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    Official Star Wars Weekends announcement

    2005 Star Wars Weekends At Disney-MGM Studios
    February 21, 2005



    For five consecutive weekends beginning May 20, 2005, the magic of Star Wars will merge with the magic of Disney during Star Wars Weekends at Disney-MGM Studios in Florida. Star Wars fans of all ages and Star Wars characters of all varieties will converge to celebrate the heroes, villains and droids of the saga. The four-weekend fan-fest (running from May 20 to June 12, 2005) will center around the famous Star Tours thrill ride and feature Star Wars celebrities who will take part in meet-and-greet sessions and Hollywood-style motorcades. Each Star Wars Weekend runs Friday through Sunday and will brim with Force-filled fun for the entire family. Some activities to look forward to include:

    Wookiees, Jawas and Ewoks, Oh My!: You've seen them on-screen, now see them in person (or in alien, as the case may be)... characters from all five Star Wars movies, including Queen Amidala, Darth Maul, Jango Fett, Greedo and more, will roam the Disney-MGM Studios greeting guests, signing autographs and posing for photographs. Even Mickey Mouse gets into the Star Wars spirit, posing for pictures in his own Jedi costume.Star Wars Legends: Visiting Star Wars celebrities take part in a talk show-style conversation inside the theme park's ABC Theater. Guests hear directly from the actors, actresses and creative minds that have brought the popular film series to life since Star Wars first debuted in 1977.

    To Endor...and Back?: Guests can take flight to the moon of Endor in Star Tours, an action-packed flight simulator that salutes the Star Wars series. Synchronizing a stunning film with the virtually limitless gyrations of the simulator, the attraction takes guests on a hair-raising, light-speed trip aboard a careening star speeder. The rookie pilot tries his best to get the ship back to port while dodging comets and the Imperial TIE Fighters. Hyperspace members, read more about the Star Tours attraction here.

    Obi-Wanna-Be: Throughout each day, young Padawans will be chosen to participate in the "Jedi Training Academy" where Jedi hopefuls learn lightsaber moves then test their skills against one of the evil Sith including Darth Vader himself.

    A Galaxy of Collectibles: Collectors and souvenir hunters alike will be drawn to Tatooine Traders, an area adjacent to the Ewok Village at the Star Tours attraction, where fans will find event-exclusive Star Wars merchandise -- from trading pins and commemorative posters to apparel, medallions and other limited-edition items -- created by Disney and Lucasfilm Ltd. expressly for Star Wars Weekends 2005.
    All the activities are included with regular Disney-MGM Studios admission. For the latest Star Wars Weekends updates, keep checking here as well as for www.disneyworld.com. For more information, tickets or resort reservations, guests can call 407/W-DISNEY, visit www.disneyworld.com or a travel agent.
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    That sounds so fun. All hail Star Wars

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    The dates have been out for awhile, unofficial of course. I wonder what takes Disney so long to make an official announcement? I've even seen dates for MNSSHP and MVMCP for 2005.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandabella
    The dates have been out for awhile, unofficial of course. I wonder what takes Disney so long to make an official announcement? I've even seen dates for MNSSHP and MVMCP for 2005.
    maybe the disneyland event is keeping them busy. Unles they are worried about cancils

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    I don't know. With the final Star Wars movie opening in May, you'd think they would have really been pushing these this year. They have announced the dates without the celeb. appearances firm in the past.

    The calendar of special events on Disneyworld.com has not been updated yet with the dates - it still says 'weekends in May and June'.
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    Hopefully I will be down there the first weekend for this!!!
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    they are starting this on the last weekend of my vacation there

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    i wanna gooooo!!!! that looks so fun!
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    wish me luck, I'm doing Star Wars character auditions on March 2nd.

    (I don't think I made face character call backs )
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    Good luck!!! We'll keep fingers crossed that you're wrong about call backs, too.
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    if i didn't make call-backs, that'll be fine. I didn't expect to get it.

    If I am wrong, you'll all be the second to know.

    (Gotta tell my moms first)
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    OOohhhh how the innner dork in me wants to be down there for this... I'm going for the 50th from may5-9, but I may need to go do some research again one of those weekends!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Heat
    if i didn't make call-backs, that'll be fine. I didn't expect to get it.
    I'll wish you luck anyways.

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    Why thank you.
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    OOohhhh how the innner dork in me wants to be down there for this...
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