Following in the footsteps of last year’s “Rebel Rendezvous” Star Wars™ Weekends pre-sale event, Disney Parks Merchandise is offering guests the opportunity to attend a “Galactic Gathering” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® on May 14th.
For $250 per person (plus park admission), the Galactic Gathering allows guests exclusive access to Darth’s Mall and the opportunity to purchase Star Wars™ Weekends merchandise one day before it’s available to the public.
Attendance also includes the following (From www.Disneyparksmerchandise.com)
- ‘Rebel’ or ‘Empire’ Graphic MagicBand* (Choose Your Side during online registration)
- Commemorative Trading Pin*
- Light Speed Pass – Expedited entry into Darth’s Mall for (all five) Star Wars™ Weekends*
- First opportunity to pre-purchase select 2015 Star Wars™ Weekends merchandise
- Personalized Aurebesh nametags, D-Tech phone cases, Dooney & Bourke handbags, Galactic Gathering Disney Gift Card*, Graphic MagicBands, limited edition pins and Vinylmation™.
- First opportunity to purchase the new designs of Star Wars™ themed Disney Gift Cards
- Han Solo inspired popcorn bucket (with popcorn)
Additional Galactic Gathering Event Offerings include:
- Ashley Eckstein meet & greet and product signing, featuring the new collection of Her Universe apparel
- Galactic activities, including meet & greet and signing opportunities with characters and Disney artists
- Shopping access to Darth’s Mall prior to the opening of Star Wars™ Weekends
- Appointment times for Star Wars™ D-Tech Me* (Appointments may be reserved in advance online when registration begins but are not required.)
As for me…I am a huge Star Wars Fan. This is our manger (original 1977 Leia with vinyl cape.)
Personally, the $250 price tag for the event is just too steep. When reviewing the catalog, my favorite items are those that will be offered throughout Star Wars Weekends. Given that, I cannot rationalize spending that much money to attend the Galactic Gathering, but I’m terribly jealous of those who will!
Please don’t turn to the Dark Side if you can’t make it to the gathering. Amy at Pixie Dust Delivery Service can help satisfy your need for Galactic items galore…and any other out-of-this-world Disney Parks merchandise you might be in search of!
I will admit to reworking our schedule (and a few breakfast reservations) to ensure we can be at the 8am rope-drop at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® the next morning for our best chance to purchase the limited edition Star Wars Weekend MagicBands.
Guests can find more information about the event, check out the catalog, and even register at Galactic Gathering. Either way, I hope to see you at Star Wars Weekends, and may the Force be with you…always.