Top 5 Tips for Making the Most of Star Wars Weekends

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Are you planning on traveling to a galaxy far, far away for Star Wars™ Weekends? Star Wars™ fans will love these themed weekend events held at Disney’s Hollywood Studios from May 16, 2024 – June 15, 2014. Featuring your favorite Star Wars™ celebrities, creatures, and members of the Empire, you’ll enjoy special experiences, a celebrity motorcade, and an impressive fireworks show.

As you can imagine, these weekends are hugely popular; here are some tips to help make your experience out-of-this-world!

Check out the Schedule – When it comes to knowing what’s offered at Star Wars™ Weekends, don’t underestimate the power of planning. Many websites (including Chip & Co.) include the weekend schedules of events and information about the special offerings available. This gives you a good idea of the things you might be interested in doing and helps you figure out the best use of time and Fastpass+ reservations.

Make Fastpass+ reservations – Did you know that you can make Fastpass+ reservations for special Star Wars™ Weekends events such as presentations, autograph signings, and more? These book up quickly, so booking them ahead of time really helps. You can always make Fastpass+ for your favorite rides and attractions as normal. For example, on my recent visit to Star Wars™ Weekends, I booked Star Tours, Toy Story Mania and a special event. *Note: You can only book Fastpass+ for autographs on the day of the event at park opening.

Dine with the characters of Star Wars – New to this year’s Star Wars™ Weekends are two character dining experiences. These include the Jedi Mickey’s Star Wars Dine at Hollywood & Vine and Star Wars™ Dine-In Galactic Breakfast at Sci-Fi Dine In. These are popular dining experiences, so make sure to book your ADR!

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Get to the motorcade early – And I mean early. This is an extraordinarily popular with a small pathway from the park entrance to the Star Wars Weekends™ Event Stage. The sidewalks get very packed and premium seating can be difficult, which means getting there early can be a huge help. Luckily, there’s a giant television screen at the stage with up-close images from the motorcade, so you get a chance to see your favorite Star Wars™ stars. You can also get premium seating by booking Fastpass+ or by purchasing a premium Star Wars™ Weekends package.

Head to a special experience/show — Perhaps the coolest part of Star Wars™ Weekends are the special experiences and shows. Some of the most popular include: Stars of the Saga (a talk show featuring the weekly Star Wars™ celebrities), Visit to the Maul starring Ray Park (a martial arts and stunt demonstration by stunt actor Ray Park who portrayed Darth Maul), and An Ewok’s Tale – My Short Story starring Warwick Davis (a presentation by Warwick Davis who portrayed Wicket the Ewok). Because of their popularity, you’ll want to get Fastpass+ or arrive for standby early. These are definitely worth the wait!

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Whether you’re planning on dining with Boba Fett or acting as the rebel spy on Star Tours, you’ll feel like you’re on a galactic journey during Star Wars™ Weekends. The most important tip of all? May the force be with…always!

Have you been to Star Wars™ Weekends? What are your tips for making the experience even more magical?

When Sarah isn’t sharing planning tips about the Walt Disney World Resort, you can find her at Gluten Free & Dairy Free at WDW where she writes dining reviews and shares tips and tricks about dining at Disney with a special diet.

 


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