Celebrity Guests and Hosts Announced for 2012 Star Wars Weekends
The start of this year’s Star Wars Weekends is a little over a month away, and Disney has released the schedule of celebrities that attendees will be able to see at this exciting event. Taking place at Walt Disney World’s Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park from May 18-June 10, Star Wars Weekends features autograph sessions, exclusive shows, special character meet and greets, merchandise, and more, making it a must-do for Star Wars fans.
Returning as the Celebrity Hosts for this year’s Star Wars Weekends will be Ashely Eckstein and James Arnold Taylor, who serve as voice actors on the show Star Wars: The Clone Wars as the characters Ahsoka Tano and Obi-Wan Kenobi, respectively. James will serve as the Official Celebrity Host of Star Wars Weekends, while Ashely will be the host of “Behind the Force,” a show that gives a behind-the-scenes look at Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Joining Ashely and James will be a rotating group of celebrity guests. Each weekend, Star Wars Weekends will feature three celebrity guests, known for their work in various Star Wars productions. These stars will be on hand to sign autographs in special autograph sessions, take part in special shows, and more.
Here’s the currently scheduled lineup of 2012 Star Wars Weekends celebrity guests (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)
Weekend II (May 25- 27)
- 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 VIReturn 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)
Star Wars Weekends is sure to be a fun and exciting time for both Star Wars and Disney fans alike. Have you been to Star Wars Weekends before? Are you going this year? Leave a comment and let us know.