Disney's Star Wars Weekends
are a fan's dream in the place where dreams come true! This year's events will happen from May 17th
- June 19th
at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Star Wars Weekends is a Friday - Sunday event for the four consecutive weekends it runs and features characters from the legendary films. This year's celebrity appearances will include Billy Dee Williams
(Lando Calrissian), James Arnold Taylor
(voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi in the on Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Ashley Eckstein
(voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars),Ray Park
(Darth Maul) and Warwick Davis
, everyone's favorite Ewok, Wickett W. Warrick,.
In addition to autograph opportunities, Star Wars weekends includes themed parades, character skits, lots of specialty toys and merchandise memorabilia and the Hyperspace Hoopla to end the day.
If celebrity autographs is a priority, Disney requires a FastPass to access this event. A Fastpass for celebrity autographs can be obtained at the kiosk outside the front gate of the Hollywood Studios. Arrive early to receive the autograph of the character you want the most.Disney's Jedi Training Academy
is always available, but what better time to introduce your little Padawan (ages 12 and under) to the powers of the force. Arrive at least 20 - 30 minutes early at this attraction to ensure your child a space. At the end of training, Padawan's will test their skills as they face off with Darth Vadar! Sometimes during Star Wars weekends, Darth Maul is also on hand for a battle!
The Hyperspace Hoopla brings the Star Wars festivities to a close each day. This party features music, dance and comedy with favorite Star Wars characters including Ewoks, Jawas, Wookies and Storm Troopers.
Star Wars weekends began in 1997, but did not become an annual event until 2003. The crowds for these weekends are huge, however, it may be a great time to visit other Hollywood Studio attractions while most guests are busy with Star Wars Weekend attractions.
Admission to Disney Hollywood Studios is required to participate in Star Wars Weekends.