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Star Wars Weekends
Disney's Hollywood Studios
UPDATE 4/23/14: Just announced! The new Feel the Force Premium Package includes reserved premium viewing area for two popular Star Wars Weekends spectaculars -- the Legends of the Force: Star Wars Celebrity Motorcade and the Symphony in the Stars fireworks. The package also includes a special souvenir Disney PhotoPass card that can be used to link your photos to your Disney account, and includes a series of complimentary Star Wars photos.
-- Legends of the Force: Star Wars Celebrity Motorcade viewing experience is from 11 a.m. to noon; the motorcade starts at 11:30. Check-in for this event at Min and Bill's Dockside Diner starting at 10:30 a.m. You will receive a wristband during the motorcade viewing that will allow entry into the evening fireworks dessert party. The motorcade viewing area includes beverages and snacks (beverages include soda, water, tea and coffee).
-- Symphony in the Stars fireworks dessert party takes place from 9 to 10 p.m., with the fireworks show beginning at approximately 9:30. If you are unable to attend the motorcade viewing in the morning, check-in for the fireworks at Min and Bill's Dockside Diner starting at 8:30 p.m. The fireworks viewing area features a Star Wars-themed dessert party, which includes a specialty beverage with an alcoholic option. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages. Seating is not available.
PRICE: The Feel the Force Premium Package is available every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 16 to June 15, 2014. Price: adults $54, children $32 (per day, tax and gratuity included). Discounts do not apply.
RESERVATIONS: Book the Feel the Force Premium Package by calling 407-WDW-DINE (407-939-3463) (ask for reservations at Min and Bill's) or online at:
Meet and Greets
of the Force
-- Celebrity Motorcade
STAR WARS WEEKENDS -- Since 1997, Walt Disney World has sponsored a series of special Star Wars Weekends in the Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park. Activities normally 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.
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.
2014 Star Wars Weekends will be held every weekend
(Friday, Saturday and Sunday) from May 16-June 15, 2014. James Arnold Taylor will return to Star Wars Weekends 2014 as the event's official celebrity host. Taylor, a Star Wars Weekends fan favorite, is the voice of hundreds of animated characters, including Obi-Wan Kenobi on "Star Wars: The Clone Wars."
The theme for this year's event is "Join the Rebellion."
Weekend I: May 16 - 18, 2014
Ahmed Best: Jar Jar Binks (Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace; Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones; Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith; Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
Peter Mayhew: Chewbacca (Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith; Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope; Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back; Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi; Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
Vanessa Marshall: Hera Syndulla (Star Wars Rebels)
Weekend II: May 23 - 25, 2014
Warwick Davis: Wicket W. Warrick (Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi); Wald (Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
Jeremy Bulloch: Boba Fett (Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back; Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi); Capt. Jeremoch Colton (Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith)
Tiya Sircar: Sabine Wren (Star Wars Rebels)
Weekend III: May 30 - June 1, 2014
Ray Park: Darth Maul (Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
John Ratzenberger: Major Bren Derlin (Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back)
Taylor Gray: Ezra Bridger (Star Wars Rebels)
Weekend IV: June 6 - 8, 2014
Mark Hamill: Luke Skywalker (Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope; Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back; Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi); Darth Bane (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
Ray Park: Darth Maul (Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
Billy Dee Williams: Lando Calrissian (Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back; Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi)
Taylor Gray: Ezra Bridger (Star Wars Rebels)
Weekend V: June 13 – 15, 2014
Dee Bradley Baker: Captain Rex/the Clones, Bossk and several additional characters (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
Cat Taber: Padme Amidala and several additional characters (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
Tom Kane: Yoda, the series’ narrator and several additional characters (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
Matt Lanter: Anakin Skywalker and several additional characters (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
Steve Blum: Zeb Orrelios (Star Wars Rebels)
A new VIP experience has been introduced for this year's Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios. For $499 plus tax, per person, you can have special access to Star Wars Weekends activities, expedited access to attractions, a private continental breakfast, table service lunch, and a VIP Viewing and Dessert Party for the new Symphony of the Stars Fireworks.
