I’m finally beginning to catch up on some photos I’ve taken at the parks over the last few months. To start, here is a Flickr set slideshow with many of the updated exhibits from the AFI – Villains Exhibit at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Included are… Read More »Updated Villains Exhibit at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Photo: A new sign for the still under construction “Pixar Place” of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Note the iconic use of Luxo, Jr., The desk lamp that Pixar uses in its logo. I was at Disney’s Hollywood Studios today and spent quite a bit of time… Read More »Pixar’s WALL-E, what are your plans?
If you do make it to Orlando for one of the 2008 Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios make sure you stick around until the end of the day for the spoof-tastic Dance Off show. (Check below the cut for the embedded video of this year’s “Dancing With The Star Wars Stars” show.)
If you aren’t able to make it to Orlando you can check in on each weekend’s action with the new Official Star Wars Weekend Podcast. This last weekends guests were the two Boba Fetts.
Not that you need another excuse to visit Star Wars Weekends, but Studios Central has an update on a new guest speaker and an exciting opportunity to see an exclusive clip of the upcoming animated Star Wars film, “The Clone Wars”. Steve Sansweet, head of… Read More »Steve Sansweet to be at Star Wars Weekends, Preview The Clone Wars
You may have heard of the Mini-Cooper, well here is the Mini-Trooper. Sporting “Stromtrooper” costumes made by their mother, Four-year-old Noah Kapusta (far right) and two-year-old Anakin Kapusta (second from right), brothers from Celebration, Fl, have a great chance to interact with Star Wars-costumed Disney… Read More »Star Wars Weekends – Mini-trooper
This June 6 through June 29th marks the first Star Wars Weekends to be held at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Well, that’s just because the park changed names. But one thing that remains consistent is that Star Wars Weekends always provides some great merchandise and unique… Read More »Star Wars Weekends 2008 Merchandise Preview
Buzz Lightyear’s dream of going “to infinity and beyond” will finally come true this weekend when Disney Parks and NASA send the 12-inch-tall action figure to space aboard Space Shuttle Discovery on mission STS-124 launching from Kennedy Space Center on May 31 at 5:02 p.m. ET (subject to schedule changes).
The launch coincides with the opening of Toy Story Midway Mania at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s new “edu-tainment” program the “Space Ranger Education Series”. Disney, Pixar and NASA have teamed up to get school children excited about the sciences. The series, hosted at www.nasa.gov, will be available throughout 2008.
The folks at Disney are deservedly proud of this achievement. I’ve received this story from four separate sources at the Mouse House. It’s a pretty great program and hopefully will inspire many of today’s students to become tomorrow’s scientists.
A short video schools can use to highlight the program and the full press release is below the cut: