Ahsoka Tano will be joining the Star Tours ride at Disneyland Paris in 2024. Let’s look back at this announcement and what it means for Star Wars fans.
The famous Star Wars heroine, Ahsoka Tano, will soon make her entrance into one of the most iconic attractions at Disneyland Park in Paris: Star Tours – The Adventures Continue. This announcement was made official during a panel dedicated to updates at Disney parks at D23.
A Highly Anticipated Appearance by Fans
For over 15 years, Ahsoka has been one of the favorite characters of fans of the intergalactic saga initiated by George Lucas. As Anakin Skywalker’s apprentice, this charismatic Togruta quickly became a must-have, thanks to her appearances in the animated series The Clone Wars and Rebels.
With actress Rosario Dawson taking on the role of Ahsoka in the series The Mandalorian, then in her own spin-off series on Disney+, the popularity of the character has only grown. It was almost inevitable that Ahsoka would end up joining the Disney parks, to the delight of visitors.
Star Tours, an Intergalactic Adventure Since 1987
A pioneering attraction in the use of flight simulation, Star Tours has been transporting visitors to the Star Wars universe since 1987. Located in the Discoveryland land at Disneyland Paris, this dark ride takes passengers aboard a spacious shuttle piloted by the quirky droid C-3PO.
Several iconic planets from the saga are explored during a bumpy voyage across the galaxy. Along the way, passengers encounter many cult ships and characters: TIE fighters, imperial destroyers, stormtroopers, Darth Vader, and more. Immersive special effects like 3D or motion simulators could enhance the thrills.
New Adventures with Ahsoka in 2024
In 2024, brand new scenarios will debut in Star Tours, allowing visitors to travel alongside Ahsoka Tano. Although details have not yet been announced, this is further proof of the character’s growing popularity.
Even before her arrival at Disneyland Paris, Ahsoka had already made flesh-and-blood appearances in the other Star Wars park: Galaxy’s Edge in California. She was portrayed by Rosario Dawson, who lends her features to the famous Jedi in the live-action series.
The Raging Success of the Star Wars Series
The announcement of Ahsoka’s appearance at Disneyland Paris comes as the eponymous series Star Wars: Ahsoka is breaking viewership records on Disney+. Alongside other successes like The Mandalorian and Andor, these new live-action productions are spearheading the franchise’s renewal.
Driven by a gripping plot and a remarkable performance by Rosario Dawson, the Ahsoka series has conquered a wide audience. Episode 5, released in September 2023, even broke audience records, proving fans’ enthusiasm for these new adventures.
Disneyland Paris Pursues Its Expansion
In addition to Ahsoka’s arrival, numerous new additions are planned in the coming years at Disneyland Paris. Walt Disney Studios Park will undergo unprecedented expansion.
New shows will also premiere in 2024. And Disney Village, the lively heart of entertainment and gastronomy, will be completely reinvented. These are all arguments that should attract even more visitors to the famous park near Paris.
Nearly 30 years after its opening, the Disney magic continues to operate at Disneyland Paris. Integrating Ahsoka into a mythical attraction like Star Tours once again demonstrates the desire to make children and adults dream, relying on the most popular current universes.
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