When Star Tours opened at Disneyland Park in California in 1987, it was one of the first theme park attractions to use a motion simulator. Inspired by the Star Wars films, the ride turned guests into space tourists, aboard a spaceship headed to the moon of Endor. But the pilot, a nervous droid named Rex on his first flight, took a wrong turn, steering passengers instead into a comet cluster, an encounter with a warship Star Destroyer, and a battle with the Death Star—depicted onscreen in a ...
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