The future of Star Tours, Star Wars Launch Bay and Star Wars shows at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Mar 07, 2019 in "Star Tours - The Adventures Continue"

Posted: Thursday March 7, 2019 1:21pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

With the opening of Star Wars Galaxy's Edge on August 29 2019, guests at Disney's Hollywood Studios will have a land dedicated Star Wars, but how does that leave the park's other Star Wars attractions?

The answer is, at least for the foreseeable future, that they will all remain open. 

Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular, Star Wars Launch Bay and Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away are all planned to remain open in addition to the brand new Star Wars Galaxy's Edge.

We've been told that Disney sees the existing offerings as a celebration of the Star Wars universe, including the original movies and sequels. Whereas Galaxy's Edge is an all new offering where guests get to be part of a new story.

With huge crowds expected for Galaxy's Edge, the park will certainly need every inch of available capacity.

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RobbiemJun 29, 2022

Mickey manages to be in each park in each resort worldwid, or at least when I visit them! Not bad for someone in their 90s

MisterPenguinJun 22, 2022

Yes. Popular characters are popular. Vader/Ren was in Launch Bay at at the Training Academy at the same time, too. Mickey is in Town Hall and in the 3 PM parade at the same time.

PiebaldJun 22, 2022

Was Chewie there simultaneously while Chewie was also in GE and a part of the ride? Seems like a good opportunity to throw someone else in, but I forget how it was before.

ToTBellHopJun 22, 2022

Launch Bay character M&Gs (Vader, Chewie, BB8) resume this summer.

tomastJun 16, 2022

Just give me this on the simulator

SirwalterraleighMay 29, 2022

Gotcha. I find that a bit less offensive than other screen rides. Because it’s just a score/shooter type game. The stupidity of millennium Falcon is its a dumb premise taken from a solo plot line. So they should have frankly halted that and went another direction when solo went south. Let me explain this to everyone on earth: the proper thing to do is build a ride that mimics the battle from return of the Jedi. Period. Welcome to planet pop culture. Case in point …they made a top gun sequel after 35 years…and what does it do? Blows you out of your seat with flying. Stop over complicating things here I know it has critics…but hyperspace mountain did more for me than any of these “fake stress” plot line Star Wars rides. Sometimes (usually)…gravity works.

Casper GutmanMay 29, 2022

It's another attraction that was supposed to feature frequent updates and new games. Its nothing but a wii game, after all.

SirwalterraleighMay 29, 2022

Not that I disagree with your premise…but why Toy story?

Casper GutmanMay 29, 2022

Well, ST remains the best Star Wars attraction they have, so this is great. New missions won’t fix Smugglers - or TSMM, for that matter.

SirwalterraleighMay 27, 2022

So no new E Ticket xwing coaster is being built in catastrophe canyon, huh? 😂

SirwalterraleighMay 27, 2022

…you noticed that too, huh? The problem there is they spent a ton on an AA to do a preshow…not really thinking the movie they loosely based the ride on was an actual bomb.

J4546May 27, 2022

new missions for star tours but nothing for smugglers run? Its still a single boring collect cargo cubes mission?

DCBakerMay 27, 2022

Announced during the Disney Parks panel at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim -

The Empress LillyMar 15, 2019

That would only make Soarin' bland, tasteless and charecterless. Better to stick with the full flavour original!