The world of Star Wars came to life at Disneyland Park on January 9,1987, with the debut of Star Tours in Tomorrowland. A 60 - hour party marked the opening of the new motion simulator attraction, and Star Wars creator George Lucus and Michael Eisner, then CEO of The Walt Disney Company, were joined by characters from the iconnic trilogy to declare the attraction officially open. During a press conference, George stated that he was "approached to do a lot of amusement parks, but I've always felt that here was the only one first-class amusement park operation, and this is it- the Rolls Royce of its genre."
Nearly a quarter of a century later on June 3,2011, a reimagined version of the popular attraction debuted as Star Tours - The Adventures Continue. The updated attraction features more than 54 possible story combinations and the addition of Disney Digital 3-D.
As a young cast member, I remember Star Tours being built...Dr Lee