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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap May 12, 2013

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

We’re less than a week away from opening day for Star Wars Weekends 2013 and that means actors and voice artists from the Star Wars film saga and Star Wars: The Clone Wars are on their way to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the annual event.
Ray Park Will Perform His One-Man Show, 'A Visit to the Maul,' at Star Wars Weekends 2013
A trio of talent will appear each weekend, along with celebrity event hosts James Arnold Taylor and Ashley Eckstein. Here’s the rundown for May 17-19:

Weekend I (May 17–19)

Ray Park (Darth Maul – Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett – Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi)
Dee Bradley Baker (voice of Captain Rex – Star Wars: The Clone Wars)

You can find the complete list of scheduled celebrities for this year’s Force-filled fan fest in Gary’s original Stars Wars story.

And if you can’t decide which Disney park you should visit first this Mother’s Day weekend, we offered some help on the Disney Parks Blog. Check out the graphic below, which asks a series of questions and gives you a suggestion at the end. Where are you going first?
Which Walt Disney World Resort Park Should You Visit First?

Here are some of the other stories we worked on this week:

Disney Parks After Dark: Fireworks at Beast’s Castle in New Fantasyland – In this week’s edition of “Disney Parks After Dark,” fireworks light up the night sky above Beast’s Castle in New Fantasyland.

Another Crazy New Burger at ESPN Club on Disney’s BoardWalk at Walt Disney World Resort – Pam Brandon shows us some of the crazy new burgers available at ESPN Club on Disney’s BoardWalk.

Magic Kingdom Park Special Event Tickets Now Available – Tickets are now available for some of the exciting events happening at Magic Kingdom Park including, Night of Joy, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parties!

runDisney Reveals Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend Bling – This week runDisney revealed the four new medals for the 2014 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend.

Star Tours: The Adventures Continue Opens at Tokyo Disneyland – The force is strong at Tokyo Disneyland this week with the opening of the updated Star Tours: The Adventures Continue.

Meet the Steam Engines of the Disneyland Railroad: Fred Gurley – Chugging along the Disneyland Railroad, Erin introduces us to the oldest train on the tracks, Fred Gurley.