Disney Parks has just released this tv ad that’s running in the Orlando market to promote Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios which commences at Walt Disney World this Friday, May 21.
Star Wars Weekends 2010 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World resort is slowly creeping upon us and the news is starting to seep in. So far we’ve learned about the extremely limited edition and extremely awesome Stitch as the Emperor’s Hologram action figure (buy us ten!), the celebrity guest list and little more.
Today, the tides have changed a bit (probably due to the Forest Moon of Endor) and we have news from the Disney Parks blog on upcoming SWW exclusive pins, including Annual Passholder and — for the very first time — DVC Member exclusive items as well as special pins and sets commemorating the 30th anniversary of Empire Strikes Back.
The blog entry also takes a peek at Star Wars influenced open-edition pins such as the R2-MK and a Muppet Star Wars pin series.
A little clone birdie also tells us that with the Weekends comes news of new meet & greet characters for the event. The beautiful but excessively deadly, not-quite-a-sith-but-as-close-as-one-can-get-without-actually-being-one Asajj Ventress will make her debut as will a certain member of the clone army. We haven’t been given confirmation yet but we hear he looks quite a bit like Commander Bly (but don’t hold us to that, otherwise we’ll look to hire Asajj).
UPDATE: According to a thread on Studios Central responding to this item, Asajj will be appearing only as part of the Jedi Training Academy during the event and it is in fact Commander Cody offering meet & greet opportunities, not Commander Bly.
Sold for $8.95 each, the series 4 of the popular Disney Star Wars action figures includes: Pete as Boba Fett (with accessory helmet, jetpack and blaster); Donald Duck as a Han Solo in Carbonite (with accessory staff and carbonite block); Mickey Mouse as Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker (with accessory green lightsaber); Goofy as C-3PO; and Minnie Mouse as Princess Leia in Boushh disguise (with accessory helmet, staff and thermal detonator). The figures will be available at both the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts beginning in May.
Also being released in July at both resortsis the series 4 of the Disney Star Wars racers. These sell for $5.95 each and the series includes: Yoda, Clone Trooper, Battle Droid and Jedi Master Plo Koon