2018 Run Disney Star Wars Half Marathon Packages Now Available

We were at the 2017 Star Wars Half Marathon in person & we had a fabulous time.  The expo was amazing and they even offered some unique, Star Wars themed snacks which we could not resist trying.  If you are interested in this exciting event for 2018, don’t delay, reserve your race registration and resort package today!  The race registrations will fill up quickly and right now you can reserve your 2018 package before the Disney packages are even open to the public.  My family has already registered for the races in 2018; we hope to see you there & give you a high five with your medal!!!

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2017 Star Wars Medals.  Which is your favorite?  Which will you run for?

It’s a weekend of galactic fun and fantastic runs during the Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side – at the Walt Disney World® Resort!  Book your  Magic Your Way® Package with Race Registration for the 2018 Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side Weekend, April 19-22, 2018. And, once you’ve registered for one or more of the weekend’s events, you can use your Magic Your Way Package to enjoy the rest of your vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort.

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After a great race, we decided to treat everyone to some galactic desserts.  The fruit tacos were very unique and hit the spot while we ate in the Cantina Bar themed area.

Race registrations for the 2018 Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side Weekend events listed below can be included with Vacation Packages.

Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side – Guests can feel the force on this 13.1 mile thrilling adventure.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Star Wars Dark Side Challenge – The ultimate test of strength and endurance.

Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22, 2018

Star Wars 10K – Packed with 6.2 miles of running excitement.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Star Wars  5K – The entire family can thrill to the excitement of a Star Wars 5K!

Friday, April 20, 2018

runDisney Kids Races – There’s fun for runners of every age!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

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Celebrating in 2017, we hope to see you there in 2018!

Contact me to reserve your Star Wars, Dark Side, Half Marathon package today!

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Book 2018 Star Wars Half Marathon Packages for a limited time

Why book your 2018 Star Wars Marathon package now?
1. 2018 packages are only available at this time, through this offer
2. You can book your 2018 Disney World Marathon package at the current 2017 prices
3. Grab your race registration & bib before they go on sale to the general public so that you are guaranteed your spot in this race.

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Tomorrow we will be attending the 2017 Star Wars, Dark Side Half Marathon in Walt Disney World.  I will be taking pictures & video & will be blogging my review in the near future.  If you’ve always wanted to participate in the Star Wars Marathon, this is an excellent opportunity for you to book your 2018 packages now.

Disney has announced the following:

“It’s a weekend of galactic fun and fantastic runs during the Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side – at the Walt Disney World® Resort!  And now for a limited time, April 20 – May 1, 2017, you can book your Race Registration with a Magic Your Way® Package for the 2018 Star WarsHalf Marathon – The Dark Side Weekend, which takes place April 19-22, 2018.”

Guests will also be able to Book 2018 Star Wars™ Half Marathon – The Dark Side Packages with Race Registration at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo During The 2017 Star Wars™ Half Marathon – The Dark Side!

If you are not attending the race this weekend, contact your travel agent for a free, no obligation quote.

Booking Window:  April 20 – May 1, 2017
Travel Window:  April 12 – April 30, 2018

*Star Wars race registrations are non-refundable & non-transferable

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Check out the Force-Filled line up coming to Hollywood Studios Spring 2016

Epic fireworks and projection show, live onstage entertainment and Stormtrooper marches will soon be arriving at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Following the extraordinary popularity of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Walt Disney World® Resort is unveiling even more Star Wars-themed entertainment at Disney’s Hollywood Studios starting this spring – including one of the most elaborate fireworks and projection shows in the park’s history.

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Just in time for spring, that “galaxy far, far away’’ will be closer than ever with the April 4, 2016 arrival of the new Star Wars live entertainment experience Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away. This new stage show celebrates iconic moments from the Star Wars saga with live vignettes featuring popular Star Wars characters, such as Kylo Ren, Chewbacca, Darth Vader and Darth Maul. The show will take place multiple times each day at the Center Stage area near The Great Movie Ride.

Also starting April 4th, Captain Phasma will lead a squad of First Order stormtroopers as they march in formation from Star Wars Launch Bay to the Center Stage area in an intimidating demonstration of the First Order’s indomitable strength.

And, starting this summer, Guests won’t want to miss the next generation of the current Star Wars-inspired fireworks show. This blockbuster nightly show, unprecedented in Disney’s Hollywood Studios history, will light up the sky with Star Wars-themed fireworks, lasers, light projections and other special effects combined with Star Wars-themed music, iconic characters and scenes from throughout the saga.

