Walt Disney World has revealed that it will offer a unique new experience as part of the Star Wars Weekends 2012 events, enabling guests to "carbon freeze" themselves.
Inspired by a scene in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back in which hero Hans Solo is "frozen" in carbonite, the experience will see guests enter a "Carbon Freezing Chamber". This will contain 3-D face-scanning equipment that will used to produce an 8-inch figurine of the guest frozen in "carbonite".
Guests who pass through the chamber, which will be housed close to the American Idol Experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios, will receive the figurine in the post around four weeks later. It will be bundled with a light-up wristband, and will be wall-mountable.
The cost of the first figurine will be $99.95 plus tax and shipping. Additional figurines (featuring the same face) can be ordered for $74.95 each plus tax and shipping. Reservations for the 30-minute experience are required, and can be made by calling 407-939-8324 (407-WDW-TECH). Children must be aged 3 or over and accompanied by an adult.
The Star Wars Weekend events will take place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 18 - June 10, and will be included with admission to Disney's Hollywood Studios. Ashley Eckstein and James Arnold Taylor, the voices of Ahsoka Tano and Obi-Wan Kenobi respectively in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, will act as Celebrity Hosts for the events.
Full details of the 2012 Star Wars Weekends can be found at https://www.disneyworld.com/starwarsweekend.