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Old 03-14-2011, 01:55 PM   #1
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Power of 10 Confronts the Power of the Dark Side - (Photos! 5/23 post #130)

Updated 4/15: It's ON - It's a go!!!

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away….

Episode X
Confronts the Power of the Dark Side

It is a dark time for Disney/STAR WARS fans. Star Tours remains an empty shell after the evil lord Darth Vader and his bounty hunter Boba Fett closed the attraction with a thermal detonator.

However, a creative group of young IMAGINEERS have re-established a new, improved STAR TOURS base in the mysterious tropical SWAMP world of Florida.

To commemorate this event, and pay tribute to legendary VICTORY celebrations of the Ewoks, Naboo, and Gungans, a party of EPIC proportions was planned with invitations extending deep into the far reaches of space….

The Power of 10 Confronts the Power of the Dark Side
Fundraising Event for Give Kids The World

Sunday, May 22nd from 6:30-9:30am
Breakfast Buffet inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Location: Backlot Express adjacent to Star Tours

Details: Join us for breakfast inside Hollywood Studios, before the park opens, on the first Sunday of Star Wars Weekends. The party will be held at the Backlot Express Restaurant (next to Star Tours), with fellow like-minded Disney/Star Wars fans. There will also be a silent auction of items to raise additional money for Give Kids The World (silent auction ends at 8am). Once the park opens at 8am, you may leave the event if you choose and enjoy any of the attractions in the park (theme park admission required), or you can stay and mix and mingle with us until 9:30am. Note: attendance at this breakfast will NOT guarantee first in line or first ride status for the new Star Tours attraction.

Breakfast Buffet would include:
Orange and Apple Juice
Assorted Muffins, Bagels, and Danish
Plain Scrambled Eggs
Breakfast Quesadillas with eggs, sausage, onions, peppers and cheddar cheese
Smoked Bacon
Turkey Sausage
Tater tots
Sliced fruit and Berry yogurt
Coffee, Decaf Coffee, and Tea

Cost: $50/adult (ages 10+), $25/child (ages 3-9), children 2 and under are free. The admission fee goes towards paying for breakfast, reserving the venue, and making a donation to Give Kids The World via the Power of 10: Give Kids The World $1,000,000 Challenge.

Click here to officially sign up and pay for the event
Registration closed as of 12:00pm EST May 18, 2011

We'd like to thank the Official Sponsors of this event:
Dreams Unlimited Travel Incorporated
Carol Bassignani (Mamu on the DISboards) contributed even though her family could not attend.
Karen Loth (Inkmahm on the DISboards) contributed even though she could not attend.
and you... everyone who attends the event is an official sponsor in our eyes. Thanks for your support of GKTW.

If you'd like more information on how to become an Official Sponsor, please contact Dave Parfitt at dave@wdwinfo.com. All additional funding collected to offset our costs will go directly to GKTW!
May 13, update: We just received official confirmation that Anthony Daniels, C-3PO himself, will be able to stop by and make a brief appearance at our event!

From Disney:
Anthony Daniels (seen in the photo above at a filming session for the new “Star Tours – The Adventures Continue” attraction), who brought C-3PO to life,is the only actor to appear in every theatrical chapter of the Star Wars saga.
The official, complete, up to date guest list of paid attendees is being maintained on a thread in the Power of 10 forums. You can find it via the link below.


Total Attendees (so far): 100+

Silent Auctions Items Include:
Her Universe T-shirts signed by Ashley Eckstein voice of Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: The Clone Wars
The Star Wars Craft Book signed by the author Bonnie Burton
Growing Up Giant - book signed by the author Angie Mayhew and Peter Mayhew (actor who played Chewbacca)
When I Grow Up - book signed by author Al Yankovic
Epic Mickey video game for the Wii
CD of Yehaa Bob's Wild Show autographed by Bob Jackson

plus additional items.

About the Power of 10:
We are a group of Disney fans who want to help share our passion for Disney with those who need it most: children with life threatening illnesses and their families. When these children ask to visit Walt Disney World through organizations like the Make-A-Wish foundation, many times those organizations reach out to Give Kids The World to make that wish a reality. Our goal is simple. We’re looking to raise $1M to help this worthy organization in their mission to turn no child away. For more information about the Power of 10, please see:


Original Post from 3/14
Hi Everyone: I'm planning on coming down to Orlando to cover the re-opening of Star Tours on May 20th and the first Star Wars Weekend through Sunday, May 22nd. I've been considering organizing a "Power of 10" event/meet, but need to know who might be interested in attending.

There are no plans as of yet, but I was considering doing something early Sunday morning, May 22nd in Hollywood Studios. I thought that way people will have taken a ride on the new Star Tours and gotten the "have-to-do" Star Wars Weekend activities out of the way, and wouldn't mind meeting up for a little while.

April 10, Edited to add: Hi everyone, I've been working with Disney to see if we could pull this off. Here is what we are looking at, a breakfast at the Backlot Express (right next to Star Tours) on Sunday, May 22 from 7-9:30a. We would be getting into the park prior to opening, and be among the first in line for Star Tours when the park opens at 9am (you need theme park admission if you want to stay in the park after opening).

Based on what Disney would charge us for the food and venue, in order to raise funds for GKTW, the cost would be $50/adult ages 10+, children ages 3-9 would be $25, and children 2 & under are free. Based on this information, would you still be interested in attending?

I'm really looking for feedback before we commit to signing the contract with Disney.

April 11, Edited to add: I heard back from Disney and updated the children's prices.

April 13, Edited to add: breakfast menu items

Breakfast Buffet would include:
Orange and Apple Juice
Assorted Muffins, Bagels, and Danish
Plain Scrambled Eggs
Breakfast Quesadillas with eggs, sausage, onions, peppers and cheddar cheese
Smoked Bacon
Turkey Sausage
Tater tots
Sliced fruit and Berry yogurt
Coffee, Decaf Coffee, and Tea

April 15, Edited to add: The contract has been signed. We're on!

April 25, Edited to add: Disney has extended the park hours for Disney's Hollywood Studios to 8am to midnight that first Star Wars Weekend. We're currently working with them to see how this will impact our party.

May 12, Edited to add: List of items for the silent auction (so far).

May 17, Edited to add: Final instructions in post #110

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