Remember when I said that Tomorrowland could use a little love?
It turns out that there is, at least, a little love in the future. The OC Register reports that Star Tours will close in October 2010. It will reopen in 2011 as a 3D attraction based on the pod race from Phantom Menace. I’d have preferred a ride based on the Clone Wars series… but I have to say that when an attraction gets to the point where the guests recite the narration, something has to be done.
While I’m on the subject, let me mention that, in my humble opinion, no matter how many times you’ve been on a ride, reciting the narration while on the ride is incredibly rude to those who’ve never been on the ride before. It’s right up there that guy who asks you to listen to an “awesome new song” and then proceeds to talk over said song to tell you how awesome it is. Well, guess what, champ? I don’t think it’s awesome at all, now, and the next time I hear it, all I’ll be able to think of is how you yapped all through it the first time I heard it.
In related news, the rumors that Captain EO would be revived for Halloween are apparently false.