Disney’s classic Star Tours attraction got a slight overhaul this week, including the previously announced planet of Crait. However, riders were surprised by a brand new ending — a landing on the planet of Batuu, which is the name of the planet from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Here’s what Disney fans on social media had to say about it…
— LaughingPlace.com (@laughing_place) November 17, 2017
Learned name of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge planet. It’s Batuu. And yes, the secret is out. Your #StarTours adventure now ends on the newest #starwars planet in the Galaxy Far, Far Away. pic.twitter.com/clrHGTRdiF
— The Disney Blog (@TheDisneyBlog) November 17, 2017
Just rode the new #StarTours at @WaltDisneyWorld! It included planet #Crait from #TheLastJedi as well as #Batuu, the planet from the forthcoming Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge! Also cameos from Boyega, Isaac, Gleeson and Lupita! pic.twitter.com/pFtcVF0kr5
— Max Evry (@maxevry) November 17, 2017
— Coffee With Kenobi (@CoffeeWthKenobi) November 17, 2017
— On the Go in MCO (@onthegoinmco) November 17, 2017
This is a great way to tie Star Tours into the upcoming Galaxy’s Edge expansion, which will be a bit detached from the existing Star Wars area. Galaxy’s Edge is set to open on both coasts in 2019.
In addition to the TWO new planets, there has been a rumor that soon riders will be able choose between various Star Wars timelines.
The new Star Tours scenes are available to enjoy today.