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Disney World to offer Star Wars carbonite freezing experience

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For some, Disney World’s newest souvenir is just another pricey geek trinket, but for others, it’s a lifelong dream made real. As part of its Star Wars Weekends events in the springtime, Disney’s Hollywood Studios (one of four parks that make up Disney World) has announced plans for its new Carbon-Freeze Me experience, which allows Star Wars fans to freeze a likeness of themselves into a 3-D eight-inch figurine a la Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode VThe Empire Strikes Back.

The Disney Parks blog reveals that the experience uses state-of-the-art technology to capture multiple angles of a subject’s face, which are then processed on a fancy computer and built out (most likely with a 3-D printer). Within just four short weeks, you’ll have your own personal reminder of gangster enslavement! Getting to live out your carbonite dream will set you back a mere $99.95 (plus shipping), and you’ll be free to get your Han on as early as May 18.

I’m not making it down to Disney World anytime soon, so I’ll probably just attempt to achieve the same effect by pressing my face against this sucker.

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