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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!
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The Walt Disney Company has announced that it will donate $1 million in humanitarian aid for the areas affected by a recent deadly earthquake in southwestern China’s province of Sichuan. The president of LucasFilm, Kathleen Kennedy, made the announcement in China on Saturday where she made two appearances. She also used this time to discuss two recent deals in China.
Kennedy offered her condolences to the individuals affected by the natural disaster which killed over 150 people and injured more than 5,500 people. The LucasFilm donation will be used to rebuild schools in the areas affected by the earthquake.
As of last October, we knew that a new ‘Star Wars’ trilogy was happening, as was announced when Disney purchased Lucasfilm. At the time, all we knew was that the new series would start with ‘Star Wars Episode VII’, and that the film will be directed by J.J. Abrams, which will be released in the summer of 2015. It’s believed that the new films will see the return of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher, as their iconic characters of Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia, but in what capacity is unknown. There are many rumors circulating about what’s to come, including a rumored TV series, as well as stand alone spin-off films.
Are you a fan of the Star Wars movies? You won’t want to miss Star Wars Weekends, coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios this spring! Star Wars Weekends will begin May 17, 2013 and continue every weekend through June 9, 2013. The dates are May 17-19, May 24-26, May 31- June 2, and June 7-9, 2013.
Here are some of the highlights for Star Wars Weekends this year:
- You can meet over 60 Star Wars characters from the entire saga including favorites such as Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Anakin, and Chewbacca
- Celebrities for the Star Wars movies will be in attendance every weekend to participate in special events like autograph sessions, Legends of the Force- Celebrity Motorcade, and Stars of the Saga- a Talk Show and Question and Answer Session, hosted by James Arnold Taylor and Ashley Eckstein.