Secret “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Press Event – #StarWarsEvent #TheForceAwakens

I attended a secret Star Wars Press Event in Los Angeles and it was a great venue to see the merchandise, costumes, video games and cast all in one place!

Star Wars The Force Awakens Movie Theatre Standee - #StarWarsEvent

This event was SO secret that even if you could have guessed where it was you were not going to be able to get in because it was hidden even with in the venue. There was a guest list and security was around ever corner. Once we arrived we were checked in and given our credentials. The hospitality suite was a great place to meet other journalist, work and get a bite to eat. I even saw Mario Lopez walking around the area.

Hospitality Suite - #StarWarsEvent

Star Wars Merchandise

Let’s just say that Disney isn’t going to make it hard to find the perfect gift for the Star Wars fan in your life. I will take one of each please!

Star Wars Merchandise Display - Star Wars Press Event - #StarWarsEventjpg

The number one thing on my Christmas List is the BB-8 App Enabled Droid.

BB-8 App Enabled Droid Sphero - Star Wars Press Event - #StarWarsEventjpg

As you can see, I had some time to spend with BB-8 during the Star Wars Press Event and I think that I have developed a little bit of a crush on him.

Dawn Cullo and BB-8

I don’t think that I will be the only one to fall head over heels for this little guy and Disney knows it.  Just check out the rest of this BB-8 merchandise.

BB-8 Disney Store Exclusive - Star Wars Press Event - #StarWarsEvent

BB-8 Orange Shirt - Star Wars Press Event - #StarWarsEvent

BB-8 Merchandise - Star Wars Press Event - #StarWarsEvent

BB-8 Merchandise Luggage- Star Wars Press Event - #StarWarsEvent

Some of my other favorite Star Wars Merchandise included gear from Captain Phasma, the first female Villain in Star Wars.

Captain Phasma Merchandise - Star Wars Press Event - #StarWarsEvent

Captain Phasma Lounge Fly Bag - #StarWarsEvent

Captain Phasma Troop Leader Shirt - Star Trader Disneyland - #StarWarsEvent

Costumes

Throughout the event were many costumes on display, my favorite was the Captain Phasma costume.

Captain Phasma Costume from #StarWarsEvent

First Order Flametrooper Costime - #StarWarsEvent

First Order Snowtrooper Costume - #StarWarsEvent

First Order Stormtroopers - Star Wars Press Event - #StarWarsEventFirst Order Stormtroopers - Star Wars Press Event - #StarWarsEvent

Kylo Ren Costume - Star Wars Press Event - #StarWarsEvent

Han Solo Costume - Star Wars Press Event - #StarWarsEvent Leia Costume - Star Wars Press Event - #StarWarsEvent

Interactive Displays

Disney Infinity was at the event showing “The Force Awakens” play set which will be available on December 18th.

Disney Infinity - The Force Awakens Playset - #StarWarsEvent

Google Cardboard was amazing, I was able to look around on the desert planet of Jakku.

Google Cardboard Demo - Star Wars Press Event - #StarWarsEvent

Google Cardboard - Star Wars Press Event - #StarWarsEvent

Bad Robot Workshop (J.J. Abrams production company) where I got the chance to design my own Star Wars Bad Robot T-shirt.

Bad Robot T-shirt Station Sign - #StarWarsEvent

Bad Robot T-shirt Station - #StarWarsEvent

Bad Robot T-Shirt Making Stand - #StarWarsEvent

Who doesn’t love Frozen Custard? Now Ample Hills is making a special Light Side and Dark Side Frozen Custard. I tried them both and they are great BUT I preferred the Dark Side.

Ample Hills Creamery Frozen Custard Stand - The Dark Side - #StarWarsEvent

Ample Hills Creamery Frozen Custard - The Dark Side - #StarWarsEvent

Ample Hills Creamery Frozen Custard Stand - The Light Side - #StarWarsEvent

Ample Hills Creamery Frozen Custard - The Light Side - #StarWarsEvent

I found some fantastic Droids that I had been searching for….

Dawn Cullo with R2-D2 and C3-PO - Star Wars Press Event - #StarWarsEvent

BB-8 even helped me find the Millennium Falcon.

Dawn Cullo with Millenium Falcon - Star Wars Press Event - #StarWarsEvent

Cast Members

Mindy Kaling was the moderator for the press conference and I was able to sit in for the first half of it which included Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, Lupita Nyong’o, director J.J. Abrams and screen writer Lawrence Kasdan.

Star Wars Press Conference - #StarWarsEvent
Carrie Fisher Press Interview-  #StarWarsEvent

Adam Driver - Press Interview - #StarWarsEvent

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Season of the Force at Disneyland

After the Star Wars press event I headed over to Disneyland to visit the Season of the Force and check out the fantastic Star Wars theming that has taken over Tomorrowland.

Disneyland - Star Wars Season of the Force - #StarWarsEvent

Disneyland - Season of the Force - Rebel Symbol - #StarWarsEvent

Disneyland - Star Trader Window - #StarWarsEvent

 

Disneyland - Christmas Tree - #StarWarsEvent

Disneyland - Sleeping Beauty Castle - Christmas - #StarWarsEvent

I rode Hyper Space Mountain, Star Tours and watched the Path of the Jedi.

Disneyland - Hyperspace Mountain Sign - #StarWarsEvent

Disneyland - Hyperspace Mountain Attraction Photo - #StarWarsEvent

Disneyland - Path of the Jedi - #StarWarsEvent

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Movie Poster
The film stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Max Von Sydow.

BB8 - Star Wars The Force Awakens

Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk are producing with Tommy Harper and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt.

Star Wars The Force Awakens - Kylo Ren and The First Order

 

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The film opens December 18, 2015!!!

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Disclaimer: I was invited by Disney and LucasFilm to cover the StarWarsEvent for 5 Minutes for Mom and all expenses were paid for but all opinions are my own.

About Dawn

Dawn is a social influencer and has been writing about her nerdy side since 2004. She enjoys writing about Entertainment, Travel, Disney, Star Wars and life with two little girls. Her advice is to keep on dreaming, do what you love and life will lead you a path to your happiness. Dawn also writes for 5 Minutes for Mom.

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