Star Tours - The Adventure Continues

Grand Opening Cermony
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May 20, 2011: The ceremony started with cast members waving flags on the Sorcerer's Hat stage. Then a procession made its way up Hollywood Blvd -- every conceivable Star Wars character was represented, including a number of young children dressed as Padawan.
Star Tours - The Adventure Continues
Star Tours - The Adventure Continues
Star Tours - The Adventure Continues
Star Tours - The Adventure Continues
Star Tours - The Adventure Continues
Star Tours - The Adventure Continues
Star Tours - The Adventure Continues
Star Tours - The Adventure Continues
Star Tours - The Adventure Continues
Star Tours - The Adventure Continues
Star Tours - The Adventure Continues
Star Tours - The Adventure Continues
C3PO and R2D2, and Anthony Daniels are introduced.
Star Tours - The Adventure Continues
Star Tours - The Adventure Continues
A long line of Stormtroopers jogged in, followed by Darth Vader's ominous entrance on stage. The Dark Lord said he wanted to shut Star Tours down.
Star Tours - The Adventure Continues
Star Tours - The Adventure Continues
An effort to stop him was projected on the big screen. Some Jedi Knights were seen fighting stormtroopers outside Star Tours. Finally the Jedi Knghts are revealed and come onstage; they are none other than Bob Iger (CEO of Disney) and George Lucas. They each spoke briefly, pronounced the ride open, then there was a cannon blast and fireworks over above Star Tours.
Star Tours - The Adventure Continues
Star Tours - The Adventure Continues
Star Tours - The Adventure Continues
Star Tours - The Adventure Continues

Vader vowed that they hadn't heard the last of him, and instructed his crew to set its sights on the "Anaheim System." Star Tours officially opens in Disneyland on June 3.

Star Tours - The Adventure Continues
Star Tours - The Adventure Continues