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Dates and Details Announced for 2015 Star Wars™ Weekends

The Walt Disney World® Resort has announced that Star Wars™ Weekends will return May 15–Jun. 14, 2015. Taking place Friday – Sunday at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, the popular event celebrates the entire Star Wars™ franchise.

In addition to the Star Wars™ experiences Disney’s Hollywood Studios® host year round – Stars Tours®The Adventures Continue and the Jedi Training Academy – several additional activities are available for guest during the event. Although full details are still in the making, we do have some confirmed information on the event:

  • James Arnold Taylor, the voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi on “Star Wars™: The Clone Wars” will return for the 5th year as host of Star Wars™ Weekends and the “Stars of the Saga” talk show
  • Darth’s Mall, the home of one-of-a-kind Star Wars™ memorabilia, will move to a new and larger area near Streets of America
  • The evening will end with a “Summon the Force” stage show followed by “Symphony in the Stars” fireworks spectacular

Additionally, you can expect special activities like:

  • Meet-and-Greet opportunities with the largest collection of official Star Wars™ characters found at any theme park in the World
  • Autograph sessions with Star Wars™ actors and creative talent
  • Special shows and presentations including a Star Wars™ Motorcade through the park

The event runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 15-June 14, 2015 and requires regular theme park admission. Contact your Magic Maker® today to start planning your Star Wars™ Weekends trip to a galaxy far, far away!

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Star Wars™-Themed Character Dining at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

Two out-of-this-world dining experiences will be returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios®! Walt Disney World® Resort has announced the two Star Wars™-themed character dining experiences will once again be available at the 2015 Star Wars™ Weekends.

Details of these new offers are below. Availability is sure to go quickly, so contact your Magic Maker® today to reserve yours!

“Star Wars™ Dine-In Galactic Breakfast”

Where: Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant
When: Daily May 4 – Jun. 14, 2015  8a-11a
Pricing: $49.99 for adults; $31.99 for children (gratuity not included)
Dining Plan: 2 Table Service entitlements
Characters include:

  • Darth Vader
  • Boba Fett
  • Greedo
  • Jawas
  • Stormtroopers
    Entertainment and Character appearances subject to change

 

“Jedi Mickey’s Star Wars™ Dine at Hollywood & Vine”

Where: Hollywood & Vine
When: Daily May 4 – Jun. 14, 2015 4:15p – 8p
Fantasmic! Dinner Package Pricing: $57.99 for adults; $34.99 for children (gratuity not included)
Dining Plan: 2 Table Service entitlements
Note: Option to add Fantasmic! Dinner package is limited!
Characters include:

  • Jedi Mickey
  • Princess Leia Minnie
  • Darth Vader Goofy
  • Storm Trooper Donald
  • Ewoks Chip ‘n’ Dale
    Entertainment and Character appearances subject to change

35 Years of Star Wars™ – Star Wars™ Weekends Photo Review

Yesterday, Star Wars™ celebrated spending 35 years in a galaxy far, far away! On May 25, 1977, Star Wars™ Episode IV: A New Hope was released into theaters (under the name “Star Wars™“).

Celebrate this cosmic anniversary with a recap of photos from week #1 of Star Wars™ Weekends!

Star Wars™ Weekends Week #2 Schedule

Star Wars Weekends 2012The schedule of events for the second week of Star Wars™ Weekends has been announced.

