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Star Wars Weekends - Join the Rebellion

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, May 15 - June 14, 2015

This event will not be held in 2016 due to construction. Disney has not yet made it clear if the event will be returning in the future.

 


Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Once a year, "a galaxy far, far away" comes completely within reach.  For 5 consecutive weekends, Star Wars Weekends celebrates George Lucas' tale of intergalactic war and all the characters that exist within that saga.  Running successfully for many years, this continues to remain among the most popular happenings within Disney's Hollywood Studios.  For the Star Wars fan, it certainly has a lot to offer.  A regular park ticket is all that's needed to attend this event.

Throughout the entire day, there is a full schedule of Star Wars-themed events that hold appeal for a variety of entertainment tastes. - See more at: http://blog.wdwinfo.com/2015/05/16/star-wars-weekends-2015/#sthash.LflHNiuz.dpuf

Throughout the entire day, there is a full schedule of Star Wars-themed events that hold appeal for a variety of entertainment tastes.  These include a parade, shows (many featuring Star Wars celebrities), character meet and greets, special dining experiences, themed merchandise and the day closes with the "Symphony in the Stars" fireworks show.


Read a full overview of the offerings here.

More than 60 characters will be there representing all facets of the Star Wars universe. Guests will have opportunities to meet Star Wars characters. (NOTE: These are characters, not the actors who portrayed them.)

Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios

There's a little known Jedi Knight who always makes appearances; none other than Mickey Mouse himself. He's a cutie with his scaled down light saber. Definitely a great photo op.

There will be scheduled interviews of the celebrities and creative forces involved in Stars Wars. Click here for the list.

James Arnold Taylor will return to host Stars of the Saga in Theater of the Stars. 

The “Jedi Training Academy” began with this event and has now become a permanent part of Disney's Hollywood Studios entertainment. It will be considerably busier during this event.

Guests 12 and under can test their Star Wars knowledge when they appear in front of the Jedi Council at the Padawan Mind Challenge.

Behind the Force lets you see what went into the making of the Star Wars movies.

A Galaxy of merchandise will be on display and available for purchase at "Darth's Mall," designed just for Star Wars Weekends. There will be event-exclusive merchandise including limited edition pins as well as Vinylmations, posters, clothing, and other items that commemorate this special occasion.  You can even get a nametag with your name written in Aurebesh, a Star Wars alphabet.  Get there early as they can sell out.

At the end of each day's events, Symphony in the Stars fireworks will take place for a fun conclusion to the activities.

 


 

Celebrities That Are Scheduled To Appear In 2015:

Photos from Star Wars Weekends

May 15-17, 2015

  • Ian McDiarmid (Senator/Emperor Palpatine)
  • Amy Allen (Aayla Secura)
  • Tiya Sircar (Sabine Wren)

May 22-24, 2015

  • Warwick Davis (Wald, Wicket W. Warrick)
  • Silas Carson (Ki-Adi-Mundi, Nute Gunray)
  • Vanessa Marshall (Hera Syndulla

May 29-31, 2015

  • Warwick Davis (Wald, Wicket W. Warrick)
  • Daniel Logan (Boba Fett)
  • Steve Blum (Zeb Orrelios)

June 5-7, 2015

  • Ray Park (Darth Maul)
  • Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett)
  • Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano)

June 12-14, 2015

  • Frank Oz (Yoda)
  • Ray Park (Darth Maul)
  • Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca)
  • Taylor Gray (Ezra Bridger)

Guest appearances subject to change without notice.

Disney's FASTPASS Service will be used for all Autograph sessions during Star Wars Weekends. A limited number of FASTPASS tickets are available.  You will pick up your ticket with a scheduled autograph return time. You are free to enjoy the park until your FASTPASS autograph return time. At your designated time return to the autograph location. Each guest must be present to receive a FASTPASS.  Once the tickets for an actor are gone, Disney will distribute a limited number of stand by tickets with a return time.  See park guide for more details.

