This past Saturday while my wife and I were covering the Pixar Weekend at Epcot I checked my Twitter to find that it was blowing up! Star Tours was indeed doing a soft opening to work out any kinks before the actual opening on May 20th. Unfortunately we didn't get out of our event in time to ride it that night so we kept our fingers crossed that it would be open on Sunday. We got up first thing and checked our Disney iPhone app and luckily our wish was granted.
We ended up meeting up with MuppetCast host and Sorcerer Radio correspondent Steve Swanson to hop aboard the Starspeeder 1000. The lines were pretty short and I believe we waited less than 30 minutes for the two times we rode the attraction. Both times we ended up doing two very different sequences. I'll keep this review spoiler-free until for now. The cast members were also really strict and had signage posted prohibiting the use of cameras and video cameras inside the attraction. I'm sure that will change soon as it opens.
|This IS the attraction I've been looking for!|
|Aljon, Duffy the Disney Bear, Kristen and MuppetCast host Steve Swanson|
I look forward to riding this attraction as many times as I can before the sneak peek on Thursday. Either way I'll try to report and stream what I can this week so stay tuned! For live streaming video from the parks please visit jedimouseketeer.blogspot.com.
For Steve's spoiler-free review check out my Ustream feed on my site jedimouseketeer.blogspot.com.
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