If you’re a Star Wars aficionado, pack your bags and head to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando for one of the Star Wars Weekends. There are four separate events, and each one lasts three days, Friday through Sunday. The 2011 Star Wars Weekends will be on May 20-22, May 27-29, June 3-5, and June 10-12.
During Star Wars Weekends, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be invaded by Storm Troopers, Sith Lords, Jedi Knights, aliens, droids, cuddly Ewoks, and other characters from the Star Wars movies and The Clone Wars television shows. There will also be some Star Wars celebrities on hand, and you can get their autographs.
If your kids are Jedi wannabes, they’ll love the Jedi Training Academy for the ages 4-12 visitors. There, they’ll learn the art of handling a lightsabre and ready themselves to do battle with the most crafty evil-doers in the universe by implementing the powerful Force.
The Junior Jedi Knights might even have to face Darth Vader himself! Their training will also teach them to use their minds, and they’ll need this when they face the Jedi Council. Check the Entertainment Guide in the park to discover the show times.
Something else you won’t want to miss is Star Tours – The Adventure Continues. This attraction is in amazing 3-D, and there are several different versions of the adventure.
You’ll take a journey with R2-D3 and C-3PO aboard a Starspeeder and enjoy a simulated zip through distant galaxies. You never know who or what you might encounter on your deep-space travels!
Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios has something for everyone, with live shows, music, comedy, presentations, and Star Wars memorabilia. Don’t forget your camera. May the Force be with you in Orlando!