Today In Disney History ~ August 24th

Today In Disney History ~ August 24th


Disney Parks Blog Article from January 12th, 2012 by Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center

Vintage Walt Disney World: The Force Lands at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The grand opening and dedication for the Star Tours attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios took place Jan. 13, 1990. Back in August 1989, the entrance and queue area for the attraction were still under construction, as seen below.

“TheThe queue area was inspired by Return of the Jedi, with Imperial forces invading the Ewok village on the forest moon of Endor. Most impressive is the towering 35-foot Imperial All-Terrain Armored Transport Walker (AT-AT) near the attraction’s entrance. (Don’t be too impressed with my Star Wars vehicle knowledge. I cheated and looked it up … and I was pronouncing it A-T A-T by mistake.)

If you haven’t had a chance to experience the new Star Tours –The Adventures Continue in 3-D, you need to make your way over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for a fun adventure. Of course, if you’re going to arrive by AT-AT, just be careful while parking…

“The(Disclaimer: The above composite was used to promote Star Wars Weekends in 2010. Dates for the 2012 event can be found here).

TMSM Today in Graphic by Sherry Rinaldi DeHart; Article Source Disney Parks Blog

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