For Star Wars fans who meet in Miami or Orlando from May 15 to June 14, it will probably be very difficult to resist the temptation to get in their rental car and set off for Disney Parks to be present for this unique event. Every year since 1997, at the park’s Hollywood Studios, Disney celebrates it’s Star Wars Weekend. During 4 consecutive weekends this Star Wars festival fills the park with events and attractions for the whole family, including the appearance of members of the cast and technical team that participates in the films.
One of the events that happens each year at Disney Star Wars Weekend is the Jedi Entertainment Academy which in just 20 minutes turns children between the ages of 4 and 12 into Jedis who can confront the dark side of the force. Dressed in the classic brown tunics with light sabers in their hands, they follow the instructions of the Jedi Master and put in practice their abilities to fight evil. The public shows support and encouragement in this great challenge that concludes with graduation and facing the terrible Darth Vader.
In “Star Tours, The Adventure Continues”, you can get on a Starspeeder 1000 to travel with R2-D2 and C-3PO through the galaxy to distant worlds like Tatooine, Naboo, and Hoth, and to meet characters like Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Boba Fett, Yoda, or Darth Vader. Thanks to the latest technology and sophisticated flight stimulator, 3D video, special effects, animatronics, and cabin music it’s possible to live this unique and impactful experience of being inside the Star Wars universe. With more than 50 combinations of the story, each trip is a distinct event with varying scenes, characters, and situations portraying both the original trilogy and the more recent movies as well.
Disney Star Wars Weekend also offers the opportunity to meet one of the original cast of Star Wars. In the 2015 edition, Mark Hamill who played Luke Skywalker in the original trilogy will be present signing autographs and taking photos with his young and old fans.
Symphony in the Stars is another unforgettable part of the Disney Star Wars Weekend. It’s a giant fireworks show accompanied by the film’s original score and voices from the saga. Plus, there’s the appearance of some of the favorite characters from this unforgettable space adventure that has inspired so many generations around the world.
The younger ones will enjoy thematic meals in the Sci-Fi Dine-in Theater Restaurant, surrounded by Imperial Stormtroopers and other interstellar characters who turn breakfast and lunch into an out of this world experience.
Another live show at Disney Star Wars Weekend is Behind the Force, presented by the Premier Theater, which shows the behind the scenes of the Saga’s films.
And each year in the Star Wars Parades, the floats on display feature members of the Rebel Alliance and more than 60 characters from the trilogy and it’s prequels.
And before you head off in your rental car to head home, you’ll surely want to stop to by some of the exclusive merchandise in limited edition, available only in this event. It’s important to make sure your rental car is fully insured just in case an inter-spatial battle breaks out too close to your car while it’s parked at the Disney Star Wars Weekend.
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