Dis­ney­land at­trac­tion to in­clude ‘Last Jedi’ scenes

Vis­i­tors on Star Tours ride will get an early glimpse of the film.

Los Angeles Times - - BUSINESS BEAT - By Hugo Martin hugo.martin@la­times.com Twit­ter: @hugo­martin

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” doesn’t open in the­aters un­til Dec. 15, but Dis­ney­land vis­i­tors who board a ve­hi­cle on the Star Tours at­trac­tion will get an early glimpse of scenes from the film start­ing this week.

Dis­ney­land will add scenes from the new­est “Star Wars” movie to its Star Tours at­trac­tions Fri­day, the re­sort an­nounced in a blog post.

The park said peo­ple on the flight sim­u­la­tor ride will be put in the mid­dle of a bat­tle on the planet of Crait, a min­eral world that ap­pears to have sharp gray cliffs. An­other new scene for the ride is planned but has yet to be fi­nal­ized.

It will not be the first time Dis­ney­land has added new scenes to Star Tours to help pro­mote a movie by Lu­cas­film, which is owned by Walt Dis­ney Co. The move is also ex­pected to spark new in­ter­est in the 30-year-old ride.

In 2015, when Dis­ney­land launched “Sea­son of the Force,” Star Tours added scenes fea­tur­ing char­ac­ters, space­ships and lo­ca­tions from 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awak­ens.” At the same time, Space Moun­tain was re­named Hyper­space Moun­tain and in­cluded scenes of X-Wing Starfight­ers and the Mil­len­nium Fal­con.

Scenes from the up­com­ing Star Wars movie will also be added to the Star Tours at­trac­tion at Dis­ney’s Hol­ly­wood Stu­dios in Florida.

Sep­a­rately, the Dis­ney­land Re­sort an­nounced in a blog post that on Jan. 18, guests will be able to ride park at­trac­tions and lis­ten to live mu­sic un­til 1 a.m. in an af­ter-hours event dubbed Throw­back Nite.

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