Annual Passholder merchandise revealed

In the summer 2011 issue of the Mickey Monitor, some Annual Passholder merchandise for Star Wars Weekends 2011 has been revealed.

Don't miss out on merchandise designed exclusively for Passholders! It's available throughout all of Star Wars Weekends. (Or at least while supplies last.)

Just head out to the Jabba's Hutt tent located behind Rock 'n' Roller Coaster® Starring Aerosmith. The tent will be open
every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during Star Wars Weekends.

 

Mickey Monitor previews Star Wars Weekends 2011

Jawas, Gungans, Wookiees (and humans) welcome.
With a relaunch of Star Tours® (one of our Guests' favorite attractions), Star Wars Weekends 2011 will be one you don't want to miss!

The characters of Star WarsTM are some of the most memorable in cinematic history. And every weekend during the event, you'll have the chance to see some of your favorites. Always wanted  to ask Darth Maul, "How bad did that lightsaber cut really hurt?" Star Wars Weekends is the place to do it! Along with Mr. Maul, you'll have the chance to see lots of your favorite characters like Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Boba Fett, Chewbacca and even Anakin Skywalker (before
that nasty burn).  

Fluent in over 6 million languages. And able to sign an autograph, too!

Along with some of your favorite characters, you'll have the chance to see the people who made them come to life! One special guest that you might see is the protocol droid of all protocol droids...C-3PO! On Earth, we call him Anthony Daniels, who has played the famous character for all six movies! Don't miss Anthony/C-3PO at the event Weekend 1 (May 20-22)
and Weekend 2 (May 27-29)!

Plus, don't miss Ashley Eckstein, voice of Ahsoka Tano, in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. She'll be there every weekend as a
Celebrity Host of a special, behind-thescenes look called The Clone Wars: Behind the Force. Having worked in Disney's
Hollywood Studios® years ago, she's the perfect person to show you an up-close  look at the power of the Force along with the magic of Disney! Plus you can also catch a sneak peek of Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 4.

New adventures. And even more Force.

This year, if you visit Star Wars Weekends,  you'll be able to reach even more destinations in the Star WarsTM galaxy. That's because Star Tours® -The Adventures Continue will launch May 20! Fly on a Starspeeder 1000 with all-new adventures and see where the Force might take you!

All your Jawas will be happy.

Along with celebrity autographs and an updated attraction, there's all sorts of other great things for the ultimate Star Wars fan.  Though you're probably used to seeing your  favorite Star Wars characters flying through space, during Star Wars Weekends you can see them in the Legends of the Force Motorcade (we've made them promise not to hit hyperspace during the procession). Plus you'll have the chance to see Star Wars themed Disney Characters. (Darth Goofy? I always knew that smile had a dark side.) And don't miss Stars of the Saga, a Q&A session with some of your favorite celebrities
from the films and TV show. You can see a list of all the stars at disneyworld.com/starwars.

Don't miss Star Wars Weekends, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 20-June 12! 

Matt Lanter will attend weekend 3 of Star Wars Weekends 2011

Matt Lanter has confirmed via his Twitter account that he will be attending Star Wars Weekends 2011 during June 3-5.  

Lanter is the voice of Anakin Skywalker on the Clone Wars cartoon series.  This is his first apperance at Star Wars Weekends and will join fellow Clone Wars stars Ashley Eckstein (voice of Ahsoka Tano) and James Arnold Taylor (voices Obi-Wan Kenobi in The Clone Wars) as well as Star Wars alums Ray Park (Darth Maul) and Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett).

2011 Star Wars Weekend Planning Chats

 

Every year we hold planning chats to help all of you plan your trips to Star Wars Weekend and answer questions as well as share strategies and talk all about Star Wars Weekends.  We invite everyone to join us for these chats as they are a lot of fun and very informative.  Here are the dates for our chats this year...

Friday, May 6, 2010
Time: 8:00pm EST

Sunday, May 15, 2010
Time: 9:00pm EST

 On the date and time specified, you can join us in our chat room by clicking here.

Dee Bradley Baker confirms he will be at Star Wars Weekends 2011

Dee Bradley Baker, the talented voice actor of the Clone Wars television series, will be attending the second weekend of Star Wars Weekends 2011.

Baker confirmed he will be attending via his personal Twitter account and has attended Star Wars Weekends in the past.

Ray Park to attend last two weekends of Star Wars Weekends 2011

Our sources tell us Ray Park (Darth Maul) will be in attendance for Star Wars Weekends 2011 for the last two weekends of the event, June 3-5 & June 10-12.

Ray Park will join Jeremy Bulloch for weekend 3 and Peter Mayhew for weekend 4.

Peter Mayhew to attend weekend 4 of Star Wars Weekends 2011

In a personal email to Studios Central member obilorne, Peter Mayhew, best known for being Chewbacca, said he will be attending Star Wars Weekends for weekend 4. 

Mayhew, a long time Star Wars Weekend veteran, will be joined by Star Wars Weekend hosts James Arnold Taylor and Ashley Eckstein.

Jeremy Bulloch attending weekend 3?

There's a fairly credible rumor floating around right now that Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett) will be attending Weekend 3 of Star Wars Weekends 2011.

We haven't found rock-solid confirmation yet but will keep you updated!

When will the celebrity list be available?

If you've been wondering where that Star Wars Weekends 2011 celebrity list is, Matt offers some historical perspective on when we've gotten the list in the past.

With spring in the air and the weather warming up, many of us are looking forward to Star Wars Weekends already and while we have the dates announced, we still don't know all of the celebrities that will be in attendance.  What's taking so long? And when will the celebrity list be announced for 2011?

Read the entire blog post

Stage coming to Sorcerer's Hat and new Merchandise location

Great news came in today, there will be a stage at the Sorcerer's Hat that for events such as the Hyperspace Hoopla.  This will do a lot to alleviate the congestion for the more popular shows that used to be held on the Jedi Training Academy stage.

In addition, the dedicated merchandise location for Star Wars Weekends 2012 will now be held in a tent in the courtyard adjacent to the Rock 'n Roller Coaster.

More details can be found here: http://www.studioscentral.com/blog/2011/03/14/star-wars-weekends-will-expand-2011

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