What time to arrive for Star Wars Weekends for autographs?

Wondering what time you need to arrive to Star Wars Weekends to get that celebrity autograph you've been wanting?  Today Matt has posted a guide to figuring out just how early in the morning you'll need to arrive at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

The first question you need to ask yourself to determine what time to arrive to Disney's Hollywood Studios is are you interested in getting celebrity autographs. If you have no desire for an autograph, then you can show up right before park opening like any other day. However, if you do want an autograph then you will need to arrive earlier than that.

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2012 Star Wars Weekend Annual Passholder Pin Revelead

On May 18, 2012, Walt Disney World will release a new limited edition Star Wars Weekends pin for Annual Passholders.  The pin is limited to 5000 pins and will cost $13.95

Studios Central SWW 2012 Shirts Now Available

You can show your support for this site and let everyone know that you get all of your Star Wars Weekend information from right here at Studios Central by buying a nice t-shirt to wear during Star Wars Weekends this year. Shirts are available for men, women and kids. To see all of the shirts available, click here.

Star Wars Weekends 2012 to feature R2-D2 themed snacks

We've got a sneak peak at the special snacks that will be available this year during Star Wars Weekends in special R2-D2 souvenir mugs.

There are 5 varities of these special snacks that will be sold throughout Disney's Hollywood Studios.  No word yet on prices.

See them all on the Hollywood Studios Blog.

Star Wars Weekends 2012 Celebrity List

Disney has released the Star Wars Weekends 2012 list of celebrities who will be in attendance

Weekend I (May 18 - 20)

  • Ray Park - (Darth Maul - Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
  • Jerome Blake (Rune Haako/Mas Amedda - Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
  • Dee Bradley Baker (voice of Clone Captain Rex and Clone Commander Cody - Star Wars: The Clone Wars)

Weekend II (May 25- 27)

  • Andy Secombe (Watto - Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
  • Ray Park (Darth Maul - Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
  • Tom Kane (voice of Yoda - Star Wars: The Clone Wars)

Weekend III (June 1 -3)

  • Jake Lloyd (Anakin Skywalker - Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
  • Silas Carson (Nute Gunray/Ki-Adi-Mundi - Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
  • (Star Wars: The Clone Wars voice talent - currently TBD)

Weekend IV (June 8- 10)

  • Michonne Bourriague (Aurra Sing - Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
  • Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett - Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi)
  • Daniel Logan (Boba Fett - Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones)
  • Nika Futterman (voice of Asajj Ventress - Star Wars: The Clone Wars)

Dee Bradley Baker confirms he will attend first weekend of Star Wars Weekends

Voice actor Dee Bradley Baker confirmed via his Twitter account that he is attending Star Wars Weekends 2012 as a celebrity guests can meet for the first weekend.

Baker has attended Star Wars Weekends in the past and is known for his voice acting work on the Star Wars Clone Wars series.

James Arnold Taylor and Ashley Eckstein return as Star Wars Weekends 2012 hosts

Star Wars Weekends 2012 will feature the return of James Arnold Taylor (voice of Obi Wan Kenobi) and Ashley Eckstein(voice of Ahsoka Tano) as your weekend hosts.  This means that both will attend all four weekends and reprise their role from last year.

Taylor will be the official celebrity host of Star Wars Weekends 2012 while Eckstein will be the celebrity host of the "Behind the Force" event.

Disney holding auditions for Star Wars Weekends characters

Ever dreamed of being a Jedi?  Walt Disney World is holding an open audition for characters at this year's Star Wars Weekends 2012 event.  

Disney has two audition times scheduled to find people to portray various Star Wars characters including performers and look-alikes.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 9 a.m.
  • Monday, March 5 at 6 p.m.

Both sessions are at Disney's Animal Kingdom Rehersal Facility, located at 3271 Sherbeth Road, in Kissimmee.

 

Wookiees, Jedi and Droids, Oh My! Star Wars Weekends Returns to the Walt Disney World Galaxy in May 2012

Star Wars Weekends returns to the Walt Disney World Resort during May and June 2012, as Disney's Hollywood Studios celebrates the Star Wars film saga and the hit animated television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

The annual special event, included in regular theme park admission, will be held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 18-June 10, 2012.

The power of the Force and magic of Disney combine as plenty of out-of-this-world characters - including Wookiees, droids, Ewoks, bounty hunters and Jedi - roam the streets of Disney's Hollywood Studios for meet-and-greet opportunities with guests.

The centerpiece of the celebration is the spectacular 3-D attraction, "Star Tours - The Adventures Continue." The attraction, which opened last spring at Disney's Hollywood Studios, uses eye-popping 3-D, a dramatic musical score and motion simulator-based technology to immerse guests in the Star Wars galaxy like never before.

"Jedi Training Academy," one of the interactive entertainment experiences at the theme park, allows young guests to learn from a Jedi Master before testing their newly acquired skills in a battle with Darth Vader.

Also featured at Star Wars Weekends: the chance for fans to purchase one-of-a-kind Star Wars memorabilia, Star Wars games, plus there's special Star Wars parades and motorcades, star conversations and autograph sessions with Star Wars actors and creative talent (celebrity lineup will be announced at a later date). The ever-popular "Hyperspace Hoopla" ends each Star Wars Weekends day with a show filled with comedy, dancing, high-energy music and many of the famed Star Wars characters.

 

Star Wars Weekends 2012 Dates Announced

Disney has confirmed that the dates for Star Wars Weekends 2012 will be

  • May 18-20
  • May 25-27
  • June 1-3
  • June 8-10

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