More Limited Time Magic: “Star Wars” Day Brings The Galaxy to
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
|LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Guests will
continue to find an extra sprinkle of pixie dust all summer long
when they visit Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios creates Limited Time Magic for the
annual, fan-proclaimed “Star Wars Day,” May 4 – a date that Star
Wars fans worldwide turn into a celebratory pun, “May the Fourth Be
With You!” This one-day-only celebration features special Star Wars
entertainment, shows, characters, exclusive merchandise, a Star Wars
dance party and a Star Wars-themed fireworks show to cap off the
day. Also included: a special edition of Jedi Training Academy,
where parents join their children for the training and finale with
villains from the Galactic Empire.
These and many more special experiences to surprise and delight
Disney Parks guests are rolling out each week in 2013. Unique,
magical, memory-filled – and each for a limited time only.
Limited Time Magic was inspired by the reality that many of life’s
most cherished memories are made during those special, but fleeting,
moments when families spend time together with shared experiences.
Here’s a sampling of Limited Time Magic in store for guests this
summer and beyond in 2013:
- Independence Week: It’s red,
white and blue as Disney Parks salutes America with a 4th of
July Fireworks Party — for an entire week, with patriotic
lighting bathing the Disney castles on both coasts. Mickey Mouse
appears in his patriotic finest and guests will find special USA
shirts, Ear Hats and other limited-edition souvenirs.
- Pirate Week: The adventures of
Captain Jack Sparrow come to life like never before during a
bicoastal buccaneer bash — this fall — in which Disneyland and
Walt Disney World become pirate-palooza: pirate bands, pirate
meet-and-greets and more.
the Villains: A Friday the 13th in 2013 is a special day, so
Disneyland and Disney Hollywood Studios are staying open until
the 13th Hour (1 a.m.). Maleficent, Capt. Hook, Jafar and other
Disney villains host a dance party, complete with
limited-edition collectibles and nighttime mischief on Friday,
|Earlier this year, Limited time
Magic offerings included:
- Dapper Dans Sing Boy Bands:
Dapper Dans, the iconic quartet from Main Street, U.S.A., added
a special finale to their show, claiming the title of the
“Original Boy Band” and delivered a medley of hits from One
Direction, *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys.
Golden Horseshoe Revue: A tribute to the fabled Frontierland
show came to Disneyland for one month only, bringing back some
of the fun-filled humor, songs and dance numbers often enjoyed
by Walt Disney himself.
- During “Long Lost Friends Week,”
lesser-known Disney characters moved from the shadows to the
spotlight with meet-and-greets on both coasts. Photo opps with
characters including Flik, Clarabelle Cow, Remy, Tweedle Dee and
Tweedle Dum surprised and delighted park guests. And Disney
guests even had the chance to vote online for which characters
they wanted to see.
True Love: Some 100 couples renewed their vows with pomp and
circumstance outside Cinderella Castle on Valentine’s Day. The
romance was turned up with an enchanting Valentine’s week with
special moments and entertainment geared to lovebirds. Plus,
both coasts’ iconic castles were bathed in hues of red and pink.
- Disney dream makers are crafting
more surprises and magical offers that will be rolled out weekly
during the magical year. The experience of the week will be
announced in a variety of ways including in-park,
Disneyworld.com, Disneyland.com, Facebook, Twitter, the Disney
Parks Blog – adding to the element of surprise.
About Walt Disney
|Walt Disney World Resort is a
contiguous 40-square-mile, world-class entertainment and recreation
destination featuring four theme parks (Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot,
Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park); two
water adventure parks (Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon); 34 resort
hotels (25 owned and operated by Walt Disney Parks & Resorts,
includes seven Disney Vacation Club resort properties); 81 holes of
golf on five courses; two full-service spas; Disney’s Wedding
Pavilion; ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex; and Downtown Disney.
Located at Lake Buena Vista, Fla., 20 miles southwest of Orlando,
Walt Disney World Resort opened Oct. 1, 1971, and is open daily,
year-round. For more information, visit www.disneyparks.com.
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