Star Wars Weekends
Archives

Disney's Hollywood Studios

NOTE: For reference, we maintain this archive of information pertaining to past Star Wars Weekends. For current information on the event, CLICK HERE.

2012:
Guide Map
Photo Gallery I - Celebrities
Photo Gallery II - Around the Park
Activities for Kids
Park Changes during Star Wars Weekends

2011
Event Guide May 20
Event Guide May 21-22

2010
Guide Map
May 21-23
General Photos
Celebrity Motorcade
Character Meet & Greets + Tips
Merchandise

2009 Blog and Photos
2008 Photo Gallery
2007 Photo Gallery

2006
Photos - Opening Weekend
Wicket's Warehouse
Motorcade
General Photos

2004 Photo Gallery

 

2011 INFO

Star Wars Weekend Poster

Event Guide May 20, 2011
Event Guide May 21-22, 2011


Star Wars Weekends will be held at Disney's Hollywood Studios every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 20-June 12. There will be special Star Wars parades, trivia challenges, Jedi Training Academy, limited-edition merchandise and memorabilia, behind-the-scenes presentations, and star conversations.

Celebrity Hosts for the event this year are James Arnold Taylor (voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and Ashley Eckstein (voice of Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: The Clone Wars). Ashley will host "Clone Wars: Behind the Force," a closer look inside the popular animated TV series.

Celebrity lineup:

MAY 20-22

  • Anthony Daniels (C-3PO)
  • Daniel Logan (Young Boba Fett)
  • The Clone Wars Special Guest: Dave Filoni (Supervising Director)

MAY 27-29

  • Anthony Daniels (C-3PO)
  • Bruce Spence (Tion Medon)
  • The Clone Wars Voice Talent Guest: Dee Bradley Baker (Captain Rex)

JUNE 3-5

  • Ray Park (Darth Maul)
  • Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett)
  • The Clone Wars Voice Talent Guest: Matt Lanter (Anakin)

JUNE 10-12

  • Ray Park (Darth Maul)
  • Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca)
  • The Clone Wars Voice Talent Guest: Tom Kane (Yoda)

2010 Info



AllEars® Readers share their Star Wars Weekend Tips!

Jedi Mickey

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 all the Star Wars films are on hand for motorcades and star conversations, as well as autograph sessions. Actors featured over the years include Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), 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.


TOURING TIPS


AllEars Readers share their Star Wars Weekend Tips!

Star Wars Weekends activities are included with regular Disney's Hollywood Studios admission. For more information, call 407-824-4321 or visit www.disneyworld.com.

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.

Yoda PinInformation Desk for the event is usually located at the entrance to the event area, across from Drew Carey: Sounds Dangerous. This will be the place to have all your event questions answered and to sign up for different Trivia contests.

If you want a celebrity autograph, you'll need to get a Fastpass as soon as the park opens. The FP for autographs go VERY VERY fast! IF you have a FP you are guaranteed an autograph.

Two commemorative Star Wars Weekends pins (like the one at right) are issued each weekend, plus there is a special event pin.

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.


KIDS AND CHARACTERS

 

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

Ahsoka
Anakin Skywalker
Aurra Sing
Boba Fett
Cantina Band
Chewbacca
Clone Troopers
Darth Maul
Darth Vader
Ewoks
Gamorrean Guard
Jango Fett
Jawas

Jedi Mickey
Kit Fisto
Leia Minnie
Mace Windu
Princess Leia
Luke Skywalker
Queen Amidala
R2-D2
Shaak Ti
Stormtroopers
Stormtrooper Donald
Tusken Raiders
Vader Goofy
Zam Wesell


Check your daily Guide Map for the best times and locations to meet these characters.

If you have comments or tips to share with others about Star Wars Weekends at the Disney's Hollywood Studios, please email me. Thank you.


2010 Celebrity Guests
Subject to Change

The celebrity hosts for each weekend will be Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett from Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi) and Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka from The Clone Wars).

May 21-23 -- Temuera Morrison, Daniel Logan, and Dee Bradley Baker

Send in the clones to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Empire. Morrison played Jango Fett as well as the clone troopers in the live action movies, while Daniel Logan played Boba Fett and all the clone cadets in Episode II. Baker is the voice of all the clone troopers in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, including the ever popular Captain Rex.

