Star Wars Day Star Wars and Disney

This year the big news this year is of course that Disney has doubled down on Star Wars. Long a fixture at Walt Disney World with the Star Tours ride, Disney opened more – including a store, a meet and greet, and a projection/firework show shortly before our visit in 2015. Now they are working on opening a Star Wars land in both Disneyland and Hollywood Studios (personally I think they ought to have a whole park to themselves) scheduled to open in 2019.

Star Wars characters at base entrance
Photo of Stars War Land – Courtesy of Pauly Tee

Links

I don’t have a great story to share this year so how about some links?

60 Facts About the Star Wars Universe for Star Wars Day courtesy of Mental Floss

All We Know about Star Wars Land courtesy of Variety

Previous Trundlebed Tales Posts

May the Fourth Be With You – I Love You More Than Star Warsa great song

Saving Star Wars May the 4th

That Time the Government Built a UFO May the 4th

Giant AT-AT walker outside Star Tours at Walt Disney World
AT-AT Walker (my favorite thing at Star Tours) – courtesy of Pauly Tee

Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on FacebookTwitterGoogle+ LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

Travel Times Disney World Part 1

Today we get the show notes from our first Disney World planning report.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/trundlebedtales/2015/06/21/travel-times-disney-world-part-1

There is an entire subculture of Disney trip planning. There are many websites, blogs, podcasts, etc. If you’re wanting a great example take a look at WDWPrepSchool. Look at the blog and listen to the podcasts. She also has an e-book for sale. We got a lot of great tips from there including the suggestions on how to get dinner registrations worked amazingly well.

http://wdwprepschool.com

Learn about:

Magic Bands

Memory Maker – Photo Pass photographers

Differences between Disneyland and Disney World, why we decided to go to Walt Disney World instead

Art of Animation Resort

Me and My Brother at Disney World in 1985
Me and My Brother at Disney World in 1985

All Ears

Disney Dining

Disney Twitter – Character from Zorro – Link to feed

Steps to Planning

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Meals
Touring Plans website – find menus – also has app to optimize your tour plans and gives more accurate wait time for rides than official Disney My Disney Experience App. It’s a subscription website and app, but you get a discount if you buy their book first.

Character Meal List

Top Goals: Castle, Norwegian (for breakfast specifically), Chef Mickeys

Richard Simms – Catch his podcast with me

Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.