Check Out CWK Co-Host Dan Z’s report on the Debut of Star Wars: Galactic Nights

Couldn’t make it to debut of Star Wars: Galactic Nights? No worries, Coffee With Kenobi‘s Dan Z. has you covered. Dan was at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the big event, and he’s written a great piece on StarWars.com. If you weren’t there, you’ll feel like you were. Or, for those who made it, you can relive the memories!

Check out an excerpt below:

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Disney Cruise Line’s Star Wars Day at Sea Returns in 2018

Disney Cruise Line has announced that the hugely popular Star Wars Day at Sea will return in 2018. The day long celebration of all things from the galaxy far, far away will return for 15 special sailings for four months, from January through April. Find out more below:

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Commemorative Items for the Star Wars Half Marathon — The Dark Side Revealed

Planning on running in the Star Wars Half Marathon — The Dark Side this coming weekend? Of course, getting out and being active alongside fellow Star Wars fans is beneficial.  However, a big part of the fun is also collecting the commemorative products available for the event, and the items lined up for the 2017 half marathon have been announced.

Find out more from Mary Myers, event product developer, courtesy of the Disney Parks Blog:

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Disney’s Newest Star Tours Adventure Ties in to ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Last week, in the midst of everything going on at Star Wars Celebration, Disney Parks announced the new destination for its Star Tours attraction. As seen in the new teaser trailer for The Last Jedi, the new location is the mineral planet of Crait, where you’ll find yourself in the middle of an epic battle between the forces of darkness and light.

The news was revealed by Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald and Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) during the Star Wars and Disney Parks: A Galaxy in the Making panel. You can see video of the revelation below. The announcement comes near the end, after a bit of an oral history of Star Tours.

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Life-Long Star Wars Fan Creates Unique Items for Disney Parks

If you plan to be at one of the Disney parks in the coming months, you’ll want to be on the lookout for unique and exclusive merchandise created by Star Wars fan Cody Hampton.

From the Disney Parks Blog:

“I’ve been a Star Wars fan since I was two-years old,” explained Cody. “I feel like I have a dream role at Disney as I collaborate with the Lucasfilm team to create unique merchandise and immersive experiences you can only find at Disney Parks.”

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You Can Be a Force for Change with New Star Wars Products from Disney Parks

The Star Wars Force for Change initiative is once again teaming up with Disney Parks to provide unique items available at Star Wars Celebration Orlando. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these items benefit UNICEF Kid Power. Details from the Disney Parks Blog can be found below:

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What You Need to Know About Star Wars: Galactic Nights Coming April 14 to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Star Wars: Galactic Nights makes its debut at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on April 14 — nicely timed with Star Wars Celebration Orlando — and will include celebrities, special attractions, and more. Vanessa Marshall (Hera, Star Wars Rebels) has been tapped as host for the “Inside the Saga: Celebrity Chat Show,” which will take you behind-the-scenes of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. A pre-show will be hosted by the hosts of The Star Wars Show, Andi Gutierrez and Anthony Carboni.

There will also be a “Seize the Saga Interactive Scavenger Hunt” open to guests of all ages, and BB-8 will make his debut at Star Wars Launch Bay.

Disney Parks Blog has compiled a list of what you need to know if you plan on attending.

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BB-8 Will Greet Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Starting This Spring

The Disney Parks Blog announced something very cool this week: This Spring, BB-8 will begin greeting guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! You can read the full announcement below:

Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will have more Star Wars fun to look forward to this spring when BB-8, the loyal droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, begins character greetings at the park’s Star Wars Launch Bay.

BB-8 will appear in addition to Kylo Ren and Chewbacca, two characters from the Star Wars galaxy who guests regularly encounter at Star Wars Launch Bay. In addition to character greetings, the location also offers guests the chance to explore galleries full of treasured memorabilia and authentic replicas of large-scale Star Wars artifacts, including some from the latest film in the franchise, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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Star Wars Land to Open at Disney Parks in 2019

Star Wars Land Coming to Disney Parks in 2019!

Bob Iger, CEO and Chairman of Disney, announced yesterday at the Walt Disney Company Q1 FY17 Earnings call that Star Wars Land is set to open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland in 2019! The Star Wars-themed lands are expected to be the largest of their kind at both parks.

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Epcot’s Spaceship Earth Will Become the Death Star During Special Event!

During a special after-hours event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Spaceship Earth at Epcot will be transformed into the Death Star! This event will take place at a Disney Parks Blog meet-up on Monday, December 5, in anticipation of the premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on December 16.

The transformation will take place through the use of digital projections, and you will be able to watch the event live — and get the heads up on more special announcements — by following along with the Disney Parks Blog on Monday night.

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