Have you ever run into Darth Vader by the popcorn stand or been kept out of a theme park by an army of storm troopers?
Get ready! Star Wars Weekends are just around the corner at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios! The annual event in Florida celebrates the Star Wars and Star Wars: The Clone Wars films. It runs this year from May 21st (which, by the way, is the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back) through June 13th on weekends only.
The “guest list” has finally been released, so we’ve brought you a sneak peek at who you’ll get to see when you’re there!
The celebrity hosts for each weekend will be Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett from Empire and Return of the Jedi) and Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka from The Clone Wars.
May 21-23 — Temuera Morrison, Daniel Logan, and Dee Bradley Baker Send in the clones to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Empire. Morrison played Jango Fett as well as the clone troopers in the live action movies, while Daniel Logan played Boba Fett and all the clone cadets in Episode II. Baker is the voice of all the clone troopers in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, including the ever popular Captain Rex.
May 28-30 — Matthew Wood, Lorne Peterson and Tom Kane Some true Masters are in attendance. In addition to providing the rasping voice of General Grievous and his chatty battle droids, Matthew Wood is also a sound editor on the Star Wars prequels and The Clone Wars. Lorne Peterson is a veteran ILM model-maker who worked behind-the-scenes on all six Star Wars movies. Tom Kane is the voice of Yoda in The Clone Wars, and also the narrator who begins each show with a rousing introduction.
June 4-6 — Billy Dee Williams, Ray Park and Dave Filoni Hello, what have we here? Williams is of course famous for his role as Lando Calrissian, administrator of Cloud City and Rebel hero. Ray Park is the energetic, acrobatic villain Darth Maul from Episode I, and Dave Filoni is the supervising director of The Clone Wars.
June 11-13 — Ray Park, Peter Mayhew and James Arnold Taylor Ray Park returns for a second weekend, and he is joined by Peter Mayhew, the gentle giant behind the walking carpet — Chewbacca the Wookiee. James Arnold Taylor provides the voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi in The Clone Wars, as well as Plo Koon.