5/24/2012

Disney is offering up a new attraction where you can create a carbon frozen version of yourself. Here's the press release from starwars.com.
 Coming this year to Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios, you'll have the opportunity to relive the famous carbon freezing scene from The Empire Strikes Back 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, eight-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 completed figurine is shipped directly to your house.

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 Return of the Jedi. Guests also receive a light-up wristband.
Here's a video that shows what the experience is like.


Personally, I have some reservations. I mean the actual "carbon freeze chamber" is on a stage with an empty seating area, like the Empire put the chamber in an abandoned theater, so it kind of lacks the atmosphere. And $100 is a liitle steep to me. And the figure is only eight inches tall. But at the same time, this seems like a once-in-a-lifetime experience to get your own Star Wars action figure.

What do you think? Would you carbon freeze yourself?

[Via YouTube via Inside the Magic via Scifi Storm]

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6 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Not for a hundred bucks! That is steep.

Tony Laplume, Scouring Monk said...

I assume if you want someone to do anything like that, it'd be bound to cost more than a photograph. It's like getting a crappy sculpture done of yourself.

Pam said...

In light of the urban legend that Disney was cryogenically frozen (a complete fabrication begun as a prank by Disney Studio animators, by the way), it isn't surprising to find Disney offering this. LOL!

monkeymigraine said...

The price seems fair given what you get. I can't imagine what it would cost to make something like that on its own. But at the same time, I guess I'm not a big enough fan to pay it.

monkeymigraine said...

And you don't even walk out with it! You have to wait four weeks, and just walk out with a cheesy little bracelet. I think they should have offered a poster as an alternative. I'd pay twenty for a poster of myself carbon-frozen.

Nigel Mitchell said...

Ha, good point!

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