Call 407-934-7973 to reserve this experience. Space is limited.
SPECIAL DINING: From May 4 to June 15, 2014, at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Star Wars-themed character meals will be offered at Hollywood & Vine for dinner and Sci-Fi Dine In for breakfast.
-- Jedi Mickey's Star Wars™ Dine at Hollywood and Vine -- The Fantasmic! dinner experience at Hollywood and Vine has been transformed into a Star Wars™ themed venue where Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Chip & Dale will all be dressed as their favorite Star Wars™ characters (Jedi Mickey, Princess Leia Minnie, Darth Goofy, Stormtrooper Donald, and Ewoks Chip & Dale). The characters will meet and greet and interact with Guests throughout the evening.
Times: 4:15 to 8 or 8:30 p.m. (sometimes 9 to 9:30 p.m. based on park close)
Price: Adult - $59.99 with Fantasmic! Package or $55.99 without; Child - $36.99 with Fantasmic! Package or $32.99 without
A digital photo of the party with the Ewoks Chip & Dale on a commemorative PhotoPass card is included.
-- Star Wars™ Dine-In Galactic Breakfast -- The Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater becomes the Star Wars™ Dine-in Theater for this character dining experience. Characters include Stormtroopers, Jawa, Greedo, and Boba Fett and a Darth Vader Meet & Greet after check-in. Additionally, the traditional Sci-Fi clips shown in the restaurant will be replaced with Star Wars™ clips, trailers and music.
Times: 8 a.m. - noon
Price: Adult - $47.99; Child - $29.99
A digital photo of the party on a commemorative PhotoPass card is included.
These Star Wars-themed meals are available for booking now at 407-WDW-DINE or online at disneyworld.com/dining
Star Wars Weekends activities are included with regular Disney's Hollywood Studios admission.
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 9 a.m., you will be allowed into the park around 8:30. You will not be able to get over to the Star Tours area until the official rope drop at 9, though.
Information Desk for the event is usually located at the entrance to the event area, across from the former Drew Carey: Sounds Dangerous. This will be the place to have all your event questions answered and to sign up for different Trivia contests.
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.
Many costumed characters circulate throughout Disney's Hollywood Studios during Star Wars Weekends, presenting lots of great photo opportunities.
This is a listing of characters that may appear during Star Wars Weekends:
NEW FOR 2014! Symphony in the Stars: A state-of-the-art evening finale, featuring some favorite Star Wars Characters, a frenzy of fireworks and Glow with the Show elements.
Exclusive access to Darth's Mall one day before it opens to the public; A limited edition recruitment pack with items like a custom messenger bag, cadet hat, tumbler, lanyard, pin and medal set; preferential opportunity to purchase select 2014 Star Wars Weekend merchandise; Special meet and greet opportunities with characters and Disney artists. Register for the event at www.DisneyParksMerchandise.com.
Jedi Training Academy (Star Tours Stage): Each young Padawan who is chosen will learn a lightsaber combination as they prepare to face the dark side. Check Times Guide for show times.
Legends of the Force Motorcade and Celebrity Welcome: Marvel at a grand motorcade featuring a galaxy of your favorite Star Wars characters and five Star Wars celebrities. The motorcade begins at the front of the park and travels to the Star Wars Weekends Event Stage, concluding with a grand celebrity welcome. Motorcade begins near Main Entrance 11 a.m. Celebrity Welcome at Star Wars Weekends Event Stage 11:15 a.m.
Autograph Opportunities: As always, there is no additional charge for the celebrity autograph sessions at Star Wars Weekends. The autograph lines will once again be handled via a FASTPASS-type system. An extremely limited number of FASTPASS tickets are distributed on a first-come, first served basis at Disney’s Hollywood Studios main entrance, to the right of the turnstiles. Distribution may begin prior to park opening based on demand. You must have a FASTPASS ticket to receive an autograph. To receive a FASTPASS ticket:
Join the line of the celebrity you would most like to meet. You may not save a place in line for other party members.
