Star Tours returns to Disney World in May

The relaunched ride – which features C-3PO in the driver’s seat – will reopen at Florida’s Walt Disney World on May 20, 2011. Learn more about the “reimagined” attraction at the official Disney Parks blog.

I’m hearing that the Disneyland (California) version will reopen May 17, but that’s yet to be officially confirmed.

UPDATE 2/27: The DisneyParks blog says that the Disneyland Star Tours will reopen on June 3.

Legoland California to open Star Wars area in March

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The LA Times reports that the Legoland theme park in Carlsbad, California is planning on opening a Star Wars themed area in Miniland within the park on March 31, 2011. The area will include 2,000 Lego models covering all six films and The Clone Wars. While the park already has a few life-size Lego characters, additional dioramas showcasing Naboo, Geonosis, Kashyyyk, Mustafar, Tatooine, Hoth, Endor and Christophsis will be constructed. Coming off of a top attendance record for last year, Legoland hopes to break that record with the new Star Wars area this year, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune, which also goes in depth on what the planetary dioramas will depict.

On hand for the official announcement at Legoland were costumed members from Rebel Legion and the 501st Legion. Legoland isn’t the only theme park with Star Wars attractions opening this year – Disneyland and Disney World will both be re-opening the revamped Star Tours: The Adventure Continues for the summer.

California a little too far to reach? Legoland Denmark and Germany will also be getting the Star Wars areas later in the year.