Get Yourself Frozen in Carbonite at Disney's Star Wars Weekends!
by Ethan Anderton
May 8, 2012
One of the most iconic images from the entirety of the Star Wars saga is that of smuggler Han Solo encased in carbonite after a run in with Darth Vader and Boba Fett on Cloud City, courtesy of a bad move by Lando Calrissian. The statuesque fate of Solo has been immortalized by taking the form of ice cube trays, a lovely bar of chocolate, a refreshing bar of soap, and one of the most bad ass desks I've ever seen. But now fans can live the dream of freezing themselves in carbonite, sort of. Disney's Star Wars Weekends at Disney World in Florida will be crafting custom carbonite figurines for fans for a limited time this summer.
This news comes from RebelScum (via SlashFilm) who learned of the awesome event from a Disney flyer promoting all the awesome things happening at Star Wars Weekends. It's not clear just how Disney is doing this, but from May 18th until June 16th, people can have their likeness captured and turned into an 8-inch custom carbonite figure. However, you must book a reservation in advance by calling 407-WDW-TECH (407-939-8324), and it sounds like this little figurine is going to set you back $100. That's a small price to pay for being frozen in carbonite and becoming part of your own Star Wars figurine playset (for anyone who has young kids, because adults surely don't play with toys anymore, right?). Anyone planning a trip to Disney World now?
JayC on May 8, 2012
Noooooo I arrive in Florida on the 17th.
Pilgrim_UK on May 8, 2012
I was at Disney World last year one opening day of Star Tours 2011 and the crowds were so huge it marked the first time in Disney World history that the Magic Kingdom did not have the largest attendance for a day. 30,000 people took in the opening morning ceremony featuring all the Star Wars characters in parade. Not being able to get anywhere near the stage , I gave up and went to an isolated area and came face to face with George Lucas himself waiting to be introduced. We spoke for a couple of minutes, I got my picture taken with him and he autographed my back pack. That unexpected memory was encased in carbonite for the rest of my life.
Hattori Hanzo on May 8, 2012
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