Disney announces special “Galactic Gathering” event for Star Wars Weekends

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Star Wars Weekends kicks off at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on May 15, and Disney  announced a special event that will happen during the event via their official Blog.

The event is called Galactic Gathering” and is similar to the event “Rebel Rendezvous” event held last year at the park.  The event will be held on Thursday, May 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

What does this event entitle to you?

  • ‘Rebel’ or ‘Empire’ retail MagicBand (You choose when you register online, and only available to Galactic Gathering attendees)
  • Commemorative trading pin (availalble only to Galactic Gathering attendees)
  • Early access to Darth’s Mall all five weekends.  (availalble only to Galactic Gathering attendees)
  • Opportunity to pre-purchase select merchandise
  • First dibs on the Star Wars themed Disney Gift Cards
  • Han Solo-inspired popcorn bucket


You will also have the opportunity to be among the first to purchase the new Star Wars D-Tech Me figures, including a Jedi Knight and a TIE-Fighter pilot.

Guests that attend will also have the opportunity to meet Star Wars Disney characters, Disney Design Group Artists and Ashley Eckstein from Her Universe.

Tickets will set you back a whopping $250, and that is not including theme park admission, which is separate.

Registration begins on March 4 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern on http://www.DisneyParksMerchandise.com.  It is sure to sell out quickly!

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Clint Gamache started Thrillgeek back in 2013 to share his love of theme parks, pop culture and other geeky stuff with the world. He can be found on Twitter @cgamache83