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‘Feel the Force Premium Package’ Returning to Star Wars™ Weekends

Walt Disney World® Resort has announced the return of their premium experience at this year’s Star Wars™ Weekends.

The Feel the Force Premium Package allows you to experience the popular Legends of the Force: Star Wars™ Celebrity Motorcade and the Symphony in the Stars fireworks from a reserved viewing area while enjoying some light refreshments. Also included is reserved seating to one of the Celebrity Talk Shows. This special-ticketed event will definitely rocket your Star Wars™ Weekends experience into hyperspace!

New this year is the Feel the Force Deluxe Premium Package. In addition to the perks in the original package, the deluxe one offers the opportunity follow the motorcade down Hollywood Boulevard, reserved seating at all of the Celebrity Talk Shows at Theater of the Stars for the day, priority access to Darth’s Mall, and a commemorative lanyard.

Here are the details of the premium events:

“Feel the Force Premium Package”

When: Friday – Sunday May 15 – Jun. 14, 2015
Pricing: $69 for adults; $39 for children (tax & gratuity included)
Dining Plan: No Disney Dining Plans or other discounts are accepted
Additional Details:

  • Legends of the Force: Star Wars Celebrity Motorcade will appear at 11:00a. The VIP viewing experience will be available from 10:30a to 11:30a. Snacks and beverages (soda, water, tea, and coffee) will be served.
  • Symphony in the Stars fireworks starts at 9:45p (Weekend I) and 9:30p (remaining Weekends). The dessert party and VIP viewing area will start at 8:45p. A specialty beverage with an alcoholic options will be available for guests 21+. Seating is not available at either event but wheelchairs and EVCs can be accommodated.
  • Celebrity Talk Show – Reserved seating for one of the Celebrity Talk Shows at Theater of the Stars will be distributed on a first-come first-serve basis at check in.
    Entertainment subject to change or cancellation due to weather

“Feel the Force Deluxe Premium Package”

When: Friday – Sunday May 15 – Jun. 14, 2015
Pricing: $99 for adults; $64 for children (tax & gratuity included)
Dining Plan: No Disney Dining Plans or other discounts are accepted
Additional Details:

In addition to the components included in the “Feel the Force Premium Package” (listed above), the Deluxe package includes:

  • Legends of the Force: Star Wars Celebrity Motorcade will appear at 11:00a. The VIP viewing experience will be available from 10:30a to 11:30a. Snacks and beverages (soda, water, tea, and coffee) will be served. Participants will have the option to follow the motorcade down Hollywood Boulevard.
  • Celebrity Talk Show – Reserved seating for all of the Celebrity Talk Shows at Theater of the Stars will be distributed on a first-come first-serve basis at check in.
  • Darth’s Mall priority access throughout the day of the package
  • Commemorative lanyard
    Entertainment subject to change or cancellation due to weather

Availability for these special events are limited, so contact your Magic Maker® today!

Celebrity Lineup for Star Wars™ Weekends 2015 Announced

Once again for 2015, acclaimed voice actor James Arnold Taylor will be the official celebrity host of this year’s Star Wars™ Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. Now, we also have a listing of additional celebrities making appearances each Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 15-June 14, 2015.

Here’s the scheduled celebrity lineup for Star Wars™ Weekends 2015 (subject to change):

Weekend I: May 15-17

  • Ian McDiarmid – Senator/Emperor Palpatine (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace; Star Wars: Attack of the Clones; Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi)
  • Amy Allen – Aayla Secura (Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
  • Tiya Sircar – Sabine Wren (Star Wars Rebels)

Weekend II: May 22-24

  • Warwick Davis – Wald, Wicket W. Warrick (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace; Star Wars: Return of the Jedi)
  • Silas Carson – Ki-Adi-Mundi, Nute Gunray (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace; Star Wars: Attack of the Clones; Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
  • Vanessa Marshall – Hera Syndulla (Star Wars Rebels)

Weekend III: May 29-31

  • Warwick Davis – Wald, Wicket W. Warrick (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace; Star Wars: Return of the Jedi)
  • Daniel Logan – Boba Fett (Star Wars: Attack of the Clones)
  • Steve Blum-  Zeb Orrelios (Star Wars Rebels)

Weekend IV: June 5-7

  • Ray Park – Darth Maul (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace)
  • Jeremy Bulloch – Boba Fett (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back; Star Wars: Return of the Jedi)
  • Ashley Eckstein – Ahsoka Tano (Star Wars: The Clone Wars; Star Wars Rebels)

