It wouldn’t be May in Walt Disney World with out Star Wars Weekends. This year the event is running Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from May 17 – June 9th 2013. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Return of the Jedi.

According to the official events guide, the line up is as follows

  • The Return of Star Tours

This is the Star Tours attraction that was upgraded last year. The Attraction is now in 3D with various possible missions to launch into. A much smoother crisper version. If you’ve never done this before you’ll want o check this one out. Also due to the way the ride selects the missions there are lots of combinations. So you might want to try it out a few times more.

  • Celebrity Autographs

Action star Ray Park, who portrayed the Sith warrior Darth Maul on the silver screen, is one of the celebrity guests in Weekends I and II.
Actor Warwick Davis, known to Star Wars fans as everyone’s favorite Ewok, Wicket W. Warrick, is one of the guests during Weekends II and III.

  • Train, You Must

Kids under 12 can hone their lightsaber skills and prepare to do battle with Darth Vader himself at the Jedi Training Academy. And in the Padawan Mind Challenge, they can test their wits before the Jedi Council.

  • Hyperspace Hoopla!

Even as a non Star Wars fan, this is an amusing spectacular. It is a dance off between good and EVIL. I have known real Star Wars fans face palm themselves, muttering what!!!

  • Special Event Merchandise

The Merchandise has become an integeral part of the Star Wars Weekends. What started off like a bad pun has become a staple part of the line up. Darth’s Mall!!

By Alan

Alan has been part of the Disney fan community since early 2000. He has worked on and built many fan websites including and So If your looking for the best secrets of Walt Disney World or Secrets of the Magic Kingdom You can currently join him, Adam and Juz on the Disney Brit Podcast.

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