With a cast of hundreds of Star Wars characters and some celebrities, Disney opened the new Star Tours: The Adventures Continue attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with a bang – literally. Read on for our photos and full video of the ceremony.
But the fun was short-lived as Darth Vader and his Stormtroopers arrived to put a stop to Star Tours. As you can see in the video screen, the Empire placed a force field over the entire Star Tours building.
Some other Star Wars celebrities joined George, Bob and Anthony on stage: Dave Filoni (Supervising Director of The Clone Wars), Daniel Logan (Young Boba Fett), James Arnold Taylor (voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi on The Clone Wars) and Ashley Eckstein (voice of Ahsoka Tano on The Clone Wars).
Stormtroopers lined the street leading from the hat to Star Tours, making a path for Bob, George and the others to walk to the attraction for a first official ride.
Here’s a look at the full 21-minute opening ceremony, followed by our full photo gallery:
• For more from Star Tours, including interviews and tours: be sure to watch episode 26 and 27 of Orlando Attractions Magazine – The Show.