Disney World’s Star Wars Weekends attracts legions of fans from across the nation. Held at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the annual event celebrates all things Star Wars. This year’s event will take place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 17 through June 9, 2013.
Many details for the Disney World event are still being finalized but we can let you in on a few elements that are set in stone. James Arnold Taylor and Ashley Eckstein are returning as celebrity hosts. Taylor is the official celebrity host of the event and Eckstein will serve as the celebrity host of “Behind the Scenes,” a live show that gives guests an inside look at the Star Wars universe.
Special events and activities planned for Star Wars Weekends include:
Celebrity Autographs: Get your favorite Star Wars character to sign a memento during your visit to Star Wars Weekends. One autograph per guest. Grab a Fastpass for this event, as a Fastpass ticket ensures your place in line at the celebrity autograph kiosk outside the Front Gate entrance.
Jedi Training Academy: Kids under 12 can hone their Lightsaber skills at the Jedi Training Academy. They can test their wits before the Jedi Council in the Padawan Mind Challenge—and even prepare to battle Darth Vader himself.
Hyperspace Hoopla: At the end of each day, let loose with music, comedy and dancing at the Hyperspace Hoopla! With so many Ewoks, Wookiees, Stormtroopers, Jawas and otherworldly creatures, this is the ultimate party for Star Wars fans.
Star Tours – The Adventures Continue: This attraction takes Jedi from Tatooine to Coruscant and beyond, with destinations, characters and adventures presented in brilliant digital 3D! Board a Starspeeder 1000 for a thrilling journey where a galaxy of trouble awaits.