours will soon be closed as well.

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    • #3
      Re: Star Tours Closing for 1 Year Rehab & GMR News

      Yup, posted it there too... though Disneyland is getting a lot more Star Wars stuff in all of Tomorrowland as far as I know.
      -Bill

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        Re: Star Tours Closing for 1 Year Rehab & GMR News

        Excellent! And...........



        Originally posted by Bill View Post
        the addition of a Star Wars Scene to the Great Movie Ride is imminent, and hopefully will be open before the rehab on Star Tours begins.
        ............that's quick.
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          Re: Star Tours Closing for 1 Year Rehab & GMR News

          Say bye bye to Alien.
          -Bill

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            Re: Star Tours Closing for 1 Year Rehab & GMR News

            Originally posted by Bill View Post
            Say bye bye to Alien.
            What??!??!? That was the one good part of that entire stupid ride!!!
            I am grateful... grapefruit! ~ Bjork (upon winning Best International Female Artist at the BRIT Awards)
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            Founding Member of the BA!

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              Re: Star Tours Closing for 1 Year Rehab & GMR News

              Originally posted by Bill View Post
              Say bye bye to Alien.
              Wait, while I wipe away my insincere tears...........

              .........they're gone. Proceed!

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                Re: Star Tours Closing for 1 Year Rehab & GMR News

                Someone who posts here had mentioned (a couple of months back or more) that it would be closing for the refurb. Glad it's finally happening!
                Denise

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                Originally posted by TDLFAN
                I think it will give more pipping pervs the reason needed to go parasailing
                on Bay Lake.

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                • #9
                  Re: Star Tours Closing for 1 Year Rehab & GMR News

                  Yes! This is great news! I didn't expect for it to be closing so quickly.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Star Tours Closing for 1 Year Rehab & GMR News

                    *gets cup of water*

                    *flick flick*

                    *wipes eyes*

                    lol closest i'll get to tears about alien leaving

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                      Re: Star Tours Closing for 1 Year Rehab & GMR News

                      I'll gladly trade the alien section for Star Wars. It had become real dull for me.

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                        Originally posted by Bill View Post
                        Say bye bye to Alien.
                        Good I never liked that part of the ride. I also hope they do something with the Tarzan section, I always thought that part was lame especially after did their own Tarzan movie. The rest of it I actually like especially the Wizard of Oz room. But I wouldn't mind if certain parts of the ride were updated (just not replaced entirely).

                        Originally posted by Chernabog View Post
                        What??!??!? That was the one good part of that entire stupid ride!!!
                        Really....Oh well to each his own I guess. To me the Alien section looked cheap like something you might find at Universal.
                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwwdFhJWDK0

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                          Originally posted by Disney Magic View Post

                          Really....Oh well to each his own I guess. To me the Alien section looked cheap like something you might find at Universal.
                          I actually always did like the Alien section but being a huge Star Wars fan, I'll take that over Alien any day. I still think the Fantasmic scene is the one in most need of being replaced.

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                            Re: Star Tours Closing for 1 Year Rehab & GMR News

                            Originally posted by cyre View Post
                            *gets cup of water*

                            *flick flick*

                            *wipes eyes*
                            Now that's going above and beyond the call of duty!

                            Method acting at it's finest!

                            Have an Oscar.......!

                            )


                            Originally posted by kirbilicious View Post
                            I actually always did like the Alien section but being a huge Star Wars fan, I'll take that over Alien any day. I still think the Fantasmic scene is the one in most need of being replaced.
                            There's hardly any room in that area is there?
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                              Re: Star Tours Closing for 1 Year Rehab & GMR News

                              In fariness Universal aren't cheap, they're just not good. (nah I do like Universal but it will never touch Disney). I hate the GMR full stop, the concept, the so-easily-outdatedness, I just hate it. I'd rather them rip the thing out and replace it with Cinemagique (I think many who have been on both mihgt agree with me there)

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