Ideas for celebrating the DVD release of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

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As “Star Wars” fans surely know, the newest movie, “The Force Awakens,” was released on DVD and Blu-ray this past week. And that has many of us eager to enjoy the film again at home and perhaps escape to the Death Star or the Millennium Falcon, depending which side you identify with. Young children have … Continue reading "Ideas for celebrating the DVD release of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’"
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New Star Wars Experiences Debut in December

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More new Star Wars experiences are coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios early next year, in addition to those that will begin December 1 as announced in last week's AllEars newsletter: Star Wars Launch Bay, Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple, Path of the Jedi, and an updated Star Tours: The Adventures Continue. Starting January 5, 2016: First Order Stormtroopers will be patrolling the park, interacting with guests as part of their mission to find members of the Resistance The fireworks show called "Symphony in the Stars: A Galactic Spectacular" will be performed nightly. The show will be set to music from all the movies in the Star Wars saga. Star Wars-inspired food and beverage offerings will be available at various locations inside Disney's Hollywood Studios. Various novelty items and specialty foods, such as Blue Milk Panna Cotta, Padawan Limeade, BB-8 Lemon and Butter Cream cupcake, as well as a Han Solo Souvenir Kid's Meal served in a Han Solo-themed bucket, will be offered for purchase. In addition, there will soon be a dessert party during the Star Wars-themed fireworks show that will feature themed desserts, specialty drinks and a souvenir Chewbacca stein.
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Season of the Force Comes to Disneyland November 16

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Season of the Force begins at Disneyland on November 16, 2015. Star Wars Launch Bay, featuring a character greeting area, special exhibits, and peeks of "The Force Awakens", will open that day. Also coming in the near future will be an overlay of Space Mountain: Hyperspace Mountain, a new version of the Jedi Training Academy with characters from Star Wars Rebels, and the introduction of a new scene (inspired by The Force Awakens) into Star Tours - The Adventures Continue. The Tomorrowland Theater will feature scenes from classic Star Wars films, and special food and beverage items will be available for a limited time.
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Encounter with Darth Vader at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Darth Vader menacing young padawans and Scott at the Jedi Training Academy.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 450, EV 0, 135mm Focal Length. Scott is off to Walt Disney World this weekend and is looking forward to another encounter with Darth Vader at the Jedi Training Academy in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. With all the recent announcements, … Continue reading "Encounter with Darth Vader at Disney’s Hollywood Studios"
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Jedi Master in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Jedi Master of the Jedi Training Academy.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/60s, f/5.6, ISO 220, EV 0, 135mm focal length. A Jedi Master leads a group of young ones in the ways of the Force next to the Star Tours attraction in Disney’s Hollywood Studies. Each day, children of guests can take part in the Jedi Training Academy. … Continue reading "Jedi Master in Disney’s Hollywood Studios"
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Tips for kids at Disney World’s Star Wars Weekends

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Disney fans, who also are Star Wars fans, know that for four weekends in May and June, Disney's Hollywood Studios turns into a mecca for all things related to that galaxy far, far away. As the event has grown, so have the number of things that are geared toward kids. This year, we had a more casual approach to our arrival time because we weren't seeking an autograph. That was a mistake, though. The Force is not with families who do not line up outside the turnstiles at least an hour before park opening.
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Disney’s Star Wars Weekends offer galaxy of fun for kids

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Star Wars fans will be in their element at Disney's Hollywood Studios during Star Wars Weekends. But even if your kids cannot tell Luke Skywalker from Anakin Skywalker, they still can have a great time celebrating The Force. Blogger Kristin Ford shares some of the special activities that will appeal to younger event attendees, including the new-this-year Droid Factory.
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