While in line, you will receive a wristband. Your Theme Park admission media and wristband allow you to receive one FASTPASS ticket. Only one autograph FASTPASS ticket per Guest. Each Guest must be present to receive a FASTPASS ticket. You may not get FASTPASS tickets for other members of your party.
After receiving your ticket, continue to wear your wristband. You will need to be wearing your wristband to get an autograph. Your FASTPASS ticket will have a designated autograph return time. Until that time, you may enjoy other Star Wars Weekends activities.
At your designated time, proceed to the Celebrity Autograph Location at Echo Lake to show your wristband and present your FASTPASS ticket. Once FASTPASS tickets for visiting celebrities are distributed, we may distribute a limited number of stand-by tickets with a return time. Stand-by tickets do not guarantee you an autograph.
Behind the Force: Star Wars Voices: At the Premier Theater. Listen closely as host Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, along with two very special Clone Wars co-stars reveal the fascinating art of voice acting utilized throughout the Star Wars saga and beyond.
Stars of the Saga: At the Premier Theater. Kick back with Star Wars Weekends host James Arnold Taylor as he puts on this entertaining and often surprising 30-minute, Star Wars -themed talk show. Experience the fascinating life and movie-making adventures of two Star Wars celebrities.
Stormtrooper Pre-Show: 15 minutes prior to Stars of the Saga, prepare for a unique and immersive pre-show as it descends upon the Premiere Theater—featuring several Imperial Stormtroopers on a special assignment. Be part of the magic as this interactive and surprising presentation takes place in the audience before building to an explosive conclusion.
Obi-Wan and Beyond starring James Arnold Taylor: At the Premier Theater. Feel the force flowing as James Arnold Taylor takes his audience on a fun and fascinating journey into the world of voice acting. In this Star Wars Weekends exclusive, James performs over 200 popular and iconic characters. Showtime: 6:30 p.m.
Padawan Mind Challenge: Star Wars Weekends Event Stage. Join a pair of wacky intergalactic hosts, and a few other Star Wars surprises, as they provide two fun and interactive Star Wars trivia challenges, featuring younglings ages 4 to 11. Watch as they wield their mental force alongside a popular Star Wars character. The Challenge begins at 2:10 and 4:30 p.m. Signup begins at Park open in front of ABC Sound Studio. Space is limited.
Darth's Mall: Limited edition pins, artwork and collectibles, plus limited release apparel for the entire family! Authentic Star Wars Weekends collectibles, must-have merchandise, and special artist signings and book signings can be found at Darth’s Mall, located between Toy Story Midway Mania! and the Studio Backlot Tour.
The Star Wars – D-Tech Me experience returns again for Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios 2014 with a few new options. The 10-minute experience, housed this year in Darth's Mall (in Soundstage 1 between Studio Backlot Tour and Toy Story Midway Mania), uses a high-resolution, single-shot 3D face scanner created by Imagineering scientists with Disney Research labs. The captured image is sent to a high resolution 3D printer to create a figurine. This year, two new figurine styles -- Alderaan Princess and X-Wing Pilot -- will be available along with last year's Carbon-Freeze Me and Stormtrooper figurines. (There are both male and female options offered for X-Wing pilot, Carbon-Freeze Me and Stormtrooper figurines. For children, Alderaan Princess and Carbon-Freeze Me figurines will have more youthful appearances.)
PRICE: The Star Wars D-Tech Me 7-inch figurines are $99.95 each, plus shipping and applicable sales tax. New this year are 16-inch figurines, which retail for $1,499.95 each, plus shipping and sales tax. Completed figurines will arrive within 7-8 weeks after the experience if shipping domestically (longer if shipping internationally).
To book, call 407-WDW-TECH (407-939-8324). The experience will only be offered during Star Wars Weekends 2014.
Please note: Separate theme park admission required for Disney's Hollywood Studios. No discounts apply unless otherwise noted. Guests must be at least 3 years old 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.
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