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So I was wondering what everyone thinks about the new Star Tours ride. Would it be too intense/scary for a 5 and 8 yo? They are both over 40 in so the height requirement isn't an issue.
Thanks for your thoughts!
We went on the day it opened last May - and if you are even REMOTELY into Star Wars at all, it will be awesome. Let me provide a little clarification. I am the roller coaster lover, and WookiePants (my significant bearded other) isn't into that stuff. Won't even go on Dumbo. Even so, he LOVED Star Tours. We must have done that ride more than any other one in our 2 week vacation. The story lines are incredible,
Every kid we saw, even the little ones who barely made the height requirement, loved it. It isn't scary at all, and you're always the hero who wins! All the ups & downs in your tummy is made by your mind watching the screen and the rocking motion of the seats. For your older one, it might be fun to explain how powerful a person's mind is - and how the twists & turns that make your tummy flip-flop are all because your eyes are seeing one thing, and expects that to happen! (I'm kind of a science geek so I like that sort of stuff). Unless you are super prone to motion sickness, I don't think it's too intense.
Have fun and keep our seats warm! We'll be there in 102 days, 15 hours and 6 minutes!
On our last trip there was a young boy - maybe 5 or 6 - who seemed to have special needs. He started getting very nervous just before the doors opened and by the time we were seated he was really starting to panic and was making little shrieks.
His mom kept trying to calm him but even as the ride started he was yelling that he wasn't sure about the ride being safe. Anyway, when the image of the Rebel Spy was projected, it was this boy. He was delighted! He stopped worrying about the ride and just kept saying, "I'm the spy!" Personally, I would not have asked my child to go on the ride if he was as upset as this little boy was, but he was absolutely beaming when he got off the ride.