New Star Tours pilot C-3PO joined by creator George Lucas at Disneyland attraction

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Three months after revealing that famous protocol droid C-3PO will be the new pilot for Star Tours: The Adventures Continue when it opens later this year, Star Wars creator George Lucas was photographed visiting the under-refurbishment attraction.

The popular Star Tours attraction will reopen in its all-new form at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando on May 20, 2011, just in time for Star Wars Weekends. An opening date has not yet been set for the Disneyland version of the attraction, located in Tomorrowland.

George Lucas posses here with a new Audio-Animatronics figure of C-3PO seated in the Starspeeder cockpit. Threepio replaces the former Captain Rex as the pilot of the new adventures that will take guests on a journey through the Star Wars universe. Lucas and Star Wars producer Rick McCallum recently took a few test spins on the updated attraction.

Learn more about the update to Star Tours in our ongoing coverage!

Source: Disney Parks Blog

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