80s Star Tours Disneyland Star Wars Ride Souvenir t-shirt Large
Chest 21 in.
Length 26.5 in.
Content: 50/50 Cotton/Polyester
Tag Brand: Disney
This awesome muscle tee is a souvenir from the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California. This shirt celebrates the motion simulator ride Star Tours, an attraction based off of George Lucas' popular science fiction franchise Star Wars. Star Tours has become an attraction featured at multiple Disney parks across the globe, but this shirt pays tribute to the first one, which was opened at Disneyland in 1987.
At the time that the ride opened, Disney had yet to acquire Star Wars as one of its properties, which made the ride the first park attraction to be based on a licensed property that didn't belong to the Walt Disney Company. During the ride's development, Disney was already working with George Lucas for Captain EO, a movie-musical showcased at the park, which starred pop sensation Michael Jackson. Disney approached the director with their plans for a motion simulator style ride, and Lucas agreed and brought the project to his special effects team over at Industrial Light & Magic. The effects company produced a first person perspective film and then a programmer was brought in to synchronize the simulator's movements to the film, resulting in a ride that made guests feel like they were really flying aboard a spaceship in the Star Wars universe.
Fits like a modern unisex adult large. There is a repair on the front, see pics.