Walt Disney World's official page for Star Wars Weekends has been updated with two event guides that cover everything you need to know about the first Weekend, May 20-22. The two PDFs include information about the special Star Wars shows, celebrity autograph sessions, exclusive merchandise, and Disney FASTPASS? system. There is also a map of Walt Disney World with important locations labeled.
You can grab the Friday (May 20th) event guide here. The Saturday-Sunday (May 21st-22nd) event guide is available here.
Perhaps the most important piece of information in the guides is the schedule of events for all three days. Below is the schedule as seen in the PDFs. Note that Friday's schedule is different because of special morning activities related to the grand opening of Star Tours - The Adventures Continue. For our readers who use Google Calendar, TFN has a handy Star Wars Weekends 2011 schedule that you can import as a read-only calendar into your Google Calendar account.
Padawan Mind Challenge: 3:30pm and 6:00pm Younglings, use your Star Wars: The Clone Wars knowledge to pass the trivia trials and become an official Padawan learner (for ages 11 and under). Registration begins at the Event Information Table near Sounds Dangerous at park opening. Space is limited. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Hyperspace Hoopla: 8:45pm Join all your favorite Star Wars characters as they participate in all the fun and intergalactic antics of the day?s closing event.
Jedi Training Academy: .12:00pm, 12:30pm, 1:00pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:45pm, 4:15pm, 4:45pm, 5:15pm, 5:45pm, 6:15pm, 6:45pm, 7:15pm, 7:45pm, 8:15pm Hey kids, do you have what it takes to become a Jedi? You could be one of the lucky Jedi hopefuls selected to test your skills with a lightsaber. Sign up in front of Indiana Jones? Epic Stunt Spectacular! Limited availability; first-come, first-served.
Premiere Theater: Shows
Clone Wars: Behind the Force: 12:00pm and 1:45pm Join host Ashley Eckstein in Clone Wars: Behind the Force ? a show that explores the excitement of Star Wars: The Clone Wars with a fascinating look behind the scenes led by the talented voice behind ?Ahsoka Tano? and other guest celebrities.
Inside the Saga - Starring Anthony Daniels: 4:45pm The talented actor behind C-3PO takes his audience on a theatrical journey Inside the Saga. Joined by beloved Star Wars characters, Anthony provides a one-of-a-kind glimpse spanning 35 years from his initial interview for Star Wars through his latest journey with Star Tours.
Obi-Wan and Beyond - Starring James Arnold Taylor and a Galaxy of Voices: 6pm James Arnold Taylor, Hollywood voice actor behind Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, as well as an entire galaxy of popular characters, takes Star Wars Weekends Guests on a fun and fascinating journey into the unique world of voice acting. See if you can keep up with the over 150 voices that James performs!
Stars of the Saga - Star Wars Celebrity Talk Show (hosted by James Arnold Taylor): 3:15pm Experience the fascinating life and movie-making adventures of Anthony Daniels and Daniel Logan. Get your questions ready because the presentation concludes with a lively audience Q & A session.
Anthony Daniels: 1:30pm
James Arnold Taylor: 2:05pm
Ashley Eckstein: 3:00pm, 4:30pm
Dave Filoni: 3:00pm, 4:30pm
Daniel Logan: 11:30am, 1:30pm, 4:30pm
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY - MAY 21-22 The Hat Stage: Events