Star Wars Weekends #1

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Hope you are enjoying Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The first of four action-packed weekends just wrapped up and there is a lot to recap. 
First, Star Tours: The Adventures Continue had it’s grand opening on Friday, May 20. I had the chance to preview the attraction earlier in the week. It is already one of my favorite rides at Walt Disney World. It is a really fun time, truly immersing you into the Star Wars universe from queue line right through the ride. Check out my review here.
Disney CEO Bob Iger with Darth Vader and George Lucas (photo courtesy Disney Parks Blog)
Just like any Disney attraction opening, the opening of Star Tours: The Adventures Continue was a grand affair. Check out the highlight video from the Disney Parks Blog:
This is one of my favorite events at Walt Disney World each year. Star Wars characters walk the park to meet and greet guests…
Disney characters also come out for the weekends. Meet Jedi Mickey, R2-MK, Goofy Vader, Storm Trooper Donald, Princess Leia Minnie and more!
There was a lot of buzz about the new R2-D2 Popcorn buckets. $15.50 for delicious Disney popcorn and a great looking souvenir.
Guests can also pick up R2 Mickey Ears for $14.95.
This weekend also marked the re-release of Star Wars Vinylmation at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. You can purchase them for $11.95 per blind box at Tatooine Traders near the ride or Jabba’s Hut next to Rock ‘n Roller Coaster. They will be re-released at Disneyland on June 4th. Check out the set here.
Have you been on Star Tours or to Star Wars weekend yet this year?

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Nick LoCicero

Nick LoCicero has almost 20 years experience in the media industry. He has worked on numerous Disney related media projects, most know at WDWNT for WDW News Tonight. He has been visiting Walt Disney World since 1982. After moving to Orlando in the late 90's he became a passholder, developed a fascination with the history of the vacation kingdom and has spent way too much money on park merchandise.

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