View Full Version : Disney used old Airliner Parts at new Stars Wars attraction

10th Dec 2019, 03:52
For the aviation geeks like us you'll pick this out pretty quick. Disney used old aircraft engines as parts representing space craft. How about an L1011 RB-211 as a planter and other engine thrust reversers. Something to look for if you make it to Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando. I made a video of the aircraft parts which you can see at the 19:00 mark with the primary video focused on the new Star Wars Rise of the Resistance Ride which is really good too.

New Star Wars attraction video

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L1011 - RB 211
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Thrust reverser 727?

10th Dec 2019, 05:46
Way back a few years (1998-ish) the famous scrapyard at Hanningfield had a load of leftover stuff from the latest Star Wars film (Phantom Menace I think). I recall seeing B-52 crew seats and a trashed F-86L canopy. Not sure what they used in the film but the guy I spoke to at Hanningfield told me that the production people had gone over to Arizona and loaded a container full of aircraft scrap from the yards surrounding Davis Monthan and brought it to the UK. The stuff they didn't use went as scrap when they'd finished. The Manston museum did at least manage to rescue a decent F-86L canopy but I have no idea if anything else survived.

10th Dec 2019, 08:32
Looks like FR24 got into the act as well!