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Re: Star Tours enhancement/upgrade (EEP)
« Reply #285 on: March 20, 2017, 02:04:40 pm »
From what I've seen, they've done a great job with Star Tours. Although I prefer the original version of the attraction, there's no doubt it really needed a freshen up.


Here's a vid (not the attraction).
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Re: Star Tours enhancement/upgrade (EEP)
« Reply #286 on: March 20, 2017, 05:42:22 pm »
It looks great! Can't wait to ride it.

From what i've heard the complete attraction is in French. Don't know if it will stay that way. But it seems to be an odd choice and I hope the idea of doing this won't spread to other attractions.
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Re: Star Tours enhancement/upgrade (EEP)
« Reply #287 on: March 20, 2017, 08:36:05 pm »
It looks great! Can't wait to ride it.

From what i've heard the complete attraction is in French. Don't know if it will stay that way. But it seems to be an odd choice and I hope the idea of doing this won't spread to other attractions.

I have to say I don't have much of an issue with this. It's a French park and the percentage of UK visitors seems to have declined in recent years. The park caters for English speakers really well but it doesn't bother me is some attractions are purely in French - more motivation to keep learning the language for me!


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Re: Star Tours enhancement/upgrade (EEP)
« Reply #288 on: March 20, 2017, 10:17:34 pm »
DLP always did a wonderful job combining English and French in a way so everybody with a basic understanding of the language could follow the storyline. It worked for almost 25 years. So why the sudden change?

Btw, I'm Dutch and speak 4 languages. French being one of them  ;)

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Re: Star Tours enhancement/upgrade (EEP)
« Reply #289 on: March 21, 2017, 02:59:49 pm »
From the trailer shown the information titles are in English too. I can't imagine them having one language only in any show so I wouldn't worry.
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Re: Star Tours enhancement/upgrade (EEP)
« Reply #290 on: March 22, 2017, 09:45:05 pm »
Just returned from an absence and I am really excited for Star Tours to reopen it's services once more in Paris. I mean 3 other Spaceports are already offering services to Spaceport THX1138 (consult this http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Tours:_The_Adventures_Continue for more info) on Planet Earth. One thing I would absolutely LOVE is for DLP to do an opening video much-like Disneyland Resort did when the first Adventures Continues opened. Darth Vader goes to Disneyland. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4_dZPVg8KI

Anywho I look forward to many flights with Star Tours this summer.

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Re: Star Tours enhancement/upgrade (EEP)
« Reply #291 on: March 31, 2017, 12:26:51 am »
We've just returned from a few days at Disney and the new Star Tours is superb. We rode it three times, had the same intro section twice, a different middle action section each time (one was Chewbacca's home world, the next was pod racing and the last was following the Millennium Falcon on the first flight scene from The Force Awakens), all three were excellent. It then had a slightly different end section but most of it seemed the same. Either way, we loved it.
However, beside a single spoken line in the queue video the ENTIRE experience is purely in French, in fact it's very odd they have the single sentence to be honest. There is a lot you miss in the queue because of this as CP-3O and the other robots are making lots of jokes as you queue, but despite this it wasn't a big downside and the ride itself, while again all in French is more obvious to understand what's going on. There are written English notices on the destination board, but that's the only exception.
The queuing area with the luggage scanning is brilliant and has lots of fun elements in, you're actually sad the queue moves on at that point. We had four of the six ships operating on Wednesday, but it all seemed to be running very smoothly. Queue time was down to 15 minutes most of the day.

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Re: Star Tours enhancement/upgrade (EEP)
« Reply #292 on: March 31, 2017, 09:44:37 pm »
Yeah seriously, why NOT make this into an Bilingual attraction instead? Like they did it with Cinemagique and the original Star Tours back in 1992?

