Sunday, August 15, 2010

Star Tours, What is it Good For?

In the past week or so, just about every Disney-related blog that I read (and there are several of them these days) has talked about the upcoming changes to Disney Hollywood Studios' Ride,Star Tours. For those of you that aren't as obsessive about keeping up-to-Disney-date as I am, the current "ride", Star Tours is being shut down and revamped. Apparently, the last ride to Endor will soon ride to somewhere else in the Star Wars Galaxy.

Apparently, this is exciting for Star Wars people. Having never actually watched all of the movies, I'm not one of those people. When we were there in June, Melissa and I happily sat out with the babes and wandered the gift shop.

My question about the update hasn't been addressed anywhere - will the ride still be as nauseating as before? I have NEVER been a fan of simulations; I'm not on the list of people wanting to bring Body Wars (barf) back to Epcot. Good riddance. Between our cruise (stabilizer not in the best working condition.. chandeliers swaying) in December of '08 and my pregnancy, I've had enough nausea for a lifetime. I personally prefer the Mad Tea Party Tea Cups to those simulators. Actually, I think I can still feel my stomach churning from the one and only time I rode Mission: Space.

I'm not alone in this, am I? Maybe the new version will be really cool with new, up-to-date special effects and I'll be talked into riding it. Or, maybe Noah and I will hang out with Yoda again in the gift shop...

I guess only time will tell..


  1. Did you do mission space orange or green? I personally love the simulators and other thrill rides (I remember riding Body wars as a kid and loving it), but I've heard that for people who don't love them, mission space green is doable.

  2. I did Mission: Space in 2003 before there was an option. I felt miserable for hours - never again. And I say there is a HUGE difference between thrill rides and simulators. I'm all about roller coasters (Rockin' Roller Coaster is AWESOME).. just don't like to feel like I need to hurl.