You no longer have to be a smuggler who drops his shipments at the first sign of an Imperial cruiser to be frozen in carbonite. As part of its Star Wars-themed weekends, Disney World is now offering that service to all of its guests.
But you don’t have to worry about how you’re going to get home afterwards because they don’t really freeze you in carbonite. Instead, when you enter the ‘Carbon Freezing Chamber’ several cameras capture your facial features from all sides, and the resulting 3D model is used to create an eight-inch carbonite figurine featuring your likeness.
At $US100 it makes for one expensive souvenir, and it takes four weeks for it to be delivered. That makes sense given how long it takes to print a 3D model, but having to wait is still pretty lame. You can also order additional copies, but they’ll set you back $US75 each, basically forcing you into a life of smuggling just to afford the keepsake in the first place. [Star Wars News via Inside the Magic]