May 28-30 -- Matthew Wood, Lorne Peterson and Tom Kane

Some true Masters are in attendance. In addition to providing the rasping voice of General Grievous and his chatty battle droids, Matthew Wood is also a sound editor on the Star Wars prequels and The Clone Wars. Lorne Peterson is a veteran ILM model-maker who worked behind-the-scenes on all six Star Wars movies. Tom Kane is the voice of Yoda in The Clone Wars, and also the narrator who begins each show with a rousing introduction.

June 4-6 -- Billy Dee Williams, Ray Park and Dave Filoni

Hello, what have we here? Williams is of course famous for his role as Lando Calrissian, administrator of Cloud City and Rebel hero. Ray Park is the energetic, acrobatic villain Darth Maul from Episode I, and Dave Filoni is the supervising director of The Clone Wars.

June 11-13 -- Ray Park, Peter Mayhew and James Arnold Taylor

Ray Park returns for a second weekend, and he is joined by Peter Mayhew, the gentle giant behind the walking carpet -- Chewbacca the Wookiee. James Arnold Taylor provides the voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi in The Clone Wars, as well as Plo Koon.


2009 Blog and Photos


2009 Additional Photos
2009 Guide Map

2009 Celebrity Guests
Subject to Change

The celebrity host for each weekend will be Jay Laga'aia (Captain Typho) while
Clone Wars: Behind the Force will be hosted by Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka).

May 22-24 -- Ray Park, Warwick Davis, and James Arnold Taylor

Ray Park thrilled audiences as the unforgettable Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace, and will be joined by Warwick Davis, who played Wicket in Return of the Jedi as well as Anakin's young friend Wald in The Phantom Menace. James Arnold Taylor, who voices Obi-Wan Kenobi in The Clone Wars, will appear as a guest in Behind the Force.

May 29-31 -- Peter Mayhew & Matthew Wood

Peter Mayhew has of course appeared in four of the six Star Wars movies as the mighty Chewbacca. Also appearing will be Matthew Wood, Supervising Sound Editor for the Star Wars Prequels and The Clone Wars as well as the voice of General Grievous and the battle droids.

June 5-7 -- Jeremy Bulloch, David Prowse, and Matt Lanter

Jeremy Bulloch is best known for his role as Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, and also made a brief cameo in Revenge of the Sith as Captain Colton. David Prowse played ultimate villain Darth Vader throughout the original trilogy as the man behind the mask. Matt Lanter, the voice of Anakin Skywalker in The Clone Wars, appears as a guest in Behind the Force.

June 12-14 -- Dave Filoni & Ashley Eckstein

The creative force behind The Clone Wars, Supervising Director Dave Filoni is also a die-hard Star Wars fan! Filoni will be joined by Ashley Eckstein (the voice of Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: The Clone Wars).


2008 INFO


2008 Photo Gallery

2008 Schedule of Events

Celebrities who will appear during the coming Star Wars Weekends has been announced. Celebrity host for all four weekends will be actor Warwick Davis ("Wicket the Ewok"). Other stars tentatively scheduled:

June 6-8: Jeremy Bulloch ("Boba Fett") and Daniel Logan (young "Boba Fett")
June 13-15: Peter Mayhew ("Chewbacca") and David Prowse ("Darth Vader")
June 20-22: Amy Allen ("Aayla Secura") and Matthew Wood ("General Grievous")
June 27-29: Dave Filoni (director of the upcoming "Star Wars: The Clone Wars") and Jake Lloyd ("Young Anakin Skywalker")

Jedi Training Academy (Star Tours Stage) -- Hey kids, do you have what it takes? Each young Padawan who is chosen will learn a lightsaber combination as they prepare to face the dark side. Participants selected at random. Check Times Guide for show times.

Behind the Force: Experience the Clone Wars - Explore the excitement of Star Wars: The Clone Wars with a fascinating look behind the scenes of the all-new animated adventure!

Padawan Mind Challenge on the Star Tours Stage -- Younglings, use your Star Wars knowledge to pass the trivia trials and become an official Padawan learner (for ages 12 and under).

Hyperspace Hoopa! - Join all your favorite Star Wars characters as they participate in all the fun and intergalactic antics of the day's closing event at 7 p.m.

Star Wars Character Encounters in Star Tours Area: Interact with the "good guys" from the Star Wars saga.

Celebrities -- Meet and greet your favorite Star Wars™ celebrities, snap a picture of the Legends of the Force Celebrity Motorcade, and discover the stories behind the movies during the eye-opening Stars of the Saga – Talk Show and Q & A, Autograph Sessions.

