Star Wars

  • LA Times blogger Brady MacDonald matched wits with Pixar’s John Lasseter on California Adventure’s Toy Story Midway Mania attraction. Guess who won?
  • Jason S. gets a little morbid and digs up stories on some of the earliest deaths associated with Disneyland. None, the fault of the park, as far as he can tell.
  • The official Star Wars blog (how does one get that gig, btw?) has pictures from last weekends Star Wars Weekends event including a picture of the walk-around Ashoka Tano character from The Clone Wars movie.
  • Three interesting stories from the business section of the Orlando Sentinel. Apparently the Narnia: Prince Caspian walk-through exhibit will open by the end of the month. The Orlando International Airport won’t be opening any new theme park shops. The Nickelodeon hotel adds another attraction, this time a 4-D movie. Not sure that will be as big an attraction as the great pool area there, but it’s an idea.

You may remember that Disney and NASA sent Buzz Lightyear into space for long visit to the Space Station. I hope that he doesn’t suffer any ill effects from the zero gravity. But he did sent back a video showing him living large in space, you can view it below the cut.

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.