Star Wars™ Weekends return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Star Wars™ Weekends are back at Disney’s Hollywood Studios May 16 – June 15, 2014! The event, which takes place Friday – Sunday, is jam-packed full of special entertainment, characters and dining experiences celebrating the popular Star Wars films and the television series Star Wars™: The Clone Wars.

New Dining Experiences

Two brand-new character dining options are being added to the event this year. Fuel up for a day at Hollywood Studios with the Star Wars Dine-In Galactic Breakfast” at Sci-Fi Dine-In Theatre ($47.99 for adults and $29.99 for children). Mingle with Star Wars personalities while movie moments from the trilogy play out on the big screen. For dinner, join Mickey and Friends (dressed in their Star Wars best) for “Jedi Mickey’s Star Wars Dine at Hollywood & Vine” ($47.99 for adults and $29.99 for children). The interactive meal is sure to be out-of-this-world with music and a delicious dinner buffet. Included with both the breakfast and dinner is a digital photograph memento. These new limited-time dining experiences will be available daily May 4 – June 15, 2014.

New “Feel the Force Premium Package”

Take in the popular Legends of the Force: Star Wars™ Celebrity Motorcade and the Symphony in the Stars fireworks from an exclusive reserved viewing area. Light snacks and beverages will be served during the Motorcade (11am daily during the event). The fireworks will be accompanied by a special Star Wars-themed dessert party. Also included is a souvenir Disney PhotoPass® card with a series of complimentary Star Wars™ photos. This special-ticketed event occurs daily during the event May 16-June 15, 2014, and is priced at $54 for adults and $32 for children (tax and gratuity included).

Returning Star Wars Favorites

Special themed entertainment will be back for 2014 including:

  • Official opening of Disney’s Hollywood Studios with Stormtroopers at the Gate
  • Padawan Mind Challenge (interactive trivia game designed for ages 4 – 11)
  • Jedi Training Academy (ages 12 & under, also available year-round)
  • Meet-and-greet opportunities with Star Wars characters (and some Disney characters in their Star Wars finest)!
  • Autograph sessions and celebrity guests (Mark Hamill, June 6 – 8 only!)
  • Behind-the-scenes presentations at the Premiere Theater

Classic Upgrade: Star Tours – The Adventures Continue

MH star tours 2.0 disneylandAt the risk of being branded blasphemous, I’ll admit I was slow to notice all the differences between the original Star Tours attraction and its 2011 revamp. Yes, I get that the entire film itself is brand new. I’m fully aware that eleven randomized scenes have been installed. I applaud the addition of the randomized scenes because they amount to a possible 54 different journeys through classic Star Wars communities and interactions with beloved Star Wars characters.

My main excuse for such ignorance is that I hadn’t ridden the original attraction in nearly a decade before riding the upgrade. The traits I remembered from the original were still present in the new film: our Starspeeders lurching to and fro, explosions rattling us in our chairs and C-3PO hysterically bumbling about.

MH star tours 2.0Our daughter, Emily, just took her first Star Tours flight this past fall (at right).


Location: Find Star Tours – The Adventures Continue in the Echo Lake area of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World Resort, and in the Tomorrowland section of Disneyland Park, Disneyland Resort.

Touring Tip: For more Star Wars fun, check out Star Wars™ Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios May 16 – June 15, 2014.