Star Wars Weekend Merchandise

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Yoda plush toys in Darth’s Mall during Star Wars Weekend.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/60s, f/3.5, ISO 12500, EV +0.3, 28mm focal length. During Star Wars Weekends this year, Darth’s Mall could be found in behind the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and was filled with every imaginable Star Wars and Disney tie-in merchandise. I found this bin of … Continue reading "Star Wars Weekend Merchandise"
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Her Universe Star Wars Spring/Summer Apparel Line to Debut at Disney’s Star Wars Weekends and Online

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NEW YORK, NY – MAY 15, 2012 – It’s a good time to be a fangirl of the Star Wars saga as Her Universe, the female sci-fi genre line of fashionable apparel and accessories, revealed its new Spring/Summer line to debut at Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida, running each weekend … Continue reading "Her Universe Star Wars Spring/Summer Apparel Line to Debut at Disney’s Star Wars Weekends and Online"
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Carbon-Freeze-Me Experience at Star Wars Weekends

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A new D-Tech Me Carbon Freeze Me experience will debut during 2012 Star Wars Weekends and is now available to book for a limited time only. Using the latest 3D facial scanning technology, you can receive a personalized 8-inch figurine of yourself "frozen" in carbonite like Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back. The Carbon Freezing Chamber will be located adjacent to The American Idol Experience. Reservations are required for this experience and may be made now through June 16, 2012, by contacting 407-939-8324. NOTE: Same-day reservations cannot be made within two hours of a reservation time. Event Dates: May 18, 2012 through June 16, 2012. Price: $99.95 plus shipping and taxes per person (maximum of two people per reservation). You'll also receive a light-up wristband for participating. You can order additional figurines using the same image scan for $74.95 each. It will take up to four weeks for you to receive your figurine. No discounts apply unless otherwise noted. You must be at least 3 years old to participate, and children must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years of age or older during the entire experience. A valid accepted credit card number is required at time of booking. There's a $25 cancellation fee for no-shows or if a reservation is cancelled within 48 hours of scheduled experience. Due to its personalized nature, there are no refunds or exchanges.
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The End of Star Tours

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While I’m only somewhat versed in the culture that is Star Wars, I do enjoy a nice visit to Endor every once in a while. Yes, this photo was taken before Star Tours got its makeover so if they don’t go to Endor anymore…well, I’m just not cool enough to know. Please accept this photo … Continue reading "The End of Star Tours"
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Billy Dee Williams Debuts Artwork at D23 Expo

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UPDATE: We just received word that the artwork by Billy Dee Williams mentioned in this blog will not be finished in time for the Expo. However, Billy Dee will still be appearing at the event to sign autographs and meet guests — and celebrate the relaunch of Star Tours! If you read the recent article … Continue reading "Billy Dee Williams Debuts Artwork at D23 Expo"
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COOLWATERS PRODUCTIONS LLC BRINGS THE STARS OF TRON, TRON: LEGACY, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, STAR WARS AND MARVEL TO THE DISNEY D23 EXPO

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Exclusive autograph sessions and meet and greets with celebrities including Bruce Boxleitner and Billy Dee Williams at the ultimate Disney fan event! ANAHEIM, Calif. – June 22, 2011 – Celebrity management company Coolwaters Productions LLC is bringing a cavalcade of talent to the D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event, August 19 – 21, at … Continue reading "COOLWATERS PRODUCTIONS LLC BRINGS THE STARS OF TRON, TRON: LEGACY, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, STAR WARS AND MARVEL TO THE DISNEY D23 EXPO"
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Star Tours Soft Opening

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On Monday, May 16, I was lucky enough to be at Studios while they were testing, or soft opening, Star Tours. This was huge for me. I loved the original attraction and it’s among some of my first Disney memories. I won’t spoil anything but I’ll provide some generic details. The new signs look fantastic. … Continue reading "Star Tours Soft Opening"
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Legendary filmmaker George Lucas meets “Star Wars”-inspired Disney characters at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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A SHOW OF ‘FORCE’: Taking on the stern and determined look of a Jedi Knight, “Star Wars” creator George Lucas poses Aug. 14, 2010 with Jedi Mickey Mouse, Princess Leia Minnie, Darth Goofy — and the lovable Disney droid, R2-MK — at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park. The legendary filmmaker attended “The Last Tour to … Continue reading "Legendary filmmaker George Lucas meets “Star Wars”-inspired Disney characters at Disney’s Hollywood Studios"
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New Star Tours Video

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(originally published on Official Disney Parks Blog) New Star Tours Video Makes Us Ask: Where Will the New Star Tours Attraction Take Us? Last year, Disney Parks fans learned that “The Adventures Continue” with the return of a new Star Tours attraction in both California and Florida in 2011. Earlier today at the Star Wars … Continue reading "New Star Tours Video"
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‘Last Tour to Endor’ Party During Star Wars Celebration V Lets Guests Be ‘the First Among the Last’ to Experience Star Tours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Theme Park

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — When Darth Vader moonwalks and Donald Duck sports Imperial stormtrooper armor, something special must be happening. With a heaping helping of Disney magic, the Star Wars galaxy will descend upon Walt Disney World Resort from 8 p.m.-1 a.m. on Aug. 14, 2010, for an exclusive party to let fans of … Continue reading "‘Last Tour to Endor’ Party During Star Wars Celebration V Lets Guests Be ‘the First Among the Last’ to Experience Star Tours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Theme Park"
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