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George Lucas and Disney CEO Bob Iger celebrate Star Wars opening in Disney World

Hundreds of stormtroopers and other Star Wars characters, including Anthony Daniels, better known as C-3PO, joined George Lucas and Disney President and CEO Bob Iger with lightsabers in hand to celebrate the opening of “Star Tours- The Adventure Continues” at the Walt Disney World Resort.
clearpxl The new 3-D attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios sends guests on a virtual journey through the world of Star Wars. With 50 possible adventures, guests never know if they will end up on the icy planet of Hosh, in the jungles of Kashyyyk or underwater on Naboo or who they will meet. This is one ride you can’t go on just once!
The opening of “Star Tours-The Adventure Continues” kicked off the Star Wars Weekends that take place every Friday-Sunday through June 12, 2011 and consists of special attractions dedicated to Star Wars.
Disneyland will open its version of “Star Tours-The Adventure Continues” on June 3, 2011.
"Star Tours immerses guests into the Star Wars universe like never before," Iger said. "The innovative technology and storytelling take guests on thrilling new adventures, bringing George Lucas' iconic characters and locations to life in a completely new way."
With a powerful score and motion simulator based technology, Walt Disney Imagineering, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Industrial Light & Magic have been working since 2010 to bring this Dolby 3-D masterpiece to Star Wars fans and Disney lovers alike. Guests will once again be able to experience the popular ride that has been a part of Disney since the 1980’s, yet see it like never before.


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