In May we wrote about top secret reshoots in Hollywood, which involved Boba Fett, Admiral Ackbar, Tusken Raiders, Jawas, and even C3PO himself Anthony Daniels. Could the big revamp of Disney’s Star Tours, a ride which hasn’t been updated since it opened in 1987, finally be coming soon? And will Disney unveil plans for the new ride at D23 Expo?
In mid-September, Disney is holding the D23 Expo, an “ultimate fan experience” convention which will feature sneak peeks at the future of both Disney’s films and theme parks. And the official website mentioned that George Lucas’ Star Wars would have a presence at the convention, which got quite a few Star Wars fans excited. Enough that Disney released an official statement:
“In response to inquiries from Star Wars fan sites about Storm Troopers at the D23 Expo, D23 issues the following statement: “We were contacted by the Galactic Empire and have been advised that Imperial dignitaries will be attending Disney’s D23 Expo,” said Steven Clark, head of D23. “As a result, a legion of Storm Troopers from the 501st Battalion will be patrolling the Anaheim Convention Center on Saturday, September 12.”
And Saturday September 12th also happens to be the same day that Jay Rasulo, Head of Disney Parks and Resorts will be speaking. Will there be a Star Tours 2.0 announcement? Or will the guests be treated to one of those lame dance offs from Disney’s Star Wars weekends? Lets hope not. Thanks to /Film reader Jaynbait and BluSkyDisney for the tip.Cool Posts From Around the Web: