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PostSubject: Star Wars Weekends 2008   Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:15 pm


All right we are only a few months away, and though neither Disneyworld.com or Star Wars.com has announced anything yet, MICKEYBEAST has found an official announcment on the dates for this year
"Star Wars Weekends returns to Disney's Hollywood Studios

Regina Hinrichs, DIS Senior Editor

regina@wdwinfo.com

Jedi knights and droids will once again join forces for the return of the popular Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Beginning on June 6 through June 29, guests can take part in this special celebration each Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A regular Disney's Hollywood Studios admission is needed to attend this event. The centerpiece of this celebration is the Star Tours attraction where guests can take a light speed trip to the moon of Endor aboard their star speeder. All six of the Star Wars films will be represented: Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. Guests will have opportunities to meet Star Wars characters. In the past there's ben Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Queen Amidala, as well as Wookies, Jawas and Ewoks. There's a little known Jedi Knight who always makes appearances; none other than Mickey Mouse himself wielding a light saber and ready to pose for a one of a kind photo. The ABC Theatre will be the site where Star Wars celebrities are interveiwed. Actors, actresses and the creative forces behind this popular series of films provide fascinating glimpses into what it's like to be a part of movie history. Obi-Wanna-Be’s will be chosen throughout the day. The lucky children selected will go to the “Jedi Training Academy” with a focus on lightsaber skills. Once they’ve honed their technique, they’ll be pitted against Darth Vader. Guests 12 and under can test their Star Wars knowledge when they appear in front of the Jedi Council at the Padawan Mind Challenge. Behind the Force lets you see what went into the making of the Star Wars movies. A Galaxy of Collectibles will be on display and available for purchase at the Tatooine Traders shop adjacent to the Star Tours attraction. There will be event-exclusive merchandise including limited edition pins as well as posters, clothing, medallions, and other items that commemorate this special occasion. At the end of each day's events, Hyperspace Hoopla brings fans and the Star Wars characters together for a fun and exciting conclusion to the activities."

So, does anyone not know what Star Wars weekends is, (if so i will explain) who has been to it at Disney World before, and who is planning to go this year? I have a list here that i will keep track of Smile

Those Who Plan to Go To SWW '08
1. darthstich
2. ladyvader

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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Weekends 2008   Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:39 pm

And remember if you want to attend Star Wars Weekends and want autographs of the visiting celebrities you need to arrive early. And make sure you ask the cast members where is the line for the fast passes that will be given out for the meet and greet. It is on a first come, first serve basis. And more often than not the passes are gone after only a few hours after park opening. Good luck, and may the force be with you.
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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Weekends 2008   Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:17 pm

This just in:


http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/wdw/parks/specialEvents?id=StarWarsWeekendsSpecialEventPage&bhcp=1
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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Weekends 2008   Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:27 am

We have two official Guests! According to Dave Prowse's, the person inside Darth Vader's suit in the original trilogy, website, he will be at SWW on the thirteenth through 16th which is the second weekend of the event, and Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbaca in the three original and Revenge of the Sith, will come back once again, the same weekend as Dave, according to His Site.

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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Weekends 2008   Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:55 pm

Wow - that would be a cool weekend to go! Chewie & DarthVader himself!

Now, if only James Earl Jones & Ray Park were there that weekend - I'd definitely go to WDW...

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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Weekends 2008   Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:27 pm

WDWinfo.com Has a few more rumored Stars!

Warwick Davis Hosting all four weekends

June 6 - 8

* TBA
* TBA

June 13 - 15

* Peter Mayhew ("Chewbacca")
* David Prowse ("Darth Vader")

June 20 - 22

* Matt Wood ("General Grievous")
* TBA

June 27 - 29

* Jeremy Bulloch ("Boba Fett")
* TBA

These are still just rumors, though WDWinfo is usually pretty good with there rumors

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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Weekends 2008   Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:40 pm

The first SWW Exclusive to be announced is a set of Five Star Tours Droids including Capn. Rex, R2-D2, and C-3PO. Read more about it here

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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Weekends 2008   Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:59 pm

Disneyworld.com has updated their site with some SWW Celeb info.

All 4 weekends:

* Celebrity Host, Warwick Davis ("Wicket the Ewok")


Weekend 1 (June 6-8 )

* Daniel Logan (young "Boba Fett")
* Celebrity to be announced; stay tuned for updates!


Weekend 2 (June 13-15)

* Peter Mayhew ("Chewbacca")
* David Prowse ("Darth Vader")


Weekend 3 (June 2-22)

* Matt Wood ("General Grievous")
* Celebrity to be announced; stay tuned for updates!


Weekend 4 (June 27-29)

* Jeremy Bulloch ("Boba Fett")
* Celebrity to be announced; stay tuned for updates!

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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Weekends 2008   Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:12 pm

TheForce.net has a new list Which i so hope is true, and i will add my comentaries in Parentheses.

