You can go back and read the first article about Star Tours here. Using the ATLAS technology, it is very easy to change the ride footage. Tom Fitzgerald, the lead Imagineer for Star Tours, wanted to update the ride footage. Lucasfilm was about to release Episode I in 1998, and George Lucas showed a clip of the pod racing sequence. WDI thought this would be the perfect Star Tours II storyline. Captain Rex would still be the pilot.
Now that they had settled on the destinations, they could work more on what the pilot, AC-38, would look like.
They wanted the pilot to have the fear like RC-24, but AC-38 was very calm. They suggested the idea that AC-38 is supposed to be the pilot, but C3PO is because he got in on accident. This lead to the story in the ride today. The nice thing about the remodel is that the ride had a very short time of closure. The ride film was made early. The only thing they had to do in the building was remodel the queue and the ATLAS simulators.
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