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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Galactic Stars Lineup for Star Wars Weekends 2014!

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Today, Disney officially announced the full galactic stars lineup for this year’s Star Wars Weekends. Actors and actresses from the past, present and even the future will attend the event...



From Disneyparks:
As we previously announced, acclaimed voice actor James Arnold Taylor is the official celebrity host of this year’s event. We’re pleased to announce today that Ashley Eckstein, voice of Ahsoka Tano in The Clone Wars, a former Walt Disney World Resort parade performer and now a successful fangirl fashion designer, will be the host of a special “Behind The Force” show each weekend. This year, “Behind The Force” will showcase some of the main cast members from Star Wars Rebels.Also of note: Weekend V will feature the most Star Wars celebrities to appear at one time in the event’s history.

Here’s the lineup (*subject to change):

Weekend I: May 16-18 

Ahmed Best: Jar Jar Binks
Peter Mayhew: Chewbacca
Vanessa Marshall: Hera Syndulla (Star Wars Rebels)

Weekend II: May 23-25

Warwick Davis: Wicket 
Wald (Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
Jeremy Bulloch: Boba Fett
Tiya Sircar: Sabine Wren (Star Wars Rebels)

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Weekend III: May 30-June 1

Ray Park: Darth Maul
John Ratzenberger: Major Bren Derlin (Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back)
Taylor Gray: Ezra Bridger (Star Wars Rebels)

Weekend IV: June 6-8

Mark Hamill: Luke Skywalker 
Ray Park: Darth Maul 
Billy Dee Williams: Lando Calrissian
Taylor Gray: Ezra Bridger (Star Wars Rebels)

Weekend V: June 13-15

Dee Bradley Baker: Captain Rex/the Clones, Bossk and several additional characters (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
Cat Taber: Padmé Amidala and several additional characters (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
Tom Kane: Yoda, the series’ narrator and several additional characters (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
Matt Lanter: Anakin Skywalker and several additional characters (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
Steve Blum: Zeb Orrelios (Star Wars Rebels)


28 comments:

  1. How much does it cost to get into a Disney Park?

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  2. Sweet Cliff is gonna be there lol

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  3. Is this all at Disneyworld?

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  4. Damn, will miss SW weekends by two weeks!

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  5. what's star wars weekends?

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  6. Well its official that Disney has contacted all of the above names. Interesting that they called up Jar Jar. I thought Disney was trying to distance themselves from the prequels as much as possible. Especially Jar Jar. I wish I could go, It would be awesome to meet Hamill

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    1. you probably would not get the chance, they hand out like 50 bracelets en mass at the gates, starting at an early time in the a.m. before the gates open, so you can bet people camp out for these...they may hand a few more out at "special events" inside the park, the rest (which are few) are given with promotional Disney Resort packages and maybe some are given through fan clubs??? not sure about that last one...point is, out of thousands and thousands of visitors inside the park, probably less than 200 people actually "meet" the actors...that was as of 4 years ago, maybe it changed or maybe i was there at an off year...

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    2. "I thought Disney was trying to distance themselves from the prequels" They have never said that. The did say everything other then the films, like EU will be dis regarded.

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  7. Darn it darn it darn it darn it darn it!!!!!! I wish I could go to this!!!!!! It would be SOOO AMAZING TO MEET ALL THOSE AWESOME STARS!!!!!!!!! Oh, star destroyers. I guess there's always next year. *sigh* but what if some of these actors are dead? Then I would have never gotten to meet them at all!!!!! I want to cry right now.... but I don't cry that often.... and even when I am about to I try to hold back my tears...

    God Bless (and no rude replies please)

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    1. bloody nora. "but what if some of these actors are dead?"
      Have a bit of decorum mate

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    2. Well that is why it is important to save money for trips like these. It would be great to go but I am fixing my car right no so not much chance in it happening lol

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  8. The john ratzenberger appearance annoys me. Not just because his part in star wars was ridiculously small, but this is just a way to advertise Pixar.

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    1. Cheers was a good show though. I know he didn't do much in Star Wars but he was in it. "Your highness the shield doors must be closed"

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    2. The one thing Disney is and has always and will be great at is marketing!... When they can tie 2 or 3 things together they will. For example what do you think the Disney Christmas special is on Christmas morning. It's a 2 hour long commercial for Disney / ABC... and associated brands.

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    3. I was so surprised and excited when I learned that THE John Ratzenberger was in Star Wars! :D

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  9. Weekend II: "Wald"

    Oh that's fucking genius, everyone knows the most beloved character in Star Wars is a rodian kid.

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  10. ah, but that is clever marketing eh? smaller amounts payed out to actors primarily known for SW and a guaranteed audience, people will pay because this is Disney, & this is SW...

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  11. It would be absolutely awesome to be able to attend an event like this! It would be amazing beyond words, to be in the presence of Mark Hamill n Jeremy Bulloch, Biily Dee or Ray Park etc lol. As i am in New Zealand, the opportunity to do, so feels greater than a thousand star systems slipping through my fingers hahaha
    On a smaller scale, we have a similar event here (well not really hahaha) called 'Armageddon'
    A few years back, i was blessed with sitting down with David Prowse and Peter Mayhew at our event, at the time, there were few people around where, the kids and i managed to have almost 15min at their table. I tell you, you could feel the force oozing from these two people, we had some great laughs and i was left feeling incredibly humbled, I shook both their hands, they shook my kids hands too lol as we were leaving, both Peter and David stood up, my kids were in absolute awe as they towered above them with a smile lol
    I doubt we will ever have this opportunity again and will never forget how special this time with them was. I just wanted to share this with ya all and for those that will be going to your up-coming Star Wars event, have a blast and May the Force Be with you! Todd 49 New Zealand.

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    1. I hope David can at least get a cameo in VII. :D

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  12. Damn it, I'm going to be in Disneyworld the weekend before this! I've always wanted to go to Star Wars weekends. First time going to Disneyworld though, should be a blast anyways! Still, as such a huge Star Wars fan, it's a bummer I'm missing out on this. Ah well!

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  13. So Mark is at this at this from June 6 -8. Harrison is currently shooting a feature. Carrie is mentioning SW every chance she gets so she gets media attention for her other projects.

    Folks, this film will not shoot until July. Or it will be delayed and get released for May 2016, which I would love to see. SW takes over summer 2016.

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    1. Or,, the original big 3 are not returning.

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    2. Well principal photography is set for Pinewood Studios sometime in May. This does not mean every single actor who is cast will be needed on Day 1. Their various scenes will have been scheduled, with some starting in May and others not flying over until June or July. They would also have been allocated time off for other committments. All perfectly normal. And it will be released on Dec 18 2015. This is all set in stone to all intents and purposes. Alan Horn confirmed this just a day or so ago. Sorry, but no May release. Move on.

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    3. It's not that long of a of a flight from the UK to Florida and it's only a weekend... to promote Star Wars. You don't think that it is possible to have a weekend off for Mark to promote Star Wars while shooting Star Wars? I am more than sure they have plenty of scenes to shoot which Mark will not be a part of... let's just simmer down on the speculation that the movie is delayed just because Mark Hamill is at Disneyworld doing one Star Wars Weekend

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  14. JJ asked for Summer 2016. I think he is gonna get it.

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  15. From henceforth you shall be known as Darth.... Viral! Rise.

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  16. This was just reported a few minutes ago...

    Harrison Ford farted this morning...and they are delaying filming because of this and now E VII is delayed until 2017

    Curse you Bean Burrito!!!

    I think everyone needs to relax a bit on this delayed because of this or that... just chill. It is all under control

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