Annual Star Wars Weekends ReminderPosted by Affording the Mouse
Just a reminder: The annual Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios begin this Friday, May 18 (which also just happens to be our last official day of our homeschool year–can I get a “Woohoo!”?). To see the lineup of celebrity guest, check out this post. The event runs weekends through June 10.
Here’s something new: “Carbon-Freeze Me.” Yes, you can get your image cast in carbonite–ala Hans Solo in The Empire Strikes Back–for just $99.95. So, the piece will be decidedly smaller-than-life at a mere 7 3/4″ x 3″ x 1″. Yep, tiny. And expensive. But among hard-core Star Wars fans, I’m sure this souvenir will still be a popular one. And Disney is anticipating its popularity too, as they are offering reservations for the experience. Call 407-WDW-TECH to reserve your time slot! Be forewarned, you’ll need a credit card to hold the reservations and no-shows who don’t cancel at least 48-hours in advance will be charged $25. You’ll find the “Carbon-Freeze Me” chamber near the American Idol Experience.
If you’re looking for a unique souvenir that’s a bit more reasonably priced, head to Tatooine Traders for the “Droid Factory.” Here you can put together your own customized droid (around 4″ tall) from the available parts that include bodies, legs, arms, and even novelty hats, and it will only cost you $11.95 for one or $18.95 for two. Not cheap, but definitely more doable than freezing yourself in carbonite.