Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker takes Rey, Finn, Poe, and the rest of the Star Wars cast to some wild new planets. Starting today, fans will have the chance to visit them as well. Disney’s Star Tours rides around the world have been updated with new Rise of Skywalker destinations. Here’s what they look like.
According to Disney’s park blog, Star Tours now features numerous new planets first seen in Rise of Skywalker, including Kef Bir with its massive ocean and violent waves, and some other slightly more spoiler-filled planets. While the tour normally features a combination of destinations from around the series, for the next few months Star Tours will only feature locations from and inspired by Rise of Skywalker. The new tours also feature an encounter with Lando Calrissian, as played by Billy Dee Williams.
Disney’s Paris park is the first to offer a brief behind-the-scenes documentary on the newly updated Star Tours. The promotional clip provides a little bit more information on how Star Tours will change with the conclusion of the Skywalker Saga. The preview includes images from Kef Bir, and some concept art of the Star Tours ship flying just above the planet’s waves.
[Ed. note: the rest of this post contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.]
In a video posted on YouTube by a visitor to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you can get a sneak peak of part of a tour. In the video the tour takes viewers to Kef Bir, then transitions to the chaotic skies of Exogol, just as a massive space battle that closes the film starts.
Disney’s blog post suggests that there are several variations of the tour, so it seems that this is just one possible version, though the massive Exogol space battle is likely a permanent fixture.