FASTPASS Information:

FASTPASS tickets are required to receive a celebrity autograph. FASTPASS for "On Location" autographs will be distributed at the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular. Based on demand, the lines for "On Location" autographs may form at the main entrance. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Here's how it works:

-- Your theme park admission ticket allows you to receive a FASTPASS. Limited number available.

--Simply insert your theme park admission ticket into the FASTPASS turnstiles to receive your FASTPASS with a designated autograph return time. Then you are free to experience othe activities.

-- At your designated time, return to the autograph location, where you will have little or no wait for your autograph.

-- Each guest must be present with his or her own admission ticket to receive a FASTPASS. You may not get tickets for other members of your party.

-- You must have a FASTPASS to receive an autograph. Once the FASTPASS tickets are distributed, a limited number of standby tickets will be distributed. Based on availability, you will have the chance to get one FASTPASS or one standby ticket per actor. Due to the limited number of tickets, once you have received a FASTPASS for an actor, you will not be eligible to get a standby ticket for that actor.

-- Standby tickets do NOT guarantee you an autograph.

Once all the FASTPASS tickets are distributed for a particular actor, a limited number of standby tickets will be made available. Standby tickets do not guarantee an autograph. Standby ticket holders will be taken if there is time remaining in a session after all FASTPASS ticket holders have received their autographs. Based on availability, you will have the opportunity to get one FASTPASS and one standby ticket per celebrity. FASTPASS tickets will be distributed at Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular. Each guest must present his or her theme park admission ticket to receive a FASTPASS ticket.



Jedi Training Academy (Star Tours Stage) -- Hey kids, do you have what it takes? Each young Padawan who is chosen will learn a lightsaber combination as they prepare to face the dark side. Participants selected at random. Check Times Guide for show times.

Behind the Force: Experience the Clone Wars - Explore the excitement of Star Wars: The Clone Wars with a fascinating look behind the scenes of the all-new animated adventure!

Padawan Mind Challenge on the Star Tours Stage -- Younglings, use your Star Wars knowledge to pass the trivia trials and become an official Padawan learner (for ages 12 and under).

Hyperspace Hoopa! - Join all your favorite Star Wars characters as they participate in all the fun and intergalactic antics of the day's closing event at 7 p.m.

Star Wars Character Encounters in Star Tours Area: Interact with the "good guys" from the Star Wars saga.

Celebrities -- Meet and greet your favorite Star Wars™ celebrities, snap a picture of the Legends of the Force Celebrity Motorcade, and discover the stories behind the movies during the eye-opening Stars of the Saga – Talk Show and Q & A, Autograph Sessions.

FASTPASS Information:

FASTPASS tickets are required to receive a celebrity autograph. FASTPASS for "On Location" autographs will be distributed at the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular. Based on demand, the lines for "On Location" autographs may form at the main entrance. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Here's how it works:

-- Your theme park admission ticket allows you to receive a FASTPASS. Limited number available.

--Simply insert your theme park admission ticket into the FASTPASS turnstiles to receive your FASTPASS with a designated autograph return time. Then you are free to experience othe activities.

-- At your designated time, return to the autograph location, where you will have little or no wait for your autograph.

-- Each guest must be present with his or her own admission ticket to receive a FASTPASS. You may not get tickets for other members of your party.

-- You must have a FASTPASS to receive an autograph. Once the FASTPASS tickets are distributed, a limited number of standby tickets will be distributed. Based on availability, you will have the chance to get one FASTPASS or one standby ticket per actor. Due to the limited number of tickets, once you have received a FASTPASS for an actor, you will not be eligible to get a standby ticket for that actor.

-- Standby tickets do NOT guarantee you an autograph.

Once all the FASTPASS tickets are distributed for a particular actor, a limited number of standby tickets will be made available. Standby tickets do not guarantee an autograph. Standby ticket holders will be taken if there is time remaining in a session after all FASTPASS ticket holders have received their autographs. Based on availability, you will have the opportunity to get one FASTPASS and one standby ticket per celebrity. FASTPASS tickets will be distributed at Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular. Each guest must present his or her theme park admission ticket to receive a FASTPASS ticket.

