Like every other website, I am now required to meet a daily quota of posts about Star Wars.
Back in 1987, vacationers looking for a bit of “intergalactic pleasure travel” were able to embark for the first time on Star Tours at Disneyland. But while the attraction’s grand opening was held on January 9th, the evening before the park opened for a special preview event from 7 P.M. until midnight.
The “Interplanetary Launch Premiere Party” was a hard-ticketed event for Disney fans to get an early peek at the new E-ticket attraction. And, of course, it kicked off with a bit of pageantry.
There’s Jack Wagner doing his weird Obi-Wanish Serious Star Wars Voice™! There’s Jack Wagner as Disneyland space traffic control! There’s the exciting sounds of someone’s Casio! There’s banter! There’s… “beaming”?