Random BLAM! Disney's Star Wars Weekends 2012 Debuts the Carbon-Freeze Me Experience
Published: May 8, 2012 - 9:22am
Here's your chance to fulfill a life-long Star Wars dream and be frozen in Carbonite just like Han Solo in the latest attraction added to Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Via Disney Parks Blog - As a child, one of the most memorable scenes that I vividly remember from Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back is when Captain Han Solo is frozen in carbonite by Darth Vader. I think I remember it because after seeing the movie, my parents bought me Boba Fett’s ship that contained a miniature version of Han Solo in carbonite. Coming this year to Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, I will have the opportunity to relive that scene with the Carbon-Freeze Me experience. This new experience was created especially for Disney Parks, and is part of our “D-Tech Me” line that uses technology to take personalization to a whole new level.
Using state-of-the-art imaging technology, this experience casts your likeness as a three-dimensional, 8-inch figurine. At the Carbon Freezing Chamber located adjacent to The American Idol Experience, several cameras will capture multiple angles of your face. The images are then reconstructed in a computer for processing and, in approximately four weeks, the figurine is shipped directly to your house. I had my image captured during early tests for this experience, and it was surreal to see a digital version of my head.
Each carbonite figurine is $99.95 (plus shipping). You can order additional figurines using the same image scan for $74.95 each. The replica figurine can be hung on a wall, just like the gangster Jabba the Hutt did in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (I plan on doing the same thing when I receive mine). Guests also receive a light-up wristband with for participating.
The experience will officially open on May 18 with the start of Star Wars Weekends. Reservations for are required and can be made starting Monday, May 7 by calling 407-WDW-TECH (407-939-8324).