Star Wars Weekends Announces Celebrity Lineup


If Celebration is the gigantic gas giant that exerts its gravitational pull on every Star Wars fan within a few parsecs every year, then Star Wars Weekends is one of its moons, perhaps smaller in size and reputation, but no less an attractive visit for many Padawans.

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And now we know of a few stars who’ll be landing on that moon come next month.

Organizers have officially announced what celebrities will be appearing at this year’s Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, which run for five weekends starting May 15. Check out the full list of actors and what dates they’ll be appearing below:

Weekend I (May 15–17)

  • Ian McDiarmid (Senator/Emperor Palpatine)
  • Amy Allen (Aayla Secura)
  • Tiya Sircar (Sabine Wren)

Weekend II (May 22–24)

  • Warwick Davis (Wald, Wicket W. Warrick)
  • Silas Carson (Ki-Adi-Mundi, Nute Gunray)
  • Vanessa Marshall (Hera Syndulla)

Weekend III (May 29-31)

  • Warwick Davis (Wald, Wicket W. Warrick)
  • Daniel Logan (Boba Fett)
  • Steve Blum (Zeb Orrelios)

Weekend IV (June 5-7)

  • Ray Park (Darth Maul)
  • Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett)
  • Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano)

Weekend V (June 12-14)

  • Frank Oz (Yoda)
  • Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca)
  • Taylor Gray (Ezra Bridger)

In addition, James Arnold Taylor, who provided the voice for Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, will be hosting the event every weekend. Ashley Eckstein will also be at every single day of Weekends, although she’s only an official guest for Weekend IV.

It looks like this year’s event will feature a new show based off of the first season of Rebels, including “a few surprises,” according to the official site.

As always, it looks like a stellar lineup for every weekend of the show. If I could only afford one weekend to attend, though, I would choose Weekend V, as it’s hard to beat seeing two iconic members of the original trilogy, along with the star of the new TV show. No matter what, May can’t get here soon enough.