Disney’s official fan club, D23, held a special event at Hollywood Studios last night which allowed about 250 members and their guests to take the final ride on the Star Tours attraction in its current form.
Star Tours is now closed but will reopen sometime next year as Star Tours: The Adventures Continue. The new 3D ride will offer multiple destinations. More details on the new attraction can be found Here.
But last night was all about the original Star Tours. Besides riding on the last flight, there were a few small surprises, such as getting to see the rebel pilot sitting in the X-Wing that is used in the Star Wars Weekends parade (above).
We arrived at the Studios just as it was closing for regular park guests. A lot of people were hanging around Star Tours, getting some last minute pictures. These former Star Tours cast members were holding a board with pictures of themselves and fellow Star Tours cast members.
We exited the park and got in line for the D23 event. Upon checking in, we were given these souvenirs. The Fastpass ticket says “Another Fastpass will be available in 2011!”. After exiting the last ride, we were also given a Star Tours Final Flight patch.
Here’s a look at the event, the ride queue and the whole ride-through.