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Episode 861 - Star Tours II

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Mike Newell, Mike Scopa & Fred Hazleton


  • Episode 861 - Star Tours II

  • Today, we discuss the upcoming opening of the new Star Tours II attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios. We talk about what we know to expect, and what we'd like and not like to see.
  • Star Tours 2 information and news

  • Running Time: 28:41

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Other improvements I would like
Authored by: AquaViola on Friday, April 08 2011 @ 04:28 AM CDT
I would like to see some improvements taken from the StormRider in Tokyo Disney Sea. At the moment, the doors close to form bulkheads. However, in the Stormrider, there are windows in the bulkheads, and so you can see what is going past - you are not just limited to the front screen.

Also, there are some additional effects in the StormRider - at one stage, something enters into the cabin, as it crashes into the shuttle.
Episode 861 - Star Tours II
Authored by: TriSec13 on Friday, April 08 2011 @ 07:25 AM CDT
Complete Miss.

The revamp needs to be an interactive walk-through of the "Star Wars Wookie Christmas Special". Completely unappreciated in the canon, IMHO.

(Actually, firing the video out of a cannon would be an improvement.)

Episode 861 - Star Tours II
Authored by: ErwinM on Thursday, April 14 2011 @ 06:13 AM CDT
If the different ride experiences are a combination of 3 or 4 different destinations out of the 8 or so possible planets, I want to see them strung together well. There need to be believable transitions between locations -- either customized for each start/destination possibility, or generic in a way that doesn't sound bad. (Of course, this being Star Wars, some cheesiness of dialogue is expected.) But don't make it look and sound like a cheap clip show.

Oh, and Newell: remember that in the original, the trip to Endor wasn't supposed to be any sort of great adventure, hence the pre-show setup pointing to "just a routine flight". Things Went Horribly Wrong, of course, or it wouldn't have been a Disney ride.
Episode 861 - Star Tours II
Authored by: bigD on Thursday, April 14 2011 @ 11:30 AM CDT
Great to hear fred on the podcast! Can't wait to ride it!