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What now for Star Tours and Discoveryland?

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What now for Star Tours and Discoveryland?
« on: February 27, 2018, 08:16:27 PM »
Now that we know Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is coming to WDS in the future, how long will Star Tours remain in Discoveryland?
I guess we will have to see what happens to the US versions. If they eventually get sent to Yesterland, then no doubt so will the Paris version.

If they do remove it, there's plenty of scope for the building and the land around it. Marvel is all sorted for WDS... so what could they add to Discoveryland?
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Re: What now for Star Tours and Discoveryland?
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2018, 09:00:55 PM »
I doubt they'll remove it.
There's also a Toy Story land in WDS, but Buzz is still in Discoveryland
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Re: What now for Star Tours and Discoveryland?
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2018, 09:36:11 PM »
I doubt they'll remove it.
There's also a Toy Story land in WDS, but Buzz is still in Discoveryland
I agree on this one. I doubt theyll remove it, especially after the upgrade it just had. The top people will have known about the expansion plans before upgrading so they probably wouldnt have done it if they thought they might take it out.

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Re: What now for Star Tours and Discoveryland?
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2018, 10:04:58 PM »
Very true on the Buzz side of things. However, what partially saves Buzz for now is that they can only use that building. Whereas Star Tours and HISTA occupy the rear of the land, and both could be removed to make way for something else.

As for Star Tours' recent refurb, it will be a distant memory (around five or six years old) by the time SW:GE opens.



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Re: What now for Star Tours and Discoveryland?
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2018, 10:07:46 PM »
If they do remove it, there's plenty of scope for the building and the land around it. Marvel is all sorted for WDS... so what could they add to Discoveryland?

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Re: What now for Star Tours and Discoveryland?
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2018, 10:10:33 PM »
its the same situation in Disneyland California. They are building a whole new Star Wars Land on the opposite side of the park to Tomorrowland where Star Tours is. As far as I know Star Tours is staying as it is when Star Wars Land opens in 2019
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Re: What now for Star Tours and Discoveryland?
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2018, 10:24:30 PM »
I dont see Star Tours or Buzz Lightyear going anywhere when the WDS expansion is done.

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Re: What now for Star Tours and Discoveryland?
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2018, 11:42:24 PM »
I dont see Star Tours or Buzz Lightyear going anywhere when the WDS expansion is done.
They're certainly there for now, but by the time '21 rolls around, they could be 'the next project'. :)

its the same situation in Disneyland California. They are building a whole new Star Wars Land on the opposite side of the park to Tomorrowland where Star Tours is. As far as I know Star Tours is staying as it is when Star Wars Land opens in 2019
At least the Paris version is in a separate park, with the US ones both being in the same park makes me think they are unlikely to stay in the long term.

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Perfect fit. I loved this one in TDS.
Good shout! It'd work well in Disco-land, and if they used ST and HISTA, there probably just enough room.


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Re: What now for Star Tours and Discoveryland?
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2018, 08:16:09 AM »
I certainly can't see them getting rid of Star Tours which is so very easy to refresh every time a new film comes out, given the future of the SW franchise as recently announced. It'd be madness to get rid of it even with a SW land.
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Re: What now for Star Tours and Discoveryland?
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2018, 09:09:28 AM »
Star Tours will 100% be staying where it is.

Vader's meet and greet will be moved though. The space is perfect for a store/food venue :P
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Re: What now for Star Tours and Discoveryland?
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2018, 09:22:25 AM »
Star Tours will 100% be staying where it is.

Vader's meet and greet will be moved though. The space is perfect for a store/food venue :P

They just added a brand new store, and there's no way that they're going to add a restaurant literally right across Hyperion. It's too close by.
I can see them keeping Vader in Discoveryland and putting Kylo or Chewie in WDS.
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Re: What now for Star Tours and Discoveryland?
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2018, 11:43:17 AM »
Oh wow, I would love to get photos with Kylo or Chewie! This expansion is just so exciting, can't wait to see how it all progresses.

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Re: What now for Star Tours and Discoveryland?
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2018, 12:28:35 PM »
Star Tours will 100% be staying where it is.

Vader's meet and greet will be moved though. The space is perfect for a store/food venue :P

They just added a brand new store, and there's no way that they're going to add a restaurant literally right across Hyperion. It's too close by.
I can see them keeping Vader in Discoveryland and putting Kylo or Chewie in WDS.

They literally have stores next door to each other all around the park.
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Re: What now for Star Tours and Discoveryland?
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2018, 12:19:51 AM »
From a fan perspective the WDS expansion is a golden opportunity to get Journey to the Centre of the Earth etc and really make discovery land a cohesive area but i cant see them closing Star Tours and Buzz, i would love it if they would and add midway mania to the studios but i doubt it will happen.

We can hope though ..........

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Re: What now for Star Tours and Discoveryland?
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2018, 07:49:22 AM »
I totally agree with you. This would be the perfect opportunity to fix what is broken.
Also, I would like to see them move the Flying Carpets from the studios to Adventureland.
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