Disney World vs Disneyland: Star Tours

The biggest difference between Star Tours at Disneyland and Star Tours at Walt Disney World is where the attraction is located.

That’s it.

You see, if you’re at Disneyland, you’ll need to head over to Tomorrowland (at light speed, I presume), where as if you’re at Walt Disney World, you’ll need to bypass the Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and wander over to Star Tours. I should mention that the outside of the ride at DHS is superior – it looks like Endor out there – but that’s about it. Once you get inside, it’s the exact same thing. The waiting areas are identical. The scratched up 3D glasses are identical. (Maybe make these not so crappy and have them look like the podracer goggles, because, you know… you’re Disney.) The ride is identical.

But honestly, that’s fine. I thought the original version of Star Tours was a poorly executed but neat idea. (Let’s not go into how it’s simply a new take on Body Wars. In fact, let’s never mention Body Wars again.) I thought it could never be improved and I was wrong – dead wrong. Technology has come a long way, baby! The new look, inclusion of popular Star Wars characters instead of new crappy ones make the ride fun and the random story elements keep the experience fresh.

Star Tours is great, so I guess we don’t need two versions. Custom waiting areas would have been nice, but that’s life.

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Posted on April 3, 2014, in Disneyland blog posts, walt disney world blog posts and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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