Notice Jeremy Bulloch's been switched to week one and that Amy Allen and Dave Filoni have been added.

Week 1: (Fett Weekend)
Daniel Logan (Young Bobba Fett "Star Wars: Episode II") (Awesome Dude and i think you teenage Girls will like him... a lot)
Jeremy Bulloch (Bobba Fett "Star Wars: Episode V" and "VI") (As cool as Cool Comes.)

Week 2: (The Unseen Stars)
David Prowse (Inside the Darth Vader Suit "Star Wars: Episode IV," "V," and "VI") (Usually James Earl Jones and Hayden Christenson get the title of being "Darth Vader" but this is the main Homie who Does it all, and wears the Vader name Proudly)
Peter Mayhew (Inside the Chewbaca Suit "Star Wars: Episode III," "IV," V, and "VI") (Tall as a Tree, but is as fun as having the Real Chewbaca there)

Week 3: (From Behind the Camera to the Front)
Matthew Wood (The Voice of General Grevious "Star Wars Episode III") (He did some minor Parts in Episode I But has worked behind the scenes on all three Prequel Movies)
Amy Allen (Aayla Secura "Star Wars Episode II" and "III") (Also a Behind the Scenes in all the Prequels, But got a Break in Episode II as the Blue Skinned Jedi, plus she is gorgeous, so so so so gorgeous)

Week 4: ("Begun the Clone Wars Have")
Dave Filoni (Clone Wars director) (He is the head of the upcoming Star Wars: Clone Wars TV Series)
TBD (waiting for final approval)

Update: Starwars.com has confirmed this list

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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Weekends 2008   Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:25 pm

Starwars.com has just announced that the second person on the 4th weekend will be Jake Lloyd, who played Anakin Skywalker in Episode I.

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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Weekends 2008   Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:49 pm

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Amy Allen (Aayla Secura "Star Wars Episode II" and "III") (Also a Behind the Scenes in all the Prequels, But got a Break in Episode II as the Blue Skinned Jedi, plus she is gorgeous, so so so so gorgeous)

Awwww.... Our DarthStich has a crush.... Isn't that cuuuuuute! Embarassed

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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Weekends 2008   Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:56 pm

The Weekend Exclusive Pins, and the Logo for this year Have Been Announced today!!

http://eventservices.disney.go.com/pintrading/eventPins?id=25859

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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Weekends 2008   Wed May 14, 2008 9:55 am

The Star Wars adventures continue on Aug. 15 with the theatrical release of Star Wars: The Clone Wars from Lucasfilm Animation, and this year's Star Wars Weekends will offer fans an exciting, in-depth look at the making of this big-screen animated epic.

Among the features at this year's Star Wars Weekends will be "Behind the Force -- Experience The Clone Wars," an exploration of the creation of this groundbreaking Star Wars feature film. During "Experience The Clone Wars," fans will get a chance to meet a representative of Lucasfilm Ltd. and, at the culmination of the presentation, see an exclusive clip of Star Wars: The Clone Wars that can be seen only at Disney's Hollywood Studios during Star Wars Weekends.

"The Clone Wars is Star Wars as you've never seen it before, so it makes sense The Clone Wars at Star Wars Weekends that we're offering fans at Star Wars Weekends something completely unique -- an early glimpse at a Star Wars movie," said Kayleen Walters, director of marketing for Lucasfilm Ltd. "We're working with Disney to create an event no Star Wars fan will want to miss."

In addition, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Disney's Hollywood Studios will offer a host of surprises throughout the four weekends, promising to bring an unprecedented level of "sneak preview" excitement and fun to the popular Star Wars Weekends.

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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Weekends 2008   Wed May 28, 2008 9:40 pm

Hey i found a good article for you SWW First Timers

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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Weekends 2008   Fri May 30, 2008 1:33 pm

Ok Guys i got three rumors that a CM told me last and i am only going to tell you two straight out. One is Hayden Christenson Might make an apperance one of the weekends, two is George might be coming Weekend 4. And one that this CM was certain about lol.

A very special unscheduled guest will be coming on weekend 4. All i will tell you is that he is from the Original Trilogy and in another character of his shares a love of a fashion accessory with Capn. Jack Sparrow

Ask me not, for i shant tell you any more except GO ON WEEKEND 4!!!!!

Also, the SWW Merchandise has finally been anounced

One more thing, 100 points for the team of the first person who can figure out my riddle of who is coming, but you will get it at the end of next month Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Weekends 2008   Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:57 pm

Hey guys Here is Week One's Guide Map where everything will be

http://sww.studioscentral.com/main/content/full-2008-star-wars-weekend-schedule

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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Weekends 2008   Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:14 pm

Big Figs anyone?
http://starwarsblog.starwars.com/index.php/2008/06/04/new-star-wars-disney-figures-coming-this-fall/#more-897

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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Weekends 2008   Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:05 am

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Ok Guys i got three rumors that a CM told me last and i am only going to tell you two straight out. One is Hayden Christenson Might make an apperance one of the weekends, two is George might be coming Weekend 4. And one that this CM was certain about lol.

