2015 Star Wars Weekends at Hollywood Studios

With Jedi Mickey & Princess Leia Minnie.

With Jedi Mickey & Princess Leia Minnie.

Star Wars Weekends will be held every weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) from May 15-June 14, 2015.

starwars3 (2)Weekend I: May 15-17, 2015

Weekend II: May 22-24, 2015

Weekend III: May 29-31, 2015

Weekend IV: June 5-7, 2015

Weekend V: June 12-14, 2015

chewy (2)Each night the “Summon the Force” celebration will close out the day, with the “Symphony in the Stars” fireworks returning as the evening’s grand finale.

Expect traffic into DHS to be bad.

Expect traffic into DHS to be bad.

Celebrity appearances: Actor James Arnold Taylor, known as the voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi on “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” will once again host the Stars of the Saga talk show, but at a new, larger location in Theater of the Stars on Sunset Boulevard.

Many costumed characters circulate throughout Disney’s Hollywood Studios during Star Wars Weekends, presenting lots of great photo opportunities!

Star Wars vinylmations

Star Wars vinylmations

The merchandise location Darth’s Mall is moving to an expanded complex near Streets of America.  Look for special merchandise!

With Darth Vader Goofy & Storm Trooper Donald

With Darth Vader Goofy & Storm Trooper Donald

CP Tip: If you plan on attending any of the Star Wars Weekends, be sure to arrive at the park early. Although the official park opening time is 9am, you will be allowed into the park around 8:30am.  But, you won’t be able to get over to the Star Tours area until the official rope drop at 9am.

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Darth Goofy

Many children, and even some adults, dress in Star Wars costumes for the event — this might be something to consider to add to the fun.

Yummy!

Yummy!

May the Force be with you!  🙂

Jedi Mickey saving the galaxy

Jedi Mickey and Leia Minnie saving the galaxy.  May the Force be with you!

Since 1997, Walt Disney World has sponsored a series of special Star Wars Weekends in the Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park. Activities include celebrity appearances, as well as trivia contests and prize give-aways, Star Tours “ride-a-thons,” and a Star Wars Cantina street party, complete with a live disc jockey.

Special Star Wars parade with Mickey leading the way.

Special Star Wars parade with Mickey leading the way.

During Star Wars Weekends, celebrities from the Star Wars films and the animated series are on hand for motorcades and star conversations, as well as autograph sessions. Actors featured over the years include Jake Lloyd (young Anakin Skywalker), David Prowse (Darth Vader), Kenny Baker (R2D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), and Anthony Daniels (C3PO) among others. Lots of costumed characters, from Luke Skywalker and Queen Amidala to Ewoks and Jawas, can also be found milling about the park, with plenty of opportunities for Star Wars fans to meet and greet them.

We don't think that these characters sign autograph books!  ;)

We don’t think that these characters sign autograph books! 😉

The Star Wars character meals:

Jedi Mickey’s Star Wars Dine at Hollywood and Vine — Hollywood and Vine will be transformed into a Star Wars themed venue where Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Chip & Dale come together to celebrate the greatest saga ever told. The VIPs, dressed as their favorite Star Wars characters, will meet and greet guests and interact during several fun Star Wars themed moments throughout the evening. Star Wars decor, themed foods, and music create the intergalactic atmosphere seen nowhere in the gal

Cool Star Wars photo.

Cool Star Wars photo.

;)

😉

Star Wars Dine-In Galactic Breakfast! at Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater — Start the day with the Star Wars Dine-In Galactic Breakfast at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant. Inside, it’s a long time ago at a drive-in far, far away, where out-of-this-world breakfast delicacies are accompanied by thrilling movie moments from the “Star Wars” films. Encounter Darth Vader, the Dark Lord of the Sith himself, along with a rogues gallery of infamous “Star Wars” characters, who appear to step right off the screen.
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