While Star Tours: L’Aventure Continue continues construction in Discoveryland at Disneyland Park, let’s talk about the Starspeeder 1000 destinations themselves.
It’s already confirmed that Disneyland Paris will have the Jakku scene based on Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Episode VII) from opening, inserted into its random sequence.
But just this weekend, Disney announced Walt Disney Imagineering is already working on another update, for Star Wars: Episode VIII.
During a D23: Destination D presentation today, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek also shared that – for the first time – we are adding a new adventure to the Star Tours – the Adventures Continue attraction. Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm teams are currently in production to add an exciting new mission to the attraction based on elements from Star Wars Episode VIII.
No date was attached to its launch, but the film is due for release in December 2017 — so there’s a good chance, after waiting 25 years for its first update, Disneyland Paris’ Star Tours will also receive a second, more minor update within a year!
Now, come on — don’t go all Chewbacca on us. Maybe we’ll get it someday.
Until then, we’ll have to sit and watch Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios being torn apart to bring in this enormous new expansion. Take a look at some particularly good before-and-after aerial photos of the Californian project here.
The new 14-acre lands are to include two major attractions, allowing guests to “take control of the Millennium Falcon” and “an epic Star Wars adventure that puts guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.”