Star Wars Weekends @ Disney MGM

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  1. Sereana_Nightstar Jedi Master

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    Okay, we are on for SW WE again!! I will be there for the weekend of May 15-16 as I have a nursing convention then and will be going to that on Mon. So let's get a group together!! If we work really hard we might even be able to get our T-shirts or patches by then.
  2. Lon_Blackstone Jedi Knight

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    Jan 15, 2004
    there is plans for the 501st and Rebel Legion to march in the parades. for more info see http://fl501st.com/boards/viewforum.php?f=13&sid=3c62e0afa499787194d4d6b580a9d7e0
  3. Sereana_Nightstar Jedi Master

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    Gee! I feel so bad for those people in costumes, it was really hot last year!!
  4. Trooper84 Jedi Padawan

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    Feb 17, 2004
    man, done of my friends are into star wars (whats there deal?) so ill have to go by myself.
  5. Gov_Jade Jedi Knight

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    Dec 16, 2003
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    Trooper, just wait and find out when our group is going and hang with us! ;)
  6. Trooper84 Jedi Padawan

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    alright, sounds good to me
  7. Sereana_Nightstar Jedi Master

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    I am planning to go the weekend of the 15/16th so you are welcome to hang with me if you want.
  8. kuroneko Jedi Knight

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    Aah, I'm gonna be in Chicago that weekend =/ Anyone going any weekend besides the 15/16 or 21/22?
  9. Sereana_Nightstar Jedi Master

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    Possibly, I am getting a play 4 pass and will have more days to go, the pass has to be used up by June 4th.
  10. vswader Jedi Knight

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    If not already seen posted on starwars.com....disney mgm will be hosting the sw weekends every friday - sunday may 14 - june 13. times of park hours not listed yet. also, no mention of honored guests each weekend. it does not appear anything new sw attraction offered this year (as opposed to sw "who wants to be millionaire" - great fun). if you use the florida resident pass, make sure to go before june 4 for that is when it expires.

    updates will be posted here or on several websites.

    may the force be with you!!!

    p.s. most likely sw weekends will not be running for 2005 due to release of episode III. it was that way when aotc was released. so enjoy it this year!!!
  11. Dex1138 Jedi Master

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    Howdy! Checkin in from Boston MA :)
    Despite the fact that I won't be going this year, I will probably design a printable badge similar to the one I did for last year.
    You can slap your name and FF chapter on it, print, fold, laminate and wear :) It will help in identifying other FF members.
    I'll cook something up once this year's artwork is revealed.
  12. LukeCeremonial22569 Jedi Knight

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    SWEET looking badge there Dex1138 nice job. Who can we get them from you or should we just go a head and pull it from there when you do the new ones?

    Im really hoping I can get there for the Star Wars weekends this year Im dying to go. Even thou I dont have an Emprial costume just yet. But I am working on it as fast as I can.
  13. Sereana_Nightstar Jedi Master

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    Thanks Dex1138. We had a great time last year and it was fun meeting you and your friends from my old town of Boston. Yes, we used the badge last year and it made it much easier to find folks. Thank you for making one for this year and I will get them made up for anyone who wants to go. Sorry you can not make it that time but, will hope to meet you again at DC or C3.
    Marie
  14. Sereana_Nightstar Jedi Master

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    Thank you Kevin for finding the dates for SW weekends at MGM. I will be going that weekend and if anyone plans to go let me know.
  15. Lon_Blackstone Jedi Knight

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    The offical annoucement thread on the FL501st board is http://www.fl501st.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=1901

    the fanclub weekend is the first weekend in June (4-6)
  16. Sereana_Nightstar Jedi Master

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    Is that the day the 501st is in the parade? Too bad it is not while the Play 4 pass is still good...it cost $55+ to get into the park for one day. You can go to the park 4 days with the Play 4 residents pass for $109. It's like getting 2 days free!!
  17. Dex1138 Jedi Master

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    Thanks for the kind words all. As soon as the Mouse People post a graphic for this year someplace I can make the badges.
    I will post a link in this thread when I have it. If anyone has seen the art for this year, please let me know :)
  18. Dex1138 Jedi Master

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    Hi All!

    New badge for ya!
    If anyone has any suggestions or anything, please send them along.
    You may want to black out the bottom logo to have a place to put your name & FF.

    Starwars.com has a guest list posted. Look under What's New.

