Star Wars Weekends which are held each year at Disney's Hollywood Studios certainly ranks amongst the favorite of all of the Walt Disney World Resort Special Events.
Since there is so much to tell about Star Wars Weekends, held during weekends from: May 22nd - June 14th, we will break this down into parts. This article will discuss the many guest stars that make their appearances during these special weekends.
Each year Disney is able to arrange for at least two guest stars that played a role in one or more of the Star Wars Movies. Some stars make appearances regular appearances almost every year, while others may only appear once.
Here is the list of guest stars and the dates they will be attending Star Wars Weekends:
Jay Laga'aia who played Captain Typho is serving as the celebrity host during all 4 weekends this year.
May 22nd -24th: Ray Park, Warwick Davis, and James Arnold Taylor
Ray played the treacherous Darth Maul in Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Warwick is best known for playing Wicket the Ewok in Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi. James is the voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi in The Clone Wars.
Warwick has been coming to the Star Wars Weekends almost every year and he is very nice and does a wonderful job. He is very entertaining and is quite the engaging speaker.
May 29th - 31st: Peter Mayhew & Matthew Wood
Peter starred as Chewbacca in 4 of the 6 Star Wars movies and he attends the SWW every year. Matthew was the supervising sound director for Revenge of the Sith and The Clone Wars.
June 5th - 7th: Jeremy Bulloch, David Prowse, and Matt Lanter
Jeremy portrayed the bounty hunter Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi. David Prowse is the man who played Darth Vader in Episodes 4, 5, & 6 although you probably always associated James Earl Jones with Darth Vader since he did the voice. Matt is the Voice of Anakin Skywalker in The Clone Wars.
June 12th - 14th: Dave Filoni and Temuera Morrison
Dave is the Supervising Director for The Clone Wars and Temuera played Jango Fett and the face of the clones in Episodes 2 & 3.
The Stars Up Close
The guest stars are available to meet, get their autographs, and listen to them in special interview sessions. They are also seen each day in a special Star Wars Parade. It is quite a thrill if you are a Star Wars fan to be able to see some of these people that played prominent roles in these wonderful movies. I think it is even more interesting to hear their stories that they tell about their experiences making the movies.
Star Wars Weekends
These four weekends are a lot of fun whether you are a die hard Star Wars fan or not. All of the costumed characters that are seen throughout the park, along with the fans that are also in costume, make this truly a fun event to attend. The Star Wars related activities are included free with your regular admission to Disney's Hollywood Studios.
If you want even more in depth information regarding Star Wars Weekends I recommend visiting: http://www.starwarsweekends.net/