2007 INFO


Celebrity attendees for 2007 Star Wars Weekends, subject to change of course:

June 1-3 -- Bonnie Piesse (Beru in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith) and Kenny Baker (R2-D2)

June 8-10 -- Ray Park (the Sith apprentice Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace) and Daniel Logan (young Boba Fett in Attack of the Clones)

June 15-17 -- Jeremy Bulloch (bounty hunter Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi) and Peter Mayhew (Wookiee Chewbacca in the original trilogy, and again in Revenge of the Sith)

June 22-24 -- Anthony Daniels (protocol droid C-3PO throughout the Star Wars saga) and Warwick Davis (the Ewok Wicket in Return of the Jedi and Wald in The Phantom Menace).


2006 INFO


2006 Photos - Opening Weekend | Wicket's Warehouse | Motorcade | General Photos


Star Wars CharactersBehind the Force: The Saga Continues, narrated by Warwick Davis (in the ABC TV Theater) - A behind the scenes look documenting George Lucas and his creative team as they painstakingly produce all the spectacular movie magic that went into creating the greatest saga ever told. 20 minute shows. 10 and 11 a.m., noon, 2:45 and 6 p.m.

Celebrity Autograph Sessions on Mickey Avenue near Backlot Tour at 10 a.m., 2:30 and 4 p.m.

Jedi Training Academy presented by Hasbro (Star Tours Stage) -- Hey kids, do you have what it takes to become a Jedi? You could be one of the lucky Jedi hopefuls selected to test your skills with a lightsaber. Participants selected at random. 9:30 and 10:20 a.m., 12:30, 1:20, 2:10, 3, 3:50, 4:40, 6:30 p.m.

Jedi Mickey inside Sounds Dangerous -- 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Darth Vader on Mickey Avenue 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Information Desk across from Sounds Dangerous -- trivia registration and event information.

Legends of the Force: A Star Wars Celebrity Motorcade on Hollywood Boulevard -- Our visiting celebrities, along with the most beloved Star Wars characters, celebrate the entire Star Wars saga with a grand motorcade. Following the motorcade, Star Wars Weekends host Warwick Davis welcomes our two Star Wars celebrities and presents a one-of-a-kind photo opportunity featuring all the Star Wars characters and our visiting celebrities. 11:15 a.m. Celebrity Welcome at the Star Tours Stage at 11:30 a.m.

Padawan Mind Challenge on the Star Tours Stage -- Use your Star Wars knowledge to pass the trials and become an official Padawan learner (for ages 11 and under). Registration begins at the information desk at 9 a.m. The Challenge begins at noon and 6 p.m.

Star Wars Characters in Star Tours Area and on Mickey Avenue: Meet a galaxy of your favorite Star Wars characters! 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Star Wars Weekends Hyperspace Hoopla on the Star Tours Stage -- Join your favorite Star Wars characters at the event stage as they participate in all the fun and intergalactic antics of the day's closing event at 7 p.m.

Star Wars Merchandise -- The excitement of Star Wars Weekends doesn't have to end here. Take home a piece of the Force with hats, shirts, coins, mugs, and pins inspired by new Star Wars Weekends poster art. These out-of-this-world souvenirs will be sure to impress even the most gregarious Wookiee! Star Wars Weekends merchandise will be available at Wicket's Warehouse (featuring a life-size replica of the X-Wing fighter), located in Soundstage 1 on Mickey Avenue, and at Golden Age Souvenirs.

Artist-Author Signings at Wicket's Warehouse from 4 - 6 p.m.

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire -- Play It! Star Wars Edition -- All the excitement and prizes of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire -- Play It! combined with Star Wars fun and surprises... and yes, all the questions are about Star Wars! 30-minute shows. 10 and 11:45 a.m. (10 a.m. show features Warwick Davis)

Stars of the Saga -- Star Wars Celebrity Talk Show hosted by Warwick Davis in the ABC TV Theater: Experience the fascinating life and movie-making adventures of our two visiting Star Wars celebrities. Get your questions ready because the presentation concluces with a lively audience Q&A session. 1:30 p.m.

Tatooine Trivia Trials hosted by Warwick Davis in the ABC TV Theater: See if you have as much Star Wars trivia knowledge as a protocol droid (for ages 12 and up. Restrictions apply. Inquire at the information desk for details). Registration begins at the information desk at 9 a.m. Trials begin at 4 p.m.

Star Tours -- The Force is with you as you cruise in your Starspeeder flight simulator during this ultimate Star Wars thrill ride!