Star Tours 2 Full Details & New Ad

tours Star Tours 2 Full Details & New Ad

The description of the ride contains spoilers.  Even I didn’t read all of it because I want to be surprised.  The ride will have several scenarios so you never know what your experience will be.

Here’s the full description according to

“Opening #1:

You are stopped abruptly by Darth Vader and an entire garrison of Stormtroopers on your way out of the hangar. He demands a search of your shuttle and starts tossing you around with the Force, but R2-D2 has other plans. He opens fire on Vader and starts backing up. Vader ignites his lightsaber, blocks the shots and tells his men to chase you. Four TIE Fighters begin the chase as you exit the hangar backwards. Once in space, you destroy one TIE Fighter and avoid several more while flying around Star Destroyers before jumping to hyperspace.

Opening #2:

The bay door opens and you are staring right at the Millennium Falcon. An Imperial droid scans the ship and detects the Rebel Spy! You see an entire garrison of Stormtroopers gathering around the ramp aiming at Han Solo. Han puts his hands up and then starts firing on the troopers (Han shoots first!) and runs up the ramp. The Falcon takes off and you follow it out of the hangar into open space. Han shows off his fancy flying as you evade Star Destroyers before jumping to light speed.

Opening #3:

After six times on the ride, I only saw the first two openings. I was told that there was a third opening, but was given no details about it.

After each opening, you blast into hyperspace and arrive at a random world which results in a wild ride around whichever planet or area you happen to be near. Once your time at the first location is complete, you fly back into space where you are contacted by one of three people. Admiral Ackbar, Yoda and Princess Leia. Just like the third opening, after six trips, I never saw the Princess Leia version which was the one I was most looking forward to, of course. You are told that you have a Rebel Spy on board and you must see them safely to their destination. A very cool feature for this part of the ride is the fact that they say “him”, “her” or “them” when referring to the Rebel Spy depending on who was chosen at the beginning. C-3PO comments “It appears that we’ve just joined the Rebel Alliance” and you blast back into hyperspace and on to the next location.

Here’s a breakdown of each location I visited during my six missions:

Asteroid ring/Death Star – twice
Coruscant – twice
Hoth – three times
Kashyyyk – just once
Naboo – twice
Tatooine – twice

Asteroid ring around Geonosis/Death Star – You are attacked by Boba Fett in his Slave I ship. You fly through and blast apart many asteroids before he shoots a seismic charge at you which R2 shoots back at him ending the fight. You spin around and see an incomplete Death Star as Vader and his wing men begin their attack run in perfect formation. C-3PO opts to fly straight into the Death Star (which is just insane to watch). You make your way to a hangar bay where Stormtroopers duck for cover as you fly overhead before jumping back into hyperspace and arriving at the Rebel Fleet as seen in the end of TESB. You land inside the Medical Frigate and are greeted with applause and smiles by the Alliance.
Coruscant – You drop out of hyperspace into the ROTS opening battle where you are flying in and out of the larger ships. Three buzz droids latch on to your windshield. R2 handles one of them while the other two get blasted off as you fly through a ball of fire from an exploding ship. You now make your quick decent onto the planet surface as you free fall next to another ship that’s aflame. R2 decides to fly the wrong way through the air lanes before landing on a platform delivering the spy and the rest of the passengers safely.
Hoth – You land smack in the middle of the bitter cold and follow two Snowspeeders in the Battle of Hoth which includes flying through AT-AT Walker legs, being shot at and eventually, coming to rest on the edge of a steep cliff. C-3PO tells everyone to be still and then screams for everyone to lean back as you begin falling forward. The shuttle falls into a trench of sorts and slides down further and further before being launched off the abrupt end. R2 fires the engines just as you begin to fall back to the ground and off the planet and back into space you go.
Kashyyyk – You land in the forest and are part of a speederbike chase (very Endor like). A wookiee gets blasted off his own ride and slams into your windshield. He tries to hang on, but gravity gets the better of him and he slides off and away leaving hand streaks all the way down. You come out of the forest and blast off the planet back into space.
Naboo – You drop out of Hyperspace into the battle over Naboo complete with the blockade in place. You follow a few Naboo Starfighters onto the planet and get shot down into the water where you find the underwater city of Otah Gunga (Jar Jar alert!). A Gungun instructs you to follow him through the planet core where you are attacked by several “bigger fish” (TPM sequence). The last giant water dweller to attack grabs you in its mouth and shakes you around while it licks the windshield before R2 electrocutes it causing the beast to fall away. You blast to the surface and crash land into a hanger off the shore where the tail of a Naboo Starfighter crashes through the front window of your shuttle. This is done so abruptly and well in 3-D you can’t help but duck.
Tatooine – You drop right into the pod race where you run into other racers jetting through Beggar’s Canon. Along the way, Jabba’s Sail Barge is seen off to the right. You turn sideways to make it through a narrow part of the canon and get stuck on Anakin’s podracer barely beating Sebulba to the line. You free yourself from Anakin’s podracer (which goes spinning wildly), barely make it over the crowd and jet back into space.

While I saw the same locations several times, the ride was never once the exact same. There are always different versions which makes it fun. All in all, a fantastic upgrade to what was already a great ride. The 3-D aspect is not over the top, but just right. This is a must see/ride for any Star Wars fan.”

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