    Oh yeah! And if anyone wants I will post their event pics on my site.
  19. Dex1138 Jedi Master

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    TOS updated with SWW merchandise and guest scheduling changes!
    CLICK!
  20. Jauhzmynn Jedi Master

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    I hope to make it for the opening weekend. As of now it loosk dicey ride-wise and room.:( I can't afford to have a room to myself, FInaces are short. ANyone in the FF going opening weekend that wants a roomate?

    That wekend and the Fan wekend. If I can get there, I'll be marching in the parade.
  21. Sereana_Nightstar Jedi Master

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    I am going the first weekend, but with family. I still have not decided wether I cn go more then once. That depends on finances and if anyone else is going. So I will have to decide in about a week or so, because the play 4 pass is a good deal to use for this event if you go every weekend or even 2 weekends.
  22. radicalray Jedi Knight

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    Official info & tips from the Special Events Team @ Disney MGM Studios for SW Weekends 2004:


    "They will be signing items other than their photocards but are contracted to sign one autograph per person.(even Anthony Daniels) That will not change.
    The guests will need FAST PASS to obtain an autograph and the machine will be on Mickey Ave. at the Millionaire location.
    They will not open until 9:00am even on our Resort Day. Remember there are 3 sessions per day.
    A Guest will be able to get one guaranteed FAST PASS person for each celebrity and then one standby for each celebrity per day.
    Guests do not have to show up really early in the morning. "
  23. radicalray Jedi Knight

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    More Official Disney press info:

    "Process for "On Location" Autograph Sessions for Star Wars Weekends

    Disney's FASTPASS® service, developed to reduce wait times for popular Disney theme park attractions, will be utilized for all "On Location" Autograph Sessions at this year's Star Wars Weekends. It's easy to use and will allow you to secure a FASTPASS Return Time for a designated autograph session. So now you can go enjoy other Star Wars Weekends activities instead of waiting in line for a session; knowing that you will still get that special autograph.

    How Do I Get a FASTPASS Ticket?

    · Each member of your party inserts his or her theme park ticket into the FASTPASS station or kiosk for the celebrity they wish to meet.
    · If FASTPASSES are still available, they'll each receive a FASTPASS ticket with a Return Time for that celebrity's autograph session.
    · To receive your autograph, just show up at the autograph location at the time designated on your FASTPASS ticket.
    · A FASTPASS ticket is required for each autograph.

    Where Do I Get a FASTPASS Ticket?

    · There will be one distribution area.

    · Star Wars Weekend Celebrity FASTPASS tickets will be located at Who Wants to Be A Millionaire - Play It!

    Is There a Limit to the Number of FASTPASS Tickets I Can Get?

    · Yes, you will be able to get one guaranteed FASTPASS per celebrity and one standby FASTPASS if there is availability.
    · There is a capacity limit for each autograph session.
    · Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.

    Can I Get a FASTPASS Ticket for a Member of My Party That is Not Present?

    · No, each Guest must be present with their theme park ticket to receive a FASTPASS.

    Can I Reserve FASTPASS Tickets?

    · Distribution of FASTPASS tickets will begin when the park opens and are only good for Autograph Sessions that same day.
    · FASTPASS tickets will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.

    Will I Be Able To Get An Autograph Without a FASTPASS Ticket?

    · FASTPASS tickets are required to receive an autograph.
    · However, once all the FASTPASS tickets are distributed for a particular actor, a limited number of Standby Tickets will be made available.
    · Standby Tickets do not guarantee an autograph. standby ticket holders will be taken if there is time remaining in a session after all FASTPASS ticket holders have received their autographs."
  24. radicalray Jedi Knight

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    SW Weekends contest, only a few days left to enter!

    http://brighthousenetworks47.com/
  25. Sereana_Nightstar Jedi Master

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    Well, this was a pretty good start to MGM's Star Wars Weekends. Opening was not to crowded and I was there at 8:30 am. Tantooine Traders was running out of certain pins and other collectables pretty early this first weekend. Some will be restocked for next Friday, others are gone except to those who freguent Ebay.

    The weather stayed good, but we had relief from the heat. The parade was lead by SW star Jeremy Bulloch and Jake Lloyd (boy, has he grown up!) Liza and Linda looked good marching behind all those stormtroopers of the 501st Legion.

    There is s lot of activities and fun and I am sure the crows will increase each weekend.......

    May The Force Be With You.....Always!

    Sereana...reporting from MGM Star Wars Weekends in Orlando, Fl.
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