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An email was sent to Disney World Annual Passholders promoting the upcoming official opening of Star Tours: The Adventures Continue and featured a brand new concept art image of the Starspeeder 100 fleeing from notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett.

The background of the image also shows an underconstruction Death Star.  The chase between the two ships appears to be in an asteroid field, another hint of perhaps what is to come in the new attraction.

The email hints at a possible event available only to Annual Passholders that will be held in conjunction with the reopening of Star Tours on May 20, 2011.

Posted at 9:04 am
by Matt in ESPN the Weekend - Comments

Disney surprised us all earlier this week when they announced the dates for ESPN the Weekend 2012 so early.  Aside from the date, we weren't given any other information but we have good news for all of our runners out there.

The Champion 5k at ESPN the Weekend will be returning for 2012.  There aren't any race details out yet, but Disney has begun looking for volunteers for the 2012 race, thus confirming that the race will indeed return.  It will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Disney's Hollywood Studios.  

If you...

Posted at 10:46 am
by Matt in ESPN the Weekend - Comments

ESPN the Weekend may have ended on Sunday, but if you're already looking to book ESPN the Weekend 2012, there's good news.  Disney has uncharacteristically announced the dates for next year's event quite early.

ESPN the Weekend 2012 will be held the weekend of March 2-4, 2012.

ESPN the Weekend is an annual event that is held mostly in Disney's Hollywood Studios that celebrates sports and the ESPN brand.  It features athlete interviews, question & answer sessions with the panel of your favorite ESPN shows, live broadcasts and more.  You can read more about ESPN the Weekend from the...

Posted at 11:48 am
by Matt in Authors, Writers Stop - Comments

Ridley Pearson, a childrens book author famous for the Kingdom Keepers series of books, is coming to meet guests at Disney's Hollywood Studios on April 5, 2011.

Pearson will meet guests and sign their books at the Writers Stop on April 5, 2011 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.  Pearson's appearance will be in conjunction with the launch of his latest book, Kingdom Keepers IV: Power Play.

In addition to meeting Pearson, guests will have the unique ability to purchase the new book a day before the book debuts nationwide.

Thanks to Stitch Kingdom for the news tip.

Posted at 3:42 pm
by Matt in ESPN the Weekend - Comments

Just days before ESPN the Weekend kicks off, Disney has added more athletes to the list of athletes in attendance.

Athletes added to the list

  • Jose Bautista (Toronto Blue Jays - Baseball)
  • Curtis Granderson (New York Yankees - Baseball)
  • Jair Jurrjens (Atlanta Braves - Baseball)
  • Martin Prado (Atlanta Braves - Baseball)
  • Jason Richardson(Orlando Magic - Basketball)
  • ...
Posted at 2:48 pm
by Matt in Celebrity - Comments

Actor Bruce Willis visited Disney's Hollywood Studios on February 27 and stopped to take a photo with Minnie and Goofy in front of the Earful Tower

Posted at 11:19 am

Good friend of this site and Cast Member Paul Chadkin had an opportunity to check out a preview of the brand new Disney Junior - Live on Stage attraction that is set to open publically on Friday.  Paul wrote up this great review of what he saw and we thank Paul for taking the time to share his thoughts.

Two weeks ago, Disney Channel unveiled Disney Junior, the rebranded programing block previously known as Playhouse Disney. As part of the rebranding, Playhouse Disney - Live on Stage! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios closed for updating in late January. The show will reopen this Friday with a few changes and a new name, Disney Junior - Live on Stage! With the new name, the theater also received a new marquee and the nearby character greeting got new matching backdrops...

Posted at 9:29 am

A recent pin event at Walt Disney World may have revealed more possible destinations for the soon to open Star Tours: The Adventures Continue attraction.  A preview of a new set of pins to be released on May 20th in coordination with the opening of Star Tours 2 gave the public a hint of what's to come.

The new pin set includes scenes depicting the following planets

  • Geonosis
  • Death Star
  • Kashyyyk
  • Hoth
  • Bespin
  • Naboo

There were also pins that had scenes from Tatooine and Coruscant, but both of those planets have been confirmed to be destinations already.  

Posted at 9:53 am
by Matt in ESPN the Weekend - Comments

ESPN the Weekend 2011 kicks off this Friday and if you can't make it down to Hollywood Studios for the fun this year, don't worry because Studios Central has you covered.  We will have live video, photos and updates throughout the day that you can follow along with.

Our live coverage will include video of the various events and a tour of the Studios as a whole. We're excited to provide this coverage and hope you will join us for the fun.

The live coverage will be provided at http://live.studioscentral.com

Be sure to RSVP (and in turn, get a nice reminder on Friday) for our live coverage on either...

Posted at 5:49 pm
by Matt in Celebrity - Comments

Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer stopped by Disney's Hollywood Studios for a ride on an attraction his band stars in, the Rock 'n Roller Coaster!


Posted at 2:18 pm