Pictures and Video of the Star Tours Grand Opening Ceremony

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On Friday, May 20th, at 10:30 AM ET, Star Tours was officially opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with a huge ceremony and a few big surprises. We start this special report with photos of the festivities:

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The event began with a procession of Star Wars characters

All of the guests then filled the huge courtyard in front of the Sorcerer’s Hat stage

We watched the pre-produced portions on a large screen

“What an explosion!” More on that in a bit…

It was an amazing ceremony! You don’t have to take my word for it, you can watch it yourself… First, here is a highlight reel Disney put together:

If that’s not enough, here is the webcast of the ceremony in its entirety:

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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