Mickey’s Jedi Blend: Memories of Star Wars Weekends

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I have to admit, this is the quietest and slowest end of May and soon-to-be beginning of June that I have experienced in years. Sure, I’m still working 40+ hours a week, my oldest daughter has more extracurricular activities this year than ever before, and my parents are visiting, but it’s not the same. My weekends are slow and duller than they have been in years past.

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Coffee With Kenobi Meet Up at Walt Disney World November 27th, 2015

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If you happen to be in Orlando, Florida, this Thanksgiving season, be sure to come to the Coffee With Kenobi Meet Up with co-host Dan Z and Star Wars Weekends Special Correspondent Aaron Harris on Friday, November 27th, from 6:30-7:30 pm, Eastern standard time! The two will be having a cup of coffee on Main Street U.S.A. at Starbucks in the Magic Kingdom, and talking all things Star Wars. There will be a live Q and A, and you will get a chance to answer our five questions. Check out our Facebook event page for more details!

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Mickey’s Jedi Blend: Star Wars Weekends, My Thoughts…

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So it’s been a little over a month since Disney wrapped up week five of Star Wars Weekends. Being there all five weeks was exhausting, but quite rewarding. I know this particular blog is a little later than I wanted, but to give you some insight, in the middle of the weekends we discovered we were having to move from our home of 4 years by the end of June. Not only was the move unexpected, my family and I had nowhere to go. Fortunately the doors we needed opened and we found a place to go, but it was about 1200 square feet smaller.  I have to throw a special shout out to my best friend Robbie, without him, that move would have been impossible to have completed. Thank you buddy, we make a better team than Han and Chewie.

Now down to business. Star Wars Weekends 2015.

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SpecialEdition: Star Wars Weekends Panels Week Three (109)

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Steve Blum and I.

Coffee With Kenobi Special Correspondent Aaron Harris is back, and joined by Robert Marcano, as they bring us full audio from Week Three of Star Wars Weekends! Week Three features James Arnold Taylor’s interview with Steve Blum (Zeb), followed by a conversation with Warwick Davis (Wicket) and Daniel Logan (Boba Fett in Attack of the Clones). Aaron is also joined by Zach and Rachel from Good Morning Empire, as well as more great fans. Live from Star Wars Weekends, this is the podcast you’re looking for!

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Mickey’s Jedi Blend: Star Wars Weekends Week 3 Report

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So, coming off of week two, I was thinking the weekends couldn’t get any better than that. Then week three happened. It was not only the most fun to date, but I was more active this week than any other. I have the blisters on the bottoms of my feet to prove it.

The day started out a lot later than normal, with me arriving in the autograph lines about quarter till seven on Saturday morning. The reason being is a few days earlier I had no voice, so I figured it would be better to get a little more rest than push myself and knock myself out for the long count. It worked out great as my partner in crime Robert and I both secured passes to meet the man behind Zeb, Steve Blum.

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SpecialEdition: Star Wars Weekends Panels Week Two (106)

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Coffee With Kenobi Special Correspondent Aaron Harris returns to bring us full audio from Week Two of Star Wars Weekends! Week one features James Arnold Taylor’s interview with Vanessa Marshall, follwed by a conversation with Silas Carson (Ki-Adi Mundi) and Warwick Davis (Wicket). Aaron also brings some great interviews with some great fans. Live from Star Wars Weekends, this is the podcast you’re looking for!

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Mickey’s Jedi Blend: Star Wars Weekends Week One Report

Mickey's Jedi BlendThere is always something magical about Disney. No matter what your age is, when ever you drive through the gates, the excitement begins to build, and once you enter the parks, your inner child burst forth and you can’t stop grinning and just being there is fun.

Or so you thought….until you go to Hollywood Studios for Star Wars Weekends. That’s right folks, it’s the magic of Disney with all the added spice of the saga we all love. And what happens when you cross the two???? Heaven. Simply heaven.

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Special Edition: Star Wars Weekends Panels Week One (105)

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Coffee With Kenobi Special Correspondent Aaron Harris brings us the full audio from Week One of Star Wars Weekends! Week one features James Arnold Taylor’s interview with Tiya Sircar, followed by a conversation with Amy Allen (Aayla Secura) and Ian McDiarmid (Emperor Palpatine). Live from Star Wars Weekends, this is the podcast you’re looking for!

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Coffee With Kenobi Show # 36: Star Wars Weekends 2015, featuring Lou Mongello (104)

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In today’s show, Jeff McGee fills in for Cory, as Lou Mongello of WDW Radio joins us to discuss our topic for Show # 36, Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World. This annual event is quickly becoming a must do for Star Wars fans, and Lou is here to tell us all about the history of the experience. We will also discuss the new Vanity Fair cover, Bob Iger’s comments on Star Wars news, Disney Infinities 3.0, and The Force Awakens merchandise! We also have the next offering of  “Your Espresso Shot with The Bearded Trio” featuring Rob Wainfur. This is the podcast you’re looking for!

Bonus: Dan & Cory’s local radio interview for May the 4th, as well as a “What If from 1977” is included as well.

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Mickey’s Jedi Blend: My Star Wars Weekends Itinerary and More

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Celebration is over.

I was unable to go this year but through StarWars.com’s live stream and all the great coverage from Dan, Cory, and my fellow bloggers here, I definitely felt like I was there. So I want to take this quick moment to thank my CWK family as well as everyone at StarWars.com who ran the live stream for all of their coverage! It was definitely the next best thing to being there in person!

With that said, let us turn our eyes to Star Wars next big event: Star Wars Weekends 2015!

We are just weeks away from opening weekend and this promises to be an incredible year! With an impressive guest list covering the movies to Rebels and The Clone Wars; I know my schedule will be busy for sure. With special guests like Ian McDiarmid and Frank Oz in the mix as well, we are looking at a couple of record-setting weekends when it comes to attendance like we had last year with Mark Hamill.

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