Star Wars Characters:
Characters that may appear during the 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

 

Meet and Greet Locations:

  • Rebel Alliance - near Star Tours
  • Dark Side - near Darth's Mall (across from Studio Catering Company)
  • Stars of The Clone Wars - near Streets of America
  • Members of the Jedi Council - near Mickey Avenue
  • Disney characters in Star Wars costumes - near the Event Stage

2015 Schedule of Events:
  • Stormtrooper Welcome - 7:30am on Hollywood Boulevard
  • Autograph Sessions throughout the day (check Times Guide)
  • Legends of the Force Motorcade and Welcome at 11:00am. Begins at the front of the park and goes toward the Event Stage
  • Stormtrooper Pre-Show at Stars of the Saga (Theater of the Stars*) - 3:15pm
  • Stars of the Saga Talk Show and Q&A Session (Theater of the Stars) - 3:30pm
  • Star Wars Rebels: The Ultimate Guide (ABC Sound Studio) - 10:00am-30 minutes before park closing
  • Jedi Training Academy - Check Times Guide, sign up near the entrance of Epic Stunt Theater
  • Behind the Force: Star Wars Rebels (Theater of the Stars) - 1:45pm
  • Obi-Wan and Beyond (Theater of the Stars) - 7:00pm
  • An Ewok Tale - My Short Story (Theater of the Stars - weekends 2 and 3 only) - 5:15pm
  • Visit to the Maul (Theater of the Stars - weekend 4 only) - 5:15pm
  • A Conversation with Frank Oz (Theater of the Stars - weekend 5 only) - 5:15pm
  • Padawan Mind Challenge - Check Times Guide, sign up at Event Information Table near ABC Sound Studio
  • Star Wars Character Encounters - 8:00am - 7:30pm (Check Times Guide for locations)
  • DJ Lobot Dance Party - 7:00pm at the Star Wars Event Stage
  • Symphony in the Stars Fireworks - 9:30pm

    *Theater of the Stars is where Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage is normally performed)

Merchandise

D-Tech Me Carbon-Freeze Me & D-Tech Me Figures experience - 2015

 

Guests at Disney's Star Wars Weekends will have the chance to make one of their Star Wars dreams come true - to see themselves frozen in carbonite, just like Darth Vader did to Han Solo in The Empire Strikes Back. Using new imaging technology in a Carbon-Freezing Chamber, multiple images of the guest's face will be taken and then processed by computer. The result will be a 3D, eight-inch figurine of the guests, frozen in carbonite. Figures will mailed 4 weeks later. - See more at: http://192.168.101.205/news/cgi-bin/artman2/admin.pl#sthash.zUTpN5NO.dpuf
Guests at Disney's Star Wars Weekends will have the chance to make one of their Star Wars dreams come true - to see themselves frozen in carbonite, just like Darth Vader did to Han Solo in The Empire Strikes Back. Using new imaging technology in a Carbon-Freezing Chamber, multiple images of the guest's face will be taken and then processed by computer. The result will be a 3D, eight-inch figurine of the guests, frozen in carbonite. Figures will mailed 4 weeks later. - See more at: http://192.168.101.205/news/cgi-bin/artman2/admin.pl#sthash.zUTpN5NO.dpuf
Guests at Disney's Star Wars Weekends will have the chance to make one of their Star Wars dreams come true - to see themselves frozen in carbonite, just like Darth Vader did to Han Solo in The Empire Strikes Back. Using new imaging technology in a Carbon-Freezing Chamber, multiple images of the guest's face will be taken and then processed by computer. The result will be a 3D, eight-inch figurine of the guests, frozen in carbonite. Figures will mailed 4 weeks later. - See more at: http://192.168.101.205/news/cgi-bin/artman2/admin.pl#sthash.zUTpN5NO.dpuf

The popular Carbon-Freeze Me experience is back, but is expanded yet again this year.  Guests will have the chance to make one of their Star Wars dreams come true - to see themselves frozen in carbonite, just like Darth Vader did to Han Solo in The Empire Strikes Back.  Using an 3D high-resolution face scanner designed by Disney Imagineers, an image of the guest's face will be taken and then processed by computer and sent to a high resolution 3D printer.  The result will be a 3D, seven-inch figurine of the guest frozen in carbonite.

New D-Tech Me Figures for 2015 include a Jedi Knight and a TIE-Fighter Pilot.  The Stormtrooper, Alderaan Princess and X-Wing Pilot from previous years are still available.  Both male and female options are offered for most figures.  A 16-inch figurine is available, as well as the smaller 7-inch size.

