posted at the Disney Parks Blog on April 11th, 2011 by Michelle Harker, Merchandise Marketing & Communications Project Manager, Disneyland Resort
With the official countdown to the re-opening of Star Tours underway, I thought I’d take you to a galaxy not too far away from this fan favorite attraction, The Star Trader. About a month ago, I learned this popular merchandise location would be re-opening on May 4. So for the past couple of weeks I’ve been using every Jedi mind trick I can to find out more about what will be “in store” for you in May and beyond.
How many of you remember the X-Wing Fighter that once hung in the Star Trader location? Well, I’m proud to say, it’s back! Be the first to see it when the shop re-opens, May 4.
Whether you’re preparing to battle the dark side or you’re just practicing your Jedi skills, here a few tips that will better prepare you for your journey to some of the new destinations.
Build Your Own Lightsaber – Padawans must use the Force to guide their hands in making a new Lightsaber. Just select the hilt, emitter, blade color, switch, ring, hilt sleeve and adapter and become the envy of Jedi’s everywhere.
In late May, you will find a galaxy of new Star Tours and Star Wars inspired-apparel, toys and more that will reach their final destinations on our store shelves. Here’s a quick peek at one of the Disneyland Resort-specific items that will be available, but I promised fellow bloggers, Dara Trujillo and Steven Miller, that I wouldn’t show anything else. I can assure you, that their Disney Parks Blog posts will be worth the wait. Not only will they show you some other great apparel and toy items coming your way, but Dara also has the inside scoop on everything merchandise-related for Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Passholders, I assure you the Force is strong! There is an entire collection of Star Tours merchandise being made just for you. Here’s what I consider one of the “must-have” passholder items that will be available in late May. As soon as I get an official release date, I’ll let you know. And wait until you see the rest.
May the Force be with you!