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Webcast: ‘Star Tours – The Adventures Continue’ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

UPDATE: Hi everyone, we’re now replaying today’s Star Tours grand opening ceremony. Also, be sure and check back later for images and highlights from the celebration.

Live from Disney’s Hollywood Studios, our new spaceport, Star Tours, is opening its first hub in the Earth System and life forms from across the galaxy are heading to the Walt Disney World Resort today to help commemorate this historic event. You, too, can see the grand opening of “Star Tours – The Adventures Continue” as it happens this morning right here on the Disney Parks Blog.

Today’s live stream begins at 10:15 a.m. Eastern and will include the entire grand opening ceremony, including an appearance from Star Wars creator George Lucas and other faces you’ll certainly recognize. During the webcast, we’ll be answering questions in comments and on our @WaltDisneyWorld and @DisneyParks Twitter accounts.

Also be sure and check back later today, we’ll be posting photos and sharing highlights from today’s festivities here on the Disney Parks Blog. Thanks for watching.


  • GO STAR TOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I don’t know how I keep missing the great oppertunities you give your blog readers. This is the second thing I missed. Is there going to be a special oppertunity for blog readers for the little mermaid ride? I would love to be a part of that. I know I already missed the meet and greet, I saw that and was so dissapointed that I missed that oppertunity as well. I need to be more attentive I guess and read more, somedays I miss reading the blog. I try to open all of them but, I do admit to missing a few looks like I miss all the ones with fabulous things for blog readers, lol, Well I love the blog, and the bloggers, and thank you for the oppertunities you offer us fans hope I can catch one, one of these days.

  • I just loved watching the opening ceremony of Star Tours. Thank you for streaming it live, it made my day. It makes me even more excited for our trip in 9 days and SWW in two weeds. :))

  • Awesome opening ceremony! I will be attending the one at Disneyland in two weeks, and hope it will be as good – it sounds like we’ll see Vader for sure!

  • Just went on it at Disneyland! Heading to Hollywood Studios on Monday!

  • Will they behaving a similar opening ceremony event at Disneyland?

  • “Episode III.V”?
    So, by the rumored appearance of a certain character, we can assume this takes place post Episode 3?

  • Terrific opening ceremony! Thanks for putting it up! I can’t be there in person but I will definitely put this on my list of ‘must sees’ for my next trip! Hey Thomas, how about a sneak preview of the attraction itself?

  • Will this ceremony be happening in California too?

  • Mr. Smith. Where will we be able to go to find out what time the opening ceremony will be @ Disneyland?

  • I would love to see a list of the cookies to watch for on the new ride!

  • Thank you for allowing those not able to attend in person this opportunity to share the Magic and Force of the opening of Star Tours. What a great ceremony!

    I’m looking forward to this attraction on my next visit.

  • Very cool.

    I really hope that Disneyland has a cool opening ceremony too!

  • The star wars music gives me goose bumbs!!

  • What time will they be doing the opening ceremony at Disneyland? I’m going to be out sick from work that day… lol

  • I can’t wait to ride this when we take our family in June. This looks so great!!

  • That was amazing!! I wish I could be there, but I will be at Disneyland on June 3rd.

  • Thank you very much for this. It looks like watching it online was better than standing in that giant throng of people! Plus the video scenes were really cool! I’m just sad it was so short. But the streaming went a lot better than the Disney Dream dedication – thanks for fixing that!!!

  • Was that it?

  • Great show ! wish i could be there, thanks for the webcast, at least we can see it live
    Gonna try it in August…

  • That was great! Wish I was there! Thanks for showing it to us live online.

  • This is AWESOME!!!! I love being able to see the Grand Opening since I can’t be there in person. However, I leave for Disney World in 7 days!!!

  • Well that wasn’t bad at all! Loved the Ion canon shooting down the energy shield! Brilliant Pyro!

  • That was Awesome, thanks so much for the Stream!

  • Disney still knows how to do great things. Congrats !!!

  • OMG that was awesome!!!! Wish I was there!

  • Phenominal coverage for those of us who can’t be there. I have to leave now before I get fired! If that happens, I won’t be able to be there in 14 Days. Thank you for making my day so Magical!!!!

  • Wow glad to see Lucas there!

  • Do we stay on this page to see the webcast?

  • Wasn’t it supposed to start at 10:15?

  • This music is really getting me going!! Can’t wait to see this 🙂

  • 45 days and counting…

  • Is George Lucas going to be signing autographs??????

  • I think it’s brilliant you are feeding this live so that people all over the world can see!!!! I can’t wait for July when we get to see it for ourselves!!! 🙂

  • Can’t wait to watch this–I can’t be there, so I suppose this is the next best thing!

  • Which week is going to be the busiest? Just out of curiosity

  • What a great 30th birthday gift! 🙂

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