Category Archives: Star Wars
Feel the power of the Force an enjoy a weekend with Star Wars characters and your favorite Disney’s Hollywood Studios attractions from May 17 to June 9, 2013 only at Star Wars Weekends.
Join Star Wars celebrities and characters for special shows, Q&A sessions, autographs and more! From Friday to Sunday each and every weekend, you can surround yourself in a galaxy far, far away, right here at Walt Disney World Resort. Only a Sith would miss this celebration!
Weekend 1: May 17 to May 19, 2013
I’m still surprised that Disney did not make any announcements regarding Star Wars or Star Wars Weekends as part of their “May the 4th Be With You” Star Wars Day Celebration. That said I have scoured the internet to find who is and who is not confirmed for this year so you can plan your trip accordingly! Here’s what I’ve been able to gather thus far from star’s social media pages. Of course only a few have been confirmed by Disney and talent is subject to change without notice so please keep that in mind.
Tentative Guest List for Star Wars Weekend 2013
Weekend One 5/17-19
Ray Park (Darth Maul)
Dee Bradley Baker (Star Wars Clone Wars voice actor)
Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett in Original Series)
Ashley Eckstein (voice of Ahsoka Tano)*
James Arnold Taylor (voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi in The Clone Wars)*
Today Disney and EA announced that they will be coming together to bring about new Star Wars games for hardcore gamers. So fear not Playstation and X-Box console lovers, you may just get your Star Wars first person shooter or squad based game sooner than later. It also looks like Disney will continue to push forward developing casual games for Facebook and mobile platforms. Read the press release info below.
The Walt Disney Company and Electronic Arts Inc. today announced a new multi-year exclusive licensing agreement to develop and publish globally new games based on Star Wars characters and storylines.
Under the agreement, EA will develop and publish new Star Wars titles for a core gaming audience, spanning all interactive platforms and the most popular game genres, while Disney will retain certain rights to develop new titles within the mobile, social, tablet and online game categories.
Guests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios on May 4, 2013 were treated to a sneak peek of the theme park’s annual Star Wars Weekend festivities with a Limited Time Magic event titled, “May the 4th Be with You.” Guests were given a chance to see all of their favorite characters from the Star Wars films and even take photographs with them. The Jedi Training Academy offered a chance for adults to join their Padawans in training, and the newly reimagined Star Tours offered trips with some very special guests. The festivities ended with a Star Wars dance party hosted by DJ Lobot and a special “Symphony in the Stars” fireworks display. And of course, guests could also obtain special limited edition merchandise from the event.
Perhaps my most favorite part of the Limited Time Magic was the character interaction—from Storm Troopers patrolling, to wandering Tusken Raiders, and even Darth Vader looming through the park; it was a sight to see and created some extra magical experiences.
We’ve already told you what you can expect with Disney’s monstrous summer event at Walt Disney World this summer. In case you missed it, you can read the full article here.
Well, Disney has more in store for their monstrous summer including “Star Wars Day” at Hollywood Studios as part of the Limited Time Magic. May 4 is already celebrated by Star Wars fans worldwide with the tag line “May the Fourth be with you.”
The one-day-only celebration at Hollywood Studios will feature special Star Wars entertainment, shows, characters, exclusive merchandise, a Star Wars dance party and a Star Wars-themed fireworks show to cap off the day. There will even be a special edition of the popular Jedi Training Academy, where parents can join their children for the training and finale with villains from the Galactic Empire.
Don’t forget that Star Wars Weekends will be starting at Hollywood Studios in just a few short weeks! You can read all about that special event here.
So wants to attend this limited time magic event?
Would you like to plan a trip to either Star Wars day or one of the Star Wars weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Siera, an authorized Disney vacation planner with Destinations in Floridais your personal expert and can help you plan your Star Wars vacation! Plus, you will get a gift card when you book a package!
- First Look at Star Wars Weekends 2013 Merchandise at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (chipandco.com)
- Star Wars Land at Disneyland? (chipandco.com)
- Star Wars Weekends Coming To Disney’s Hollywood Studios (chipandco.com)