Star Tours gets celebrity-filled send-off during Last Tour to Endor event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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The much-hyped Last Tour to Endor event was held last night at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, advertised as giving Star Wars Celebration V attendees a chance to be “among the first of the last” to ride the Star Tours attraction before it “powers down” to become “reimagined” into a new Star Wars-based attraction.

The after-hours theme park event lasted past 1 a.m., offering a special one-time-only Star Wars-themed fireworks show, “mash-up” version of the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular called “Raiders of the Lost Jedi Temple of Doom,” Star Wars Weekends’ fan favorite Hyperspace Hoopla, and a final “shut down” moment for the Star Tours attraction.

Orlando Attractions Magazine‘s cameras were there to capture video of the events, beginning with the “Raiders of the Lost Jedi Temple of Doom” second showing of the night that included actors Seth Green (Robot Chicken) and Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) as well as Star Wars creator George Lucas watching in the audience:


Attractions also brings us a full video of the Star Wars-themed fireworks show from the Last Tour to Endor:

Update:I’ve swapped out the previous video from WDWNT video of the final “shut down” of Star Tours with a closer version from Orlando Attractions Magazine:

One more video from Attractions – it’s the special Hyperspace Hoopla performed in front of the giant Sorcerer Mickey hat:

The event cost guests $75 each to attend, but given the number of big-name celebrities in attendance, it seems to have been a night filled with entertainment that made admission worth the price. In addition to these special events, many of the park’s biggest attractions were open with no line or wait, including, of course, Star Tours.

While the Last Tour to Endor likely marked the final ride on Star Tours for many of guests visiting Orlando for Star Wars Celebration V, which wraps up today, the attraction doesn’t actually close until September 8, so anyone visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios will still be able to get their final rides in between now and then.

Keep checking back to Inside the Magic to stay on top of the latest Star Tours developments as details emerge about its “reimagining” into Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (Star Tours 2).

5 Comments

  1. Wild Ol' Dan

    Howdy Pards,

    Ah…it truly appears to have been a magical evening indeed. It is amazing to me how fast the years seem to be flying by…my wife and I have rode Star Tours many, many times over all these years and what a delight it has been each and every time. Now we can’t wait for the exciting new adventures that are ahead…

    The Force has become a part of our vocabulary now…we know all the voices, all the characters by heart…Let us hope that the force continues to be with all of us in the years ahead as the adventure continues…

    Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

    Wild Ol’ Dan

  2. djdrew

    dude…thanks for posting this stuff. i was having trouble working them from youtube, but they worked from your site. i truly feel like the price was worth it. if they had hinted it would be that good i would have mos def gone. oh well. I know now.

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