Opening weekend schedule for the 2014 Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios

May 09, 2014 in "Star Wars Weekends"

Planning on visiting Disney's Hollywood Studios next weekend for the opening of Star Wars Weekends? Here is the rundown of the times for all the Star Wars Weekends events for the opening weekend, May 16 - May 18 2014.

Park Hours: 8am to 10pm

Celebrity Appearances

Visiting Celebrities: James Arnold Taylor, Ashley Eckstein, Ahmed Best, Vanessa Marshall, Peter Mayhew.

Celebrity Autograph Times

Echo Lake
  • James Arnold Taylor: 10am - Voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • Ashley Eckstein: 3pm - Voice of Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • Ahmed Best: 10am, 1:30pm, 4:30pm - Voice of Jar Jar Binks – Star Wars: Episode I, II, and III
  • Vanessa Marshall: 10am, 4:30pm, 6pm - Voice of Hera Syndulla – Star Wars Rebels

ABC Sound Studio Lobby

  • Peter Mayhew: 10am, 1:30pm, 4:30pm - Chewbacca - Star Wars: Episodes V and VI

FASTPASS tickets must be obtained prior to park opening to receive an autograph.

Legends of the Force Celebrity Motorcade and Welcome: 11:30am

Character Appearances

Stormtrooper Welcome: 7:30am on Hollywood Blvd

Rebel Star Wars Character Encounters: 8am to 7:30pm

  • Luke and Leia: near Commissary Lane
  • Chewbacca, Ewoks, Ewok Chip and Dale: Star Tours
  • Clone Troopers: Streets of America
  • C-3P0 & R2-D2: Darth’s Mall
  • Queen Amidala: ABC Sound Studio
  • Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Donald: Darth’s Mall (Pixar Place)

Imperial Star Wars Character Encounters: 8am to 7:30pm

  • Bounty Hunters: Near Studio Backlot Tour
  • Darth Maul: Near Backlot Tour
  • Darth Vader: Streets of America

Shows and Entertainment

Jedi Training Academy (Sign up early at the ABC Sound Studio, ages 4 - 12) 8:45am, 9:20am, 10:05am, 10:35am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 1:00pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, 3:30pm, 4:00pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:00pm, 7:30pm

Padawan Mind Challenge (Sorcerer Hat Stage)  1pm, 2:15pm - Sign ups for ages 11 and under begin at park opening at ABC Sound Studio
4:15pm, 6:30pm - No sign ups

Behind the Force (Premiere Theater) with host Ashley Eckstein and guests 1:45pm

Stars of the Saga (Premiere Theater) with host James Arnold Taylor and guests 3:15pm

Obi-Wan and Beyond (Premiere Theater) - Starring James Arnold Taylor and a Galaxy of Voices 7:00pm

DJ Lobot Dance Party: 7pm

Symphony in the Stars Fireworks: 9:30pm


Darth's Mall at Soundstage 1 from park open to close
Meet Ashley Eckstein for a special signing of Her Universe Star Wars merchandise: 5pm - 6pm

Food and Dining

Darth Vader Popcorn Buckets
Darth Vader Cupcakes available at Darth's Mall, Backlot Express, ABC Commissary, Fairfax Fare, Studio Catering Co, Pizza Planet, Starting Rolls, Rosie's
Yoda Cupcakes available at Backlot Express Starring Rolls, Darth Mall

Star Wars Dine-In Galatic Breakfast at the Sci-Fi Dine-in Theater

Jedi Mickey's Star Wars Dine at Hollywood and Vine dinner

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Article Posted: May 09, 2014 / 9:32am EDT