Friend of TFN "empire1980" from DewbackPatrol.com sends us this update on the new Star Tours ride while visiting Disney recently:
"On July 6th I went on the Disney Studios' Star Tours ride. As my wife switched off with me so my son could ride a second time, I waited in the exit with my daughter. To my delight I waited with a very talkative Disney Cast Member and thought I would ask for any info on the revamp of the Star Wars ride. He first told me that there was new footage being filmed for the ride. This was not big news, but what he told me next was! The friendly gentlemen told me that the ride would be revamped in 2011 and that Disney will be completely removing the simulators that people sit in. The simulators need to be removed to completely renovate the interior. As part of this rework, Captain REX the lovable droid pilot that is voiced by Paul Reuben (Pee-Wee Herman) will be removed from the ride and will not be returning. Exciting news for sure! I couldn't get any juicy details about what the ride's new story will entail, but at least we have a date and confirmation that Captain REX will be removed. This is good in my opinion as my son had some difficulty determining the difference between him and Captain Rex from the Clone Wars. He didn't understand how they could have the same name. Ahh the mind of a three year old!"
Rebelscum Breast Cancer Awareness Charity Patch Posted By Philip on November 25, 2014: Thanks to everybody that ordered patches. I sent a check for $1,600.00 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation on Monday. While it's not as much as I hoped for, it's still very much appreciated. They will remain for sale in the store for anybody that still wishes to purchase them. Details after the jump.