The Star Trader merchandise shop has been undergoing an extensive refurbishment along with the neighboring Star Tours attraction. See photo’s of the Star Trader from a previous update. The shop is scheduled to open on May 4th, very fitting…”May the 4th be with you”.
The store will have a complete refurbishment and re-theming to coincide with the new Star Tours – The Adventure Continue attraction, which exits into the store itself. This includes the return of the full scale X-Wing fighter that was once in the Star Trader and has been hanging in the long abandoned second story of the Starcade for years. Recently Disney gave us a peak at some of the merchandise that will be available.
Build Your Own Lightsaber – Padawans must use the Force to guide their hands in making a new Lightsaber. Just select the hilt, emitter, blade color, switch, ring, hilt sleeve and adapter and become the envy of Jedi’s everywhere.
In late May, you will find a galaxy of new Star Tours and Star Wars inspired-apparel, toys and more that will reach their final destinations on our store shelves. Here’s a quick peek at one of the Disneyland Resort-specific items that will be available, but I promised fellow bloggers, Dara Trujillo and Steven Miller, that I wouldn’t show anything else. I can assure you, that their Disney Parks Blog posts will be worth the wait. Not only will they show you some other great apparel and toy items coming your way, but Dara also has the inside scoop on everything merchandise-related for Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Passholders, I assure you the Force is strong! There is an entire collection of Star Tours merchandise being made just for you. Here’s what I consider one of the “must-have” passholder items that will be available in late May. As soon as I get an official release date, I’ll let you know. And wait until you see the rest.
May the Force be with you!
Source: Disney Parks Blog