  • Celebrity Host Meet and Greet at Echo Lake – will use Disney’s FASTPASS® Service
    • James Arnold Taylor (Voice behind Obi-Wan Kenobi and Plo Hoon in Star Wars™: The Clone Wars) – 9:45a
    • Ashley Eckstein (Voice behind Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars™: The Clone Wars) – 4:30p, 5:45p
  • Additional Celebrity Meet and Greets at Echo Lake – will use Disney’s FASTPASS® Service
    • Ray Park (Double lightsaber wielding Sith, Darth Maul from the Phantom Menace) – 10:15a, 1:45p
    • Andy Secombe (Watto from The Phantom Menace) – 10:15a, 1:30p, 4:30p
    • Tom Kane (Voice of Yoda from Star Wars™: The Clone Wars) – 3p, 4:30p, 5:45p
  • Padawan Mind Challenge (registration at park opening near ABC Sound Studio) – 2:10p, 6:30p
  • Hyperspace Hoopla – 8:00p
  • Jedi Training Academy(sign-up in front of Indiana Jones™ Epic Stunt Spectacular) – 9:15a, 9:45a, 10:15a, 10:45a, 11:15a, 11:45a, 12:15p, 1:30p, 2:00p, 3:45p, 4:15p, 4:45p, 5:15p, 5:45p, 6:15p, 6:45p
  • Star Wars™ Character Encounters (locations around Star Tours – The Adventure Continue, Backlot Tour and Premiere Theater) – 9a-7p
  • Behind the Force – 11:00a, 1:45p
  • Stars of the Saga – 3:15p
  • Obi-Wan and Beyond – 4:45p
  • Visit to the Maul – 6:00p

Star Wars™ Weekends will take place Fri – Sun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios™ through June 10, 2012.

Feel the Force – Star Wars™ Weekends Begin

SWW HostsThis morning, fans of all ages will assemble at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® for the opening day of Star Wars™ Weekends. This annual sci-fi event, which is included with regular theme park admission, includes several different interactive activities, exclusive merchandise, and meet-and-greet opportunities with Star Wars™ celebrities and characters. Be sure to watch our Facebook page as we post some updates and photos from the event all weekend long!

One of this year’s celebrity meet-and-greet opportunities will be with Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars™: The Clone Wars. While these autograph sessions are a lot of fun, sometimes they turn a little “weird!” Check out the video below.

Star Wars™ Weekends Week #1 Schedule

Star Wars Weekends 2012The schedule of events for the first week of Star Wars™ Weekends has been announced.

  • Celebrity Host Meet and Greet at Echo Lake – will use Disney’s FASTPASS® Service
    • James Arnold Taylor (Voice behind Obi-Wan Kenobi and Plo Hoon in Star Wars™: The Clone Wars) – 9:45a
    • Ashley Eckstein (Voice behind Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars™: The Clone Wars) – 4:30p, 5:45p
  • Additional Celebrity Meet and Greets at Echo Lake – will use Disney’s FASTPASS® Service
    • Ray Park (Double lightsaber wielding Sith, Darth Maul from the Phantom Menace) – 10:15a, 1:45p
    • Jerome Blake (Rune Haako/Mas Amedda from The Phantom Menace) – 10:15a, 1:30p, 4:30p
    • Dee Bradley Baker (Voice of Captain Rex from Star Wars™: The Clone Wars) – 3p, 4:30p, 5:45p
  • Padawan Mind Challenge(registration at park opening near ABC Sound Studio) – 2:10p, 6:30p
  • Hyperspace Hoopla – 8:00p
  • Jedi Training Academy(sign-up in front of Indiana Jones™ Epic Stunt Spectacular) – 9:15a, 9:45a, 10:15a, 10:45a, 11:15a, 11:45a, 12:15p, 1:30p, 2:00p, 3:45p, 4:15p, 4:45p, 5:15p, 5:45p, 6:15p, 6:45p
  • Star Wars™ Character Encounters (locations around Star Tours – The Adventure Continue, Backlot Tour and Premiere Theater) – 9a-7p
  • Behind the Force – 11:00a, 1:45p
  • Stars of the Saga – 3:15p
  • Obi-Wan and Beyond – 4:45p
  • Visit to the Maul – 6:00p

Star Wars™ Weekends will take place Fri – Sun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios™ May 18 – June 10, 2012.

Star Wars™ Weekends Celebrity Hosts Announced

SWW HostsThe Walt Disney World® Resort has announced the Celebrity Hosts for their upcoming Star Wars™ Weekends May 18 – June 10, 2012.

