Sunday, April 4, 2021

Star Wars Weekends

Star Wars Weekends is yearly event that no true Star Wars and Sci-Fi fan will want to miss. This annual event takes place at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Orlando during the four weekends of June. Can you imagine being dressed in a Darth Vader costume in the baking sun of Orlando in the height of summer?

One of the main draws of the annual Star Wars Weekends are the film actors that attend the event. There are fan meets available with the likes of David Prowse, the actor who played the iconic Darth Vader in the original Trilogy. The 2008 event will be hosted by Warwick Davis who starred as the character Wicket in Return of the Jedi.

Another fun attraction is the fact that you can have your photo taken with Clone Troopers who wander around the theme park, or the daily main parade that features many of the characters from all six of the Star Wars movies.

If you're looking for Star Wars Disney style, then some of the Disney characters have been dressed as Star Wars characters. Jedi Mickey, Darth Goofy and Princess Minnie attend the park. But the favorite would have to be Stormtrooper Donald, where Donald Duck gets to go around the park in full Stormtrooper uniform. If you've ever wanted to be a Jedi, then you can take part in the Jedi Training Academy and learn the powers of the force.

This year visitors have been promised some suprise announcements, and there has been a fair amount of speculation around what these could be. For example, it has been rumored for a number of years that the Star Tours ride will be revamped with help from the LucasArts Light and Magic engineers. One of the more popular rumors is that George Lucas will make an appearance at the last weekend of the event. True Star Wars fans can only live in hope.