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<<Introduction>>

MAY the force be with you!  That's right, on May 17, the new Star Tours II opened at Disney's Hollywood Studios--and INTERCOT was there to capture all the interstellar fun! In this special edition we learn what this new 3D attraction has in store, find-out the back-story for the new attraction, see how the celebration started with a bang, and round-up the event in pictures.  In addition to these galactic goodies, we also get the scoop on the Magic Kingdom's party dates for 2011. Hang on to them helmet's and light sabers, cause this here's the most informative ride in the galaxy!

<<Cantina Talk>>

 

INTERCOT's own John attended the Star Tours II Grand Opening, here's what he had to say about the new attraction and its festivities:

 

~ Over 50 adventures await at Star Tours 3D.
~ Word is you could ride this thing 6 hours straight to go thru all the sequences.
~ Big strides have been made technology to allow a huge leap in the attraction.
~ Imagineers took care to make sure everything in the ride is authentic. Fans notice this sort of thing.
~ Thumbs up on the new version of Star Tours 3D. Sit in the back for best effect.

 

To follow the action as it happens, be sure to follow INTERCOT on Twitter!

 

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<< In a galaxy far, far away ... >>

 

All great Disney Theme Park attractions tell a great story, and most have a back story to help set the scene.  With the launch of Star Tours II, INTERCOTee Mufasa shared the new official back story for the attraction:

 

"It has been a long time since the end of the Clone Wars, and the evil Sith Lord Darth Vader continues to tighten his grip on the Empire as the galaxy moves closer to the brink of a great civil war.

A new intergalactic spaceline, Star Tours, seeks to preserve unrestricted intergalactic travel in this age of tyranny. Freedom fighter captain Raymus Antilles has assigned two droids, see-threepio and artoo-detoo, to help launch the spaceline, fueling imperial suspicion that Star Tours is part of the Rebel Alliance.

Star Tours is about to open its first intergalactic space terminal in the Earth System as rumors of a fearsome weapon of mass destruction dash all hope for peace and freedom in the galaxy…"  

 

<<Force & Fireworks >>

 

To kick-off the festivities, Disney's Hollywood Studios presented a spectacular fireworks display for the event.  Our INTERCOT team captured the event in HD for your viewing pleasure.  Visit INTERCOT's YouTube channel to check out the spectacle.

 

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<<Twitt-Pics >>

 

Through-out the events, the INTERCOT team shared pictures keeping our followers in the middle of the action.  Here's some of the great pictures of the special grand opening events and a sneak peak at the new attraction:

 

The Events:

> Hello r2d2 
> Ice, ice, baby. John at the ice bar
> Minnie spotted 
> Everything is clean and pretty... on with the show
> Here we go ... 
> We have Lucas! 
> Animation Building backstage for a Q & A session 
> Anthony Daniels On stage

The Attraction Special Preview:

> Alternates between flight times and high res tour videos... 
> C3PO guiding traffic as always...
> The work room is now missing conveyor belts...
> Choose your gate... 
> Special passenger on board... 
> On board... c3PO is your commander 

 

<<Calendar Corner>>

 

-- Magic Kingdom Parties 2011 --

 

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party" and "Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party" dates have been released. These are hard ticket events. Guests must purchase separate admission to attend. Walt Disney World limits the number of tickets sold in order to keep the crowds down and many dates sell out in advance. Purchase tickets by calling (407) W-DISNEY. Tickets are on sale now!

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party;
September 13,16,20,23,27,30
October 2,6,7,10,11,13,16,18,20,21,23,25,27,28,30,31
November 1

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party;
November 8, 9,11,13,15,18,27,29,30
December 2, 4,6,7,9,11,13,14,16,18

 

<< Conclusion >>

Although your new Star Wars adventure can end in different ways, this Newsletter is ending with its traditional send-off.  We hope this edition has gotten you excited about the new Star Tours attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios. We'll be back in a few weeks with more news, tips and deals. See ya real soon!

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