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Star Wars Weekends Launches Today at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

posted on May 17th, 2013 by Gary Buchanan, Social Media Managing Editor


Ewoks are celebrating, Max Rebo is playing a happy keyboard tune with his feet, and the droids are happier than C-3PO in an oil bath. Why? Because Star Wars Weekends launched its galactic celebration today at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Here are some new things to keep your electrobinoculars looking for during the event:

  • A giant rancor has taken up residence this year in Darth’s Mall. The intricate, fan-created beast from Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi is sculpted from 2,000 square-feet of expanded polystyrene foam.

  • Our lovable pair of chipmunks, Chip and Dale, get into the Star Wars fun this year by dressing as Ewoks. Clad in their Ewok best, the duo also is depicted on this year’s event logo with Jedi Mickey.
  • Stormtroopers will be “on the move” this year, with mobile sentry outposts along Hollywood Blvd. These new outposts offer the Empire’s shock troops new vantage points to survey the areas for Rebel spies.
  • Tosche Station, made famous as the place where Luke Skywalker wanted to pick up some power converters, finds a new home this year at Star Wars Weekends at the main stage on Hollywood Blvd. Atmospheric entertainment keeps the galaxy festive throughout the day before transforming into a DJ dance party.
  • Warwick Davis, the actor who brought Wicket the Ewok to life on the silver screen, hosts a new one-man show entitled “An Ewok’s Tale – my short story” for two weekends this year.

Star Wars Weekends takes place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through June 9. Most event activities are included in regular park admission.

Join the conversation online by using the hash tag #StarWarsWeekends on Twitter.

Star Wars: © 2013 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM.
(*celebrities and entertainment schedule subject to change)

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Kara from WI on May 17th, 2013 at 10:37 am

When will the Medium Figures be available to order?

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Joseph on May 17th, 2013 at 10:43 am

Its through June 9th…which is when I’ll be there.

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Angelo on May 17th, 2013 at 11:19 am

Me too Joseph! I can’t wait! A few of my friends are there right now and I’m so Jealous!!! Gary, I hope I get to introduce you to my Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia in June! Which would make me, Lord Angelo… :) Have a great time and enjoy the power of the Force!

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Kristin on May 17th, 2013 at 5:06 pm

One of the BEST weeks at Hollywood Studios!

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Christine from IA on May 19th, 2013 at 9:06 pm

Can you send purchases you make at Darth Mall to your hotel like you can from other stores in the parks?

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