C3P0 to pilot new Star Tours attraction

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    C3P0 to pilot new Star Tours attraction

    C-3P0 to Pilot the Starspeeder 1000, Captain Rex will Return! | Facebook

    http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blo...ng-this-thing/

    Star Tours Starspeeder 1000s are flown using the latest AC-series Tour Droids. And in fact, our initial plans were for our flight to be piloted by AC-38 better known as “Ace.” However, in discussions with George Lucas during the course of our production, we decided to take the story in a very different direction.

    So…while AC-38 is supposed to be our pilot, by the time we actually take off, the droid sitting in the pilot’s seat will be none other than…C-3PO!

    It’s one of the biggest changes and surprises in the new show. “Professional grit stopped me from yelling the glorious new storyline from the rooftops,” said Anthony Daniels recently. “It’s fun having secrets like this, waiting to share them at the right time.”

    You’ll see just how Threepio becomes our pilot when the adventures continue next year.

    This week, our Imagineering team begins installation of the Audio-Animatronics figures into the Starspeeder cabins at Disneyland park, and next month at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
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    neat! that's a fun twist on it!

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    it's hard to work backstage behind it and be thinking "there is star wars stuff happening in there...."

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    so what happens when Star Tours opens back up and the park needs a Fett and a whole slew of troopers for the premier? Would they call the 501st?

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    Re: C3P0 to pilot new Star Tours attraction

    Will this be done in Paris aswell?

    They haven't done the Sparrow and Barbossa in POTC either.

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    Re: C3P0 to pilot new Star Tours attraction

    RBF said: View Post
    They haven't done the Sparrow and Barbossa in POTC either.
    I would consider that a blessing. Sure, the puppets look great, but they don't fit stylistically.

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    Re: C3P0 to pilot new Star Tours attraction

    Will these changes be done by April 2011? (I hope!)

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    As well they should... ties anything in the 6 movies they put in there together. First bit of good star wars news I've heard in a while.

    Sean

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    Re: C3P0 to pilot new Star Tours attraction

    This is a really interesting and welcomed twist. On the one hand I'd miss Rex being gone altogether but letting 3PO fly? Yeah, that's destined to have comically tragic results. Nice.

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    They added Slave 1 into it now? That is so awesome.

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    Yep our very own Fettofficer play Fett in the new Star Tours http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f33/a...istance-37015/ Not sure what happened with this.

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    Oh no.... that means Fett misses his prey... again... this time thousands of prey per week.... Why do we like him? what a loser...

    ...Burp!

    :P

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    D'oh! I'll be going to Orlando a few weeks too early to see the opening of the new Star Tours... hopefully next year!

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    Re: C3P0 to pilot new Star Tours attraction

    VERY COOL! I can't wait!

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