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Star Tours Event at Disneyland Resort, You Want?

Erin Glover

by , Director, Publicity, Walt Disney Animation Studios

UPDATE 5/16: Congratulations to all who were randomly selected to attend the “Star Tours Early Departure” at Disneyland park on May 20. Notifications have been sent to all who entered for a chance to attend. If you have any questions, please ask in the comments and we’ll do our best to answer. Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for more upcoming events.

UPDATE: Thanks to all who entered for a chance to attend the “Star Tours Early Departure” at Disneyland park on May 20. The entry period is now closed, and eligibility confirmations are being sent to those who were randomly selected to participate.

We are very excited to provide the opportunity for Disney Parks Blog fans to be among the first in the galaxy to experience the new 3-D attraction at Disneyland Resort, before it officially opens June 3. In order to allow the randomly selected, eligible participants to experience the attraction when Disneyland park opens at 9:00 a.m., event check-in will be from 4 – 7:30 a.m. Good news – Toy Story parking lot will be available to eligible participants starting at 3:30 a.m. (parking fees not included). To commemorate the flight, participants will receive a button proclaiming them to be among the first to experience the new 3-D attraction at Disneyland park.

Star Tours Event at Disneyland Resort, You Want?

As you have heard through many galactic transmissions, the creative forces of Disney and Lucasfilm Ltd. have joined to create new spaceports that will be home to 3-D Star Tours attractions at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.

As we prepare to open these new spaceports, you have learned this week that Rebel forces have managed to enact secret plans to give Disney Parks Blog readers the opportunity to be on the very first departures of Star Tours Flight #1401.

On Thursday, Thomas Smith invited you to a special Star Tours Meet-Up at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. To celebrate the opening of “Star Tours – The Adventures Continue” at Disneyland Resort, we are inviting 1,200 of you (and a guest) to be among the first in the galaxy to experience the new 3-D attraction at Disneyland park on May 20.

Now through Monday, May 9, at 11:59 p.m. (PDT), you can enter for a chance to attend the “Star Tours Early Departure” at Disneyland park. We will randomly select 1,200 entries, and those selected will be able to bring one guest to experience Star Tours at Disneyland park on May 20. (Please see official rules for eligibility requirements. We will notify you via email if you are selected.)

Enter now. I’d wish you luck, but as Obi-Wan Kenobi so famously said, “…in my experience, there’s no such thing as luck.”


  • Oh boy!!!!!! I hoped for this opportunity alllll year ! Yay DisneyParks Blog! I love ya .

  • Just entered! Hope to take my Star Wars obsessed 5 year old on the new ride. We went to Disneyland in Novemeber, but sadly, Star Tours was closed. My son will be so excited if we win…fingers crossed!

  • So excited! Can’t wait! Well this and the little mermaid ride… oh and the new parade!!!

  • I hope i am selected. I cannot wait to go on this ride!!!!!!

  • Does anyone know: If we’re already entered in the drawing for annual passholders, can we still enter this one?

    • Hi Joanna,

      This opportunity is separate from the Annual Passholder special preview, so you may enter both.

  • Jimeny Christmas!! I chance to ride this revamped attraction and for free!!! Now that’s a dream Disney Day!!!!

  • I’m am so Excited!

  • Yes! I’m so there!

  • That is my sons 5th birthday (May 20th). I hope we win. He would have so much fun.

  • Count me in!
    Thanks for this fantastic opportunity!!
    Best of luck to everyone who enters as well!

  • Yes. I want!

  • I just entered.

    Thanks so much for this opportunity!

  • I was at the opening of the ORIGINAL Star Tours ride 25 or so years ago with my best friend (who I would be taking to this event) if chosen, and what a dream come true for the both of us being the big DISNEY/STAR WARS kids that we are.

    “Do or do not there is no try…” – YODA

  • We just experienced Disney 2 day 2 parks in April but were not able to experience this. I so hope we can come and experience this new magic. My daughter Emily is 10 and I know she will be so ecstatic to come again you can never get enough!

