Tagged with " Star Wars"

Tom Corless’ 2/12-2/17/13 WDW Photo Report

Tom Corless’ 2/12-2/17/13 WDW Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Tom Corless visited the Walt Disney World Resort last week and has some newsworthy photos to share with us from his trip, so let’s take a look: There is now an official Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom card book, $34.95 Work continues on the Tangled restrooms Lanterns now hang over the area A poster featuring Vladamir from the movie is hanging on the wall There is now a wait time sign for the Express Monorail Tarps are up on the guitar at Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster Angry Birds: Star Wars stuff now available in Tatooine Traders Moving to Downtown Disney, you can now see the pinsetters working through the windows at Splitsville Taco truck is back on West Side [...]

Feb 19, 2013     2 Comments
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WDWNT: The Magazine – The LucasFilm Acquisition’s Impact to the Parks

WDWNT: The Magazine – The LucasFilm Acquisition’s Impact to the Parks

LucasFilm Acquisition– The Impact to the Parks by Nathan Bradley Hello Humans! Wow have we hit the jackpot…It’s a match made in heaven: Disney and Star Wars…errr I mean LucasFilm (but mostly Star Wars).  Bob Iger, who is responsible for the acquisitions of Pixar, The Muppets, Marvel, and now Lucasfilm, is going to go down as one of the greatest company leaders.  Looking back at what WDI has done with Pixar in the parks and The Muppets to an extent, having Star Wars in WDI’s lineup almost becomes too much to imagine…but I’m going to try. The Star Wars franchise right now is a bit of a mixed bag.  On one hand, fans have a sour taste in their mouth because [...]

Jan 25, 2013     7 Comments
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BREAKING: The Walt Disney Company Acquires Lucasfilm

BREAKING: The Walt Disney Company Acquires Lucasfilm

I am in shock as I write this, but Disney is going to acquire Lucasfilm, Star Wars and all… Burbank, CA and San Francisco, CA, October 30, 2012 – Continuing its strategy of delivering exceptional creative content to audiences around the world, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. in a stock and cash transaction. Lucasfilm is 100% owned by Lucasfilm Chairman and Founder, George Lucas. Under the terms of the agreement and based on the closing price of Disney stock on October 26, 2012, the transaction value is $4.05 billion, with Disney paying approximately half of the consideration in cash and issuing approximately 40 million shares at closing. The final consideration will be subject to [...]

Oct 30, 2012     3 Comments
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Adam Roth’s 5/19-20/12 WDW Photo Report

Adam Roth’s 5/19-20/12 WDW Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth visited Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the Magic Kingdom this past weekend, so let’s take a look at his photos, including an in-depth look at the Fantasyland model now on display at Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream: Darth Vader cupcake “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!” Adam had himself frozen in carbonite in the ABC sound Studio, former home of Sounds Dangerous Pretty neat for $120 Star Wars Weekends merchandise is in the tent behind Rock ‘N’ Rollercoaster again, Darth’s Mall The huge Fantasyland model has moved in at One Man’s Dream super cool Princess Fairytale Hall won’t change the exterior of Snow White too much according to the model A sign explains the model to guests Some stuff isn’t labeled, like [...]

May 24, 2012     4 Comments
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Take a Video Trip to Star Wars Weekends 2012

Take a Video Trip to Star Wars Weekends 2012

If you’re a Star Wars fan who won’t be getting out to Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios this year, you’ll be very happy about what we have to share. Our friend Jeff Lange over at JeffLangeDVD.com and MouseSteps.com (both awesome sites you should check out all the time) captured some highlights of the first day of Star Wars Weekends 2012 for your enjoyment: Here’s a very funny skit featuring some Stormtroopers that is performed while guests are waiting for Stars of the Saga Some children were dressed up as Snig and Oopla (characters from various Star Wars Weekends activities) Star Wars Weekends Celebrity Welcome with James Arnold Taylor, Ashley Eckstein, and Ray Park And last, but certainly not [...]

May 19, 2012     1 Comment
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Adam Roth’s 6/2/11 WDW Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth visited the Walt Disney World Resort yesterday, and to say there is a lot going on would be an understatement. Adam updates us on the Fantasyland Expansion, the Skyway building demolition, changes at the Haunted Mansion, and much more. So let’s get started: MORE STAR TOURS! Not too much, we promise…

Jun 3, 2011     3 Comments
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Pictures and Video of the Star Tours Grand Opening Ceremony

On Friday, May 20th, at 10:30 AM ET, Star Tours was officially opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with a huge ceremony and a few big surprises. We start this special report with photos of the festivities: The event began with a procession of Star Wars characters

May 25, 2011     No Comments
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Disney Announces Line-Up for Star Wars Weekends 2011

From the Disney Parks Blog: Star Wars Weekends 2011 will be a Tour de “Force” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, celebrating the grand opening of the new Star Tours attraction as the Walt Disney World Resort theme park welcomes Jedi, Sith, Ewoks, Wookiees, galactic bounty hunters and stormtroopers for the park’s annual celebration of all-things-Star Wars. The fun takes place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 20-June 12, 2011. Once again, Jedi Mickey and Princess Leia Minnie will be joined by some of the brightest stars from the saga. Celebrity Hosts for the event this year are James Arnold Taylor (voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and Ashley Eckstein (voice of Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: The Clone Wars). Ashley [...]

Apr 29, 2011     1 Comment
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Now Departing: More Star Tours Destination Hinting

From Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald on the Disney Parks Blog: Recently, we talked about the characters you’ll meet in Star Tours – The Adventures Continue. Since then, there’s been a lot of speculation about where we’ll meet those characters. Well, stay tuned. While the Star Tours Company does fly to many destinations (as you can see in the attached image – especially if you read Aurebesh) we’ll soon give you the flight list for our show! UPDATE: Our good friend Scott Smith actually deciphered the above message, here is the full translation: Tatooine, flight 712, time 0745, statues: gate change Coruscant, flight 1138, time 0910, status: on time Tatooine, flight 324, time 1045, status: on time Endor, flight 611, time 1100, status: delayed [...]

Mar 29, 2011     No Comments
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Annual Passholder Preview for Star Tours?

This just arrived in an email for WDW Annual Passholders: May 20 is the launch date for new Star Tours thrills! The adventures continue at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® with some of your favorite Star Wars™ characters, amazing new effects and 3D magic. Star Tours®—The Adventures Continue is where out-of-this-world imagination stretches as wide as the galaxy itself. Plus, keep an eye open for special news for Passholders! While it doesn’t say that there will be an annual passholder preview, it does hint at something special for them. Perhaps more importantly, we have confirmation of the Boba Fett chase scene, as well as the inclusion of the planet Geonosis & the first Death Star under construction in the attraction (It appears [...]

Mar 10, 2011     No Comments
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