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Tokyo Disneyland to open Star Tours: The Adventures Continue in Spring 2013

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Tokyo Disneyland has revealed that it will open Star Tours: The Adventures Continue in Spring 2013, replacing the existing Star Tours attraction at the park.

Versions of Star Tours: The Adventures Continue opened at Disneyland and Disney's Hollywood Studios in 2011, replacing the original Star Tours at both parks. Tokyo Disneyland's version will be identical, featuring the same 3-D projection techniques and updated simulator ride system.

Like the original ride, Star Tours: The Adventures Continue is based on the Star Wars movie series. The attraction features 54 different possible experiences, meaning that guests will take a different "journey" almost every time they ride it. Different combinations of storylines are generated at random, helping to keep riders guessing what will happen next.

Tokyo Disneyland's Star Tours will close permanently on April 2, 2012, in order to undergo its transformation. The Tokyo Disney Resort's owners, the Oriental Land Company, are investing 7 billion yen ($90 million) to install Star Tours: The Adventures Continue.

The announcement leaves Disneyland Paris as the only Disney theme park yet to announce or complete a revamp of its original Star Tours attraction.

Full details of Star Tours: The Adventures Continue can be found in Theme Park Tourist's in-depth review of the Disney's Hollywood Studios version.

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You can so easily see why rides of "Disney" caliber simply aren't possible for seasonal parks owned by Six Flags, Cedar Fair, Merlin, etc... $90,000,000 to repurpose a ride, keeping much of the infrastructure the same and utilizing an already-in-use ride film and computer system (i.e., no new innovation required here)? Imagine the total investment for that single ride from the ground up! Even the largest seasonal parks float between $15 and $25 million for their largest annual investments... It's just a shock! The Oriental Land Company has never cut corners with those parks, though.

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