Wookieepedia Turns 10

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We wanted to let you know about the 10-year anniversary of Wookieepedia, a chronicle of all-things “Star Wars” launched through Wikia, which was this past Wednesday, March 4. Designed as a Star Wars community aggregator, the wiki-style site features official and fan-generated content —blogs, in-depth Star Wars lore, exclusive images and videos.The site has been wildly popular, and with this turning out to be “The Year of Star Wars,” Wikia is doing some really exciting things, including a … [Read more...]


Star Wars announces the first gay character!

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Star Wars Universe has welcomed the first gay character in the new upcoming novel  "Lords of the Sith".   Moff Mors joins the force as a capable but flawed Imperial official who "also happens to be a lesbian."  This is the first gay figure approved by Disney according to Shelly Shapiro who is the editor of "Star Wars" books at Random House.    Although the book series and some of the video games have had gay relationships, this is the first "official" gay "Star Wars" world character. Star … [Read more...]


Disneyland Closing Innoventions!

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A Disneyland spokesperson announced on Friday, that Disneyland’s Innoventions attraction would be closing on March 31.With this announcement, the rumors and speculations are flying all over as to the possibilities of a Star Wars themed attraction taking the place of Innoventions.  John McClintock, a Disneyland spokesman, shared the parks make modifications and upgrades throughout the Disneyland Resort to continue to offer guests "new magic" but did not go further in commenting as to what … [Read more...]


And the Award goes to…. Disney Cruise Line!

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And the Award goes to.... Disney Cruise Line! The results are in.. and you have spoken! Disney has done it again.For the 3rd year in a row, Disney Cruise Line was named "Best Overall" by Cruise Critic, the online cruise community. They have announced the winners of its 2015 Cruisers’ Choice Awards and Disney came out on top. Cruise Critic's awards are based on YOU. They are entirely based on consumer reviews posted to the Cruise Critic website.Disney was the big winner this year with … [Read more...]


Star Wars Day at Sea on the Disney Fantasy

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I am sure by now you have all heard about the Star Wars Day at Sea. In case you haven't it is a brand spanking new day long event that will be added to 8 one of a kind sailings on the Disney Fantasy only in early 2016.Here are some highlights from the event: Fun with the ForceDarth Vader, Chewbacca, Boba Fett, Stormtroopers and other characters will be onboard for scheduled meet and greets. They will also be roaming around on the ship.  Don't forget you can dress up … [Read more...]


Abrams Pushing Disney for Early Release of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

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Leaking secrets from the up coming Star Wars film has J.J. Abrams requesting that Disney move up the released date for the film. According to an online source this information comes from the mouth of Abrams himself, addressing a group of attendees at the 2015 Visual Effects Society Awards where he openly expressed his frustration about the Episode VII leaks.Disney issued a subpoena over Star Wars: The Force Awakens earlier this month. Clearly the company is taking the leaks very seriously … [Read more...]


Star Wars: Day at Sea on Disney Cruise Line

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Have you heard? In a Galaxy, Far Far Away.. It will be the year 2016. It starts on a Disney Cruise, named, Disney Fantasy!Freaking out yet?! Star Wars is boarding a Disney Cruise and now you can put yourself in the middle of your beloved Saga on board a Disney Cruise! For the first time, in an Out of this Galaxy Event, you can combine the power of the Force with the Magic of Disney in 2016 on Disney's Fantasy. Join the Legendary Heroes and Villains for a fun-filled, action packed full day of … [Read more...]


Felicity Jones Lands Lead Role in Star Wars Spin Off

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The Oscar-nominated actress Felicity Jones has been cast in director Gareth Edwards' upcoming Star Wars spin-off movie.The film is set to open nationwide in December of 2016 and the plot details of the "Star Wars" spinoff are still unknown. Edwards' standalone movie is one of two known "Star Wars" spinoffs in the works at Lucasfilm and Disney. Director Josh Trank known for "Chronicle" is developing the other "Star Wars" spin off. No release date has been set for Trank’s film.At this time … [Read more...]


Disney has ‘Ambitious’ Theme Park Plans for ‘Star Wars’

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Fueling the excitement among both Star Wars and Disney fans alike are some recent comments made by Disney chief Bob Iger hinting that there are ‘ambitious plans’ for Star Wars within its theme parks.While speaking with Wall Street analysts, Iger revealed that Disney is currently working on "a fair amount of design and development (taking place by the company's Imagineers) to greatly increase Star Wars presence in multiple locations around the world.”What we already know from previous … [Read more...]


Inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend Blasts Off at Disneyland Resort this weekend!

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More than 23,000 runners from across the United States and 17 different countries are trekking to a galaxy far, far away for the debut of the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend presented by Sierra Nevada Corporation at the Disneyland Resort this weekend. The new Star Wars-themed runDisney event will involve kids’ races, a 5K, a 10K and half marathon, plus several family-friendly events such as the Health & Fitness Expo and the Star Wars Wookiee Welcome Party.Among the runners are LA-area … [Read more...]