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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!)

The Escape

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!

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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.

Planet #1

Your Starspeeder 1000 exits hyperspace above one of the planets listed below and gets caught up in an action scene.

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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!


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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.

Planet #2

After receiving the hologram, the speeder arrives at one of the following planets:

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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!

First published November 29, 2020. Updated October 28, 2021.

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Savannah Sanders

Savannah has been visiting Disney World since she was a year old and has gone back almost every year since. In the real world, she teaches high school history and government and enjoys writing about all things Disney. Savannah can be reached on Twitter @DisneyParkSavvy.

9 thoughts on “All of the Star Tours – The Adventures Continue Combinations

  • I remember when STAR TOURS went thru its first refurb, and my son and I did an early EXTRA MAGIC HOURS at Hollywood studios, and our chief goal was to document how many different combinations we could see. We ran around from the exit back into the next show continuously for maybe 2-3 hours with effectively NO LINE until our stomachs couldn’t take it any more.
    One thing we did notice at the time was that when the rebel leader would come on, and say that the spy needed to be “safely escorted to (wherever)”, that some of those times the leader would distinctly specify the SEX of the spy (Like “SHE needs to be safely escorted to…”). We realized that TECHNICALLY, this somewhat DOUBLES the so-called ‘combinations of possible experiences’.
    My son and I both started paying attention to which leaders had this more specific text, and at exactly what point the cast members were
    pressing either the secret “SPY is MALE” or SPY is FEMALE” buttons.

    Anyway, we soon learned that when YODA was the rebel leader who appeared inside the cabin on the screen. Then the spy was ALWAYS a female. Yoda always said “Accompanied SHE must be…”

  • I ALWAYS get the episode 1 ending and it PISSES me off! I want to see something else!

  • I’ve been on it twice and got the exact same each time. Still good.

  • I’ve also seen three more endings. Land with the Falcon, land with the Falcon with chewie outside it (both in 2018) and land on the rebel cruiser and be welcomed by a host of people clapping your efforts. One was dressed a bit like Mon mothma (March 2022).

  • Haven’t ridden star tours in years – do they really mix and match scenes across timeframes? Could you get Darth Vader in “The Escape” followed by the wreckage of the death star on planet #1? That would allow the 1000+ combos, but would make zero sense.

  • I wrote an exam question about this last summer for my probability and stats class!

  • For some of the options, there’s 2 different alternatives, so that brings it to 2100 unique combinations. That said, only Disney knows whether or not they’re keeping everything in the mix.

  • Am I doing the math right that, based on the above, there are 1,750 possible combinations? I figured stats-heavy Touring Plans would note that in the article and save me (and my poor math skills) the trouble! LOL

  • Which story you get definitely can color your rating. We rode last Jan and whatever story we got I was like meh. We rode again in Oct and it was Darth Vader and I enjoyed it a lot more. It was a completely different experience. At the very least way to go Disney for making it so unique each trip.

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