Tag: Star Wars

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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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 | 8 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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Disney Installs New Star Tours Marquee

Disney Installs New Star Tours Marquee

| May 4, 2011 | 1 Reply

Happy Star Wars Day!  May the 4th be with you. In anticipation of its newly reimagineered Star Tours 2 attraction, Disney Parks has unveiled and installed its new marquee above the attraction entrance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  The same marquee art can be seen as an attraction poster at the Star Tours 2 attraction at [...]

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One Part Pixie-Dust + One Part Midi-Chlorians = Ashley Eckstein

One Part Pixie-Dust + One Part Midi-Chlorians = Ashley Eckstein

| May 4, 2011 | 5 Replies

Interview with Star Wars: The Clone Wars actor Ashley Eckstein, celebrity co-host of 2011 Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios It’s the time of year on the Walt Disney World calendar when Storm Troopers, Jedi, Ewoks, droids, and all sorts of alien life forms make their way to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for Star Wars [...]

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Star Tours 2 Florida Sneak Peek Events

Star Tours 2 Florida Sneak Peek Events

| April 15, 2011 | Reply

Disney is taking a special sneak peek event for the newly imagineered Star Tours 2 to four Florida locations in April and May.  This is your chance to see what exciting galactic destinations await you before the attraction officially opens on May 20th at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the beginning of Star Wars Weekends.  To learn more [...]

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