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Disney recently announced a “Rock Your Disney Side” 24-Hour, bi-coastal costume party: Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Pluto and 135 of their friends came together to create the ultimate 140 character tweet to mark the countdown to “Rock Your Disney Side: 24-Hours” this Memorial Day Weekend, when guests of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California can enjoy select parks for 24 hours nonstop! The Magic Kingdom Park in Florida and Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park in California will be filled with great Disney heroes and villains from 6 a.m., May 23 to 6 a.m., May 24, 2014, local time marking the beginning of a summer of fun at Disney Parks. The celebration will feature several events showcasing the good vs. evil of classic Disney stories including character meet-and-greets throughout the parks, special entertainment, event merchandise, and food and beverage offerings. Along with the entertainment guests have grown to love every day, they’ll discover surprise additions and special events throughout the 24 hours. This event will be similar to the Monstrous Summer event Disney hosted in 2013.
In addition to the May 23rd 24 Hour Magic Kingdom Party, Star Wars Weekends will take place at Disney’s Hollywood Studios where guests can join the Rebellion against the forces of the Empire. Star Wars Weekends is a special event included in the admission price of a Hollywood Studio theme park ticket on select weekends and features appearances by Star Wars celebrities and personalities, autograph sessions, and the largest collection of Star Wars characters to appear in a theme park, anywhere. If you’re a Star Wars fan and have never been to the event, you definitely should check it out.
This year, Disney has introduced several new experiences during Star Wars Weekends, including a nightly event featuring Star Wars characters and a Symphony in the Stars fireworks spectacular. The widely popular Hyperspace Hoopla will not be returning this year. In order to allow more guests to join the fun, a 5th weekend is now being added to Star Wars Weekends 2014. The new event dates are every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 16 – June 15, 2014. James Arnold Taylor will return as the event’s official celebrity host. Taylor, a Star Wars Weekends fan favorite, is the voice of hundreds of animated characters, including Obi-Wan Kenobi on “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”
For 2014, fans can purchase a ticket for the opportunity to have exclusive access to Darth’s Mall one day before it opens to the public. Packages for the Rebel Rendezvous are $250 per person and include a limited edition recruitment pack complete with custom messenger bag, hat, tumbler, lanyard, pin & medal set. Attendees will also have the first opportunity to purchase items being released during the 2014 Star Wars Weekends events, meet & greet opportunities with our Disney Design Group artists, and other Rebel activities. More information is available at: http://www.disneyparksmerchandise.com/events/rebel-rendezvous-announcement/
Which event are you looking forward to the most?