This has to be one of my favorite times of the year here in Florida and it is not because I get to wear my Stormtrooper costume. Star Wars Weekends is an annual special event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park that celebrates the epic space-fantasy Star Wars Saga and the new animated television series The Clone Wars. Join Jedi Masters, Sith Lords and Star Wars celebrities for special shows, presentations and memorabilia.
Fans of the Star Wars universe don’t have to travel to “a galaxy far, far away” to come face to face with droids, alien creatures and many of their favorite Star Wars characters.
Your younglings can hone their lightsaber skills and prepare to do battle with Darth Vader himself at the Jedi Training Academy. Prove yourself the master of trivia in contests with prize giveaways. Board a runaway Starspeeder on the Star Tours attraction, or stare in awe as visitors from Naboo, Endor and every planet between pass by in a motorcade.
In addition to all of the entertainment, there are plenty of conversations, autograph sessions and motorcades with the celebrities and creators of the Star Wars galaxy.
Hunting for a special collectible bounty? Grab a Disney’s FASTPASS ticket to ensure your place in line for celebrity autographs, or find special limited-edition merchandise to add to your collection at the Tatooine Traders store and other vendors around the Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park.
Each day ends with the Hyperspace Hoopla! show, where many favorites let loose with music, comedy, dancing and more.
With Ewoks, Wookiees, Stormtroopers, Jawas and more invading Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park, young Padawan Learners and their parents would be wise to have their cameras ready. Star Wars Weekends take place only once a year, so check back for the next event dates and plan your trip early. Do. Or do not. There is no try!
Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park admission is required. Star Wars Weekends events are included with admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park. Availability is limited for some events. Events may be cancelled at any time.
Star Wars: Jedi Training Academy
Kids learn to use the Force at Star Wars: Jedi Training Academy, an exciting 30-minute live show featuring inspiring music and awesome lightsaber duels at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Theme Park.
Experience the power of the Force as you train to become a junior Jedi Knight! If you’re selected from the audience to be one of approximately 25 Padawans, you’re invited to don a brown robe and pledge the sacred Jedi Oath. Then, grab a lightsaber and hone your battle skills as you learn the age-old techniques from a real Jedi Master.
Under the supervision of the Jedi Master, learn and master moves in an easy, step-by-step process that any true Jedi could handle. But be warned: There is a disturbance in the Force. Stormtroopers have been seen in the area, and it is rumored Darth Vader himself could make an appearance. Will you pass the test and defeat the Dark Side in a one-to-one battle for good? May the Force be with you!
Showtimes vary, so be sure to consult the daily Entertainment Times Guide at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Theme Park for performance times.
More Star Wars Fun
Star Wars fans should also make sure to check out the Star Tours attraction and Star Wars Weekends event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Theme Park.
Please remember that if you plan on attending this event, get your discount Hollywood Studios tickets in advance thru our office, so you and your family will not have to pay full price and wait in line.