  • Oh, I sooo hope I get this!! My birthday is the 26th so this would be the best birthday present I could ask for!!! Though I wish the entry time were shorter so our chances would be better 🙂

  • When will we be notified, if selected?

    • Eligibility verification and notifications will take place between May 10 and 13.

  • The force is strong with me. I sense I might win

  • By the way, just a bit of triva;

    As mentioned in this post, the Star Tours flight number is #1401. That is the address of Walt Disney Imagineering in Glendale California.

  • do you know if this will be available for disney world as well? do you know of any other passholder opportunities in disney world?

  • I would love to win missed this last time!

  • Very Cool! Thanks for offering this opportunity to get a sneek peek!!

  • I was SO BUMMED when I saw that it was FL in the first email I got, but WOW! Now, I am in the running for Anaheim, I live 2 hours away! Yippee, Gonna Cross all fingers, do some MASSIVE visualizations and WISH on my Mickey Mouse Key Chain! Yup, I WILL BE THERE! Micci

  • I just entered for the drawing and hope to claim the PRIZE! Quick question: On the day of the event, will we be able to enter & enjoy the park before & after the event? It would be a shame to not take full advantage of the day to play in the park! Pls. advise? 😉

    • Hi Malc,

      Event check-in for the those who have been randomly selected begins very early in the morning, but after their “Early Departure,” they will be free to spend the day enjoying Disneyland park.

  • #22 – I’m hoping one of us gets picked for this meet-up, since we didn’t get picked for the Little Mermaid meet-up!

  • Great news! I’ve signed up & am hoping for the best!

  • Really want to do this!!!!

  • Fingers crossed! It’s been a rough year and we’d love to have something to look forward to!

  • Thanks for offering this opportunity!

  • I can’t wait. I will need to ride it at least 52 times just to see all the different variations of the ride. It will be a must ride every time I go.

  • “very early in the morning” on a friday! i was hoping it’d be an all day or night event…some of us work all day!! 🙁

  • Wow…this is like a late birthday present. It would be so awesome to be able to take one of my family members on this with me, since we haven’t been able to afford Disneyland for a few years now. I can’t wait to see the ride one day either way!

  • Hey! What Annual Passholder special preview??? I did not hear of this before. Was there an email or somthing about this??? I don’t see it on the AP event page?


  • Alan–
    There should be a link on Disneyand’s AP page that says “Enter for a Chance to Win a Sneak Preview of Star Tours in 3D!” 🙂

  • I am VERY excited about the new Star Tours ride!

    Its going to be a great summer at the Disneyland Resort with all of the new attractions. 🙂

  • ALAN–

    sign into the AP page on disneyland.com and under the “new events” section, the star tours sneak preview entry page should be the first thing you see.

  • ** i meant “news and events” not new events!

  • The AP Star Tours drawing ends at the end of the day on May 8, so if some passholders haven’t entered yet, you’d better hurry! 🙂

  • i will fly in with my granson he loves starwars

  • I remember riding the first star tours with my mom and my sister when I was six and I can’t wait to experience the new updated version of this hit attraction.

  • oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please…
    teacher finishing really long & hard semester – it would literally be a dream come true!!!!!

  • Thank you guys for doing this! I would die if I got selected!

  • Yes I would love to go! Hoping I can with my son…making memories for a lifetime!

  • This would be AMAAAAAZING if I got picked *crossing fingers* 🙂

  • I can’t wait for the new ride to come out! Just last night, my family was having a Star Wars movie marathon!

  • If we have a premium annual pass, would we be able to give the 1 day 1 park admission to a friend?

  • Ok. I was there on the first opening day…I ran away from home Just to ride star tours and I did, about 20 times in one week. lol.

    I want to be there the second time. I’ve signed up. I hope the force is with me on this one!!!

  • What time will the meet and greet take place?

  • I too was there when Star Tours first opened in 1987 for the weekend event when the park was opened 24 hours a day for the whole weekend. Would be fun to go to the re-opening with my 11 y/o daughter.

  • May the FORCE be with me..lol!

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