The experience is held in Darth's Mall and takes about 10 minutes.  7-inch figurines are $149.95 each, plus shipping and sales tax.  16-inch figurines are $999.95 (no, that's not a typo!), plus shipping and sales tax.  Figures will mailed 7-8 weeks later.  Call 407-WDW-TECH for questions or to reserve a spot. This experience is only available during Star Wars Weekends (May 15 – 17, May 22 – 24, May 29 – 31, June 5 – 7, and June 12-14).

 


Darth's Mall in Soundstage 1 will be open daily from park open to close.

 

3 shops inside will each offer a variety of merchandise.

  • Prop Shop - classic Star Wars toys, LEGO sets and t-shirts
  • X-Wing Collectibles - D-Tech Me, Dooney & Bourke, pins, Vinylmations, art and collectibles, graphic MagicBands, SMS Audio Listening Station, Passholder Event merchandise
  • Watto's Grotto - Star Wars Weekends merchandise, Build-your-own droid and lightsaber, Her Universe apparel, toys, Passholder Event merchandise, personalized Aurebesh nametags, Official Pix photographs

 


Star Wars: The Force Awakens t-shirts

These limited edition t-shirts will feature a stormtrooper and the logo for the new film. 25% of the retail price of the t-shirt will go to UNICEF in support of UNICEF Kid Power to promote kids being physicall active and eating healthy. This is part of the Star Wars: Force for Change program. 

 

Shirts can be found at Darth's Mall, Tatooine Traders, Prop Shop, Beverly Sunset and Mickey's of Hollywood.

 

A limited edition stormtrooper pin will be released June 12-14 at Darth's Mall.


Galactic Gathering - Thursday, May 14, 2015

Disney's Hollywood Studios from 10:00am - 3:00pm

Attendees will receive exclusive access to purchase merchandise a day before it opens to the public. Cost to attend is $250 per person. Package includes:

  • "Rebel" or "Empire" retail MagicBand
  • Commemorative trading pin
  • Darth's Mall Light Speed Pass (expedited entry into Darth's Mall for all five weekends
  • First opportunity to pre-purchase select merchandise (personalized Aurebesh nametags, D-Tech phone cases, Dooney & Bourke handbags, Galactic Gathering Disney Gift card, retail MagicBands, limited edition pins and Vinylmation)
  • First opportunity to purchase the new designs of Star Wars-themed Disney gift cards
  • Han Solo-inspired popcorn bucket with popcorn

Attendees will also have the opportunity for special meet and greets with characters, Disney artists and Ashley Eckstein.

Attendees must be registered in advance at www.DisneyParksMerchandise.com.

 

Dining

Star Wars themed character meals! - May 4-June 14, 2015

These meals are only available at Disney's Hollywood Studios from May 4-June 14, 2015.

The Jedi Mickey's Star Wars Dine - Hollywood and Vine Restaurant

Read a review of this dinner here.

Meet Disney characters wearing their Star Wars costumes!  Possible characters in attendance include Ewoks Chip & Dale, Jedi Mickey, Princess Leia Minnie, Darth Vader Goofy and Stormtrooper Donald. Package also includes reserved seating for Fantasmic! 4:15pm-8:00pm, cost is $57.99 for adults and $34.99 for kids (ages 3-9).  Price includes tax, but not gratuity.

Star Wars Galactic Dine-In Breakfast - Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant

Read a review of this breakfast here.

Breakfast will offer the opportunity to meet Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Jawa, Greedo and Stormtroopers.  Star Wars movie clips will be shown on the movie screen at the restaurant instead of the normal science fiction clips.  Included in the cost is a digital photo of your group on a PhotoPass card.  8:00am-11:00am, cost is $49.99 for adults and $31.99 for kids (ages 3-9).  Price includes tax, but not gratuity.

Reservations for these meals can be made by calling 407-WDW-DINE.  A credit card guarantee is required to book.  These character meals will be worth two credits on the Disney Dining Plan.


Rebel Hangar: Star Wars Lounge Experience

 

 

This location was once a "known hangout of Rebel pilots, aliens and smugglers." 

Reservations can be made here or by calling 407-WDW-DINE.  The Disney Dining Plan and Tables in Wonderland are not accepted. Menu items range in price from $5.49-$16.99.

