Threepio Pilots Star Tours

April 7, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Posted in Disney, Entertainment, Events, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Speaking with the Los Angeles Times recently, Anthony Daniels revealed that it will be none other than his alter ego, human-cyborg relations protocol droid C-3PO who will be at the controls.

Daniels said he was giddy when he found out that his gleaming, gold-colored alter ego would be at the controls.

“Threepio is the pilot, and it’s huge for me,” the 65-year-old native of Salisbury, England, said. Senior Creative Executive of Walt Disney Imagineering “Tom Fitzgerald, who sold me the concept [of the first Star Tours attraction] 20-some years ago, sat across a desk and acted out the whole ride for me — he’s that kind of guy and just one of my favorite people. He came to England about two years ago, and we were sitting there having drinks when he said, ‘I want to tell you about the new Star Tours,’ “ Daniels recounted as he walked through the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday.  ”The bit you’re going to really like is that C-3PO gets to be the pilot. I kept it a secret for a while, but we had to admit it. As soon as the build started and C-3PO was put in the flight simulator, the news was going to get out.”

Daniels offered plenty of teasers to entice fans to the reopening of Star Tours, describing the ride as the “adventure of a lifetime” and “beyond inventive”.    One thing we can tell you is that the ride has branching variables and a rider could experience completely different outcomes on multiple rides.

Read all of the article  at the LA Times Hero’s Complex site.

Posted by Synlah


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