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Last Tour To Endor At Disney's Hollywood Studios

On Saturday August 14th, Disney's Hollywood Studios hosted the Last Tour To Endor special event which was part of the Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando, FL.

Last Tour To Endor
Besides the weather being incredibly hot and humid, the event lived up to expectations.  The crowd was filled with guests wearing their favorite Star Wars based costumes and that only added to the fun.  This was a special hard ticket event (separate admission fee) that took over Disney's Hollywood Studios after it closed at 7:00pm and ran until 1:00  AM.

As a special way to say goodbye to the current version of Star Tours, the Hollywood Studios attraction that has been in place for over 20 years, the event provided an evening for Star Wars fans to get together, enjoy special shows as only Disney can provide, and experience the Hollywood Studios attractions.
One of the highlight events of the evening took place a the theater for the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular.

Indiana Jones Meets Star Wars
A special show was developed just for this event by the Disney Imagineers with the blessing of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg.  It took a fun look at combining Indiana Jones and Star Wars into one universe.

The show was called: "Raiders of the Lost Jedi Temple of Doom: A Fan Film of Epic Proportions."

Special Star Wars Celebrity Guests that were in town for Celebration V attended the show and appeared as "extras" in the performance.  During the 1st of the showings (which the pictures and video are from) we saw: Warwick Davis - Wicket the Ewok, Ashley Eckstein - voice of Ahsoka Tano in Clone Wars, Jeremy Bulloch - the original Boba Fett, Matt Lanter - voice of Anakin Skywalker in Clone Wars, & Dee Bradley Bakeria - Voice of the Clones and others in Clone Wars.

For those of you already familiar with the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular at Disney's Hollywood Studios there were many similarities as the new show greatly embellished the "normal" show with a multitude Star Wars characters.

Here is a video clip of the marketplace fight scene:

Here is a 2nd clip showing the fantastic end scene with the fight in front of the airplane, only instead of a german mechanic, Indiana Jones faces Darth Vader.

The show was amazing and loved by the packed stadium filled with Star Wars fans.

Although it was amazing to see this special show, I hope that they (Disney World) will make it a regular part of the Star Wars Weekends that are held each year at Disney's Hollywood Studios.  The show was well done and it would be a shame for it not to be performed again.

Hyperspace Hoopla
One performance that does appear at Star Wars Weekends did make a smashing appearance at the Last Tour To Endor: the Hyperspace Hoopla.

The Hyperspace Hoopla was the craziest dance contest you have ever seen, as the characters from Star Wars battled for the title of best dance routine.  The results were hilarious.

In the above picture you see the famed Cantina Band performing and doing some awesome dance moves.

To no ones surprise Darth Vader stole the show with his Michael Jackson imitation and Stormtrooper back-up dancers.

Not to be outdone, the women of Star Wars performed their own stunning dance routines.

The above picture shows all of the contestants up on the stage all at once.

Another group shot with many of the Star Wars characters on the stage at the same time.

Star Wars Fireworks
It would not be a Disney World Special Event and the Last Tour to Endor fireworks did not disappoint.  The 12 minute fireworks display combined music and sound bites from all of the Star Wars Movies and the fireworks were synchonized to folow along with the action.
The result was one teriffic show.  This was the first fireworks show that I have seen firsthand at Disney's Hollywood Studios and the results were impressive.  The guests had to crowd together to get a go view, but the combination of low level fireworks and special effects were tremendous.  These fireworks left a lasting impression on all in attendance.

Last Tour To Endor
The Last Tour To Endor was a success.  There were always things that could have been done differently, but I think everyone was very impressed with the special shows and entertainment that was there on this special night.

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