DizFanatic Episode #2 “EPCOT’s IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth”

Welcome to Episode #2 of the DizFanatic podcast!

The DizFanatic podcast is a show created by Disney fanatics for the purpose of enhancing your enjoyment of all things Disney. We intend on making this show informative, entertaining and most of all, fun.

This episode features special guest, Brent Dodge, author of the "From Screen to Theme" book series and host of the weekly live W.E.D.nesday Show. We discuss the workings and history of EPCOT's IllumiNations: Refrections of Earth nightime spectacular. DisneyAnna is also back to discuss some recent news topics. Check out "From Screen to Theme" and The W.E.D.nesday Show at http://www.FromScreenToTheme.com.

This episode of the DizFanatic Podcast is sponsored by WDWTravels.com which is a full service travel company specializing in Disney vacations. Visit WDWTravels.com for a free quote today!

Please visit our main website site http://DizFanatic.com for more information. Feel free to email me with your comments or suggestions at mike@DizFanatic.com. Keep your ears open for the next episode and thanks for joining us!

HERE'S THE OFFICIAL STAR WARS WEEKENDS INFORMATION DIRECT FROM DISNEY:

2010 Dates: May 21 - 23, May 28 - 30, June 4 - 6, June 11 - 13

Star Wars Weekends is an annual special event at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park that celebrates the legendary Star Wars Saga and the animated television series, The Clone Wars. This year, celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back as you join Jedi Knights, Sith Lords and Star Wars celebrities for special shows, presentations and memorabilia.

Fans of the Star Wars universe don't have to travel to "a galaxy far, far away" to come face to face with droids, alien creatures and many of their favorite Star Wars characters.

Younglings can hone their lightsaber skills and prepare to do battle with Darth Vader himself at the Jedi Training Academy. Prove yourself the master of trivia in contests with prize giveaways. Board a runaway Starspeeder on the Star Tours attraction, or stare in awe as visitors from Naboo, Endor and every world between pass by in a motorcade.

In addition to all of the entertainment, there are plenty of conversations, autograph sessions and motorcades with the celebrities and creators of the Star Wars cosmos. This year's celebrity hosts for all 4 weekends are Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett) and Ashley Eckstein (voice of Ahsoka).

Call Upon the Force! Call (407) 827-2799 and choose from either the Light Side or the Dark Side of the Force to hear a special message from a Star Wars character inviting you to be a part of this special event!

2010 Star Wars Weekends Schedule

Weekend 1: May 21 - 23, the actual 30th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back Temuera Morrison (Jango Fett) Daniel Logan (Boba Fett, Episode II) Dee Bradley Baker (voice of Captain Rex, Star Wars: The Clone Wars)

Weekend 2: May 28 - 30 Matthew Wood (voice of General Grievous) Lorne Peterson (Chief Model Maker, Star Wars Saga) Tom Kane (voice of Yoda, Star Wars: The Clone Wars)

Weekend 3: June 4 - 6 Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) Ray Park (Darth Maul) Dave Filoni (Supervising Director, Star Wars: The Clone Wars)

Weekend 4: June 11 - 13 Ray Park (Darth Maul) Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) James Arnold Taylor (voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) Appearances subject to change without notice.

Grab a Disney's FASTPASS before the Park opens to ensure your place in line for celebrity autographs. Find the autograph FASTPASS kiosk outside the Front Gate entrance. Quantities are limited.

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, be on the lookout for the "Dark Side," near the Backlot Tour across from Studios Catering Co., where you'll find all things Star Wars. Boba's Bounty offers exclusive Star Wars Weekends merchandise and the Dark Side Depot has Star Wars-themed gifts, apparel and more.

Each day ends with the Hyperspace Hoopla! show, where many favorites let loose with music, comedy, dancing and more. With Ewoks, Wookiees, stormtroopers, Jawas and more invading Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park, young Padawan Learners and their parents would be wise to have their cameras ready.

Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park admission is required. Star Wars Weekends events are included with admission to Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park. Availability is limited for some events. Events may be cancelled at any time.

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  • DeeDee

    I really am enjoying your podcast. You are very positive about everything. Thanks for doing it.

    May 21, 2010 at 9:56 pm