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Mickey’s Jedi Blend: Top 5 Star Wars Weekends Must Do List

Mickey’s Jedi Blend: Top 5 Star Wars Weekends Must Do List

Mickey's Jedi Blend

So in my last blog I looked back at my favorite celebrity encounters from the famed Star Wars Weekends. This week, I am helping you with your plans by going over some of the things you must do during Star Wars Weekends (SWW).

Here we go!

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5) Legends of the Force Motorcade. Disney is known for their parades and this annual Star Wars Weekends parade doesn’t disappoint. Not only does it give you a glimpse of the celebrities in attendance, the parade is filled with Disney characters dressed as Star Wars characters, and are joined by the men and women of the 501st Legion and Rebel Legion groups. Combined with the music of John Williams, the parade is a must do for SWW.

4) Star Wars characters are scattered throughout the park all through the day and you have to take a moment to get your photo snapped with them. Whether it’s Darth Vader himself or Chip and Dale dressed as Ewoks, this in an opportunity not to be missed.

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3) Autograph sessions. If you are an early riser and are lucky enough to score a coveted fast pass, you will have the opportunity to meet a Star Wars celebrity. From the cast of Rebels, to the cast of The Clone Wars, to the cast of the movies themselves, you get a few moments one on one to talk, get your picture taken, and have either a headshot signed or some memorabilia you bring signed. Sometimes, depending on the star, you might even get both! Just make sure you get there early to get in line. Remember, the bigger the celebrity, the earlier you need to arrive.

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2) Obi-Wan and Beyond.  This show by SWW host James Arnold Taylor is a huge must! A shortened version of his stage show Talking To Myself, James shows the audience just how talented he truly is, performing a multitude of voices in a variety of scenarios and settings. He will have you laughing and appreciating the art of voice over by the time he’s done. So definitely work this masterpiece into your schedule for sure.

So this brings us down to our final must do. My #1 must do can be done anywhere. There is no fast pass needed, no money to be spent, and no lines to wait in. Lord knows we stand in too many lines to begin with. My #1 thing you must do at Star Wars Weekends is….make new friends! Meeting new Star Wars fans is the best part of Star Wars Weekends! You all already have a common interest in the Saga to begin with, so you build from there. I have met some great people just by starting conversations in line. Cody, his wife Jen (who makes killer cinnamon rolls), and their daughter Izzy; my photographer and videographer Gian whose videos you saw last year and will see again this year; to Tim and other members of the Rebel Legion and 501st Legion. Star Wars brings us all together so don’t be afraid to strike up a conversation with anyone, especially me if you find me there!!!

There is so much more to do there that I can’t include in this blog, so believe me you are never bored. Keep your eyes here at Coffee With Kenobi for the latest SWW details and, of course, my reports through the weekends.

If you are going and have questions or you just want to talk, email me at aharris@coffeewithkenobi.com or find me on Twitter.

May the Force be with you all and remember This is the podcast you are looking for!

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4 Comments

  1. Dennis Keithly (@DJKver2)
    March 29, 2015 at 15:35 Reply

    I went to a Star Wars weekend a couple of years ago, and I missed most of the events, but we had a blast. There is a bunch of great SWW merchandise to pick up. The photo ops are great whether they are with the characters, backgrounds, or props.

    1. Aaron Harris
      March 29, 2015 at 20:30 Reply

      You’ll have to come back and join me again for all the fun!

  2. Aaron Harris
    March 29, 2015 at 20:32 Reply

    P.S. Big shout out to Lisa our media specialist for being able to get some photos uploaded for me! You’re the bomb!!

  3. Melinda
    April 3, 2015 at 08:35 Reply

    Oh Aaron! You are making me soooooo anxious to go to one of the SWW! (All of them would be a bit out of my league. 😉 ) This year is out of the question — sadly, since I won’t be in attendance at CVII — but there is a good chance next year just might be THE year I get to plan one of these adventures. FINALLY! However, my niece is urging me to take one of the Disney Star Wars cruises next year. “Auntie Linny, you just HAVE to go!” she has urged me. As soon as she learned of the special cruises, she posted a link on my Facebook wall. 🙂

    I couldn’t agree with you more about the # 1 feature of attending a Celebration or SWW — meeting new people is the BEST part of the whole experience. Okay, I’ll dial that back just a wee bit — sharing it with my family is THE best part of the whole experience; meeting new friends comes in a close second (tied with reuniting with friends who I get to see only at such extravaganzas). 🙂

    You’ve both whet and wet my appetite, Aaron! I won’t see you at a SWW this year, but quite possibly next year. 🙂 I hope you have a blast this spring. I’m looking forward to your write-ups about everything you saw and did! 🙂

    MTFBWY 🙂

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