The Force is very strong with this update: Mark Hamill will be making an appearance at Star Wars Weekends for the first time. That’s right, the man who played Luke Skywalker in Episodes IV, V, and VI (and who will alledgedly play him in J.J. Abrams’ Episode VII) will be joining the Star Wars celebration at Hollywood Studios this June. Continue reading to find out how you can see Mark Hamill at Walt Disney World, plus the latest on Star Wars Weekends.
On Weekend IV of Star Wars Weekends (June 6-8, 2014), Mark Hamill will be one of the featured celebrity guests at Hollywood Studios. He will take place in the “Legends of the Force” motorcade as well as a “featured talk show.” The actor best known for playing Luke Skywalker (as well as voicing the Joker in Batman The Animated Series as well as the recent Arkham video games) should be a huge draw that weekend, so expect heavy crowds. Mr. Hamill will not be signing autographs, so it might be best to keep your Luke Skywalker Vinylmations at home.
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A couple of extra Star Wars Weekends tid-bits: Disney will be offering special Star Wars themed Character Dining experiences throughout the event. 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.
Lastly, a sad bit of news to share: Hyperspace Hoopla, the deliciously ridiculous dance show featuring Star Wars characters, seems to not be part of Star Wars Weekends 2014. In its place will be a fireworks show set to the Star Wars score. While that should be spectacular, we’re pretty disappointed to see one of our favorite features of Star Wars Weekends to be struck down and not return more powerful than before.