The Disney Parks Blog announced
some exciting information that collectors might just find interesting!
Each year, Star Wars
fans flock to Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida for a series of special Star Wars
themed weekends which are filled with special guests from the films & television series, exclusive merchandise, costumed characters and more. This year, Disney has expanded the event to five weekends which are May 16-18, May 23-25, May 30-June 1, June 6-8, and June 13-15. With the new Star Wars: Rebels
cartoon on the way, it's no wonder Disney is using that as the basis and theme for much of the merchandise being offered.
On May 15, just one day before Star Wars
Weekends begins, Disney will host a special ticketed event called 'Rebel Rendezvous' from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Tickets will be $250 per person and include the following:
- Exclusive access to Darth?s Mall one day before it opens to the public.
- Limited edition recruitment pack (includes a custom messenger bag, cadet hat, tumbler, lanyard, pin & medal set). Items are only available to Rebel Rendezvous attendees on May 15, 2014.
- Preferential opportunity to purchase select 2014 Star Wars? Weekends merchandise, including, but not limited to:
◾Customized Rebel Rendezvous merchandise, including D-Tech on Demand cell phone cases and Aurebesh nametags*
◾Special bundle pack that includes a unique Disney Gift Card design with Rebel carrying case*
◾Limited edition merchandise created for Star Wars? Weekends 2014
◾Star Wars? Weekends 2014 event logo apparel and souvenir items
◾New Vinylmation? releases, including opportunities to acquire full sets
- Ashley Eckstein meet & greet and product signing, featuring the new collection of Her Universe apparel
- Rebel activities, including special meet & greet and signing opportunities with characters and Disney artists
*These items will only be available to Rebel Rendezvous attendees.
If you're planning to attend this special Disney Theme Park Merchandise event, you can purchase your ticket right here
. Also, be sure to check out the 19-page catalog here
It looks like Star Wars
Weekends attendees can be on the look out for some awesome merchandise as always. Offered up will be Pins, Vinylmations, Action Figures, a Lenticular Poster Puzzle, a Shadow Trooper Helmet Bank, a Jabba the Hutt Latex Figure, Star Wars: Rebels
Nametags & Phone Cases, Gift Cards and a whole lot more. May can't come soon enough!