Star Wars Weekends will return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios from May 18 through June 10, 2012. The hosts from last year will return – James Arnold Taylor (voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi - Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and Ashley Eckstein (voice of Ahsoka Tano - Star Wars: The Clone Wars) will be the celebrity hosts. The celebrities and some daily activities have been announced.
Here’s the scheduled celebrity lineup for Star Wars Weekends 2012 (subject to change):
Weekend I (May 18 – 20)
- Ray Park – (Darth Maul – Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
- Jerome Blake (Rune Haako/Mas Amedda – Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
- Dee Bradley Baker (voice of Clone Captain Rex and Clone Commander Cody – Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
- Andy Secombe (Watto – Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
- Ray Park (Darth Maul – Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
- Tom Kane (voice of Yoda – Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
Weekend III (June 1 -3)
- Jake Lloyd (Anakin Skywalker – Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
- Silas Carson (Nute Gunray/Ki-Adi-Mundi – Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
- (Star Wars: The Clone Wars voice talent – currently TBD)
Weekend IV (June 8- 10)
- Michonne Bourriague (Aurra Sing – Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
- Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett – Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi)
- Daniel Logan (Boba Fett – Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones)
- Nika Futterman (voice of Asajj Ventress – Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
Most of the daily events are still being scheduled. Here are some tips and notes that are currently announced:
- “Hyperspace Hoopla” is a high-energy, one-of-a-kind show is a chance to see some of the famed Star Wars characters performing like never before. It will take place on a stage in front of the Sorcerer Mickey hat on Hollywood Blvd., and is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. each event evening.
- Autograph opportunities as always, are available for no additional charge and the autograph lines will once again be handled via a FastPass-type system. The meet-and-greet session/autograph opportunities are extremely limited, so guests need to arrive early to receive a FastPass. Remember, autograph opportunities are not the only place to see the celebrities. Star Wars stars take part in fun throughout the day in Star Wars-themed talk shows, behind-the-scenes presentations, the gala “Legends of the Force” parade and more.
Check out videos highlighting last years event below and click here for more information about 2012 Star Wars Weekends.