Every years legions of fans (and some Stormtroopers) make the jump into hyper space and land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for Star Wars Weekends. Star Wars Weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) start on May 15th and wrap up on June 14th.
Special Character Meet and Greets
What would Walt Disney World be without a chance to meet your favorite character? Mickey, Minnie and friends will be dressed as their favorite Star Wars character, of course. But there will also be chances to meet characters from the franchise. Expect to see Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, Jawas and many more.
Special Star Wars Weekend Merchandise and Food
It is Walt Disney World and Disney is not going to pass up an opportunity to sell you some merchandise! But this is no ordinary shopping experience. Each year Darth’s Mall opens up. In addition to a lot of merchandise you can get outside of the parks there are some exclusives. They have included a replica of yourself encased in carbonite and a personalized Stormtrooper figure with your very own face!
In addition to some nifty souvenirs to take home Disney has offered up some specialty drinks and cupcakes featuring either Darth Vader or Yoda.
Star Wars Character Dining
Looking for more than a quick Star Wars Weekend snack? The Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater offers a Star Wars breakfast. Order from a selection of themed menu selections including Bantha Milk. You can expect some Stormtroopers to interrupt your meal from time to time. If you have droids leave them at home to keep the interruptions brief.
Not a big breakfast eater? Hollywood and Vine offers Jedi Mickey’s Star Wars Dine. This meal is served buffet style. The characters are Mickey and friends dressed as their favorite Star Wars characters.
Meet the Celebrities
Each year Disney brings in celebrities from both the movies and the animated television series. Celebrities will do special shows and presentations. Some may be available for pictures and autographs.
There is a lot of speculation on who might appear this year but Disney has not confirmed all the celebrities who will appear. Who who has been confirmed is James Arnold Taylor, voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars Clone Wars. Other celebrities will be announced soon (hopefully!) Past celebrities have included Mark Hamill, Ray Park, Warrick Davis and many more.
Keep in mind that just because a celebrity is appearing at Star Wars Weekends does not mean they will appear every day or even every weekend. The schedule varies so make sure you are are aware before you set your heart on meeting someone.
Special Parade and Fireworks
On each day of the Star Wars Weekend the afternoon parade will be the Legends of the Force Motorcade and Celebrity Welcome. See all the galaxies most famous residents like Jawas, Tusken Raiders and Stormtroopers. The 501st Stormtrooper Legion appears every year. Of course, being the Celebrity welcome, you can expect to see some special guests as well.
Each night will conclude with Symphony in the Stars: A state-of-the-art evening finale, featuring some favorite Star Wars Characters, a frenzy of fireworks and Made with Magic elements. It is not to be missed!
And More Star Wars Weekend Fun
Of course you have to ride Star Tours The Adventure continues during Star Wars Weekend. Plus there is the Jedi Training Academy and normally a special stage shows featuring Star Wars Characters.