Friday, October 3, 2014

Star Wars Weekends 2014 Updates....

WOW!!!

So much news has been released about the upcoming Star Wars Weekends and we are just weeks away from it all being reality!!!!

Of course we have had the blockbuster news of Mark Hamill, aka Luke Skywalker, making his first appearance at Star Wars Weekends. We have had the announcement of the 5th week be added and the legendary James Arnold Taylor returning to reprise his role as host.  Disney has since announced several items of interest through out the last couple of weeks.

First it was announced of several dining options offered this year for the first time. These are Star Wars character based meals. For a Disney price, you can wine and dine while having photo ops with Star Wars characters who will be hanging around the dining hall. Also for the first time ever, the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater, instead of the old sci-fi movies, they will be playing clips from the Star Wars movies. If you are going and want to participate in any of these dining events, make your reservations now! Spots will fill up quickly if they haven't already! You can make your reservations through the Disney website.



The news everyone was waiting for was also just released this past week, and that of course is the celebrity guest list. As I predicted, several stars from the upcoming Star Wars Rebels will be in attendance. Check out the guest list and what they are known for below!

Weekend 1  May 16 - 18

Ahmed Best: Jar Jar Binks (The Phantom Menace, Attack Of The Clones, Revenge Of the Sith, The Clone Wars)

Peter Mayhew: the mighty Chewbacca (Revenge of the Sith, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Clone Wars)

Vanessa Marshall: Hera Syndulla (Star Wars Rebels)

Weekend 2  May 23 - 25

Warwick Davis: Wicket W. Warrick (Return of the Jedi), Wald (The Phantom Menance)

Jeremy Bulloch: Boba Fett (The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi), Captain Jeremoch Colton (Revenge of the Sith)

Tiya Sircar: Sabine Wren (Star Wars Rebels)

Weekend 3  May 30 - June 1

Ray Park: Darth Maul (The Phantom Menace)

John Ratzenberger: Major Bren Derlin (The Empire Strikes Back)

Taylor Gray: Ezra Bridger (Star Wars Rebels)

Weekend 4 June 6 - 8

Mark Hamill: Luke Skywalker (A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back,  Return of the Jedi), Darth Bane (The Clone Wars)

Ray Park: Darth Maul (The Phantom Menace)

Billy Dee Williams: Lando Calrissian (The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi)

Taylor Gray: Ezra Bridger (Star Wars Rebels)

Weekend 5  June 13 - 15

Dee Bradley Baker: Captain Rex, all the clones, Bossk, and many other characters (The Clone Wars)

Cat Taber: Padme Amidala, and several other characters (The Clone Wars)

Tom Kane: Yoda, series narrator, and several other characters (The Clone Wars)

Matt Lanter: Anakin Skywalker, and several other characters (The Clone Wars)

Steve Blum: Zeb Orrelios (Star Wars Rebels)


As you can see, this is quite the exciting line up! As time gets closer I'll post more about my schedule, where I'll be and what I will be doing. I will be reporting for Coffee With Kenobi for these 5 weeks, posting news daily, weekly and a recap once the weekends end to their site. Follow me there for the most up to date info as the weekends are rolling through, plus my Star Wars Weekends featured blogs there as well.

These weekends are coming up fast and will fly by before we know it! I'm making my plans now, what's stopping you! Start planning now!

Until then....

Live Long and Prosper,

May the Force be with you,

And more importantly, may God bless you richly in everything you do.