Not Just for Kids
Children of the 70s and 80s have been rejoicing over the infusion of Star Wars EVERYTHING into their favorite parks. The merchandise! The clothing! The Jedi Training Academy at Hollywood Studios park!
In 2012 and 2013, Disney travelers got to experience the first ever Star Wars Weekends at Disney World. That’s right. Entire weekends devoted just. To. Star Wars. Face it, your inner nerd is going crazy right now. Of course they were phenomenal, and of course they were a hit, so of course they’re back for 2014!
Dates for 2014’s Star Wars Weekends:
- May 16th – 18th
- May 23rd – 25th
- May 30th – June 1st
- June 6th – June 8th
So what makes these weekends a Not-To-Be-Missed event?
Actual. Star Wars. Actors.
That’s right. Your 6 year old daughter melted your heart when she was SO excited to meet Merida, right? Well now it’s her turn to watch in awe as her mommy and daddy turn into kids jump up and down to get an autograph from one of their favorite Star Wars actors. In 2013, Star Wars celeb meet-and-greets included:
- Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar)
- Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett)
- Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian)
And of course, you can meet other favorite characters including Chewie, Stormtroopers, R2-D2, Vader Goofy, Jedi Mickey, and a whole host of others!
Special Events in Past Years
Jedi Training Academy – Throughout the day children 12 and under can hone their Lightsaber skills at the Jedi Training Academy. Parents will watch as their little Jedi Knights test their wits before the Jedi Council in the Padawan Mind Challenge—and even prepare to battle Darth Vader himself!
Star Wars Themed Shows – SWW guests have experienced such one-of-a-kind performances and shows as Obi-Wan and Beyond, Padawan Mind Challenge, and the Stars of the Saga Talk Show and Q&A Session!
Hyperspace Hoopla – This show has rave reviews from Disney park lovers. Disney Tourist Blog’s Tom Bricker says the Hyperspace Hoopla is “A hilarious, snarky, and well orchestrated show” that is “rife with pop-culture references” and “a real hoot overall”.
Special Star Wars Parade – Called the Star Wars Motorcade, this parade winds through Hollywood Studios park. Show up at least 20 minutes early to get a good view of this wildly popular spectacle!
Participation in these magical and immersive Star Wars experiences requires only Hollywood Studios park admission! Now is the time to book that Disney vacation for the spring! It only takes $200 to make your reservation, then you can pay it off in time before your trip. Contact me for your free quote and make 2014 unforgettable!
Have you been ever been to a Disney World Star Wars Weekend? What did you think? Would you want to visit Disney World during this event? Share your experiences and thoughts in the comment section!
- Disney Hollywood Studio’s announces dates for Star Wars Weekends 2014 (jedimouseketeer.com)
- Star Wars Weekend 2014 Tips & Info (disneytouristblog.com)
- Begin Planning Now – Star Wars Weekends in Hollywood Studios (meetthemagic.com)