This high-technology attraction featured animatronics
and live actors in a spectacular laser battle. The ride building replaced
the short-lived Rockslide attraction, and was replaced in 1992 by the
foundations of the Back to the Future (now Simpsons) show building.
The Battle of Galactica was the first themed attraction to feature audio-animatronic characters outside a Disney park, and was the first dark ride to combine sophisticated animatronics and lasers with live actors.
The animatronic characters were engineered by Alvaro Villa at AVG Entertainment who'd previously worked on the Castle Dracula show.
One of the Cylons featured in the attraction is in storage at Universal (in the "Thunderdome" tech service area under Back to the Future). It's not known what happened to the rest of the animatronic characters. One of them MAY be in a collection owned by Forrest J Ackerman. The cylon featured in Beverly Hills Cop III is NOT from this attraction. Despite security being on patrol in 1992 when the closure of the ride was announced, it's believed someone still managed to remove the Cylon from just outside the attraction next to the "laser" cannon.
- Video of the attraction from 1984
- Studio Tour Guide Script from 1980s
- Photo Gallery
- Article from Starlog, November 1979 (PDF)
photos can be found at
- More information about the attraction can be found at http://www.lurexlounge.com/bsg/ (click on Studio Tour)