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Feel the Force at Disney World’s Star Wars Weekends

Attention all Star Wars fans!  Dates for Disney World’s Star Wars Weekends have been announced!  The special event 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 15 through June 14, 2015.  Read on to find out more about this special Disney event.

stars_wars_copyright_1With the Rebel Alliance fighting for freedom in the Star Wars Galaxy, those at Disney World Orlando has five full weekends planned so numerous fans can aide in the rebellion.
Dates for Star Wars Weekends:
  • Weekend I: May 15-17
  • Weekend II: May 22-24
  • Weekend III: May 29-31
  • Weekend IV: June 5-7
  • Weekend V: June 12-14

 

022703_2842kpSpecial 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.  Book a FastPass for this event, as a FastPass ticket ensures your place in line at the celebrity autograph kiosk outside the Front Gate entrance. More information regarding the celebrity line-up will be available soon.
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.
rsz_star_wars_disney_copyrightStar 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.

Symphony in the Stars:Replacing Hyperspace Hoopla, Symphony in the Stars is the perfect way to cap off your day in a galaxy far, far away with a finale celebration featuring Star Wars characters and a frenzy of fireworks, complete with Glow with the Show effects.

This year Star Wars Character Dining Experiences are also planned.  Two options are available:

stars_wars_copyright_2Star Wars Dine-In Galactic Breakfast: Start your day of right at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant.  Enjoy a delicious meal while iconic moments from the Star Wars saga plays on screen.  Darth Vader, Jawa, Boba Fett, Stormtroopers and other Stars Wars characters will also be on hand for a meet and greet.  Price: $49.99/adult, $31.99 child.
Jedi Mickey’s Star Wars Dine at Hollywood and Vine:  During Star Wars Weekends, the Fantasmic! Dinner experience at Hollywood and Vine is transformed for Jedi Mickey and friends.  Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goody, and Chip & Dale will dress as their favorite Star Wars characters (such as Jedi Mickey, Princess Leia Minnie and Darth Goofy) and meet and greet guests throughout the evening.  Price: $57.99/adult, $34.99 child. 
Both experiences run daily and include a free digital photo.
James Arnold Taylor (Voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi on “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”) will return as the official celebrity host. 

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