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May the Fourth Be With You!

posted on May 4th, 2011 by Tom Fitzgerald, Executive VP & Senior Creative Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering

Today, May 4, we unveiled a stunning new piece of Star Tours art which serves as the attraction poster at Disneyland park and the marquee at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

'May the Fourth Be With You'

Designed by Imagineer Scot Drake, the piece features the new Starspeeder 1000 surrounded by many of the planets, vehicles and characters from the show. Look for Darth Vader lurking in the shadows.

The photo below shows the new marquee as it was being installed just this morning at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

The marquee is installed at Disney's Hollywood Studios - May 4, 2011

The Adventures Continue – only weeks away!

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Alex from AL on May 4th, 2011 at 11:02 am

Awww… no more big Threepio face.

Although, I guess you couldn’t very well keep the old artwork up, since Rex is not our pilot in the past timeline.


Dan on May 4th, 2011 at 11:15 am

Whens the poster for sale :)


nick on May 4th, 2011 at 11:17 am

I spy with my little eye, THE MILLENIUM FALCOLN!!!!!


Nicole on May 4th, 2011 at 11:19 am

does anyone know if they are doing previews of this… we are leaving disney 2 days before it opens :-(


Jamie from FL on May 4th, 2011 at 11:23 am

I hope to one day wear an Imagineer hard hat


Kielly on May 4th, 2011 at 11:27 am

Can you buy this poster?!


Chuck on May 4th, 2011 at 11:30 am

Any early test flights for Florida Resident Season Pass Holders???


Samuel on May 4th, 2011 at 11:31 am

Star wars Weekends Rock!!!!!!!!!!! Thank You Disney!!!!!!


Rebecca from AL on May 4th, 2011 at 11:38 am

I second Nicole! We would LOVE to be able to take part of a soft opening as Annual Passholders!! PLEASE!


Fred from CA on May 4th, 2011 at 11:42 am

That looks awesome!

That is a great poster.

Also, I noticed that recently the mural at Disneyland has been updated to show the Starspeeder 1000. It looks great.


Lou from FL on May 4th, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Hey! Isn’t that the ship that made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs?!?

LOVE the new artwork! The 7 year old Star Wars/Disney geek in me is really excited for this!!!

Lou M
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Ricardo on May 4th, 2011 at 12:51 pm

What will Walt Disney World be doing with the image the imagineer on the right is holding?


Doug from OH on May 4th, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Love the new poster, it looks great!

But don’t TIE Fighters shoot green lasers, not red?


Barbara on May 4th, 2011 at 1:10 pm

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE …. tell us if they are doing soft opening tours!! we leave the 19th! :(


Travis from NH on May 4th, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Absolutely love the poster! I can’t wait to see it in person in a couple of weeks. I hope this poster is for sale. 😉

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Fred from CA on May 4th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

It would be awesome if that image was on the cover of the Disneyland guide maps when Star Tours opens there on June 3rd.


Felipe on May 4th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Love it! It has such vibrant colors and it has so much elements to it. Only 16 days left until I can hop on one of those Starspeeders and tour the galaxy!


Fred from CA on May 4th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

By the way, I love the new Star Tours attraction page on the Disneyland website!


Samuel from FL on May 4th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

I’ll be up in a couple weeks and can’t wait to try out the new Star Tours 3D ride. I wish the other parks got some new rides every few years.


Christopher on May 5th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Now I love looking at things like this in detail and I cant help but notice that after magnifying the cockpit, I see a Twi’lek, Orange Clad humanoid and Teal clad humanoid. Is that a star tours cast member? And on the far right is that GEORGE LUCAS with his signature hair?? Also hunting over this pic for hidden mickey’s; not sure but Coruscant has some circles that almost make me wonder…. Cant wait to see the merchandise that will be amde available and look forward to seeing what has been made that was previewed at Celebration V last August on the Disney panel! Go Grievous Stitch!!!


Felipe on May 5th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Hmmm… our pilot C-3PO is in the cockpit, I see. How he feels about flying, I wonder … Hmmm :)


Paul from NY on May 9th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

My son and I cannot wait to experience Star Tours – Cool!