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Flashback to the 80s: Walt Disney Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald Recalls How Star Tours Began

In the final episode of her series of inside-look videos featuring “Star Tours – The Adventures Continue,” Star Wars: The Clone Wars star Ashley Eckstein sits down for an interview with Walt Disney Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald. As he has outlined throughout the year with his posts on the Disney Parks Blog, Tom worked closely with Star Wars creator George Lucas on the original Star Tours attraction. And he’s been working since that time with George and the talented teams at Imagineering and Lucasfilm Ltd. to create the new 3-D, multi-sensory attraction for Guests visiting Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

Join us as Ashley takes Tom on a trip back in time to recall the original idea for Star Tours and how the “galaxy far, far away…” came to life.


  • Yesterday they were having a sneak preview at Disneyland. The ride is awesome! I can’t wait to ride again.

  • Star Tours sneak preview yesterday was awesome!!!! this is going to be a fun ride at the park love this place.

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