Disney reveals C-3PO to be new Star Tours pilot when “The Adventures Continue” in 2011

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In the latest of a series of Disney Parks Blog posts, Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald has revealed C-3PO will be taking the helm of the Star Tours Starspeeder 1000 when the Star Wars-based attraction reopens in 2011.

Disney previously introduced the new AC-38 (“Ace”) character on their blog, but have now let it be known that George Lucas and the rest of the team working on the ride’s update decided that while the AC-38 droid will begin as the pilot of the ride through the Star Wars universe, C-3PO will actually take control by the time the attraction begins.

And as a teaser, Fitzgerald let on that the former Star Tours pilot, Rex, will be seen somewhere in the new version of the ride.

According to the blog, Imagineers are installing new Audio-Animatronics figures into the Starspeeder cabins at Disneyland this week, followed by them showing up at Disney’s Hollywood Studios next month.


  1. BJ Wanlund

    I wonder if Rex will still be the pilot of the StarSpeeder 1000 when you go to Endor… possibly not, though I hope Paul Reubens records some new stuff for him!


  2. RH Beale

    I bet Rex will be seen advertised as ‘the future of reliable space travel’ would be beautifully ironic..

  3. Jay

    A protocol droid piloting a ship? I don’t buy it…

  4. Matt

    He did do some piloting in Ep II and III so as long as this story takes place prior to his memory wipe by Bail Organa I’ll buy it. 🙂


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