Thursday, May 10, 2012

Star Wars Weekends

Disney began hosting Star Wars Weekend in 1997, but it became a yearly event in 2003.

For four or five weekends sometime between May and July (depending on the year) Disney's Hollywood Studios are transformed into a galaxy far, far away.  There are special shows and events, parades, celebrities, character meet and greets and, of course, the hyperspace hoopla - the evening show not to be missed.

I'm not a Star Wars geek and neither is my wife, but we do enjoy the movies and when I found out that our honeymoon would correspond with one of the weekends, I knew when we would be visiting the Studios.

If you have plans to be in Disney World from May 18 through June 10 and you enjoy the movies or the Clone Wars TV show, this is an event not to be missed.

Star Wars celebrities are there to sign autographs (We got to meet the man behind the fur - Peter Mayhew) and there is plenty of exclusive merchandise.  There is a special parade in the morning and behind the scenes shows.  There are a lot of things to do and see during the weekend but instead of giving you a bunch of tips and tour guides, I'll link to a recent podcast that I listen to with that information.

Have you been/are you planning on going to a Star Wars Weekend?  If you've been, what did you think?

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