George Lucas Came Up with Idea to Add Rebel Spy to Star Tours

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The new Disney+ series Behind the Attraction, which premiered on Wednesday, looks at Star Tours and explains how it was the maker himself, George Lucas, that came up with the idea for adding a Rebel Spy to the ride.

In 2011, Star Tours finally saw a major upgrade. While the core ride and concept were the same, everything else was fresh and new, including one moment that has become a hallmark of the current attraction, which was actually the idea of George Lucas himself. As part of the new Disney+ series Behind the AttractionImagineer Tom Fitzgerald explained that the Rebel Spy being a guest on board the ride came from George…

“George wanted us to have a spy in the audience. What if, actually, we could take a picture of someone in the cabin and put it up on screen and really let a guest see themselves as a rebel spy.”

The rebel spy moment is one of the best on Star Tours: The Adventures Continue. In the first story sequence, the Empire stops your Starspeeder because they’re looking for a rebel spy. A picture is flashed up on the screen and the rebel spy is revealed to be a random person, frequently a young child, on the ride itself. Nobody, including the spy themselves, is ever aware they were chosen until they see their picture, so it’s always fun for the person, and their friends or family to discover they’re a rebel spy. If you’ve been on the ride enough times, and due to the variety of experiences, there’s every reason to do that, you’ve probably been chosen as the rebel spy at least once. They even sell t-shirts allowing guests to advertise they they were chosen as the rebel spy.

You can watch the first five episodes of Behind the Attraction, which includes a whole episode on Star Tours and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, exclusively on Disney+.

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