2014 Star Wars Weekends Celebrity Lineup Announced and More

by on April 23, 2014 2 Comments

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Star Wars Weekends 2012One of the highlights of Star Wars Weekends is the ability to meet the Star Wars stars of the screen and TV. It is always a hodgepodge of celebrities that make an appearance at this popular event, ranging from stars of the original saga, all the way to the celebrities who lend their talents to the more recent offerings.

This year brings a wide range of celebs to the five Star Wars Weekends, which are scheduled to take place Fridays through Sundays, May 16 to June 15. Many favorites are returning (like Peter Mayhew, Warwick Davis, Ray Park, and Billy Dee Williams), and a few new additions have been added to the schedule (such as John Ratzenberger, Mark Hamill, and some voice actors from the upcoming Star Wars Rebels series). Here is a full list of who you can expect to see and when:

Weekend I:May 16-18 

  • Ahmed Best: Jar Jar Binks (Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace; Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones; Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith; Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
  • Peter Mayhew: Chewbacca (Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith; Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope; Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back; Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi; Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
  • Vanessa Marshall: Hera Syndulla (Star Wars Rebels)

Weekend II: May 23-25

  • Warwick Davis: Wicket W. Warrick (Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi); Wald (Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace)
  • Jeremy Bulloch: Boba Fett (Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back; Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi); Capt. Jeremoch Colton (Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith)
  • Tiya Sircar: Sabine Wren (Star Wars Rebels)

Weekend III: May 30-June 1

  • Ray Park: Darth Maul (Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace)
  • John Ratzenberger: Major Bren Derlin (Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back)
  • Taylor Gray: Ezra Bridger (Star Wars Rebels)

Weekend IV: June 6-8

  • Mark Hamill: Luke Skywalker (Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope; Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back; Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi); Darth Bane (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) (Keep in mind that originally, it was stated that Mark Hamill will not be participating in the autograph sessions. This may have changed, but it is something to keep in mind in case he does not.)
  • Ray Park: Darth Maul (Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace)
  • Billy Dee Williams: Lando Calrissian (Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back; Star Wars: Episode – VI Return of the Jedi)
  • Taylor Gray: Ezra Bridger (Star Wars Rebels)

Weekend V: June 13-15

  • Dee Bradley Baker: Captain Rex/the Clones, Bossk and several additional characters (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
  • Cat Taber: Padmé Amidala and several additional characters (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
  • Tom Kane: Yoda, the series’ narrator and several additional characters (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
  • Matt Lanter: Anakin Skywalker and several additional characters (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
  • Steve Blum: Zeb Orrelios (Star Wars Rebels)

In order to meet any of the celebrities during the Weekends, keep in mind that Disney will be utilizing FASTPASS tickets. Guests will need to arrive early to obtain a FASTPASS, because only a limited number are available per celebrity. FASTPASS tickets and wristbands can be obtained at the main entrance to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, to the right of the turnstiles. Each guest must be present to receive a FASTPASS ticket. You may not obtain FASTPASS tickets for other members of your party. Your FASTPASS will indicate your autograph return time. When it’s time to return to meet the celebrity, you must proceed to the Celebrity Autograph location, found in Echo Lake, and you must show your FASTPASS wristband and present your FASTPASS ticket.

Once all the FASTPASS bands have been distributed for the day, stand-by tickets may be issued, but do keep in mind that those do not guarantee you the chance to meet the celebrity. Also, keep in mind that during Star Wars Weekends celebrities are subject to change.

In addition, returning this year for their Star Wars Weekends hosting duties will be James Arnold Taylor (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and Ashley Eckstein (Star Wars: The Clone Wars). These two will serve as your masters of ceremonies during each and every weekend and will be there to host some of the fantastic shows that occur during the event.

In other Star Wars Weekends news, Disney has also released the new Feel the Force Premium VIP Package. Those who are willing to partake may buy this special package, which grants them the right to a reserved premium viewing area for both the Legends of the Force: Star Wars Celebrity Motorcade and the Symphony in the Stars fireworks. Both offer guests exclusive dining experiences – during the motorcade beverages and snacks will be provided and during the fireworks, there will be a Star Wars-themed dessert party. You will also receive a souvenir Disney PhotoPass card, as well as a few complimentary Star Wars photos.

The cost for this package is $54 for adults and $32 for children ages 3-9. For more information on the VIP Package, please click here.

Star Wars Weekends is included in your Disney’s Hollywood Studios admission. The excitement is in the air. Can you feel it?

Posted on April 23, 2014

2 Responses to “2014 Star Wars Weekends Celebrity Lineup Announced and More”

  • Other than the opportunity to meet celebrities and sign autographs, what else do we get to do on the Star Wars weekend? We have never been before, and I want to know what to add to our touring plan.