After more than two decades of interstellar travel, the Star Tours ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is powering down to make way for its reimagining in 2011 – but fans have the opportunity to attend an out of-this-world, first-of-its-kind decommissioning party before Star Tours launches its final flights. Taking place from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Aug. 14 at Hollywood Studios, Last Tour to Endor is a special event on the Saturday night of Star Wars Celebration V – The official Lucasfilm fan convention which is taking place in Orlando this year.
Fans attending Last Tour to Endor will enjoy a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience – including specially-themed intergalactic party zones, Star Wars shows, a Death Star Disco and more. The evening will culminate with Symphony in the Stars – a Star Wars fireworks spectacular. Though the party begins at 8 p.m., Last Tour ticket-holders will also be allowed early entrance to the park at 4 p.m.
Disney will also have a prominent presence on the Celebration V show floor at the Orange County Convention Center – including Jedi Training Academy for younglings and Padawans and a Disney merchandise booth featuring a host of exclusive items as well as Star Wars items only previously available at Disney park stores. Celebration attendees can also take advantage of special room rates at Disney World hotels, specially-priced tickets with pre-arrival purchase savings for Disney parks and an exclusive, reserved room block at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – which will include complimentary round-trip transfers to and from the convention center.
Tickets are $75 each and include round-trip transportation from the Orange County Convention Center, where Celebration V is taking place. The tickets are limited. To purchase tickets and get more information, visit starwarscelebration.com/Disney. For more information on Star Wars Celebration V, Click Here.
Here’s a video of the announcement of Star Tours 2:
For an idea of how cool fireworks can be when set off to Star Wars music, here’s a video from last year’s movie themed Fourth of July fireworks in Celebration Fla.:
Here’s a cool promo for Star Wars Celebration V: