Star Tours

33 Days: Star Tours

Star Tours

Star Tours – The Adventure Continues is our choice for #Day33 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown! Image ©Disney Parks

Star Tours – The Adventure Continues is a great attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and is our selection for #Day33 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown.  This attraction was redone in 2010 and into 2011, and it was totally transformed.  The Imagineers converted it to a 3D attraction, and the computer technology behind it is so much more advanced that you can ride it 54 times before you see the same ride story twice!  The story is well written, and the audience even plays a roll — as one of you is accused of being the Rebel Spy by Darth Vader!

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Have you ever been the Rebel Spy?

Just so you know, I WAS the Rebel Spy the first time I rode Star Tours after they redid the ride, and it was so funny to me, I just started laughing!

However, one thing to be aware of is that this attraction can lead to some queasy stomachs for some people.  My wife Cindy can’t ride it anymore because it just doesn’t agree with her anymore, and for others the same may be true.  Also, because of the “newness” of the attraction, a FastPass+ reservation is recommended, especially for a park like Hollywood Studios where your choices can be somewhat limited at times.

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The queue for Star Tours can be a bit long at times, but there is plenty to check out too!

So tell me, please, do you and your family ride this attraction, or do you skip it, or do you split up and some ride and some don’t, or what?  Let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by today!

The Lands of Disneyland: Tomorrowland!

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Image ©disney.wikia.com

Today we continue our look at the lands of Disneyland Park.  Of the eight lands, we’ve covered six of them, and the only two left to look at are Tomorrowland, that we are focusing on today, and Mickey’s Toontown!

Like Fantasyland, there is a whole lot to see and do at Tomorrowland.  Just take a look at this attractions list!

There are a lot of great attractions, so I won’t touch on all of them, but I will highlight the ones I liked the best, and think you will too!

Space Mountain

Sophie didn't have much fun on Space Mountain!

Sophie didn’t have much fun on Space Mountain!

Of course I’ve got to start with the best attraction in Tomorrowland in my opinion!  I don’t have much in the way of photos, but I do love our ride photo that they displayed.  Cindy loves Space Mountain, Sophie, not nearly as much, and I’m along for the ride, but I love the two behind us!

The big difference here is that Space Mountain at Disneyland is two seats across and Space Mountain at Walt Disney World is single seats.  It was the two seats across that was the only reason Sophie decided to try it out — but she still doesn’t like it!

Star Tours – The Adventure Continues

Just like Walt Disney World, Star Tours is a great attraction!

Just like Walt Disney World, Star Tours is a great attraction!

Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage

I call this a fringe Tomorrowland attraction.

I call this a fringe Tomorrowland attraction.

Officially, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage is a Tomorrowland attraction, but to me, it feels more like a Fantasyland attraction.  I think that it does to me because of the inclusion of the Finding Nemo part of the journey, if it was 20,000 Leagues or so, it would definitely be a Tomorrowland attraction.  In any case, it’s all apples and oranges, what matters is that I like the attraction — I hadn’t ridden in a “submarine” in a really long time, and it was fun to see it go on a voyage searching for Nemo!

Autopia

The Autopia, in my opinion, is better than the Tomorrowland Speedway.

The Autopia, in my opinion, is better than the Tomorrowland Speedway.

You know, I didn’t really have any intentions of riding on the Autopia, but Sophie wanted to go and drive her own car, so Cindy and I went also.  I’ve got to say that I think the Autopia is better than the Tomorrowland Speedway in the Magic Kingdom.  One thing that I definitely noticed was that the smell of gasoline seemed like it was less at the Autopia than in Florida, maybe it is, maybe it isn’t.  But that’s how it felt to me.

Jedi Training Academy

Darth Maul keeps watch at the Jedi Training Academy!

Darth Maul keeps watch at the Jedi Training Academy!

I’m going to close out our exploration of Tomorrowland by taking a look at the Jedi Training Academy.  This is something we’ve never done before at Walt Disney World, and truth be told, we didn’t do it at Disneyland either.  However, we were at lunch when it started up, so we watched it to see what it was like.  At one point in the show, Darth Maul jumped over at some of the other people watching and eating their lunch, and scared quite a few of them!  It was great.  I don’t know if it’s the same at Walt Disney World, but if it is, then we will definitely go watch it again one day!  It was one of my most enjoyable experiences we had at Disneyland.

Thank you for stopping by to visit today as we explored Tomorrowland, one of the lands of Disneyland.  Our last stop on our tour is Mickey’s Toontown, so look for that in the next couple of days!  Thanks, and remember, at My Dreams of Disney, it’s our goal to turn My Dreams of Disney into Your Dreams of Disney!

37 Days til Disneyland – Jedi Training Academy!

Image ©Disney Parks

Image ©Disney Parks

For all of the Star Wars fans out there, there is perhaps nothing better at any of the Disney parks then the Jedi Training Academy.  Located in Tomorrowland at Disneyland Park, the Jedi Training Academy is perfect for your youngsters that want to take on Darth Vader!  The Academy is for kids aged 4 to 12, and you will want to look at the entertainment schedule to see when the Academy is performed each day.  In addition to the Jedi Training Academy, you can also take a ride on Star Tours and witness one of the 54 different scenarios that you can experience on the ride!  Has your child ever been in one of the Jedi Training Academy shows?  Let me know in the comments, and thanks!

I can’t believe that we are now down to 37 days until our trip to Disneyland! How many days do you have until your family takes it’s next trip to a Disney park?

89 Days til Disneyland – Star Tours – The Adventures Continue!

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Picture taken at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

 

Wow!  Today is only 89 days til Disneyland!  I know that is still a long time from now, but it is a psychological win because we’ve ticked down 10 days in our countdown!  Today we are going to take a look at Star Tours – The Adventures Continue!

This attraction, located in Tomorrowland at Disneyland, has a height requirement of 40″.  Having ridden the new Star Tours at Walt Disney World at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, this is one attraction that I can’t wait to experience!  I hope I am selected like I was the last time I rode this ride.  You see …

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It was so funny seeing myself on the screen!

There are so many attractions that I want to experience, each day is one more thing to see and do at Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure!  Stay tuned as we share a special thing each and every day!