Updated on 8/8: Star Wars 2 WDW and DLR Release Details

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Update: 8/8/12 Artist Maria Clapsis will join Casey Jones at the Friday, August 24 Orlando D-Street signing from 11a-1p EST. They also announced a wristband distribution for Orlando where guests will be handed a wristband at the register if they choose to meet the artists. Remember, D-Street Orlando opens at 9am EST this day. Also, for the second straight series, Darth Vader gets the honor of gracing the tray cover:

Update: 8/7/12 Artist Casey Jones just got back to us via Twitter letting us know he will be signing, and therefore SW2 released, at WDW in Orlando on FRIDAY, AUGUST 24. This info is contrary to the date on the events page of the Disney Vinylmation website. The Disneyland Saturday, August 25 release remains the same. Appropriate changes have been made in the article below that we posted yesterday:

The Disney Vinylmation website has finally given WDW a release day for Star Wars 2. It will also be a busy day weekend for artist Casey Jones. On Friday, August 24, the second Star Wars Vinylmation series will release at D-Street Orlando. (please note, the Disney Vinylmation Blog calls the 25th a “Friday”, but it is a Saturday. We are in the process of confirming which part is correct) In Orlando, doors will open at 9am EST. Guests will line up in the usual spot in the parking lot at the handicap spaces across from AMC. At 8am, guests will be ushered over to the front of D-Street. Please note the new policy that no chairs will be allowed in front of D-Street, but it appears you will still be able to use them in the parking lot. Then, Star Wars 2 artist Casey Jones will sign for guests from 11am-1pm EST.

In Orlando, this is also the weekend of Star Wars Celebration VI held just a few miles down I-4 from the mouse at the Orange County Convention Center. We know the LE 2500 Hologram Princess Leia will be available at the convention, but no word yet if SW2 blind boxes will be there.

Casey Jones will then hop a plane, gain a few hours, and make his way to will then make the trip to Anaheim where Star Wars 2 will release on Saturday, August 25. D-Street will open at 8am PST. Casey will then sign for guests from 3pm-6pm PST.

Who will be lining up on opening day?

(from the Disney Vinylmation blog)

What are the wristband distribution guidelines at D-Street in California?

Wristbands will be distributed entitling bearers to the opportunity to purchase limited edition Vinylmation released in association with a product release and/or signing. Wristbands for the limited edition Vinylmation will be distributed at D-Street in the Downtown Disney District at 7:00 A.M. Wristbands will be available at the location until 1:00 P.M. or while supplies last.

We kindly ask that Guests do not line up for wristband distribution prior to 6:00 A.M. The queue for wristbands will begin behind the Rainforest Cafe in the Downtown Disney District. Queued Guests will be escorted to D-Street, where wristbands will be distributed at 7am. D Street opens at 10:00 A.M. unless otherwise specified.

In addition, holding a place in line for others in your party will not be allowed. Guests who wish to obtain a wristband to purchase a limited edition Vinylmation must be present when the line forms or they will be escorted to the back of the line.

Wristbands will be valid for the purchase of the limited edition Vinylmation at D-Street in the Downtown Disney District until 1:00 P.M. on the day of distribution. Wristbands are limited. At 1:00 P.M. wristbands are no longer valid. Lost, stolen or damaged wristbands will not be replaced. Wristbands have no cash value. Restrictions apply. Subject to change without notice.

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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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    • No official word yet. But I assume if there are any of the 2500 figures left over, they will either end up at D-Street or Online.

    • I know! Keep the release date comments coming. Your 100%. That’s more than we can say about Disney’s events page ;)

    • I figured the blind boxes would be there… and that’s all well and good… but no AP or CM discounts at Celebration even if it’s on Disney Parks merch I assume right?

    • No – the agreement with Lucas is that they will only be available at the parks – not at disneystores or online.

  • That’s correct. Going to D-Street would be the smart choice if you wish to get your discounts. Plus, it should be a great time that morning. Along with Casey and Maria’s signing, there MIGHT also be entertainment…

    • No need to worry. I’m sure BOTH Star Wars sets will still be available by the time you visit the Parks next year.
      I personally don’t think Disney/ Lucas will ever retire these sets.

      • I’m really not so certain – Star Wars #1 was hit and miss for quite a while – the first batch sold out in about a week then it was a couple of months before a second shipment came and then they sold out – they are not likely to be in steady supply – they will come in big bursts and sell out quickly!!!

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