[QUOTE=Tiggerific;970752]Any idea when this will happen? I’d think much of it could be done on a computer (different video segments discussed in another thread), so maybe a minimal down-time of the ride? Simply making the ride experience different would make a huge improvement, even if the visuals while in line and “cars” (what do you call the thing you sit in?) are not refurbished.
BTW: we were in line for Star Tours not a trip or two back, and the screened in walkway that is over your head near the front of the line is the entrance for Darth Vader to make his appearance in the park. We saw him with Stormtrooper escorts going out. VERY cool, DS was geeked![/QUOTE]
As of now, like was said above, HITSA’s rumor cannot officially be said to be true, but it IS planned to go away, It was never meant to be nothing more than a Temporary attraction that was put in back in 1998 as a part of the old “new” Tomorrowland. Star Tours is going no where, Its going to be getting a major overhaul and refurbishment.
As for the new refurbed Star Tours, Disney plans to have a brand new video, they want to replace the entire ride system and add screens to the sides of the cars now so you can look both in front and on the side of you while in the ride. Along with new music and such, its going to be a nice refurb! The Queue and Exit will also be upgraded and well. As for the exterior, that I have no clue.