STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Press Junket Recap

Disclosure: Disney sponsored my travel, accommodations and activities during my stay in Los Angeles. 

If you caught my announcement this past Saturday, you may know by now that I just returned home from a top secret STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS press junket. Or you just stumbled here with a big, “You did what?” Either way, welcome star traveler.

I’ve been to press junkets in the past, but this one was very different. Security was the highest priority (I even went through a metal detector) and legit credentials were a must. Once I did made it in, it was like attending a mini Star Wars conference.

ALL THE MERCH & GADGETS

As you know, Star Wars all about the merchandise and there was plenty of it at this event.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Press Junket Event

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Press Junket Event

There were also fun gadgets and technology available, like the new Google Cardboard and Disney Infinity characters (not sure why I didn’t capture of the characters, my apologies).

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Press Junket Event

The new Star Wars ice cream flavors were available to sample, too.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Press Junket Event

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Press Junket Event

photo credit: AllMommyWants.com

By the way, my favorite flavor is The Light Side. I guess I’m a good guy after all.

PHOTO OPPS

One of my favorite elements of the junket was the fun photo opps available, like posing with R2-D2, C-3PO and BB-8.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Press Junket Event

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Press Junket Event

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Press Junket Event - BB-8

COSTUMES & ART

As you probably know, the plot of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS has been tight-lipped, so there is very little to go on as far as what will actually happen in the movie. I was hoping for a few clues through the costumes on display. I’m not sure that I know more about the new story, but I at least know that the costumes are ON POINT and frankly, badass.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Press Junket Event

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Press Junket Event

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Press Junket Event

There was also displays of amazing Star Wars art, as well as fan art and sculptures.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Press Junket Event

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Press Junket Event

INTERVIEWS

Of course, the interviews with the cast of Star Wars was the icing on the cake. My group was fortunate to have a smaller, more intimate set-up to conduct these interviews. I’ll be sharing the interviews in the coming days, including the one and only Harrison Ford that will be published tomorrow. 🙂

Interview with Harrison Ford - Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Check back for more STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS updates in the coming days and weeks. If you haven’t checked out the trailer, watch it below.

 

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS arrives in theaters everywhere on December 18th!

Season of the Force

At the end of the press event, our group was treated to a quick trip to Disneyland to experience a taste of Season of the Force! Season of the Force is a celebration of all things Star Wars, and the exciting experiences at Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida are entertaining fans of the movie saga and guests who are looking forward to future Star Wars-themed lands.

Disneyland Season of the Force

Hyperspace Mountain was so awesome! Right @momspark ? #StarWarsEvent #wheeeeee

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Disclosure: Disney sponsored my travel, accommodations and activities during my stay in Los Angeles.