Taking place at Disney’s Hollywood Studios™, the event celebrates the popular Star Wars™ films and the animated TV series Star Wars™: The Clone Wars. This year’s hosts will be 2 familiar faces as both of them are Star Wars™ Weekends veterans. Ashley Eckstein (voice of Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars™: The Clone Warsand James Arnold Taylor (voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars™: The Clone Wars) will host for the duration of the 2012 event. James will serve as the Official Celebrity Host of Star Wars™ Weekends and Ashley will be the Celebrity Host of “Behind the Force,” a show that gives fans a behind-the-scenes glimpse at Star Wars™: The Clone Wars.

In addition to being  the voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi, James is also the current voice of Fred Flintstone, and has a list of character voice credits including Green Arrow, Johnny Test and Ratchet (from the “Ratchet & Clank” video game series), just to name a few.

Ashley, a former Disney Cast Member as a parade dancer at Disney’s Hollywood Studios™, is also a fashion designer and heads her own company, “Her Universe,” specializing in merchandise and apparel specifically for female sci-fi fans.

The complete listing of events and celebrity meet & greets have not been released, so keep checking back for more details.

Inside Look at Star Wars™ Weekends

Guests who have experienced Star Wars™ Weekends at the Walt Disney World® Resort rave over the amount of activities, meet-and-greets, and exclusive merchandise opportunities they encounter at Disney’s Hollywood Studios™. But for someone who has never taken part in the event, it is hard to imagine what it is really like.

Take a peek at what you can expect at  Star Wars™ Weekends

Star Wars™ Weekends will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday May 18 – June 10, 2012 and is included with regular admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios™.

It’s not too late for your family to meet Wookiees, droids, Ewoks, and bounty hunters at this year’s Star Wars™ Weekends. Contact your Magic Maker® and ask about how you can save with the Walt Disney World® Resort Room Discount that is out of this galaxy!

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Star Wars Weekends Return to Walt Disney World in May 2012

Star Wars™ Weekends will return the Walt Disney World® Resort May 18 – June 10, 2012. Taking place at Disney’s Hollywood Studios™, the event celebrates the popular Star Wars™ films and the animated TV series Star Wars™: The Clone Wars.

In addition to the Star Wars™ experiences Disney’s Hollywood Studios™ host year round – Stars Tours The Adventure Continue and the Jedi Training Academy – several additional activities are available for guest during the event:

  • Meet-and-Greet opportunities with many Star Wars™ characters
  • Autograph sessions with Star Wars™ actors and creative talent
  • Star Wars™ parades and motorcades
  • Hyperspace Hoopla – a party that ends the day with music, comedy and dancing
  • One-of-a-kind Star Wars™ memorabilia

The event runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 18-June 10, 2012 and requires regular theme park admission. We will bring you additional information about Star Wars™ Weekend as it is released.

Reimagining Star Tours

Star Wars WeekendToday, were looking ahead in the galaxy to the “reimagining” of Star Tours at the Disneyland® Resort and the Walt Disney World® Resort. Scheduled to open in 2011, the power of the Force and the magic of Disney once again will combine to create an all-new Star Tours. When it reopens, it’ll feature a new 3-D, immersive experience that’ll take guests to familiar places in the Star Wars galaxy. To prepare for the reopening, Star Tours will close at Disneyland® Park on July 27 and at Disney’s Hollywood Studios™ on September 8.

If you’d you like to take a last daily express ride to Endor,
make your plans to visit the parks before the closing dates.
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Walt Disney World® Resort
Disneyland® Resort

Don’t forget the annual Star Wars Weekends is going on right now!  Fans of the Star Wars universe don’t have to travel to “a galaxy far, far away” to come face to face with droids, alien creatures and many of their favorite Star Wars characters.  You just have to travel to Disney’s Hollywood Studios™ at the Walt Disney World® Resort.

Dates left in 2010: May 28 – 30, June 4 – 6, June 11 – 13

Can’t make it this year?  Stay tuned for more information for next year’s event!