As promised, the official Disney Parks Blog has begun a series of articles about the creation of Star Tours 2. In tonights first installment, they detail two of the droids in the new ride. The first is what people have been wondering about as the Pee-Wee Herman voiced Rex won’t be returning. Instead a new pilot will be flying the Starspeeder 1000 (the precursor to the Starspeeder 3000 in the original ride). His name is Ace and he is said to have a personality very different from Rex’s. The other droid is the “Aly San San” waitress droid from the diner in Episode II, although with a new paint job to fit in with Star Tours.
Star Tours 2 is currently under construction in Disneyland and construction begins shortly in Walt Disney World. The new ride is set between Episodes III and IV and will feature new destinations including Tatooine, Alderaan, and Coruscant.