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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The Force Awakens Around the World: Star Wars Fans Invited to Join Epic Global Event on YouTube

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GLENDALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE) — Star Wars: The Force Awakens products are set to be unveiled in the world’s first-ever global live toy unboxing event. Unfolding over 18 hours in 15 cities and 12 countries, the event will see highlights from the range of epic merchandise revealed in a rolling New Year’s Eve style celebration featuring … Continue reading "The Force Awakens Around the World: Star Wars Fans Invited to Join Epic Global Event on YouTube"
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Star Wars Comes to Chase Disney Visa Credit Cards

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Starting August 18, Disney fans who are also Star Wars fans can apply for Chase's Star Wars Visa Credit Card. This marks the first Star Wars brand collaboration for a credit card for The Walt Disney Company. Three exclusive Star Wars designs have been introduced, accompanied by exciting, new and exclusive Star Wars perks for all Disney Visa Credit Cardmembers. Cardmembers will be able to carry the new double-sided card designs featuring Darth Vader, Yoda or R2-D2 with C-3PO. In addition, all Disney Visa Credit Cardmembers can have access to the exclusive Star Wars Imperial Meet 'N' Greet, featuring the Supreme Commander of Imperial Forces, Darth Vader, at private Cardmember locations at the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort. (Note that the Star Wars Imperial Meet 'N' Greet experience opens at the Disneyland in fall 2015 and at Walt Disney World in early 2016.) All Disney Visa Cardmembers can also enjoy savings on select Star Wars merchandise purchases at Disney Store and select locations at Walt Disney World and the Disneyland® Resorts and can have the opportunity to take advantage of upcoming Star Wars-related limited-time offers.
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Disney Showcases Live Action Slate with Exciting News Exclusively for Fans at D23 EXPO 2015

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Disney, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm presented their live action film slates at the D23 EXPO 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. Updates on films such as Marvel's Captain America: Civil War; Disney's Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast; and Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Force Awakens, were presented by stars ranging from directors Jon Favreau and J.J. Abrams to actors like Sir Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong'o, Johnny Depp and Harrison Ford.
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Star Wars-Themed Lands Coming to Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts

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Today at the D23 EXPO 2015, The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced to an audience of more than 7,500 fans that Star Wars-themed lands will be coming to Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif., and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., allowing Star Wars fans to step … Continue reading "Star Wars-Themed Lands Coming to Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts"
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Star Wars, Toy Story Land, Pandora – the World of AVATAR, Soarin’ and Iron Man among new experiences coming for guests

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (Aug. 15, 2015) — Today, Disney announced a line-up of new attractions and entertainment coming to its theme parks around the world during the D23 EXPO 2015 in Anaheim, Calif. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek gave 7,500 lucky fans a behind-the-scenes look at what’s to come. He was joined by … Continue reading "Star Wars, Toy Story Land, Pandora – the World of AVATAR, Soarin’ and Iron Man among new experiences coming for guests"
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Star Wars Enhancements, New Experiences Coming Soon to Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts

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Several Star Wars-related changes have been noted around Disney's Hollywood Studios in the last few weeks: Watto's Grotto, selling a variety of Star Wars-themed merchandise, has opened on the site of the former AFI Showcase, near the Studio Catering Company. Additionally, construction of the new Star Wars Launch Bay in the Animation Courtyard is in progress and is expected to be completed in December.
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Star Wars fans can buy exclusive merchandise on Force Friday at Toys ‘R” Us

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Toys ‘R’ Us wants to make sure the force is with all Star Wars fans well before “The Force Awakens” — the seventh movie in the saga — is released in December. To that end, it is hosting Force Friday on Sept. 4 at all of its stores — worldwide. The hoopla begins at 12:01 … Continue reading "Star Wars fans can buy exclusive merchandise on Force Friday at Toys ‘R” Us"
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San Diego Comic-Con 2015: Star Wars

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While SDCC is a grand paean to just about every facet of pop culture, its love affair with Star Wars has been long and legion. 2015, arguably one of the most exciting years in Star Wars fandom, was no exception. While there were a wide range of different presentations on virtually every aspect of the … Continue reading "San Diego Comic-Con 2015: Star Wars"
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