Annually….in a theme park not so far away….sci-fi fans gather to celebrate a movie franchise that was a significant part of their childhood.
Star Wars Weekends are coming back to Disney’s Hollywood Studios Fridays through Sundays starting May 16th and ending on June 15th. The weekends are packed with character meet and greets, autograph sessions with stars, parades, Jedi Training Academies and stage shows.
An official announcement was made by the Disney Company that Mark Hamill, the actor who portrayed Luke Skywalker will be appearing from June 6th-8th. Mr. Hamill will be appearing daily in the popular “Legends of the Force” parade and a talk show.
This year fans will also enjoy a special fireworks event that features Star Wars characters and themed beverages and food options.
Some fans go all out with dressing up as their favorite characters and the meet and greets alone are incredible fun. Additional merchandise locations are set-up for the weekends as well as some prime locations and backdrops for photographs.
Disney always adds additional celebrities to their appearance roster for the events. They will be updating the official website as celebrities are confirmed. You can view the website here.
May the vacation planning force be with you!