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luvthemansion
05-03-2009, 11:18 AM
Hi, where and what is star tours please? is it a simulation ride or that thing in magic kingdom by the TTA ?

catrancher
05-03-2009, 11:34 AM
It's at Disney Hollywood Studios. More info here (http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/parks/hollywood-studios/attractions/star-tours/). Perhaps my second favorite ride at that park. Hollywood Tower of Terror will always be number 1.

Tom (:macwave:)

Britchick
05-03-2009, 06:20 PM
i can actually ride this and enjoy it and i'm a big baby :thumbsup:

luvthemansion
11-03-2009, 12:41 PM
thanks :) is it really fast or violent though?

Tink
11-03-2009, 12:47 PM
No, it's not either. I am pretty much a ride wimp and I can manage this just fine. It's all virtual, so the only real movement is a bit of jostling in your seat. Nothing fast or bumpy.

It's a cute premise, and the virtual effects are really well done. :yes:

catrancher
11-03-2009, 12:55 PM
thanks :) is it really fast or violent though?

Hmmm... how to describe it. It SEEMS like it's fast. It's actually a flight simulator. You sit in what is purported to be Starspeeder 3000. Holds about 20 or so people.

In actuality, it's a flight simulator similar to what's used by the major airlines for training. While it doesn't actually go anywhere, since it sits on numerous hydraulic "legs", it does have motion. Once you're inside and it's closed up, you and the other guest view a video that takes up the whole front wall of the simulator. Without giving away the whole plot, suffice it to say that you take a space trip (tour the moons of Endor) and get the impression that you're looking out the front window of your Starspeeder. Of course, your droid pilot (RX-24) doesn't quite get everything right and that's where the adventure begins.

In answer to your question, between the video you'll be watching and the motion of the simulator, you get the impression that it's very fast. It does seem to bounce around a bit although I certainly wouldn't call it violent. In truth however, it's sitting in one place and just moving your "vehicle" around on the hydraulic legs.

It is however, monumental fun! :yes:

Tom (:macwave:... R2.... light speed to Endor!)

Dorothy
11-03-2009, 07:20 PM
I got to ride it during it's soft opening years and years ago and at that time it was amazing!! It's perhaps not so amazing now, but it is still my favorite at the studio to do :D

Mari
12-03-2009, 08:41 PM
I really like it!

It "feels" more than what it actually is because you react to what you are wathing in the film.... its pretty cool!

foreverducky
12-03-2009, 10:40 PM
it makes me ill. :(

PsychoAlice
13-03-2009, 12:32 AM
Ive been riding this ride since 1986!

Its still a favorite and a must ride for me!

Johnie
13-03-2009, 03:23 AM
I personally think it needs an update.

I prefer Body Wars at Epcot but that whole pavillion is never open anymore :sorry:

Is that the name of it? It's been so long since the place was open I can't remember.