Disney Park Snubbed, Completely Excluded From Upcoming Upgrades

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In an outrageous and unfair move, one Disney Park has been completely excluded from a new experience that is arriving soon.

The Walt Disney Company has breathtaking plans for Disney Parks worldwide. From expansions at Walt Disney World Resort to a possible third theme park at Disneyland Resort, a spectacular area inspired by Disney’s award-winning movie Frozen at Disneyland Paris, and a jaw-dropping land inspired by Frozen, Tangled, and Peter Pan at Tokyo Disney Resort.

Unfortunately, the most recent update — which will debut at several Disney Parks starting tomorrow, April 5 — exposed how Disney snubbed one of its theme parks, excluding it from the upcoming offering.

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Through social media, Disney Parks shared an “Urgent transmission” to all fans of George Lucas’ Star Wars franchise, announcing that brand-new destinations in the beloved ride Star Tours – The Adventures Continue will be available starting tomorrow, April 5.

“Along with a mission to the planet Seatos,” which fans first met in the Disney+ original series Ahsoka, “you may also encounter Ahsoka Tano, Cassian Andor, Din Djarin and Grogu.” The updated Star Tours experience will be available at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Park, and Disneyland Paris. You can click here to see the announcement on Instagram.

Din Djarin and Grogu in the cockpit of their spaceship. The image promotes new scenes coming to Star Tours — The Adventures Continue at Disneyland, Disney World, and Disneyland Paris
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Unfortunately, Disney has excluded Tokyo Disney Resort from these upgrades. The Japanese Disney Resort is also home to a version of Star Tours, which, according to Instagram user @tokyodisneyblog, has “been the same since 2018.”

Star Tours in Tokyo Disneyland’s Tomorrowland operates similarly to its counterparts in Paris and the United States, taking guests on a “thrilling, unpredictable space journey” aboard a Starspeeder 1000. However, the Tokyo version of the Disney attraction only plays scenes from the original trilogy, prequel trilogy, and sequel trilogy of George Lucas’ Star Wars franchise.

It could be possible that the Japanese Disney Resort was excluded from these upgrades due to it being owned and operated by The Oriental Land Company under license from Disney Enterprises, Inc. However, this is purely speculation.

Sadly, Disney has not revealed plans to bring these new scenes to Star Tours in Tokyo Disneyland, meaning that fans won’t be able to join Ahsoka Tano, Cassian Andor, The Mandalorian (Din Djarin), and Grogu (fondly known as Baby Yoda) in their new adventures.

A digital rendering of a focused and determined Ahsoka Tano in the cockpit of a spacecraft, ready for an intergalactic adventure. The image promotes new scenes coming to Star Tours — The Adventures Continue at Disneyland, Disney World, and Disneyland Paris
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The new scenes coming to Star Tours – The Adventures Continue were first announced in late 2023 and confirmed earlier this year, making the Disney attraction the most re-rideable in Disneyland, Disney World, and Disneyland Paris with 250 storyline variations.

The debut of the new scenes inspired by the Disney+ original series Ahsoka, Andor, and The Mandalorian marks the start of the “Season of the Force” celebrations at Disneyland Park, which will bring Hyperspace Mountain back to the Anaheim theme park along with specially themed food and beverage, merchandise and more.

Perhaps the most exciting offering debuting with the “Season of the Force” celebrations at Disneyland will be the debut of an all-new nighttime spectacular, illuminating the sky above Batuu — or Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge — “with galactic music sweeping through the spires.”

Are you excited about the latest updates coming to Star Tours? Will you visit Disneyland, Disney World, or Disneyland Paris to experience them? Let Inside the Magic know in the comments below!

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