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  • #41
    Re: Star Tours: The Adventure Continues Opens 2013,5,7

    We'll be there for the "grand opening" of Star Tours 2.0.

    Having seen the attraction at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, we were planning on skipping it since there are unique things to do (and we assume Star Tours will be incredibly popular over there), but we have 5 days in the parks and those photos of the queue have me convinced that we should do it...

    Anyone know if there will be a ribbon cutting or anything of the sort on May 7th?
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    • #42
      Re: Star Tours: The Adventure Continues Opens 2013,5,7

      WDWFigment: I would give you this advice. Get on line outside the gates TWO hours before park opening if you are going on opening day. When the gates go up and you get in, RUN RUN RUN to Star Tours (down the main street of World Bazaar and take a hard right at West Center Street, which is on the RIGHT in Tokyo). Go right to the attraction and ride it (do not get a FastPass). When you come out, go directly to Monster's Inc. and get a FastPass. Then walk briskly to Pooh's Hunny Hunt and ride it. That should start your day off right and it's the only way (assuming the locals behave the same way they do for Toy Story Mania) that you'll see Star Tours.

      Or you can skip Star Tours and take advantage of the way it's going to suck the opening hour crowds away from Monster's Inc. and Pooh's Hunny Hunt, and just about every other ride in the park.
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      • #43
        Re: Star Tours: The Adventure Continues Opens 2013,5,7

        If you are interested in watching the ceremony I wouldn't go get FPs and ride attractions. I'd go straight to where the ceremony is going to be a wait.

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        • #44
          Re: Star Tours: The Adventure Continues Opens 2013,5,7

          I love what they've done with the first hangar bay of the queue, how the lighting and music seems to sync up with what's currently being displayed on the "Billboard".

          Can't wait to experience it for myself.



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          • #45
            Re: Star Tours: The Adventure Continues Opens 2013,5,7

            I rode it a few times already. The ride is the same, but the pre show area is unique to TDL-it's a half hour loop that you really can't see the whole thing just waiting in line-unless you stand off to the side and watch it like I did.

            TDR always does better. I only wish they did more to the outside to be more Star Wars themed, but you'll still get no complaints from me.

            The hitchhiking droids are great.

            I saw some of the merchandise coming when the ride opens, they have a page in the latest issue of Disney Fan, but I'll be gone by then- oh well, I'll just have to come back in November for my usual trip.

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            • #46
              Re: Star Tours: The Adventure Continues Opens 2013,5,7

              Do they have something else planned for the overflow queue?



              Because Tomorrowland looks a little bit crowded now.



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              • #47
                Re: Star Tours: The Adventure Continues Opens 2013,5,7

                All I can say is... thank goodness the line in the stateside theme parks is only 40 minutes.

                So, how is it? I know it's the same attraction, but Tokyo has been known to provide better quality.
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                • #48
                  Re: Star Tours: The Adventure Continues Opens 2013,5,7

                  Did the showbuilding for Star Tours in TDL always look like that? Cuz this is the first time I've seen it like that and it looks amazing!

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                  • #49
                    Re: Star Tours: The Adventure Continues Opens 2013,5,7

                    Yes that's how the Star Tours building has always looked. And from what I've seen, it is EXACTLY the same ride update the US parks got.

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                    • #50
                      Re: Star Tours: The Adventure Continues Opens 2013,5,7

                      Originally posted by DreamSweetsLove View Post
                      What do you think of the FP location for Star Tours? It was really smart of them to put it out of the way to avoid a bottleneck in that area but it's maybe too close to the lottery area?
                      Where exactly is the FP location? I know my hubby will have to try and get one for our trip in 2 weeks. And what is this lottery???

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                      • #51
                        Re: Star Tours: The Adventure Continues Opens 2013,5,7

                        Originally posted by LizCatMom View Post
                        Where exactly is the FP location? I know my hubby will have to try and get one for our trip in 2 weeks. And what is this lottery???
                        I wouldn't waste getting a FP for Start Tours because the queue is very fast moving checking the time right now it's only forty minutes. Stick with getting FP's for Pooh, Monsters, Splash, etc.

                        The FP machines are outside the lottery building and next to the FP's for Space mountain. Also LizCatMom I noticed in another post you mentioned giving your husband your tickets to get FP's in the morning, just remember you have to enter the park with him to activate the tickets.

                        The lottery building is used to enter a random drawing to be able to see certain shows. Right now you can enter to see OMDII but during the summer for example you can enter to see the castle shows. You just scan your groups tickets together and the machine will print out your tickets if you win.
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                        • #52
                          Re: Star Tours: The Adventure Continues Opens 2013,5,7

                          Originally posted by DreamSweetsLove View Post
                          I wouldn't waste getting a FP for Start Tours because the queue is very fast moving checking the time right now it's only forty minutes. Stick with getting FP's for Pooh, Monsters, Splash, etc.

                          The FP machines are outside the lottery building and next to the FP's for Space mountain. Also LizCatMom I noticed in another post you mentioned giving your husband your tickets to get FP's in the morning, just remember you have to enter the park with him to activate the tickets.

                          The lottery building is used to enter a random drawing to be able to see certain shows. Right now you can enter to see OMDII but during the summer for example you can enter to see the castle shows. You just scan your groups tickets together and the machine will print out your tickets if you win.
                          Thanks for the head's up about that! I can only imagine how annoyed my hubby would have been if he had waited all that time only to discover he would've only been able to get a single FP. Looks like we'll all be in line early, then.

                          Ah, it has been so long since we've seen OMDII and we caught the first show that I don't even remember there being a lottery for it. I was hoping it was some sort of lottery for something NEW! But, I had tried the lottery for Big Band Beat at DisneySea on our most recent trip back in December and was bummed not to have gotten seats. I mean, we've seen it before, but always from the balcony.

                          I will keep watching the wait/standby times for Star Tours just to see if it will be better to get FPs elsewhere (Pooh's Hunny Hunt!)

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                          • #53
                            Re: Star Tours: The Adventure Continues Opens 2013,5,7

                            I can't believe the crowd! Holy crap!

                            I'm betting they're going to move the custom cell-phone-charm seasonal thing out of Cosmic Encounters now because of the crowd.
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                            • #54
                              Re: Star Tours: The Adventure Continues Opens 2013,5,7

                              Has anyone taken a look at the wait times? It looks like the lines are long (thanks, DeepDisney!), but I'm so curious as to wait times after hearing about Toy Story Midway Mania when it first opened.
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                              • #55
                                Re: Star Tours: The Adventure Continues Opens 2013,5,7

                                Originally posted by Esmeralda View Post
                                Has anyone taken a look at the wait times? It looks like the lines are long (thanks, DeepDisney!), but I'm so curious as to wait times after hearing about Toy Story Midway Mania when it first opened.
                                On opening day Star Tours had long moments for the line and short moments, it's really good at eating up crowds and the cast with practice was able to handle the crowd well. Yes, in the morning it was like in the deep picture but around two hours later the line was just barely outside the door and then would get longer again an hour later when people realized the wait was short but nothing like in the morning.
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                                • #56
                                  Re: Star Tours: The Adventure Continues Opens 2013,5,7

                                  I'm not surprised by the crowds. And anyone could see this was going to be a issue with Star Tours re opening. Monsters Inc, Star Tours, One Man's Dream II and Space Mountain are all located in that small space. It was always going to be a concern.
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