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I.E., CA Star Tours: The Adventures Continue

Discussion in 'Pacific Regional Discussion' started by LordMarduk, Jan 31, 2011.

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  1. LordMarduk

    LordMarduk Jedi Knight star 2

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    May 20th is the opening day
     
  2. han-shot-first

    han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda star 4 VIP

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    [face_dancing] We're so there! Do I hear an IEFF get together in May for STAR TOURS?[face_thinking]
     
  3. LordMarduk

    LordMarduk Jedi Knight star 2

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    I hope they don't push the opening day
     
  4. HanChewie

    HanChewie Jedi Padawan star 4

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    If I think about it, the opening is in conjuction with Disneyworld not Disneyland. I could be wrong.:rolleyes:
     
  5. han-shot-first

    han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda star 4 VIP

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    You may be correct Sandy. I'm going to see what I can find out and post it here so stay tuned! Great to see you here by the way![:D]
     
  6. ManaByte

    ManaByte Chosen One star 5

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    May 20th is the opening day in FLORIDA. They haven't announced the opening day for Anaheim yet and can't announce it until Disney decides on what day the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides red carpet will take place at the resort. However, it will probably open earlier in the month than the 20th. Florida is just opening theirs on the 20th to coincide with Star Wars weekends.
     
  7. han-shot-first

    han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda star 4 VIP

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    Interesting [face_thinking]
     
  8. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    There's a rumor of May 10 for our park, but that's also depending on when the Little Mermaid ride decides to open.
     
  9. han-shot-first

    han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda star 4 VIP

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    I'm soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo there! Speaking of mermaids...

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  10. ManaByte

    ManaByte Chosen One star 5

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    Official opening day is June 3rd for Star Tours.
    http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/02/from-under-the-sea-to-galaxies-far-far-away-opening-dates-are-set-for-a-soundsational-summer-at-disneyland-resort/
     
  11. LordMarduk

    LordMarduk Jedi Knight star 2

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    I cant wait for this ride to open it will even have a new cast Vader and stormtrooper, skyroopers, Boba Fett, Yoda, Admiral Ackbar, Even Princess Liea and Chewie..

    I wonder how they will work the princess part??? may use a cut scene from a New Hope??
     
  12. han-shot-first

    han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda star 4 VIP

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    Okay kiddies! June 3rd as you know is the official public opening of Star Tours. I, meaning me...as your your fearless leader will be attending the festivities with my Wifey and nephew all IEFF members to support the grand opening. I wanted to see who might be able to join us for the day or part of the day?


    We will definitely be doing a group ride on the 26th for SW Day, so if you can't make it on the 3rd, we'll hopefully see you with us on the 26th. Either way it'll be a blast i'm sure!


    Please post / contact me to let me know you want to go on the 3rd for opening day so we can cordinate :)
     
  13. han-shot-first

    han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda star 4 VIP

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    So the Wifey and I went to Disneyland on Sunday. We went over to Star Tours (Which is still boarded up)and you couldn't see anything there. We did however go into the star trader store and they've totally revamped the place including putting the X-Wing in there for great viewing. Enjoy the pics :)

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    Lookie lookie!

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    The new star trader store...awesome!
     
  14. ewokfilmmaker87

    ewokfilmmaker87 Jedi Youngling

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    the new star trader store is awesome, been waiting a long time for them to revamp star tours, cant wait to see it
     
  15. han-shot-first

    han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda star 4 VIP

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    Go here: http://apps.facebook.com/startourspassport/passports/choose_theme

    You gotta have a facebook acct before you can access this link. This is the best thing ever this week [face_laugh]


    I've got several of these to take with me to the opening day of star tours! Get yours today!
     
  16. RUjedi

    RUjedi Jedi Knight star 1

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    Planning on taking the family there on opening day. Will be with my son on May 31st. Won AP sneak preview passes.
     
  17. han-shot-first

    han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda star 4 VIP

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    [face_dancing] Thats super awesome indeed! The wifey and I are going with our nephew on opening day. I believe Allen is stopping by too! Make sure to get your limited edition star tours passport to get stamped showing opening day. You can get that through the link I posted above!


    Go here for a sneek peek video: http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/05/disney-parks-blog-readers-among-first-to-experience-star-tours-at-disneyland-park/?CMP=SOC-DLRUSENFY11DLR_SocMedBFB0022
     
  18. han-shot-first

    han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda star 4 VIP

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    Okay folks! Went to the opening day of Star Tours and wow wee wow wee it was awesome! Here's a few pics of some limited items I snagged as well as some pics from the day. We waited THREE hours to ride ST but it was worth every minute! The ride now in 3D and is alot smoother! The crowds were full of excitement and the wait paid off as they updated the ride in several ways. You could tell the folks loved it! The 3D (which I don't like at the movies) made the ride seem more real and so so choppy and rough. The updates all the way around were totally awesome!

    As we were getting in line we ran into a friend of mine William and his wife Claudia and friend Julia. This really helped the line move. We got to sit in the front row and the rest is history! The whole ship was cheering as we got in, as we were traveling, and as it ended! This was an A+ ride all the way around. Being that there's 54 separate ways to ride, cant wait to see what's next! At the end of the ride we got our Star Tours Passports stamped, very cool! Enjoy these pics!

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    Goodies from opening day I acquired!


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    The lines and waiting in line...all smiles!


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    We made it up front so we thought. Still had one more hour to go!


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    A few pics from inside the ride!


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    After we rode, we got our Star Tours Passport we made on Facebook, stamped showing the day we rode, awesome!


    Here's the rest of the pics from the day, enjoy: http://s176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/ieffphotoalbum/2011-Fun-Things-We-Do/Star-Tours-Opening-Day-6-11/#!cpZZ1QQtppZZ24
     
  19. HanChewie

    HanChewie Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Those pics were great. Glad you all a lot of fun. I know someday we will go on this ride. I'm glad the wait is well worth it.
     
  20. han-shot-first

    han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda star 4 VIP

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    Maybe you guys can come to star wars day at disneyland on the 26th?[:D]
     
  21. HanChewie

    HanChewie Jedi Padawan star 4

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    So sorry but can not afford it and Bill has to work that day. Since our son moved home, we are just getting by with what Bill makes. Our son still has not found another job yet. Being broke sucks!
     
  22. han-shot-first

    han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda star 4 VIP

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    Sorry to hear about that and yes being broke does suck! we'll be thinking of you guys in spirit![:D]
     
  23. RUjedi

    RUjedi Jedi Knight star 1

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    Planning on being there on the 26th. Didn't make it to opening day. We ended going on it Tuesday before the offical opening. The crowds looked horrendous.
     
  24. han-shot-first

    han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda star 4 VIP

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    Awesome! We'll have to meet up for sure! The crowd was long but they had it moving quite well. We had friends to talk with so it was good. Plus the folks who were there were all there for the same thing, as in for the ride (hard core fans, ha ha)!:D
     
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