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A new video has been released showing a sneak peek at the queuing area for Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, which is due to debut at Disney's Hollywood Studios on May 20, 2011.

The video, posted by the Orlando Sentinel, shows a brief section of the waiting area. Fans of the original Star Tours will notice that the area bears a striking resemblance to the a similar feature in the original ride's queue - those wishing to avoid any spoilers may not want to watch the video.

The Orlando Sentinel report reveals several new details of the ride, as well as confirming previously-reported elements. For full details (and plot spoilers), the read the report here.

Star Tours: The Adventures Continue will feature no fewer than 54 different possible experiences, meaning that guests will take a different "journey" almost every time they ride it. Disney claims that different combinations of story elements will be generated at random, helping to keep riders guessing what will happen next.

The action in Star Tours: The Adventures Continue will take place in the period between the Star Wars prequels and the original trilogy. This actually makes it a prequel to the original attraction, which took place after the events of Return of the Jedi. This is reflected in the naming of the ride vehicles, with the original ride's Starspeeder 3000s being "downgraded" to Starspeeder 1000 models.

Star Tours closed at Disneyland on July 27, with Disney's Hollywood Studios' version closing on September 8 (the original version continues to operate at Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris). The original ride pioneered the use of flight-simulator technology in theme park attractions, with the Star Wars movies providing the backstory.

For full details of the highly-anticipated attraction, read our in-depth preview of Star Tours: The Adventures Continue.

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