A very special unscheduled guest will be coming on weekend 4. All i will tell you is that he is from the Original Trilogy and in another character of his shares a love of a fashion accessory with Capn. Jack Sparrow

Ask me not, for i shant tell you any more except GO ON WEEKEND 4!!!!!

Also, the SWW Merchandise has finally been anounced

One more thing, 100 points for the team of the first person who can figure out my riddle of who is coming, but you will get it at the end of next month Wink

Harrison Ford is going to weekend 4? I bet your heart skipped a beat when you heard that, didn't you? LOL... BTW - the fashion accessory I'm assuming you're talking about is a hat (Jack loved his hat, and Indiana Jones is known for his hat and his whip).

I would love to meet George Lucas - that would be cool. Hey - maybe you could ask him to endorse this awesome site!

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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Weekends 2008   Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:03 pm

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darthstich wrote:
Ok Guys i got three rumors that a CM told me last and i am only going to tell you two straight out. One is Hayden Christenson Might make an apperance one of the weekends, two is George might be coming Weekend 4. And one that this CM was certain about lol.

A very special unscheduled guest will be coming on weekend 4. All i will tell you is that he is from the Original Trilogy and in another character of his shares a love of a fashion accessory with Capn. Jack Sparrow

Ask me not, for i shant tell you any more except GO ON WEEKEND 4!!!!!

Also, the SWW Merchandise has finally been anounced

One more thing, 100 points for the team of the first person who can figure out my riddle of who is coming, but you will get it at the end of next month Wink

Harrison Ford is going to weekend 4? I bet your heart skipped a beat when you heard that, didn't you? LOL... BTW - the fashion accessory I'm assuming you're talking about is a hat (Jack loved his hat, and Indiana Jones is known for his hat and his whip).

I would love to meet George Lucas - that would be cool. Hey - maybe you could ask him to endorse this awesome site!

Lol Totally

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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Weekends 2008   Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:54 pm

Steve Sansweet coming to Star Wars Weekends/

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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Weekends 2008   Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:26 am

Star Wars.com has a little Weekend one Recap for you guys

http://www.starwars.com/video/view/000648.html

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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Weekends 2008   Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:40 pm

That Russion doll pic idea is a cool one! Maybe we should start doing that every time we go to a Disney park - a pic of yourself in front of a castle, or Epcot's Spaceship Earth, or DHS' Sorcerer's Hat, etc....

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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Weekends 2008   Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:24 am

Ok My Overview of SWW '08

Cons:

I. Having to order the Big Figs online is kinda a bear on avid goers and those that come specifically for the Merchandise.
II. It kinda was a little far apart with the meet and greet areas this year, not to mention that for the first three Weekends the Bounty Hunters were right next to Buzz and Woody.
III. It got a little confusing with Jedi Mickey only doing sparatic meet and greets.
IV. Behind the Force was just a big Clone Wars Commercial for the most part and not very informative.
V. With the Opening of Toy Story Mania and Journey into Narnia: Prince Caspian during the weekends, we had very different crowds bumping heads some times, though it was cool to have Warwick Davis, SWW Host and Star in Prince Caspian, at that premiere.
VI. Weekend one had the High School Musical School's Out Show on Streets of America right in the Middle of the Star Wars Stuff. It was just to weird to see Darth Maul walking by as everyone is dancing to "We're All in This Together."

Pros:

I. New Disney/Star Wars Crossover Characters. Goofy as Darth Vader, Minnie as Leia, and Donald as a Stormtrooper were great alongside Jedi Mickey.
II. Unscheduled Guest Steve Sansweet was a nice touch though fans got over excited about hearing about a surprise guest and got a bit disappointed.
III. Merchandise Store Was Fantastic this year and everything flowed very well.
IV. Big Figs not for sale during the Weekends is also a good thing because it kills down those crazy Merchandise hounds and makes it a bit easier on those actually coming for a genuine SWW experience.
V. Excellent Guest List and nice seeing Warwick Back as Host.
VI. Awesome that an actual live person was able to talk in the Behind the Force Show and be available for Q & A after, especially when it was one of the Weekends Guests.

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PostSubject: Re: Star Wars Weekends 2008   Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:57 pm

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Ok My Overview of SWW '08

VI. Weekend one had the High School Musical School's Out Show on Streets of America right in the Middle of the Star Wars Stuff. It was just to weird to see Darth Maul walking by as everyone is dancing to "We're All in This Together."

C'mon - I know you were singing along...

What time is it? It's Star Wars time....

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