Jerome Blake replaced by Andy Secombe for Weekend 1

Disney has announced that Jerome Blake will not be attending Star Wars Weekends weekend 1 and has been replaced by Andy Secombe.

The reason for Blake not attending has been described as "scheduling conflicts".

Secombe is known for portraying Watto and was previously scheduled to attend just weekend two.  He will now attend both weekends.

Star Wars Weekends 2012 Weekend One Map and Schedule

We have the map and schedule of events for the first weekend of Star Wars Weekends 2012.

  • Padawan Mind Challenge: 2:10 & 6:30pm
  • Hyperspace Hoopla: 8:00pm
  • Jedi Training Academy: 9:15am, 9:45am, 10:15am, 10:45am, 11:15am, 11:45am, 12:15pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:45pm, 4:15pm, 4:45pm, 5:15pm, 5:45pm, 6:15pm, 6:45pm
  • Star Wars Character meets: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Behind the Force: 11:00am & 1:45pm
  • Stars of the Saga: 3:15pm
  • Obi-Wan and Beyond: 4:45pm
  • Visit to the Maul: 6:00pm
  • Ashley Eckstein HerUniverse signing 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Star Wars Vinylmation signing
    Friday: 4-6pm
    Saturday: 2-4pm
    Sunday: 12-2pm

More Star Wars Weekends posters released

We have two more Star Wars Weekends posters that Disney has released to help promote this year's event.

New Star Wars Weekends promotional posters

Disney has released two new promotional posters for Star Wars Weekends.  They've also indicated two more are on the way.

We're answering your Star Wars Weekends questions today!

If you have a question about Star Wars Weekends 2012, we're going to be around today to answer them!

Starting at noon, use Twitter and tweet us your question(s) about Star Wars Weekends to @studioscentral and we'll post the questions and answers on our Hollywood Studios Blog!

Final Star Wars Weekends guest announced for third weekend

Disney has yet to reveal the final Star Wars Weekends celebrity guest but rebelscum.com is reporting that Padme Amidala voice actor Catherine Taber will fill that last spot for June 1-3, 2012.

Taber will join Jake Lloyd and Silas Carson as the featured celebrities for that weekend.

New Star Wars Weekends 2012 commercial features Twitter hashtag

Disney has released the usual Star Wars Weekends 2012 television commercial but has included the Twitter hashtag of #SWW2012

New Darth Vader cupcake for sale at Star Wars Weekends 2012

If you want to embrace the dark side of the force, at least you'll know it tastes good.  Exclusively for Star Wars Weekends 2012, Disney will offer a Darth Vader cupcake for sale.

This cupcake will go on sale May 18 and is available at ABC Commissary, Backlot Express, Studio Catering Co, Pizza Planet & Starring Rolls.

Thanks to Dave Holland for the tip!

Video tip on great place to buy Star Wars Weekends merchandise

Looking to buy merchandise during Star Wars Weekends? Check out this tip for where to find it all

Star Wars Weekends 2012 to offer opportunity to be frozen in carbonite

If you've ever wanted to be frozen in carbonite, here's your chance.  During Star Wars Weekends 2012, Disney will be offering guests "Carbon Freeze Me".

For $99.95, guests can get their 3-D image scan and captured as one of the Star Wars characters (Han Solo).  The opportunity will take place inside Sounds Dangerous.  It will take 3-4 weeks for your carbonite copy to arrive via mail.

UPDATE: You need to make reservations for this. The number to call is 407-939-8324 (407-WDW-TECH).  Reservations can be made starting today, May 7 at 3pm.

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