These new Star Wars entertainment elements, coupled with other recently-added Star Wars experiences, make Disney’s Hollywood Studios the place for fans to celebrate their Star Wars passion.

Stay tuned for more updates on these exciting new offerings!

My name is Melissa and I am a major Star Wars geek.  I am also a travel agent.  All of my booking and planning service are at NO additional cost to you.  If you would like to plan a trip to see these new Star Wars offerings, contact me for your free, no obligation quote.  I can help you plan your vacation based on countless hours of personal experience & study.  This will help you get the most out of every day of your vacation and it is all FREE.  As an added bonus, I always send out special gifts and goodies (Pixie Perks) to my clients.
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Star Wars Awakens in Disneyland Park

There has never been a better time to be a Star Wars fan and all of the Disney Star Wars news has the geek in me jumping for joy.

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Numerous Star Wars Experiences can now be found in Tomorrowland.  The Space Mountain attraction has now become Hyperspace Mountain.  For a limited time, riders can fly along in an x-wing fighter among the stars.  An all new Star Tours – The Adventures Continue experience is now being constantly displayed at the attraction.  I have heard that eventually it will go into the queue with each unique experience that will be played at random.  An updated Jedi Train Academy – Trials of the Temple is now being offered in the Jedi Training area of Tomorrowland.  Star Wars Launch Bay is not open giving guests an opportunity to see some of the movie memorabilia from Star Wars and even meet some of the characters up close and personal.

If some of you fellow Star Wars fans are like me, you are drooling at the chance to see these new attractions in Disneyland.  Some of them may even be limited time attractions, but I do expect that many may be moved into the new Star Wars themed land that is currently under construction.  If you have a change to see this Star Wars history in the making, get to Disneyland Park for all of these unique experiences.

My name is Melissa and I am a HUGE Star Wars fan.  I am also a travel agent with Main Street Adventures Travel agency.  I can help you book and plan your next Disney Star Wars experience at not added cost to you and it all starts with a free quote.  Did I mention the free perks & travel goodies I give for all of my clients?  Contact me today for free and friendly travel planning for your next trip.
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New Star Wars Experiences at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

EEEEkkkkkk….. More Star Wars in Disney World!  I’m geeking out about all of this Star Wars news.  You can now be more in the middle of the Star Wars action than ever with these new experiences in Hollywood Studios.

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Star Wars Launch Bay

At Star Wars Launch Bay, located in Animation Courtyard, guests can interact with Star Wars characters by choosing to encounter the Dark Side in a Star Destroyer themed area, or visit with the brave Rebels in a makeshift Rebel Base. One path may lead to Darth Vader, while the other leads to Chewbacca.

Guests can also visit two different exhibits – Celebration Gallery and Celebration Hallway to view iconic ships from the Rebel Alliance and Imperial Navy fleet, as well as replica Star Wars props and murals. Guests excited for the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens can head to Preview Gallery to explore an area filled with costumes, artwork, models and more from the new film. And of course, shoppers can get their fix at Launch Bay Cargo, a unique shop that will offer a wide selection of Star Wars merchandise, including original artwork.

Star Tours – The Adventures Continue

This popular attraction, which takes Guests on a daring journey through the Star Wars galaxy, has been enhanced to feature new characters and adventures from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple

Younglings can get in on the fun over at Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple. This popular offering, which allows young Guests to step into the shoes of a Jedi in training, has been enhanced to feature new characters, including a new villain – the Seventh Sister Inquisitor from Star Wars Rebels.

Star Wars: Path of the Jedi

If guests wish to be introduced to (or relive) the adventure and excitement of the Star Wars film franchise they can do so at Star Wars: Path of the Jedi. Here, they can view an abridged cinematic reel that reviews Star Wars episodes I-VII.

Galactic Food

New Star Wars-inspired items have been added to menus at Food & Beverage locations throughout the park. Guests can enjoy Blue Milk Panna Cotta, Padawan Limeade, BB-8 Lemon and Butter Cream Cupcakes, and much more.

But the fun doesn’t end there. The “Symphony In The Stars: A Galactic Spectacular” nightly fireworks show will begin blasting off Dec.18, 2015. And, beginning Jan. 5, 2016, you can watch the fireworks from a reserved viewing area during a special dessert party – “Symphony in the Stars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party.” There guests can enjoy Star Wars-themed desserts and drinks. Plus, they’ll receive a souvenir stein featuring one of the most beloved Star Wars characters, Chewbacca. The dessert party costs $69 for adults and $39 for children. Tax and gratuity are included.

