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Star Tours Grand Opening Webcast from Disney’s Hollywood Studios

posted on May 13th, 2011 by Thomas Smith, Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

You better believe we’re counting down the days until Star Tours re-launches at Disney Parks. And if you’re as excited as we are about this monumental occasion at Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort, then we’ve got some great news to share. You’ll be able to see the grand opening of “Star Tours – The Adventures Continue” as it happens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios right here on the Disney Parks Blog.

Star Tours – The Adventures Continue

Beginning at 10 a.m. on May 20, we will host a live webcast of the grand opening that will feature the ceremonial arrival of several dignitaries from around the galaxy to join in the fun.

Our webcast will include the entire grand opening event plus some material just for those of you watching online. You never know what the Force may bring. The webcast also will be also be live streaming on our Star Tours Facebook page and on our Disney Parks YouTube page. The webcast will require a computer or mobile device that supports Flash.

Looking forward to seeing you on May 20. And please check back here on the Disney Parks Blog for updates leading up to the event.

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Heather from IL on May 13th, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Looking forward to it – but what time zone is that 10am please? Thanks!


Thomas Smith on May 13th, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Hi Heather, East Coast time.


Fred from CA on May 13th, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Is there any special event planned for the opening of Star Tours at Disneyland? :)


Thomas Smith on May 13th, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Hey, keep checking the blog.


Lisa from NV on May 13th, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Is it 10am East Coast Time?


Thomas Smith on May 13th, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Yes, East Coast time.


alice from CA on May 13th, 2011 at 4:58 pm

are the winners announced already?


Eric from MA on May 13th, 2011 at 5:43 pm

I saw online that they are now saying that Star Tours won’t be ready to open until midday on the 20th, will the event still be at 10am if the ride itself isn’t going to open until later in the day?


Anabel on May 13th, 2011 at 5:57 pm

I will be attending the event on May 20. Can’t wait!


Anthony on May 13th, 2011 at 6:13 pm

Will be there for the opening!!!


Terry from PA on May 13th, 2011 at 6:26 pm

How long will you leave the videos up? I’ll be at work that day at 10 AM. =(

Any videos to help us poor unfortunate souls who can’t make it there this year will be greatly appreciated!


Jaime on May 13th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

Also wondering about winners… or is the ride opening on the 20th now?


Claire on May 13th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

Will the opening ceremony re-air on a loop for a few hours like it did for the Disney Dream dedication? That made catching it in between my teaching hours a lot easier!


Aaron on May 14th, 2011 at 7:46 pm

I believe they notified the winners by email. I received my winning email a couple of days ago along with the affidavits to fill out to attend, Cant wait to go :)


Danica on May 14th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

If we’re going to be there for the opening itself, will there be information about the grand opening when we arrive? It would be great to see all this in person.


Scott on May 15th, 2011 at 9:51 am

Will the grand opening be available for viewing later for those of us who can’t view it live at 10am?


Mary from NY on May 15th, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Can’t wait to see it. Was also wondering if the video will be available to watch for working people. Would be great for all who us disneyworld fans to see after work. Thanks!!


kevin on May 15th, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Is the Opening Ceremony/Ribbon cutting happening at the ride itself or at the Mickey’s Hat? I’m curious because if you’re close enough to see the ceremonies then your pretty far from the ride to be amongst the “firs”t to ride it.


Amber on May 16th, 2011 at 1:37 am

Have all of the winners been notified? I did not get an email either way like previous contests. I am leaving home on the 17th to go to the park and was hoping to get a response. I would hate to be right there with my kids and miss it!


Joel on May 16th, 2011 at 2:44 pm

My friend’s birthday is the same day as the opening of Star Tours 2 and I made these in honor of the opening and her birthday. Any chance D23 will make some official ones?


Matthew on May 16th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

This “Grand Opening Ceremony” is at Walt Disney World in Florida. May 20th is also the day that some of us will be attending the Star Tours preview event at Disneyland in California. Wonder if there will be anything special going on at Disneyland as well (well, other than getting to check out the ride!)? Also wonder if they will be broadcasting this event to those of us at Disneyland who will be standing in line since 4am in the morning…


Joel on May 16th, 2011 at 6:08 pm

Why was the link taken off?


Sarah on May 16th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

Will the webcast be saved and available to view after the ceremony? We desperately want to watch it but will be traveling 6 hours on the road during that time with no internet connection.


Ann on May 19th, 2011 at 2:32 am

We were at Hollywood Studios WDW this ride is amazing. 4 times before it closed.