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Star Tours in Sci-Fi

One excellent element of theme for the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant is the use of props and decoration to really set the scene. Anyone who has eaten there knows of the extravegant details that have gone into the restaurant decor. Beyond the cool tables (that look like cars) and the fun movie clips, there are some more subtle Sci-Fi references hidden throughout the restaurant. When you think of Sci-Fi, you tend to think of films like "The Blob" or "Attack of the 50ft Woman" but a science fiction film that is represneted in the Sci-Fi is none other than Star Wars.

These hand drawn storyboards depict scenes from the Star Tours attraction, located in Disney's Hollywood Studios, and include an artist's concept drawing of the scene and below it a description of the scene's event as well as any dialogue that might be necessary to include.These rough drawings are enough to give the crew that will later work on the film and the attraction enough guidance to get an idea of the story of the attraction.

The drawings are located along the inner wall of a pathway that leads to the restrooms from the main entrance to the restaurant and pays hommage to an epic science fiction franchise that isn't a part of the main attraction of the film clips, but doesn't forget that beyond the many B films mentioned, there is a real classic of a science fiction film that needs mentioning, even if it is a sublte one.

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Ever seen something in Hollywood Studios and wondered why it was placed there by Disney's Imagineers? Matt Hochberg leads you on a regular look at the hidden details in Hollywood Studios and explains why it's there.


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