They could easily returns it to not be Star Wars anymore or demolish it altogether, along with Backlot Express to open up room for something different.Oh well I mean they have 2 simulators now with the millennium falcon so I don’t know what could replace star tours down the line.
Plus, Star Tours can be the original trilogy ride, so you can still see Darth Vader in DHS.The entire parcel of Star Tours (building+queue+unused space between the simulator hallway and backstage road) is roughly 60k square feet. Size comparisons in sq ft:
Mexico Pavillion: 70k
Haunted Mansion: 60k
Ratatouille: 60k (this is only including the show building itself and the facade)
Spider-Man: 60k (Ride only; queue adds more)
Little Mermaid: 55k (the building itself is only 30k)
Frozen Ever After: 40k
They can do a lot if the area was demolished and rebuilt. I really don't see a need to replace Star Tours anytime soon when the black box ride is coming in a couple years and Animation Courtyard should go before Echo Lake gets messed with. It wouldn't make sense to demolish a D ticket before two glorified preview centers and two shows, and I think overlaying it would be a waste unless it was cheap.
Personally, I feel like it's just too much Star Wars with the franchise now having a dedicated land. I wouldn't be opposed to a third land inside of SWGE, but a ride on the outside just makes little sense now.Plus, Star Tours can be the original trilogy ride, so you can still see Darth Vader in DHS.
Is there anywhere else they can move the Jedi Training Academy? I would assume keeping that open for the kiddies is the main reason we aren't likely to see any action near Star Tours/Backlot Express for a while.
No love for Willow?I mean, JTA is actually set around the new trilogy since Kylo is in it. I can imagine a few ways they could integrate it into SW:GE. I don’t think they would put in the effort to do it, but they could if they really wanted to lol.
Also, I know that DHS is moving away from its studios theme so it won’t happen, but the best way to keep Star Tours would be to make that corner a Lucasfilm land. We already have ST and IJ over there and now we could finally get the ride everyone’s been clamoring: Howard the Duck.
Personally, I feel like it's just too much Star Wars with the franchise now having a dedicated land. I wouldn't be opposed to a third land inside of SWGE, but a ride on the outside just makes little sense now.
I do agree that the OT characters still should have their place though. I think it's very possible that Batuu could work as that place, but they would need to back off of all of the talk of it being set specifically within the New Trilogy. A speeder bike coaster as a third attraction would be fun and could call back to the original trilogy (of course with Tron coming to MK, this type of coaster wouldn't be as unique to the resort anymore upon opening).
To bring it back to Star Tours, I think we're looking at it sticking around at least through the 50th, so 2022 would be the earliest movement would occur. I think there's two possible things that will happen: Either an overlay that can be shared with Disneyland (Incredibles, Big Hero 6, etc) OR complete demolition as a part of an Echo Lake project, possibly with something to do with Indiana Jones. Just educated guesses, but Star Tours itself staying I don't think is something that will happen long-term.
Yea, they started doing it this way since after the second new film.Ah, timeline fixed haha
I hated the idea of jumping from Phantom Menace to Rise of Skywalker
I've been saying that they should move Jedi Training to the resistance base in GE... That's a show that actually DOES feature a hologram Vader, so it fits just fine.I say knock down all the time line constraints at GE and stop taking it so seriously. Have all the characters from the SW universe appear there and make something up...”Take your picture with hologram Darth Vader!”
The original SE:GE was dead on arrival. If Disney’s not sticking to a tightly themed immersive land designed for interaction and play, then readjust. Do a Marvel overlay for ST and pack GE with all things SW.
ST is a celebration of the old, GE is a celebration of the new...They can both co-existI've been saying that they should move Jedi Training to the resistance base in GE... That's a show that actually DOES feature a hologram Vader, so it fits just fine.
I have no problem keeping Star Tours open at DL and DHS for awhile though. It's a fine attraction, and Hollywood Studios needs the capacity. It's not like Disney's going to be ready to invest in new projects for awhile with so many to complete and others cancelled.
I've been saying that they should move Jedi Training to the resistance base in GE... That's a show that actually DOES feature a hologram Vader, so it fits just fine.
ST is a celebration of the old, GE is a celebration of the new...They can both co-exist
I would like to see them build another Star Wars Land based on Ep 1-6 and watch everyone leave Galaxy's Edge