STAR WARS WEEKENDS at Hollywood Studios

Did you know today is a Holiday? LOL!

Well to some avid Star Wars Fans it is!

May 4 is considered a holiday by Star Wars fans to celebrate Star Wars culture and honor the films.

May 4 is called Star Wars Day because of the popularity of a common pun spoken on this day.

Since the phrase “May the Force be with you” is a famous quote often spoken in the Star Wars films, fans commonly

say “May the fourth be with you” on this day.

huh! Who knew!

So I though it would be a great time to talk about Star Wars Weekends at Hollywood Studios!

They are starting soon!

Dates: May 18, 2012–June 10, 2012

STAR WARS™ WEEKENDS

Come immerse yourself in the power of the Force during Star Wars™ Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, select weekends 2012.

Here, you’ll find an entire saga’s worth of characters and celebrities on hand for autographs, pictures, motorcades, Q&A sessions and more, including the Jedi Training Academy for your Padawans.
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Event Tickets: Admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios required.

Characters
Encounter over 50 Star Wars characters from the entire saga. From Darth Vader to Darth Maul and Anakin to Chewbacca, you’ll find heroes and villains from throughout the galaxy.

Celebrities from Star Wars will attend each weekend and participate in:

  • Autograph Sessions
  • Legends of the Force – Celebrity motorcade
  • Stars of the Saga – Talk Show and Q&A

Celebrity Hosts
To be Determined

Jedi Training Academy
Each young Padawan who is chosen will learn a lightsaber combination as they prepare to face the dark side!

Behind the Force: Experience the Clone Wars
Explore the excitement of Star Wars: The Clone Wars with a fascinating look behind the scenes of the all-new animated adventure!

Star Tours®
The power of the Force and the magic of Disney will combine once again to create an unforgettable Star Wars adventure:Star Tours – The Adventures Continue – now in 3D at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®!

While visiting that “galaxy far, far away,” experience a new story, plus a chance to fly with some favorite characters like C-3PO, R2-D2, Princess Leia and even Darth Vader! You’ll never know which of these classic characters will appear during this flight to the furthest reaches of the universe.

Plus, travel the galaxy like never before in the all-new Starspeeder 1000!

Glide among the trees with Wookiees on Kashyyyk, kick up some sand across the desert in a podrace on Tatooine and even submerge into the lake waters of Naboo. Or, weave through the busy city planet of Coruscant, blast through the blizzards of Hoth and even explore the trenches of the Death Star! With multiple ways to experience each flight, you will never know where the Force might take you! And with each adventure, see the Star Wars™ universe in an all new way…in 3D!

Padawan Mind Challenge
Kids under 12 can test their wits before the Jedi Council!

Hyperspace Hoopla
Star Wars characters and Guests gather for an entertaining conclusion to each day’s events.

A Galaxy of Photo Opportunities

and of course we can’t forget…

The SHOPPING!!!!

As reported in the Disney Parks Blog in February, the event’s poster artwork will feature Donald Duck as Darth Maul, whimsically created by Tyler Dumas and Casey Jones from Disney Design Group. This marquee image and theme will be used throughout the Star WarsWeekends 2012 merchandise collection, including ceramic mugs, towels, picture frames, t-shirts, pins, buttons, shopping bags, watches, figures, and an iPhone 4/4S case, among others.

More items recently revealed include:

  • Open and limited-edition pins, boxed pin sets and a framed pin set
  • Darth Vader’s chest t-shirt with detachable cape
  • Chewbacca-inspired bandolier neck lanyard
  • “Piece of Death Star” pin
  • Six new Disney/Star Wars Vinylmation characters
  • Jedi Knight legs beach towel
  • Six different phrase buttons
  • Star Tours name tag in Aurebesh (language of the Star Wars galaxy)
  • Three action figures: Donald Duck as Darth Maul, Donald as Savage Opress, and Rizzo as Yoda
  • “I am a Jedi” and “Cute But Dangerous” t-shirts

Admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios required.
Appearances and entertainment subject to change without notice.

Of course I will have to stop in and check out the MADNESS! I will post  pics and additional info then!

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