 

Food and beverage offerings:

 

  • Pilot's Pomme Frites - fries topped with parmesan cheese, garlic and parsley with a garlic aioli for dipping
  • Ensalada Naboo - seared chicken breast, bibb lettuce, grape tomatoes, watermelon radish, almond frica and a parmesan-peppercorn ranch dressing
  • Lightsaber Bites – hand-dipped corn-battered knockwurst sausages with house-made chips and mustard dipping sauce
  • The Dark Fried – Chicken and Darth Vader waffles served with maple syrup and sweet barbecue sauce
  • Trio of Thermal Detonators – spicy pork wings topped with spicy piquillo-pepper sauce and slaw
  • Slider Sampler featuring “The Sith” barbecue-braised brisket with cole slaw and “The Jedi” with barbecued pulled chicken with arugula
  • Fruit and Cheese “Sabers” featuring Tillamook cheddar, Brie, goat cheese, pickled vegetables, crostini, cheddar crackers, blueberries, raspberries, honeydew melon, strawberry, olives and gherkins
  • Chips & Sith – hummus with red pepper coulis, black sesame dust, and corn tortilla chips
  • Yoda Key Lime Cake
  • Trio of Star Wars mini cupcakes, including Mini Darth Vader (chocolate-peanut butter), Mini Yoda (chocolate-hazelnut), and Mini Jabba the Hutt (salted caramel latte) served in the Han Solo Carbonite Souvenir Box
  • Imperial Blue – Maker’s Mark Whisky, Cointreau, Blue Curacao, sweet and sour, topped with Sprite
  • Tatooine Sunset – Stoli vanilla, Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, pineapple juice with grenadine
  • Rebel Red – Grey Goose vodka, Chambord, sour mix and a splash of grenadine
  • Dagobah Swamp Juice – Midori, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, sweet and sour, topped with lemon-lime foam
  • The Dark Side – Stoli vanilla vodka, Bailey’s liqueur, crème de cocoa and brownie garnish
  • Alderaan Ale

 

 

Premium Packages

Feel the Force Premium Package

 

  • Reserved viewing area for Legends of the Force: Star Wars Celebrity Motorcade. Complimentary soft drinks and water available.
  • Reserved seating for one of the Celebrity Talk Shows held in Theater of the Stars.  Choose your show time upon check-in.
  • Reserved viewing location for Symphony in the Stars fireworks
  • Star Wars-themed dessert party during the fireworks.  Specialty beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic included)

 

Check in at Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner beginning at 10:00am.

Adults $69 per guest, children (ages 3-9) $39 per guest, tax not included.  Park admission is required and not included in the price. Book online here.

 
Feel the Force Deluxe Premium Package

 

  • Reserved viewing area for Legends of the Force: Star Wars Celebrity Motorcade at the parade start, complimentary soft drinks and water, opportunity to follow parade down Hollywood Boulevard
  • Reserved seating for all of the Celebrity Talk Shows in Theater of the Stars on the day you’ve selected for your package
  • Reserved viewing location for Symphony in the Stars fireworks
  • Star Wars-themed dessert party during the fireworks.  Specialty beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic included)
  • Priority access to Darth’s Mall on the day of the package
  • Commemorative lanyard and credential

 

Check in near the front of the park at the MyMagic+ service center beginning at 10:00am.

Adults $99 per guest, children (ages 3-9) $64 per guest, tax not included.  Park admission is required and not included in the price. To book, call 407-939-3463.

 

Ultimate Day at Star Wars Weekends VIP Tour

 

  • Premium seating for the shows at Theater of the Stars
  • Expedited access to select attractions
  • Reserved viewing location for Legends of the Force Motorcade
  • 1 opportunity to meet a character from the Dark Side
  • Early access to Darth’s Mall – no waiting required
  • Private deluxe continental breakfast – The Hollywood Brown Derby
  • Table-service lunch at Hollywood Studios
  • Post-tour access for children to the Jedi Training Academy
  • VIP viewing for Summon the Force finale show and Symphony in the Stars fireworks

 

$399 per guest, tax not included. Park admission is required and not included in the price. 15% discount available for DVC members, Annual Passholders and Disney Visa cardholders. To book, call 407-WDW-TOUR.

 


 

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