The Disney Parks Blog has officially announced that Star Tours will close at Disneyland in California on July 27 and at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Florida on September 8. The attraction will remain closed into 2011 to make way for Star Tours II, “a new 3-D, immersive experience” that promises to reinvigorate the ride with new technology, story lines, locations, and characters. The official announcement for the long-rumored change was made at last year’s inaugural D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif.
To prepare for the closure of Star Tours, Disney is holding a “Last Tour to Endor” special event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, allowing guests to have a going away party of sorts for the attraction that has remained largely unchanged since first opening in 1987 at Disneyland and later at then-Disney-MGM Studios in 1989.
No specific dates have been announced for Star Tours’s 2011 reopening as Star Tours II.
Source: Disney Parks Blog