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Re: Star Tours enhancement/upgrade (EEP)
« Reply #293 on: April 09, 2017, 04:04:02 pm »
We've just come back from a great week (3rd-7th) and Star Tours was one of our highlights. The improvements are out of this world (do you see what I did there?) - and the fact that you should get a different ride each time makes you want to keep going back to it. If you're lucky you may even appear on the screen / side screen!
 
Our favourites were escaping from Darth at the start, visiting Hoth and Naboo, and everyones favourite Bounty Hunter!
I think there were only 1 or 2 scenes that we didn't see!

Its part of the magic hours, so we bounced between it and Buzz a couple of mornings - great stuff!
The queues did get up to 45 mins a few times, but the fast passes didnt run out as quickly as Big Thunder Mountain which were normally all gone by 1230.

And don't forget to go and visit Mr Vader next door to the ride - we go lucky on the day we arrived and just walked straight in - no queue!

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#REVIEW Star Tours: The Adventures Continue at Disneyland Paris
« Reply #294 on: April 18, 2017, 02:13:53 pm »
On Thursday the 30th of March 2017, I finally got to ride the new version of Star Tours at Disneyland Paris. Here's my 4000-word review of the attraction. Hope you enjoy reading it.  :)

Star Tours: The Adventures Continue Review
★★★★☆ Smart update, stunning 3D ride film, but is it too late?
https://medium.com/@CafeFantasia/review-star-tours-the-adventures-continue-at-disneyland-paris-a502486eb398

« Last Edit: April 18, 2017, 03:37:04 pm by CafeFantasia »

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Re: Star Tours enhancement/upgrade (EEP)
« Reply #295 on: April 18, 2017, 04:56:29 pm »
Great review. I agree wholeheartedly.

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Re: Star Tours enhancement/upgrade (EEP)
« Reply #296 on: April 18, 2017, 06:08:08 pm »
Ah, thank you very much pfspock. 😊

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Re: Star Tours enhancement/upgrade (EEP)
« Reply #297 on: July 15, 2017, 01:39:19 pm »
Having now experienced this upgrade I'd say it's a brilliant reworking of the ride. I love the new queue line - there's lots to see and keep you amused and (weird as it might sound) the plush carpet is really comfortable to stand on! They seem to have the operation down very smoothly too because even when we queuing right from the opening door, it only took 25 minutes. Having ridden in 7 times over the last 5 days we still managed to never get Jakku, BB-8 or Geonosis - I'm starting to wonder if the Episode 7 scenes are still in there!

There definitely seems to be more English in there than when it first opened although the ride itself is still in French. With my basic skills I can follow the jist of it and the fact that some of the scenes are iconic-ish ('help me Star Tours, you're my only hope') and the subtitles on the screens outside set up what's going on, I think it's easy enough to understand the idea of it.


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Re: Star Tours enhancement/upgrade (EEP)
« Reply #298 on: July 15, 2017, 05:51:00 pm »
First time I've ever been on a ride where everyone claps at the end of it. It was awesome.

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Re: Star Tours enhancement/upgrade (EEP)
« Reply #299 on: August 06, 2017, 10:25:00 pm »
First time I've ever been on a ride where everyone claps at the end of it. It was awesome.

From my last trip (Late July to Early August), people did exactly that for Big Thunder Mountain after erupting from the Deliveries shack to the mainland. It is a lovely gesture and it shows the guests really do appreciate the work imagineers put into these experiences.

Also a highlight for me was one of the possible conclusions of a Star Tours flight aboard Flight 1401. Spoilers ahead in white, highlight text to read.

The Boba Fett Encounter

Not only do you have to endure a chase through an asteroid belt with the bounty hunter hot on your tail, after evading the bounty hunter, you lightspeed back to the Rebel Fleet. With the flight landing in a hangar, everyone is cheering and the lady that lead the attack on the Death Star is at the middle on the group of people, X Wings and their pilots are there as well. The Starspeeder begins descending into the passenger loading bay as they are all applauding in the protection of the rebel spy aboard the flight. It was beautiful to me and I honestly felt like I was part of something important. Bravo Disney.

 

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