Weekend V: June 12-14

  • Frank Oz – Yoda (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace; Star Wars: Attack of the Clones; Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi; Star Wars Rebels)
  • Ray Park – Darth Maul (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace)
  • Peter Mayhew – Chewbacca (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith; Star Wars: A New Hope; Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back; Star Wars: Return of the Jedi)
  • Taylor Gray – Ezra Bridger (Star Wars Rebels)

Star Wars™ Weekends is included with regular theme park admission. Contact your Magic Maker® today to start planning your Star Wars™ Weekends trip to a galaxy far, far away!

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

‘Carbon-Freeze Me’ Returns to Star Wars Weekends

StormtrooperGuests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios® during Star Wars Weekend can once again take part in the Star Wars – D-Tech Me experience.

Using the world’s highest-resolution 3D face scanner, the experience captures an image of the guest that will be later turned into a figurine using a 3D printer (which guests receive 7-8 weeks later at their home). Last years option to “cast yourself in Carbonite” will be offered again this year along with a new option to turn yourself into a Stormtrooper.

The experience takes place inside Darth’s Mall (near Rock ‘n Roller Coaster® Starring Aerosmith). Cost is $99.95 plus shipping and tax and includes either a Carbon-Freeze Me light-up band or a collector button. As this is a limited experience that can only accommodate a certain number of guests, advance reservations are highly suggested so contact your Magic Maker® today. The experience will only be available during Star Wars Weekends which runs just Friday – Sunday from May 17 to June 9, 2013.

Separate theme park admission required for Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. Guests must be at least three (3) years of age to participate. A valid accepted credit card number is required at time of booking. No-shows or in the event a reservation is cancelled within 48 hours of scheduled experience will result in such credit card being charged a $25 cancellation fee. The experience, due to its personalized nature, is non-refundable and not eligible for an exchange. Children must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years of age or older during the entire experience. Certain restrictions may apply. All prices, components and information are subject to change without notice.

2013 Star Wars™ Weekends Dates Announced

Jedi Master Mickey Mouse greeting guestsGet ready for the return of Star Wars™ Weekends at the Walt Disney World® Resort! 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. The annual special event, included in regular theme park admission, will be held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 17-June 9, 2013.

In addition to the Star Wars™ experiences Disney’s Hollywood Studios™ host year round – Star Tours® The Adventures Continue and the Jedi Training Academy – several additional activities are available for guest during the event like meet and greet opportunities and Star Wars™ themed parades and shows.

Never been to Star Wars™ Weekends? Here’s a video overview of the event:

Don’t miss this year’s Force-filled fun! Contact your Magic Maker® now to start planning!

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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.

Celebrity Lineup for Star Wars™ Weekends 2012 Announced

Star Wars Weekends 2012Tuesday we told you that 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 Star Wars™ Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios™.  Today, we have more celebrities to add to the list making appearances each Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 18-June 10, 2012.

Here’s the scheduled celebrity lineup for Star Wars™ Weekends 2012 (subject to change):

Weekend #1 (May 18 – 20)

  • Ray Park – (Darth Maul – Star Wars™: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
  • Jerome Blake (Rune Haako/Mas Amedda – Star Wars™: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
  • Dee Bradley Baker (voice of Clone Captain Rex and Clone Commander Cody – Star Wars™: The Clone Wars)

Weekend #2 (May 25- 27)

  • Andy Secombe (Watto – Star Wars™: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
  • Ray Park (Darth Maul – Star Wars™: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
  • Tom Kane (voice of Yoda – Star Wars™: The Clone Wars)

Weekend #3 (June 1 -3)

  • Jake Lloyd (Anakin Skywalker – Star Wars™: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
  • Silas Carson (Nute Gunray/Ki-Adi-Mundi – Star Wars™: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
  • TBA (Star Wars™: The Clone Wars voice talent)

Weekend #4 (June 8- 10)

  • Michonne Bourriague (Aurra Sing – Star Wars™: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
  • Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett – Star Wars™: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VIReturn of the Jedi)
  • Daniel Logan (Boba Fett – Star Wars™: Episode II Attack of the Clones)
  • Nika Futterman (voice of Asajj Ventress – Star Wars™: The Clone Wars)

As we get closer to the opening of Star Wars™ Weekends, we will share more information about the different events planned each day of the event.