Star Wars Weekends - 2014

2014 Star Wars Weekends – All You Need to Know

Did you sense a disturbance in the Force? No need to be worried, it’s probably just built up anticipation for Star Wars Weekends, which starts this weekend and runs through June 15, 2014. Hollywood Studios will be teeming with Star Wars characters, Star Wars fans, Star Wars celebrities, Star Wars shows, Star Wars parades, Star Wars fireworks, and Star Wars food. Is that enough Star Wars for you? Fine, there’s even a video of a Darth Vader cupcake going all sith lord on some WDW pastries. So read on for all the details of everything at 2014 Star Wars Weekends at Hollywood Studios.

 

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Star Wars Celebrities

Each weekend, a different lineup of actors who have played roles in the Star Wars saga will make appearances at Hollywood Studios. They will be in the Legends of the Force Motorcade at 11:30am, and appear in talk shows at the Premiere Theatre. Most of the celebrities will be available for autographs, but you must get a Fastpass reservation ahead of time to get an autograph.

Weekend I – May 16-18

  • Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca)
  • Ahmed Best (Jar Jar Binks)
  • Vanessa Marshall (Hera Syndulla – Star Wars Rebels)

Weekend II – May 23-25

  • Warwick Davis (Wicket the Ewok)
  • Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett – Original Trilogy)
  • Tiya Sircar (Sabine Wren – Star Wars Rebels)

Weekend III – May 30-June 1

  • Ray Park (Darth Maul)
  • John Ratzenberger (Major Bren Derlin)
  • Taylor Gray (Ezra Bridger – Star Wars Rebels)

Weekend IV – June 6-8

  • Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) – Note: Mark Hamill will not be signing autographs.
  • Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian)
  • Ray Park (Darth Maul)
  • Taylor Gray (Ezra Bridger – Star Wars Rebels)

Weekend V – June 13-15

  • Dee Bradley Baker (Captain Rex/the Clones, Bossk- The Clone Wars)
  • Cat Taber (Padme Amidala – The Clone Wars)
  • Tom Kane (Yoda  – The Clone Wars)
  • Matt Lanter (Anakin Skywalker – The Clone Wars)
  • Steve Blum (Zeb Orrelios – Star Wars Rebels)

Talk Shows and Presentations at the Premiere Theater

Located on the Streets of America, the Premiere Theatre will host several presentations during Star Wars Weekends. This will be a great way for fans to get some more insight into the making of the films and TV series, as well as a way to learn more about the actors themselves. Fastpass+ will be available for these presentations.

  • Stars of the Saga Talk Show – A 30 minute talk show with actors from the Star Wars films.
  • Behind the Force – Star Wars: Rebels – A sneak peek of the upcoming Star Wars: Rebels, with some of the people involved with the show.
  • Obi-Wan and Beyond – James Arnold Taylor, the voice of Obi-Wan in The Clone Wars, takes audiences on a journey through his career of voice acting. Taylor is said to do 200 different characters/voices during this presentation.
  • Visit to the Maul with Ray Park – Darth Maul himself will give a martial arts demonstration.
  • An Ewok’s Tale – My Short Story starring Warwick Davis – The prolific actor reenacts his entire life in this humorous performance.

Symphony in the Stars

New this year, at 9:30 each night, the skies will light up to John Williams’ iconic score in this fireworks spectacular. Fireworks at Hollywood Studios have become a rare occurance, so definitely take this opportunity at Star Wars Weekends.

Ideal viewing will be on Hollywood Boulevard, in front of the Sorcerer Mickey’s hat.

Shop til you drop at Darth’s Mall

Located between Toy Story Midway Mania and the Studio Backlot Tour, Darth’s Mall will be your source for exclusive Star Wars Weekends merchandise. Notable items include:

  • Custom Aurebesh name tags
  • Her Universe merchandise – Featuring an exclusive signing!
  • Art & collectibles gallery
  • Artist signings
  • FanWraps vehicle decals
  • Star Wars D-Tech Me Experience – Get your face 3D printed on one of four figures – Frozen in Carbonite, on a Stormtrooper, on Luke as an X-Wing Pilot, or on Leia in Episode IV. Read more information here.

Star Wars Character Dining

The Star Wars Dine-In Galactic Breakfast at the Sci-Fi Dine In Theater Restaurant will feature characters from the films, including Darth Vader. Breakfast will cost $47.99 for adults and $29.99 for children.

Jedi Mickey’s Star Wars Dine at Hollywood & Vine will feature classic Disney characters dressed up as characters from Star Wars at this interactive dinner buffet. Dinner is $55.99 for adults and $33.99 for children. Add $3 to the price if it is part of the Fantasmic Dinner package.

Both Character Dining experiences will run from May 4th until June 15, 2014.

Ultimate Day at Star Wars Weekends Tour

Want to experience Star Wars Weekends in luxury? This tour might be for you. It includes:

  • Premium seating for Star Wars Weekends shows at the Premiere Theate
  • Expedited access to attractions.
  • Private continental breakfast  at The Hollywood Brown Derby
  • Reserved viewing location during the Legends of the Force Motorcade
  • Table-service lunch at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • VIP Viewing and Desserts for Symphony in the Stars.

Price is $499 per person, plus tax. For booking, call (407) 934-7973.

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James

About James

James is a lifelong Disney Parks fan. While at the parks, he loves finding new details, learning more about Disney World history, and taking pictures. His favorite WDW attractions include Spaceship Earth, Tower of Terror, and Star Tours. James is a filmmaker and writer based in Los Angeles.