Star Tours – The Adventures Continue at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the second incarnation of the park’s original Star Wars-based motion simulator and debuted in 2011. For this attraction, guests board a Starspeeder 1000 piloted by C-3PO and encounter a number of planets, characters, and scenes spanning the Skywalker Saga.
Part of the appeal of this attraction is that the planets, characters, and scenes you encounter on your ride are randomized! Where you go and who you’ll see could be completely different with each ride! But just what planets and characters from that galaxy far, far away can you expect to encounter during your flight?
For Star Wars fans, it’s a question worth asking! Especially if you’ve always wanted to experience a pod race or fly at an AT-AT on Hoth or visit Coruscant. So for the sake of science, here’s a breakdown of what scenes and characters you may experience during your flight on Star Tours – The Adventures Continue! (Caution, spoilers ahead!)
Your ride begins as a passenger aboard a Starspeeder 1000 which takes off accidentally with C-3PO as the pilot even though he’s not the official pilot. The speeder is then stopped by one of the following villains looking for a Rebel Spy who happens to be a randomly selected guest!
Option #1: Darth Vader accompanied by Stormtroopers uses the Force to prevent your Starspeeder from escaping. Possible Option: Boba Fett may appear with Vader and the Stormtroopers.
Option #2: A probe droid latches on to your Starspeeder but is stopped by the Millennium Falcon. Possible Option: Either Han Solo or Rey will use the Falcon to help.
Option #3: Kylo Ren accompanied by First Order Stormtroopers attempts to prevent your Starspeeder’s escape.
Your Starspeeder 1000 exits hyperspace above one of the planets listed below and gets caught up in an action scene.
Option #1: Kashyyyk
Your Starspeeder 1000 joins in on a speeder bike chase along with the Wookies. Chewbacca ends up hitting the speeder’s windshield!
Option #2: Hoth
Your Starspeeder 1000 joins the attack on the AT-ATs from The Empire Strikes Back before skidding across the planet’s snowy surface and sliding down a mountain.
Option #3: Jakku
Your Starspeeder 1000 flies into the chase scene from The Force Awakens where First Order TIE Fighters are in pursuit of the Millennium Falcon. Either Finn or Rey makes an appearance on the inside screen. The speeder flies through the wreckage of a Star Destroyer and encounters scavengers.
Option #4: Kef Bir
The speeder flies past Endor to the watery moon of Kef Bir. Ocean waves push the speeder into the wreckage of the second Darth Star. A Dianoga makes an appearance!
Option #5: Tatooine
The Starspeeder 1000 joins a pod race!
Safely back in space, the action pauses for a moment and a Star Wars character appears in the form of a hologram.
Option #1: BB-8 asks the Starspeeder 1000 for help in delivering a message.
Option #2: Princess Leia says the Rebel Spy must be taken safely to a rendevous point and sends the coordinates to R2-D2.
Option #3: Admiral Ackbar says the Rebel Spy must be taken safely to a rendevous point and sends the coordinates to R2-D2.
Option #4: Yoda says the Rebel Spy must be taken safely to a rendevous point and sends the coordinates to R2-D2.
Option #5: Poe Dameron asks the Starspeeder 1000 for help and transmits coordinates.
Option #6: Maz Kanata appears and asks the Starspeeder 1000 to help the Resistance while caught in the middle of a combat situation.
Option #7: Lando Calrissian is happy to see R2-D2 and C-3PO and asks the Starspeeder 1000 to help the Resistance.
After receiving the hologram, the speeder arrives at one of the following planets:
Option #1: Naboo
The speeder drops into a space battle over Naboo and then journeys to the planet’s surface for a dive into the ocean near Gungan city. While passing through the planet’s core, scary sea creatures from The Phantom Menace make an appearance. The speeder eventually ends up in a hangar. Possible Option: There are two ways the pit droids may react.
Option #2: Crait
The Starspeeder 1000 joins the battle on Crait from The Last Jedi, is pursued by Tie Fighters, and takes on All-Terrain MegaCaliber Sixes before jumping to hyperspace.
Option #3: Coruscant
The speeder contends with Buzz droids over the skies of Coruscant before encountering the planet’s traffic. Upon reaching a landing platform, either the Millennium Falcon or Starspeeders will be there.
Option #4: Exegol
Above the planet of Exegol, the Starspeeder tries to avoid being hit during the battle between the Resistance and the Final Order from The Rise of Skywalker. The speeder successfully helps take down a Star Destroyer.
Option #5: Geonosis
Upon arriving in the Geonosis asteroid belt, the speeder is pursued by Boba Fett’s Slave I ship. The speeder then is chased by Darth Vader and TIE pilots through the unfinished second Death Star. After another run-in with Boba Fett, the speeder jumps to hyperspace.
After jumping to hyperspace, the Starspeeder 1000 lands at one of two locations.
Option #1: Batuu
The Starspeeder 1000 arrives on Batuu and lands in Black Spire Outpost which guests can see in person at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Option #2: Spaceport THX1138
The Starspeeder 1000 has a chaotic landing and startles several pit droids while the actual speeder pilot’s AC-38 approaches angrily.
Those are the possible scenes you could experience while riding Star Tours – The Adventures Continue!
Which of the following scenes are your favorites? Have you ever been chosen as the Rebel Spy? Let us know in the comments!