Star Tours 2 Queue Video!!!


More new details surrounding the upcoming “reimagining” of Disney’s Star Tours attraction were revealed this weekend duringStar Wars Celebration V. Disney blew everyone away by unveiling an actual queue video that will be part of Star Tours 2!

The Disney Collector Panel offered a further look at the new Starspeeder 1000, the vehicle that pre-dates the Starspeeder 3000 that Rex flew through the Star Wars universe.

Inside The Magic was there:

Disney product developers Brad Schoeneberg and Cody Hampton along with graphic designer Quynh Kimball revealed that when Star Tours 2 opens in 2011 as a prequel to the original Star Tours attraction, the “Star Tours” company may not be the only one offering travel through space. Designs for several variations on the ride’s famous Starspeeder vehicle were shown:

These designs are actually for 1/64 scale die-cast vehicles that will be released when the attraction reopens next year, the first time the Starspeeder will be available in this smaller form. In talking about the Starspeeder 1000 “preview vehicle” that was released for Star Wars Celebration V, Schoeneberg also mentioned the new voice heard in the toy is of a new “spokes-droid” that will be featured in the attraction. One fan noted that the voice sounds a bit like Carrie Fisher, though that could not be confirmed (nor denied).
Once sold out of its limited edition run, the Starspeeder 1000 will never be made in this form again. In addition, a new Star Tours Starspeeder 1000 play set will be sold and will be able to hold standard Hasbro or Kenner size figures, including all your favorite Star Wars toys from the past and present. Check out Inside the Magic for more pics!

And while this is all very exciting – especially that it seems the familiar Star Tours jingle is remainging intact, it is also still quite tragic. Please, everyone, take a second and let’s have a moment of silence for our old pal, RX-24, otherwise known as REX. 🙁

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