Carbonite Experience to be Offered at Star Wars Weekends 2012
What do you get the Star Wars fan that has everything? Studios Central is reporting that Star Wars Weekends (weekends May 18 through June 10, 2012 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios) will be offering a ‘Carbon Freeze Me’ opportunity in which guests can be digitally scanned to produce a likeness of themselves frozen in carbonite.
The site reports the experience will be offered inside ‘Sounds Dangerous’ and will cost $99.95. The final product will be delivered via mail within 3 – 4 weeks.
No further details have been offered at present, but it’s quite likely the product will resemble the ‘Custom Carbonites‘ by Paul Pape Designs which replicate the personalized iconic image in plastic and Super Sculpey, as pictured here. Paul Pape Designs is not affiliated with the Star Wars Weekends experience at Walt Disney World, but is able to provide custom carbonite sculpts based on photos and is arguably cheaper, offering a 4 1/4″ long sculpt for $50′along with a 12″ long sculpt for $300 (at this time, the dimensions and materials for the Star Wars Weekend version is unknown). Pape also offers a couples version.
Photos © copyright and courtesy of Paul Pape Design. Used with permission.
UPDATE #1: 5/4/12 – According to Cast Member information, the figure will be 8″ in length and appointments are required to participate. Appointments can be made by calling 407-WDW-TECH (407-939-8324).