I’ve been a regular tourist aboard the Starspeeder 3000 on the ill-fated trip to Endor since my first visit to the Disney Hollywood Studios (nee MGM) in 1994. I’ve ridden the Disneyland and Disney Hollywood Studios versions more times than I can remember. Although we never quite make it to Endor, we always seem to end up safe and sound inside of a Star Wars themed gift shop.
The outside theming for the Walt Disney World version of Star Tours is much more extravagant, although once you are inside the queue, they are pretty much the same. One of the details that escaped me until my 2006 trip…
As you pass under the AT-AT walker in front of the building, you might not notice the enormous foot heading right for you! I can almost imagine that this is what Luke felt like on Hoth. Except that it wasn’t cold, I wasn’t leading Rogue Squadron and I wasn’t defending the Rebel Base against the Imperial ground attack.
Hmmm…maybe I should stop typing right now.
4 thoughts on “Daily Figment 160: Watch Your Step!”
I love love love that area outside Star Tours, especially when I can hear the ewoks at night. 🙂
Ah, Star Tours, can the combination of Lucas and Disney do no wrong in the theme park world? Between Star Tours and the various incarnations of Indy it is a fanboy’s wildest dream. Good thing I am a fanboy, thanks for sharing George!
And please come visit me and my relatives in our little tree house village right next door. Nub Nub.
The last time we were down we took some great pictures under the foot. We also noticed for the first time the speeder bike across the pathway from Star Tours. We got some great pictures on this also. Very fun.