Melinda’s Brew: Orlando-Bound For The Last Jedi

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Two paths. Two possibilities present themselves, each with the promise of immeasurable delights. One path steeped in tradition; one a new and exciting undertaking. Which to choose? Which to choose?

A bit earlier this month, Coffee With Kenobi put forth the inviting temptation to accompany our very own media specialist, Lisa D., to Disney World in Orlando, Florida for the opening showing of Star Wars: The Last Jedi! Under normal circumstances, I wouldn’t hesitate to take CWK up on its very generous offer … but two very important – to me – events stood in the way

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Model to be Displayed at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The Disney Parks Blog has provided an update on various projects currently underway at Disney World, and that includes the recently named Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. If you were at the D23 Expo in Anaheim last month, you probably got a good look at the extensive model of the attraction. If you missed out, you’ll have a chance to see a portion of that model when it goes on display at Disney World this fall.

From Disney Parks Blog:

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ILMxLAB’s ‘Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire’ Hyper-Reality Experience Coming to Disney Parks

Here’s some exciting news about a new Star Wars fully immersive ‘hyper-reality’ experience coming to Disneyland and Disney World just in time for the holiday season! Intrigued? Find out more from StarWars.com below:

STAR WARS: SECRETS OF THE EMPIRE HYPER-REALITY EXPERIENCE COMING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
GET FIRST DETAILS ON THE NEW COLLABORATION BETWEEN ILMXLAB AND THE VOID.

Soon, you’ll be able to literally step inside Star Wars.

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Star Wars-Inspired Themed Resort Coming to Walt Disney World

Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Bob Chapek, confirmed today at D23 that there are plans to bring a Star Wars-themed resort to Disney World. Guests will be able to actually live Star Wars in this fully immersive experience, part of Disney’s new “360 vacation concept.”

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Star Wars Land Finally Has A Name! ***Updated***

It’s been known simply as “Star Wars Land” since it was first announced, but now the highly anticipated attraction coming to Disneyland and Disney World in 2019 has an official name. Henceforth, it shall be known as Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge! The name was announced today at the D23 Expo.

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Coffee With Kenobi Co-Host Dan Z is the Guest on an All-New WDW Today!

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Hey Disney and Coffee With Kenobi fans, here’s some cool news! CWK co-host Dan Z is the guest on the latest WDW Today – Walt Disney World Travel Podcast! It’s actually part of a two-part podcast crossover, with the second half airing on a new CWK show later this week. In this new episode of WDW Today, Dan joins co-hosts Logan and Will to discuss the latest Star Wars offerings at Disney World and Disneyland, and the saga’s future at both parks.

You can listen to this episode of WDW Today here.

Be sure to tune in to the latest CWK later this week for a continuation of the conversation.

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It’s A Small Galaxy After All

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If you are a Star Wars fan (and there’s a pretty good chance you are if you’re reading this) then it’s likely that at some point in your life you have dreamed of venturing into that galaxy far, far away. Perhaps you’ve imagined yourself locking laser swords with Darth Vader or riding shotgun with Han Solo in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon. Maybe you’ve even pretended you’re really tall and covered in thick brown hair–it’s OK, we don’t judge around here.

While we sadly cannot ever make these fantasies a reality, there are a couple of ways we can come pretty close. One is by attending a Star Wars Celebration. The other method is to visit a Disney park.

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A Day In The Life – Star Wars: The Force Awakens Opening Night Event at Walt Disney World

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A Day In The Life – Star Wars: The Force Awakens Opening Night Event at Walt Disney World

By Jason Brame

For the first time in forever, Walt Disney World partnered with AMC Theaters to give more than 2000 Star Wars and Disney fans alike the chance to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Opening Night, with a special after party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This is our journey…

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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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Auditions for Disney’s Star Wars Launch Bay Announced

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Looking for a new full-time job? Something Star Wars related, perhaps? Would you like to work at Disney World? If you answered yes to any — or all — of those questions, then this news if for you!

Character performer auditions have been announced for the upcoming Star Wars Launch Bay experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando. Details below:

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