Few cool videos (including J.J. Abrams addressing the crowd) from the first weekend of this year's Star Wars Weekends (May 16 - June 15)...
Abrams addressing the crowd:
Star Wars Weekends has returned once again to Disney's Hollywood Studios, launching on May 16, 2014. Here is the entire parade including Star Wars celebrities Ahmed Best (Jar Jar Binks) Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) Vanessa Marshall (Hera Syndulla -- Star Wars Rebels), James Arnold Taylor (Obi-Wan Kenobi - Clone Wars) and plenty of characters. This was also the debut of three new characters from Star Wars Rebels, Chopper the droid, Sabine Wren and Ezra Bridger. The parade also features members of the 501st.
Video giving you an idea of the experience at Star Wars Weekends:
The Parade. You can see in the video that Peter Mayhew is really having hard times standing. I hope the big guy recovers quickly but obviously they will use him in Episode 7 mostly in close-up shots and shots with less physical activity:
Finale and fireworks. You can see some of the rumored young recasts here. :)
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