Star Wars Weekends 2008
Star Wars Weekends 2008
Choose your destiny and journey to a "galaxy far, far away". Come face to face with your favorite Star Wars heroes and villains, test your knowledge of trivia, or take flight in Star Tours — the ultimate Star Wars adventure — during Star Wars Weekends at the Disney's Hollywood Studios™.
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays June 6 - 29, 2008
Admission to Disney's Hollywood Studios™ required.
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Well, this is a special treat! We'll be there during a Star Wars weekend, and Sunday the 14th is slated for our major Studios day. Can anyone who's been in to these in the past share a little insight as to what we might expect? Of course, we do suspect that it will be a sight more crowded than usual, but we'll be prepared for that with being there before opening and getting the major rides out of the way first, and utilizing fastpass. But what kind of activities and such are there, usually? Is it really neat with lots of Star Wars stuff going on?
I wonder if we should plan to hit the Studios a little Friday evening to get some normal stuff out of the way.
2 visits as a child
6/97, 6/01, 6/04: All-Star Sports
12/05, 6/08: Pop Century
May-June/10: Animal Kingdom Lodge
5/11: All-Star Sports 1 night Epcot Flower & Garden
May 2013 POFQ (25th anniversary!)
We have been waiting to book our trip, based on Star Wars Weekend. I just checked the Disney Web site, though, and can not confirm any dates. It still says to check back. Any ideas on why this is?
ah first i heard of it happening....too bad i was hoping for May dates so i could catch a less expensive season...
i avoid going in summer
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As sports 2
AS music 2
DD 4 times
12- 13 WL & CSR & ASM
3-14 POR, AS sports and Dolphin
6-14 Univ & CSR
6-15 WL, SSR.
11- 15. AOA mermaid rm, OKw
Sept 16..CSR, FW, AKL, POR
Star Wars weekends are in many ways just like Star Tours....
In my opinion..a failure to capitalize on a potentially wonderful theme park experience....
I think it's telling that Six Flags are able to create better synergy with the DC comics franchise (and seldom kids even read comic books anymore)...than Lucas and Disney could do with Star Wars
IT's really a shame
the weekends are nice...but they are basically just some character signings and kid games...very disney...but fail to capitalize on something that could be exciting to a wider range of the public
Yeah!!!! I'll be there during Starwars weekends. I had hoped when I booked my trip that I would get lucky enough to participate. I'll enjoy it more than the kids.
We just found (2005) that it was more crowded than we wanted to deal with. My husband is a HUGE Star Wars fan, but he didn't think that it was worth it. It was so hard to get around, and the only thing cool was seeing the Storm Troopers on the building room coming in. He liked buying his shirt and I have a Jedi Mickey, but he wouldn't go again. (Of course, now we homeschool and can go any other time but summer!)
I need my yearly Disney fix!!! and I'm booked for FREE Dining again!!!
*******Aug. 29-Sept. 8, 2009--All Star Music
******Dec. 13-19, 2008--POP
*****Aug. 30-Sept. 9, 2008--POP
***Sept. 2006-- All Star Movies & OKW
*Mar. 2000--All Star Movies
Ive been down there for star wars weekend 3 times in the past. They seem to be starting later than normal this year.Usually it ends the first or second week in June. There are alot of things to do. There are characters walking all over the park. Star Wars trivia shows, certain stars from the films ( Ive got pictures and have met Warwick Davis-Wickett, Pete Mayhew-Chewie, Jake LLoyd-young Anakin, and Rick Mcallum). The parade is good as well with all the marching stormtroopers. Be advised if traveling with kids tho that the first weekend of June in all the Florida Theme parks is "Gay Days", so plan your trip accordingly.
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I'm so depressed....SWW have usually been in May. I knew they had to move it to June last year due to the 30th anniversary celebrations going on in California. We booked our vacation for May 2008 (a year ago) in the hopes that we would hit SWW....no such luck. My DD is so depressed....she was so looking forward to chasing the "hot Anakins" again.
1980, 1983-1986, 1988, 1992, 1993
July 2001 -POFQ
May 2006, May 2008, May 2010 -Wilderness Lodge
Dec. 2011-Port Orleans Riverside
Sept. 2012 - Port Orleans Riverside Royal Room
May 11-25, 2013 - Polynesian Resort
Next trip: Dec. 14-20, 2014 - Wilderness Lodge
I would really like to make it to one of the weekends sometime, but it won't be this year.
Steve (aka brownie)
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ASMv 4/00, 10/01, 11/03
POP 11-12/10, 3/12, 10/12 (ICOT15)
POR 9/04, 1/16 (WDW Marathon Weekend)
Disneyland 6/07, 1/15 (Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend)
Disney Dream 8/14
crowded but alot of fun
Yes the star wars weekends are very crowded, but they are alot of fun- if you are a Star wars fan you should not miss it,.
We went last year and had such a terrific time-
If you plan it well, and don't expect to go on too many rides- it can be alot of fun
DVC since 02, Poly 89-90, Tokyo 98, CB 99, Swan 01, WL 06 ,08 & 10, BLT 11, HHI 12, OKW 12-13, BC 03-05, 07-09 & 11 & 13,
Contemporary 05 & 13, GC DLR 15, VeroBeach 16, AoA 16
"There's Blood on the saddle, and Blood all around...."Big Al-
This changes EVERYTHING
We planned a 6/14 - 6/22 trip this year. Both weekends are going to be SW. We're not big fans (two girls) but will check it out. It makes me really happy we got the Brown Derby Fantasmic package for the 21st. At least we won't have to worry about seating.
Then: #runICOT 1/16
GC Disneyland 10/15
BWV #runICOT 1/14
VBR and BCV 7/13
AoA 10/12 iCOT 15th!
VBR, OKW, Magic, & AKL 5/12
BCV, BLT, Dream 8/11
AKV & DCL Magic 5/09
POR 11/08 (no KIDS)
AKL - 5/06
I am Psyched!!!! Could not make it last year as DW was going through chemo...but all is well and she said we can go. I think we may try the second week....will probably wait to see who the guests are this year.
2002- Three Times
2003- Three times
2006- October and Christmas
2007- The year of the annual pass!!!
2008- Concierge at the POLY!!!!
2009- Birthdays in January and March!!!!
2010- Lots of trips..Too many to count!!
I went to Star Wars Weekends last year, and vowed not to go back... The crowds were crazy.... As much as I enjoy Star Wars, staying away from this event makes all too much sense.... For those who are going, I hope you enjoy.... I rather go in October, for Halloween....
Son of Jor-El.. Kneel before Zod...
TRICIA JONES: I heard that you were going to propose to Brandi Svenning at some theme park. When are men going to learn that women want ROMANCE, not Mr. Toad's Wild Ride...
BRODIE: Hey, now, be fair. EVERYONE wants Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.
I went to Star Wars weekend last year for the first time. I thought it was great. The lines were long for the characters, but the pics were well worth it. My youngest son loved it, so we are taking my oldest son back June 20-23.
One hint, I would get there as early as you can...I think we arrived at front gates 45 minutes early and there was already a huge crowd.
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First visit to Disney World 1991
Countless visits since
Most recent: Oct 2006
October 2007-2 weeks
Oct 2009- HHI Disney Vacation