Awaken the Force Within Lets Global Fans

Choose the Light Side or the Dark Side for Immersive Google App Transformations

Verizon Brings Fans into the World of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS through the Google Cardboard Virtual Reality Experience


Disney announced today that in an unprecedented collaboration with Google, Star Wars fans will have an opportunity to share in immersive experiences—Awaken the Force Within and Google Cardboard Virtual Reality—in celebration of Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Awaken the Force Within global program starts today and fans logging onto google.com/starwars can make a choice to be on the Dark Side or the Light Side for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Their favorite Google apps will transform to reflect the path they choose. Special experiences have been developed for Android Wear Watches, Google Calendar, Chrome, Chromecast, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Now, Waze and YouTube with added features for fans to discover on their Inbox by Gmail, Google Translate and Google Search.

Coming on December 2 is a new virtual reality experience developed along with Google and Verizon. This will feature the first-of-its-kind serialized Google Cardboard Virtual Reality (VR) experience that combines a compelling story and exclusive, never-seen-before content, which ties directly into the opening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with the very latest cutting-edge Virtual Reality technology.

ILMxLAB, a laboratory for immersive entertainment from Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound, created the Virtual Reality content for the Google Cardboard VR Experience utilizing the group’s combined expertise in special effects, design and artistry.

The Google Cardboard Virtual Reality experience launches via the official Star Wars app and is available on both Android and iOS devices.

Four custom Google Cardboard viewer designs featuring popular Star Wars images will also be available exclusively in Verizon stores beginning December 2.

Angry Birds Star Wars Millenium Falcon Bounce Game Review & Giveaway!

Like I’ve told you before my entire family loves Star Wars and now my son is obsessed with anything angry birds, so you can image how how feels about Angry Birds Star Wars! Were received a Star Wars in the Millennium Falcon Bounce Game! Bounce in to help the Rebels escape and win! Can you knock the “enemies” off the Millennium Falcon and bounce the Rebel heroes into the cockpit. Launch your balls at the table and bounce them at the target (it may or may not have reminded me of beer pong, just saying!) You get points for every ball you score in the center target, every pig you knock off, and every ball you land in the cockpit. It’s so much fun!

We also reviewed the Angry Birds Star Wars Foam Flyers Storm Trooper Pig Flyer. Classic Star Wars characters get a brand-new Angry Birds twist with the Foam Flyers! And since my daughter is always Princess Leah, my son had to attack her with it. All in good Angry Birds fun!

We all loved it and it arrived just in time for our family game night. This game was a whole adventure on to itself to put together, my kids and I love to assemble things so we had lots of fun with that part too. It comes with stickers to make the box part of the game which made it that much cooler! I would recommend this games to anyone for birthday gifts or any other occasion as they provide entertainment for not only the kids but the entire family.

Now for the fun part, we also got one each of the Angry Birds Star Wars Millenium Falcon Bounce Game and the Angry Birds Foam Flyer. Make sure to enter below! Good Luck and may the force be with you! 😉

***Disclosure: I did receive this product and/or compensation. Neither influenced my opinions, the review is based on my children and my own opinions. 

FREE App download: LEGO Star Wars The Yoda Chronicles

My son looooove both lego and stra wars and right now you can download LEGO® Star Wars™ The Yoda Chronicles App By The LEGO Group from the iTunes store for FREE. Enjoy an array of puzzles and challenges within the LEGO® Star Wars™ universe in an effort to take control of the galaxy! This is Star Wars at its best with the added thrill of building, creating, and controlling your favorite LEGO Star Wars characters. May the force be with you!

Fun for all ages, this 4.5-star app is compatible with iPhone & iPad and requires iOS 5.0 or later. Just go HERE to check it out.

FREE events to enjoy with the kids this weekend (Austin Area)

BookPeople: Saturday 3/3 @11:30AM. Join us for a wonderfully storytime celebrating children’s book author Dr. Seuss. So please don your most impressive hat and join us! But that’s not all. Oh no. That is not all! We will be having all kinds of fun with silly activities and more.

Whole Foods: Sunday 3/4, 12-3pm. Join the Kid’s Club gang as we learn to weave baskets! We will also be learning about the Whole Planet Foundation.

Ruta MayaJoin us Sunday 3/4 at 10:30 AM for a FREE show Featuring Staci Gray! Shows are free with cafe purchase of $3.00 or more, but tips for performers are very much appreciated.

Chaparral Ice:  Saturday 3/3 @ 12pm FREE SKATING CLASSES – Try out a skating class! We offer free one-time, 30-minute introductory classes for beginners age 6 and up. Students must fill out a free class registration card. Stop by the front desk before the class for your card, fill out the card, get your skates, and give the card to your instructor before class. Allow 20-30 minutes to sign up and get skates properly fitted. Dress Warmly!

Texas Independence Day Parade: Saturday, March 3 at 9:30 a.m. The parade begins on the Congress Avenue Bridge.

Explore UTSaturday, March 3, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The University of Texas at Austin is hosting its13th annual Explore UT, a day of events, performances, exhibits, lectures and  activities for the entire family. We offer you an introduction to university life in our classrooms and laboratories, studios and performance halls, museums and extensive library collections.

Zilker Park Kite Festival: Sunday, March 4, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Kite Festival takes place in Zilker Park. Moon walks, rock wall climbing, face painting, slot cars, bungee jumping — a lot of fun activities are offered for kids of all ages. Bring a picnic (no glass) or enjoy treats from the vendors, bring your own Kite or buy one here.

Star Wars Event in Bee Cave: Star Wars fans…join us for a very special event! Meet Darth Vader, R2D2, Stormtroopers and an Imperial Guard on Sunday, March 4. Dress up in your Star Wars costume or t-shirt and receive 20% off your Star Wars purchase! For more details and a coupon go HERE

For more events around Austin make sure to check out FreeFuninAustin.com