Star Wars Weekends discontinued at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Nov 09, 2015 in "Star Wars Weekends"

Posted: Monday November 9, 2015 12:28pm EST by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today announced that Star Wars Weekends will no longer be offered at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

The park is in the midst of a major redevelopment, with Toy Story Land and Star Wars Land already announced, with more expected later.

In a posting on the official Disney Parks blog, Disney says, "And work begins next year on the 14-acre Star Wars-themed land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. With construction underway, unfortunately, we won’t be able to offer Star Wars Weekends. While Star Wars Weekends has been a great way to enjoy the saga for a few days every year, now the Force will be with Disney’s Hollywood Studios every day.

With Star Wars Launch Bay, the new Jedi Training experience, “Star Wars: Path of the Jedi” and a new destination in the Star Tours attraction opening in December, you’ll be able to step into the Star Wars saga every time you visit Disney’s Hollywood Studios."

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Matt_BlackJan 02, 2016

You... don't get how comics work, do you? They cancelled it, but they will relaunch it eventually with huge fanfare and a big "First Issue" banner across the top of the cover, like we haven't had 80 #1 issues of the Fantastic Four in the past 20 years already. In the meantime, the characters of the FF are being utilized throughout the Marvel Universe. If they REALLY wanted to spite FOX, they'd cancel Deadpool.

BoltJan 02, 2016

Because I have a pretty credible source

asianwayJan 02, 2016

Don't take offense but are you saying that because you know or because that's the word on #Disneytwitter

BoltJan 02, 2016


asianwayJan 01, 2016

Any idea if the Phasma and Kylo Ren in the Rose Parade were 501st or Disney? Thanks

The Empress LillyJan 01, 2016

Come on Disney give us some fun! At the moment, unless you are a heavy merchandise buyer, SW fans looking for fun can seem to find it everywhere except Disney parks. This would've been so cool at a SWW:

Tigger1988Dec 30, 2015

They also included the 501st logo in TFA. That should annoy a certain poster here.

wannabeBelleDec 30, 2015

Given what we think will happen during the construction process, I am not sure how they could do SWW successfully. There are certain aspects that could probably be done, but probably not all. I am sad regarding that but if it is a construction constraint and they are proceeding with the building/creating etc. I can understand it, at least within this park. I don't think this is the last we will see at the Disney parks of the 501st and I hope that they will continue to work hand in hand with Disney in the future. Marie

dstrawn9889Dec 30, 2015

doubt it will be back, they cannot afford the people load there now, much less a celebration weekend, and still get work done. with the main construction entrance b/t LMA and CC, i would think that SoA and muppets would be really hard to get to, since i would think that staging equipment and materials would be around that space. without that walking space, i cant see how they could control people flow in the remaining areas.

Bulldog1653Dec 30, 2015

I'm not going to see any specific names of people on this forum but it seems painfully obvious to me that certain people really despise the 501st Legion. The comments show Me that some of you don't have the first clue of what we do or what we are all about. Let me ask A very simple question: do you want to continue to see people dressed in Star Wars costumes correctly or would you rather see them do it as some kind of half hearted attempt? The 501st goes through a very rigorous process to even be approved. I know a lot of people who have had to submit pictures eight or 10 times because of specific details. Show me where that happens at Disney. Especially in armor. I can guarantee you it doesn't happen like that. They just slap on the Armor and tell them go ahead have fun. Let's get back to the original part of this topic. I totally disagree with the idea of Disney canceling Star Wars weekends. I am hoping that it's temporary. Many of you been there and seen these parades know that it is a fun time for all and it gives the 501st the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with Disney for that specific day or weekend.

Bulldog1653Dec 30, 2015

If anybody wants information on good places to get costumes and cost information, don't hesitate to send me a private message and I will try and help in anyway I can

asianwayDec 30, 2015

This is the same company that cancelled one of their flagship comic books to spite Fox. I don't think people really understand how Disney plays the game

Master YodaDec 30, 2015

BobDec 30, 2015