My name is Melissa and I am a travel agent with Main Street Adventures Travel Agency.  I would love to plan your next Disney Star Wars vacation and if you would like to plan a Star Wars vacation to the max, why not book a Disney Cruise along with your land vacation.  On select cruises Disney offers special Star Wars activities and you can even watch the new Star Wars movie onboard.  It all starts with a free quote.  email me or visit my website today.
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Star Wars coming to Disneyland with Season of the Force

At Disneyland® Park in Southern California, they are preparing to celebrate the excitement around all things Star Wars with brand-new themed experiences in Tomorrowland beginning Nov. 16, 2015. Season of the Force will take guests to a galaxy far, far away with special experiences:

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Star Wars Launch Bay

This new area will offer opportunities to visit with favorite Star Wars characters, special exhibits, peeks at the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens and much more.

Choose Your Destiny with Special Character Experiences

  • Dark Side – Encounter one of the most iconic villains from Star Wars, Darth Vader
  • Light Side – Fly casual at this makeshift Rebel base, and meet the most famous co-pilot in the galaxy, Chewbacca.

Explore the Dark and the Light in Themed Galleries

  • Dark Side Gallery – Get a look at authentic pieces of stormtrooper armor as well as famous Sith lightsabers once wielded by masters of the dark side.
  • Light Side Gallery – Explore a gallery filled with Rebel flight helmets and lightsabers once wielded by Jedi Knights.
  • Preview Gallery – See items built exclusively for Star Wars Launch Bay by the same prop makers who worked on the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Starship Gallery – Discover models of famous starships from throughout the Star Wars saga.

Join the Battle in the Star Wars Game Center – Play the latest games from the Star Wars galaxy, including Disney Infinity 3.0 – featuring park-exclusive Toy Box levels.

Hyperspace Mountain

Guests will launch into a galaxy far, far away aboard Hyperspace Mountain, finding themselves in an action-packed battle between Rebel X-wings and Imperial TIE fighters.

Star Tours – The Adventures Continue

This popular attraction will feature a new scene inspired by the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Galactic Grill

Choose the dark side or the light at this new themed food and beverage location. In the space that currently hosts Tomorrowland Terrace, the Galactic Grill will serve up specialty menu items inspired by both sides of the Force. Here is a look at some of the menu options:

Breakfast

  • Darth Tamale – Blue corn tamale with scrambled eggs and chorizo, red chili sauce and tomatillo

Lunch and Dinner

  • First Order Specialty Burger – Angus beef and chorizo patty topped with fried cherry peppers, spicy-lime aioli on dark bun

Desserts

  • The Pastry Menace – Éclair with milk chocolate filling and a hint of cayenne pepper

Collectibles

  • BB-8 sipper
  • TIE Fighter premium popcorn bucket

Star Wars: Path of the Jedi

Relive Luke Skywalker’s path to becoming a Jedi in a film that recaptures favorite

Star Wars moments on the big screen. The Tomorrowland Theater presents Star Wars: Path of the Jedi, an exclusive cinematic event.

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New Star Wars Experiences coming to Hollywood Studios in December

Very soon, guests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios® will have the opportunity to experience Star Wars in the park in an all-new way – every day! New experiences will open starting Dec. 1, 2015 bringing that galaxy far, far away, a little bit closer.

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Star Wars Launch Bay will take Guests into the Star Wars saga and the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with special exhibits and peeks behind-the-scenes, special merchandise and opportunities to encounter Chewbacca and Darth Vader.

Star Tours – The Adventures Continue will be home to a brand new adventure inspired by the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. During the opening months, we’ll make sure that everyone who rides Star Tours will experience the new adventure. After that, it will be up to the will of the Force.
Take a look at this sneak peek of the Starspeeder 1000 experience:

There will also be new information about “Star Wars: Path of the Jedi.” It will feature scenes from the complete Star Wars saga, also giving anyone new to the Star Wars galaxy an opportunity to get acquainted with the films.

Last, but certainly not least, is Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple, which will open in early December. This reimagined Jedi Training experience will take younglings to the secret site of an ancient Jedi temple where they will face Darth Vader along with the Seventh Sister – a new villain from the Disney XD series “Star Wars Rebels.”

And work begins next year on the 14-acre Star Wars-themed land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. With construction underway, unfortunately, we won’t be able to offer Star Wars Weekends. While Star Wars Weekends has been a great way to enjoy the saga for a few days every year, now the Force will be with Disney’s Hollywood Studios every day.

With Star Wars Launch Bay, the new Jedi Training experience, “Star Wars: Path of the Jedi,” and a new destination in the Star Tours attraction opening in December, you’ll be able to step into the Star Wars saga every time you visit Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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