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Tag: Star Tours

Star Wars Icon Billy Dee Williams Discusses Art, Mickey & Disney

Star Wars Icon Billy Dee Williams Discusses Art, Mickey & Disney

| August 9, 2011 | Reply

“Hello, what have we here?”  Actor Billy Dee Williams is best known for the iconic role of Lando Calrissian in the original Star Wars trilogy.  Friday, August 19, he’s appearing at the Disney’s D23 Expo in conjunction with the debut of the newly re-imagined Star Tours – The Adventures Continue.  However, before Williams portrayed the gambling scoundrel Lando [...]

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Power of 10 Defeats the Power of the Dark Side at Disney

Power of 10 Defeats the Power of the Dark Side at Disney

| June 7, 2011 | Reply

It never ceases to amaze me the power and generosity of the Disney fan community.  On Sunday, May 22 a breakfast meet was held in Disney’s Hollywood Studios to raise money for Give Kids The World (GKTW) via our Power of 10 campaign.  There were over 120 guests registered for the event, and helped to raise [...]

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I’ve got a bad feeling about this: Star Tours returns to Disneyland

I’ve got a bad feeling about this: Star Tours returns to Disneyland

| June 4, 2011 | Reply

Star Tours: The Adventures Continue officially opened Friday at Disneyland. For a look inside the ride, check out Dave Parfitt’s recent blog about the Disney Hollywood Studios version….they are exactly the same. I was lucky enough to be able to attend the opening ceremonies, and after the spectacle of the ceremonies for The Little Mermaid: [...]

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Disney’s New Star Tours: A HYPE-rspace Free Review

Disney’s New Star Tours: A HYPE-rspace Free Review

| June 1, 2011 | 5 Replies

Take home message: pick up your Fast Pass for Toy Story Mania first The Disney PR hype machine is working overtime to pump up the Star Tours attraction that re-opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World on May 20th, 2011.  Disney is banking on the excitement of the Star Wars franchise to offset [...]

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Jedi 101: Build Your Own Lightsaber at Disneyland’s Star Trader

Jedi 101: Build Your Own Lightsaber at Disneyland’s Star Trader

| May 21, 2011 | 15 Replies

Ah, young Padawan – the Force is strong with you.  You will need the weapon of a Jedi Knight to save the Rebel Army. So where do all the young Jedi-wannabes go for their weapon of choice?  LightsaberMart?  No, silly – they closed lightyears ago.  They head to the newly reopened Star Trader shop, next door [...]

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Star Tours reopens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Star Tours reopens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

| May 20, 2011 | 3 Replies

The newly reimagined Star Tours: The Adventures Continue in 3D reopened May 20,2011 in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  Early this morning I was part of a group of lucky people that got to experience the ride during the Star Wars Meet Up.  I have always said that Disney knows how to throw a party. This morning [...]

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D23′s Destination D: Walt Disney World 40th – Day 2

D23′s Destination D: Walt Disney World 40th – Day 2

| May 17, 2011 | 3 Replies

D23′s Destination D was a two day event held at the Contemporary Resort this past weekend and celebrated all things Walt Disney World.   Day 1 featured several authors, historians and archivists talking about Disney World, Day 2 featured more of the men and women that were…and are still involved in the creation of Walt Disney [...]

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