Top 10 Things to do at Star Wars Weekends

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There can be a lot to take in at Disney’s Star Wars Weekends and after the fun filled weekend I just had I have narrowed down the must do’s to a top 10 list. If you are going to any of the four remaining Star Wars Weekends then this list is for you, let’s begin:

10. Do at least 1 character meet and greet

This is one of the things you should do early in the morning when the lines are shorter. I would pick one Star Wars character you want to get a picture with because you will love being able to look back on it fondly and often.

DJ Lobot

9. Dance with DJ Lobot

In the evening when DJ Lobot comes out to the Hat Stage it is fun to grab a couple of friends and do a little dancing. Think you can’t dance? Well most of the people out there are not really dancing with skill so just get out there and let loose.

8. Ride Star Tours

This may seem obvious since it is Star Wars Weekends but there is something special about the atmosphere on the ride during this time of year. Ride it several times it is amazing to ride it with fellow Star Wars fanatics.

7. Watch the Parade

The parade is worth watching at least one time because there are the new Star Wars Rebels characters debuting this year and they do a fabulous job. In addition it is just a really fun time that brings the galaxy together. Try to get a spot towards the start of the parade route and unless you want to see the show at the hat stay put because you can see the celebrities a second time as they return to the backstage area.

6. See the Stormtrooper Opening

It is entertaining and is always current with our culture. This year there are some fun social media jokes.

5. Visit Darth’s Mall and the Ackbar Snackbar

The line can be long but be patient and once you get inside take a look around at all the fun merchandise. Make sure to go through the exclusives and collectibles line there are some cool things back there. The snackbar is awesome as well and you can get a cool drink in a Stormtrooper mug with a light up death star ice cube.

4. Watch the 3 Main Shows

behind the force

I highly recommend all three of the main shows. The Stars of the Saga is amazingly entertaining and worth seeing especially the stromtrooper pre show. The rebels show is awesome because you get to see clips of the new show and getting to meet the new voice over cast is very special. James Arnold Taylor’s show is always inspiring and watching him share his talents with the audience is amazing.

3. View the fireworks

The fireworks are a definite must say. I recommend not watching from close to the hat though. Try and be further back so you can get a full view of the sky.

2. Instagram and tweet using #SWWFINALE

This is a key hashtag to use because you could see the pictures you instagram and tweet on the big screen at the end of the night before the fireworks.

1. Get A Map and Save It

SW weekend map

Even if you are not a scrapbooker these maps have augmented reality capability and they are very cool. I would grab a few and save them.

If you are going to Star Wars Weekends I will be there too so give me shout on Twitter or Instagram @icecoldpenguin I would love to say hi.

May the Force Be With You

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