Gold Coast, Australia: Calling all Star Wars fans of a galaxy far, far away! Grab your lightsabers and launch your star-fighters because Stormtrooper Weekend is returning to Dreamworld. The costumed fan event will be raising funds for local Gold Coast charity TLC for Kids this year, for its seventh and last event.
Following the excitement of recent movies, fans are in for a treat with characters new and old filling the park over two full days on 14th and 15th May, 2016.
Redback Garrison Commanding Officer Adam Lochowicz says “We are going to go out with a bang this year with fans flying in from all over Australia and even the United States to see and be a part of what has become the largest event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.”
More than 150 costumed Star Wars fans will parade through Main Street daily, a number that has grown from a modest gathering of 38 troopers back in 2010. Guests will see all of their favourite characters and have the chance to put themselves in the scene with amazing backdrops for unique photo opportunities.
Kids and fans can join in on the Jedi Academy lightsaber lessons and watch a Sith vs Jedi live lightsaber duel.
Volunteers from TLC for Kids will be collecting donations over the weekend for local children in need. Team Leader and TLC for Kids Gold Coast Affiliate, Dale Mansfield said “TLC for Kids Gold Coast is so excited to be part of the Stormtroopers Weekend at Dreamworld.
“With the fundraising done on the day, it will allow us to deliver many more RAPID TLC Requests to sick kids in the Gold Coast & Tweed Hospitals. The children attending have all been in hospital and we love to put some smiles back on their faces – and this event will definitely do that!”
Entertainment will be available over the two-day event including displays from Brisbane LEGO fan group, BrisBricks. See intricately built, themed constructions that will have you in awe and check out the activity areas set up for kids to build their own creations.
Kids are encouraged to come dressed as their favourite Star Wars character and join in on the fun! Stormtrooper Weekend is included in admission to Dreamworld. For more information and best value tickets go to dreamworld.com.au.
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