Star Tours Starspeeder arrives in Disneyland – 1986

Star Tours Starspeeder arrives in Disneyland (1986)
Star Tours Starspeeder arrives in Disneyland (1986)

29 years ago this month, workers were busy at light speed, making final preparations for the opening of Star Tours in Disneyland. In this image, a Starspeeder vehicle arrives and is being lowered into the attraction.  The ride featured Captain Rex in the cockpit, voiced by Paul Reubens (aka Pee-wee Herman) who brought you on a futuristic wild ride to the moon of Endor. While remaining a favorite in Disneyland and at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World today, you can still board a Starspeeder, but now it is piloted by none other than C-3PO and you’ll voyage to new destinations such as Tatooine, Naboo or Hoth, and come face to face with the likes of Yoda, Princess Leia or even Darth Vader. In fact, there are over 50 combinations of stories you may experience!