Disney Stores prepare for Star Wars Day celebrations

Disney Stores across the UK will host a roster of family activities in celebration of the global Star Wars Day on May 4th.
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UK Disney Stores are feeling the force with a roster of in-store events and activities to celebrate this year’s Star Wars Day on May the 4th.

On the very day in question, fans will have the chance to meet Boba Fett actor Jeremy Bulloch at Disney Store, Oxford Street, London.

Bulloch will be on hand between 12pm and 3.30pm, while guests will also be able to take their picture with Jedi Master Yoda, before the figure appears at the new Star Wars experience at Madame Tussauds London, opening Saturday, May 16th.

And across the UK, Disney Stores will engage fans with the free Ways of the Force activity to help teach them skills of the Jedi, including how to use a lightsaber.

A Stormtrooper mask and medal will be given to each guest upon completion of the training. The event will take place in participating stores from May 2nd to 4th.

Kids and fans will also be able to take part in the Disney Store’s Return of the Jedi collector cards activity. With 12 cards to collect, Disney Store will release sets o three each week for four weeks beginning Thursday, April 30th.

Youngsters will then be able to use a ‘code phrase’ – found via the Disney Store UK Facebook page – to collect cards for its corresponding week.

Finally, a raft of new Star Wars products will also be introduced, including a selection of mugs and t-shirts featuring character art work.


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