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  • On May 17, 2013
    Virginia from GA Asked

    Hoping to get to a Star Wars weekend in the next couple of years. What are your top 3 must-do for SW Weekends? Anything that they seem to repeat each year that is a hit? We all are Star Wars fans. Kids would age from 5 yrs to 13. Thx!

    Hi Virginia!

    I can tell the force is strong with your Padawans! I absolutely love Star Wars Weekends (SWW)!  Jedi Training Academy and Star Tour are available all year at Disney's Hollywood Studios so here are my 3 must dos that are only offered during SWW:

    * Special Star Wars Character Encounters. You'll find characters from the Rebel Alliance & the Imperial Empire all over the park. I loved having my picture taken with Chewbacca and an Ewok at the same time - so cute! You'll also find some of your favorite Disney characters getting in on the fun (i.e., Jedi Mickey).  I can't wait to see Chip and Dale as Ewoks this year. There are so many priceless photo opportunities at SWW.

    * Legends of the Force Motorcade & Celebrity Welcome. This parade features TONS of Star Wars characters as well as the Celebrity Hosts and Celebrity Guests for SWW. It starts at the front of the park near Mickey's of Hollywood and travels down Hollywood Blvd towards the SWW Event Stage in front of Mickey's Sorcerer's Hat. Once it arrives there, they hold the Grand Celebrity Welcome. You should pick your spot early for this parade.  

    * Hyperspace Hoopla! This is my favorite! This is the end of the day celebration held each evening and is a MUST see. It features your favorite good guys and bad guys performing and dancing like you've never seen them before. Did I mention you should get there early to get a good spot??

    Although those are my top 3 must dos, be sure to catch these other exciting events:

    * Celebrity Autograph Sessions
    * Darth's Mall
    * Premiere Theater (site of some amazing talks and presentations hosted by Guest Celebrities)
    * Padawan Mind Challenge - Trivia challenge for ages 4 - 11

    Please feel free to visit again with any other questions. I'm hEAR to help!

    May the force be with you! :-) Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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