Star Tours soft opening: Disney offers a view of Star Wars-themed attraction



Guests at Disney's Hollywood Studios on Saturday had an opportunity to ride the revamped Star Tours attraction before its official reopening. The unannounced preview, which began about 2 p.m., allowed Disney to test the ride before it reopens to the public May 20, the first day of Star Wars Weekends.

Star Tours has been closed since September while it was transformed into a 3D attraction.

During the "soft opening," cast members in Jedi costumes lined the queue to make sure guests did not photograph or videotape the ride. Imagineer Kathy Rogers and Hollywood Studios' Vice President Rilous Carter were on hand for the debut, Ricky Brigante of InsideTheMagic.net reported.

Disney fans trying to see as many of the 54 combinations of scenes as possible said on Twitter that they had the opportunity to ride multiple times. They reported wait times ranging from 10 to 45 minutes.

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