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Chewbacca at Star Wars Weekends

May the force be with you this Friday as the popular Star Wars Weekends returns to Disney’s  Hollywood Studios ™!

Beginning May 18 and running every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through June 10 guests to the Disney ® park will be able to immerse themselves in a world filled with famous Star Wars characters, Star Wars activities, rides and parades, and even interact with real Star Wars actors from all six movies and the animated series. If this will be your first time attending a Star Wars Weekend here are just a few of the top things you’ll experience during your galactic adventure:

The Hosts: James Arnold Taylor and Ashley Eckstein – Star Wars Weekends will be hosted by actual Star Wars actors including James Arnold Taylor and Ashley Eckstein who provide voices on Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series. Both actors will host a variety of events throughout each day, including a sneak preview trailer for Season Five. James is the Official Celebrity Host of the weekend, and Ashley is Celebrity Host of “Behind the Force,” a show that gives Star Wars fans a behind-the-scenes look at the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.Star Tours – The Adventure Continues – The new and improved ride now takes guests on a 3-D adventure through the Star Wars galaxy where you’ll become a part of the Star Wars films and fly with some of your favorite Star Wars characters including R2-D2, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Chewbacca and more. And you never know where the force might take you on Star Tours as multiple storylines make for an exciting adventure each and every time you ride.

Jedi Training Academy – One of the most popular parts of Star Wars Weekends, Jedi Training Academy lets guests aged 12 and under learn Jedi tricks from a Jedi Master before testing their new skills in a battle against the evil Darth Vader. Each recruit will don Padawan robes and learn how to wield a lightsaber before fighting and hopefully defeating a Sith Lord. The Academy takes place a couple times each hour on the Star Tours side stage.

Star Wars Actors – Along with the hosts of Star Wars Weekends, guests will also be able to mingle and interact with other celebrity guests as they roam the park signing photographs, posing for pictures and even taking part in Q&A appearances. A daily parade will also feature stars from the actual Star Wars movies.

To become a Jedi, take an intergalactic ride through the Star Wars galaxy or just hang out with celebrity guests you can find discounted Walt Disney World ® tickets right here on Orlando Fun Tickets. Star Wars Weekends is included in regular theme park admission.