Countdown to the all new Star Tours - interview will Tom Fitzgerald

May 11, 2011 in "Star Tours - The Adventures Continue"

Posted: Wednesday May 11, 2011 9:13am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff
One of the the official Disney websites (Disney Fans) today has a fantastic article with lead Imagineer on Star Tours, Tom Fitzgerald.

Some of the most interesting details that appear in the article are:
  • The new ride has a runtime of 4 minutes 30 seconds
  • The new Starspeeder 1000 features an upgraded interior dashboard and monitors, new audio and new color scheme.
  • 54 story combinations randomized
  • State of the art 3D imagery produced by Lucasfilm's Industrial Light and Magic
  • Enhanced motion programming of the simulators with all new terrains, including space flight, desert pod racing, underwater travel, sliding on ice, and traveling through forests
  • Character appearances from Darth Vadar, Admiral Ackbar, Princess Leia, Boba Fett, Chewbacca, R2-D2, Yoda, C-3PO and Jar Jar Binks
  • Original actor voices were used where possible, including James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels and Frank Oz
  • Original music from composer John Williams, with additional arrangements by Michael Giacchino

You can read the full article here.

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