Monday, May 19, 2014

2014 Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios Week 1 Recap

Darth's Mall merchandise area has been moved for 2014
Darth's Mall has a queue set up outside, as well as inside. It moves fairly quickly mid-day and only takes 10 minutes to get thru.

2014 Duffy Yoda
Bantha & Chewbacca plush
Close-up of the Yoda Duffy bear

Plush Darth Vader pillow

Large Jabba The Hut squishy toy
These large talking action figures seemed to be very popular.

Star Wars REBELS and more tee-shirts.

Limited Release of 1500 Shadow Trooper plastic bank $24.95

Some common Star Wars toys available in most toy stores

More common merchandise that seems to be available all year at the Disney Parks.

Disney action figures of the Escape from the Death Star.

Mickey Mouse as X-Wing Pilot plush

It wouldn't be a Disney Parks merchandise event without an iPhone case

They were advertising these Fan Wraps that you put all over your vehicle, all around the park.

D-Tech Me was back, and more expensive than ever before.

The larger figures are $1500.00, while the smaller ones are $99.99

D-Tech Me display
Greg Lipton painting a Darth Vader piece.
Figs include Donald in carbonite, Chip & Dale Ewoks, Stitch Emperor and At-At Pluto

Her Universe womens clothing line was popular. Seen many women and girls wearing it all weekend.

The newest Star Wars set was just released at the event. Based on Empire Strikes Back.

A look at the Limited Edition table.

A popular place inside Darth's Mall was the Ackbar Snack Bar
The Darth Vader popcorn buckets and Stormtrooper drinking steins were very popular

Long queue for the snack bar.

The Stars of the Saga is one of the most popular things to see at the weekends. Here is a Stormtrooper wearing a magic band.

During the preshow, they show how the troopers mess around Disney World. Here the Stormtroopers enjoying Beaches & Cream.

The Stormtroopers enjoying the pool at Yacht & Beach. Notice the magicband.

Here they enjoy the water slide at the Yacht & Beach Club.

Stormtroopers with their magic bands.

The pre-show lasts about 15 minutes and has some pop culture references.

The main part of the Stars of the Saga are seeing and hearing stories from a few stars of the series. This weekend, Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Ahmad Best (Jar Jar Binks) were on hand.
It happened to be around Peter Mayhew's birthday, so Chewbacca brought out a Millenium Falcon birthday cake.

Character meet & greets take up alot of time at the weekends. Here we met Anakin Skywalker from Revenge of the Sith.

A fan dressed as Obi-Wan (or a random jedi, I suppose) walking around.

During the day, Boba Fett goes on stage as he guards Han Solo in Carbonite.

He says little sayings as the time goes by. It gets old fairly quickly.

Here some of the Clone Trooper leaders pose by a large action figure package to make it look like your inside, if you go behind it.

This is the 60 minute queue for Darth Vader. It's not in the sun (that's good!) but they have a speaker that constantly plays Darth Vader breathing loudly (not so good, after say 10 minutes)

Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes (5 of them from the Cantina Band) roam around the area nearest Star Tours.
To get ready for the special fireworks show, Toy Story Midway Mania closes at 8:30 PM
Here's the full Symphony in the Stars nightly fireworks show.
Here's the complete Stormtrooper pre-show that was highlighted above.

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