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The Starcade was a video arcade located in Tomorrowland at Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland.

Disneyland

The Starcade opened on May 27, 1977, along with Space Mountain. The games in the arcade used tokens, each one equal to the value of one quarter. Though its signage is still intact and powered on as of 2018, the Starcade ceased to function as a video arcade in 2015 and has since been used as a space for Annual Passholder events and as a private venue for corporate events. In 2018, the Starcade's upper level was converted into an indoor queue space for Space Mountain.

History

Since the late 1990s, the second story has been vacant and off-limits to guests. The speedramp escalators leading upstairs are still visible to guests but blocked. A large X-Wing starfighter from Star Wars was previously hung from the ceiling above the speed-ramp escalators, but was moved to the more visible location of the Star Trader, following the opening of Star Tours: The Adventures Continue in 2011. The second story is currently used as storage space for arcade games from Flynn's Arcade, a feature of Disney California Adventure's now-defunct ElecTRONica nighttime entertainment. A large mural also covers the walls of the second story, which can be seen through the windows adjacent to the outdoor queue for Space Mountain. Windows alongside the PeopleMover track treated that attraction's passengers to views of the upper levels of the arcade until that attraction's closure in 1995. Since the PeopleMover's conversion to Rocket Rods in 1998, those windows have been blacked out.

In recent years, the lower level has been used as character meet-and-greet locations promoting Wreck-It Ralph in 2012 and Big Hero 6 in 2014. Overflow retail space from the adjacent Star Trader has gradually taken over much of the lower level, with far fewer arcade games offered than in previous years. Until the release of Wreck-It Ralph, the Starcade hosted mainly contemporary/modern arcade games. Since that film's release, the Starcade has hosted primarily retro arcade games from the 1970s and 1980s. By 2015, the Starcade ceased to function as a video arcade. In 2017, it was used as a welcome center for annual passholders on AP Days, featuring button distribution and meet-and-greets with retired character. A few of the old retro arcade games (including Pac-Man, Galaga, and Fix-It Felix Jr.) could be found in the Welcome Center, the last remnant of the Starcade's original function.

As of 2018, the Starcade is not accessible to regular park guests and is now offered by Disney Meetings as a private event space available to rent for corporate functions. In July 2018, the upper level was converted into an extended queue for Space Mountain, still featuring the original mural, as well as several displays that expand the attractions' lore.

Tokyo Disneyland

Tokyo Disneyland's Starcade opened along with the park as an opening day attraction on April 15, 1983. The attraction operated for 24 years, closing on November 15, 2007.


See also


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Disneyland RailroadMain Street CinemaThe Disney GalleryGreat Moments with Mr. LincolnDapper DansMain Street Vehicles
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Seasonal: It's a Small World Holiday

Tomorrowland
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Seasonal: Haunted Mansion Holiday

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Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's RunStar Wars: Rise of the Resistance
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Magic HappensFantasmic!

Seasonal: A Christmas Fantasy ParadeDisney's Celebrate AmericaHalloween ScreamsBelieve... In Holiday MagicFantasy in the Sky: New Year's Eve SpecialVillains Dance Party

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Tomorrowland
Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go SeekSpace MountainBuzz Lightyear Astro BlastersStitch EncounterStar Tours: The Adventures ContinueThe Happy Ride with Baymax (Opening in Summer 2020)
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Splash MountainBeaver Brothers Explorer Canoes
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Disney Light the Night • Dreaming Up!Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights

Seasonal: Haunted Mansion Holiday Nightmare • Spooky "Boo!" Parade • Disney Gifts of ChristmasIt's a Small World Holiday

Former Attractions and Entertainment
The Disney GallerySkywayMickey Mouse RevueCinderella Castle Mystery TourWalt Disney's Enchanted Tiki RoomThe Enchanted Tiki Room: Get the Fever! • Lilo's Luau & Fun • Minnie Oh! Minnie!Magic JourneysMeet the WorldMircoAdventuresStarcadeCircle-Vision 360° (The Timekeeper) • Donald's Wacky Kingdom • Feel the MagicOnce Upon a MouseStar ToursCaptain EOGrand Recruit RacewayHercules the HeroIt's Magical!Star JetsOne Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives On! • Goofy's Bounce House • Jolly Trolley • Super Duper Jumpin' TimeOnce Upon a TimeDisney's FantillusionFantasy in the SkyCinderellabration: Lights of Romance

Seasonal: Disney's Halloween Parade "Scream & Shout"Disney's Halloween Parade "Re-Villains!" and "Banzai! Villains!" (Formerly "Let's Go, Villains!") • Halloween Pop'n LIVECelebrate! Tokyo DisneylandMickey's Gift of Dreams

Resorts
Tokyo Disneyland HotelDisney Ambassador Hotel
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