If you’re at Disney’s Hollywood Studios any weekend between now and the 14th June, you could be in for an inter-galactic surprise! The park will be transformed into a Sci-Fi fan heaven for the Star Wars Weekends Friday – Sunday between these dates and we are personally very excited to see what Disney manage to pull out of the bag. Character appearances and autograph sessions (Disney Fastpass ticket required) from Princess Leia, the Stormtroopers and even Darth Vader himself will be taking place throughout the day.
Star Wars weekends kick off with a Stormtrooper welcome parade at 7:30am and don’t wind down until the Symphony in the Stars fireworks at around 9:30pm, so fans will be rewarded with a packed day of events and shows. Throughout the day, guests can enjoy the Jedi Training Academies and even the DJ Lobot Dance Party, among other events which are a hit with the fans as well as everyone else!
Of course, it couldn’t be a sci-fi themed weekend without a fancy dress competition could it? Diehard fans will be rewarded for their dressing up efforts with the best costume winning the ultimate Star Wars experience at Disney World Resort, as well as an exclusive Star Wars gift basket. 8 runners up will also win a gift basket so dig out your light sabers and get them safely packed in your suitcase!
If you’re not a big enough fan to own your own Darth Vader costume, fear not, you can still enjoy meeting some of the famous actors behind these iconic characters. The crowds’ energy and enthusiasm also makes this one of the most exciting weekends at the park and it’s a great new experience if you’ve been to the park many times before and want to see something new.
The Symphony in the Stars firework display (from a galaxy far, far away of course) which wraps up the day is also not to be missed. Featuring popular Star Wars characters and, of course, a sprinkle of Disney magic, your inter-galactical adventure will certainly end with a bang!
If you're heading to the parks over the next month, make sure you have a Hollywood Studios ticket included so you can get in to the Star Wars Weekends events and avoid disappointment. Facebook and tweet us your best pics, we'd love to see them!