Star Tours' StarSpeeder 1000 will be visiting a new location ahead of Episode VIII, as the Disney Parks Star Wars attraction is getting a new scene to tie into The Last Jedi. The news comes from Disney Parks Blog, where they confirmed C-3PO will be piloting the StarSpeeder shuttle to the planet Crait. This is where the Resistance is hiding out in the next movie and where a battle between the Resistance and First Order will happen.
The last update happened before the release of The Force Awakens when they added Jakku, when the desert planet became a fixed stopping point in the otherwise randomized ride to ensure all guests had the opportunity to see the new locale. I wouldn't be surprised if Disney did the same with Crait, as the attraction takes guests through a variety of possible scenarios.
Since Star Tours: The Adventures Continue is a 3D ride, the planets and scenes the shuttle drops into capitalize upon that format, so objects poke through the viewscreen, you dodge flying debris, etc. I don't think The Last Jedi scene will give away any spoilers, but it could drop into the Battle of Crait or perhaps go underneath the surface to fly around the red crystals shown in the trailer.
If there isn't a pack of crystalline foxes running around somewhere on the screen, I'm going to write a strongly worded letter.
The Crait addition will debut in Star Tours in Disneyland and Disney's Hollywood Studios on November 17, at Disneyland Paris on November 22, and at Tokyo Disneyland on December 15.
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