This year’s Star Wars Weekends is just around the corner. We have talked about some of the merchandise to be available and now the official word from The Art of Disney Parks is that the goods will be available, in store and pre-order, beginning on May 22, 2009.
Star Wars™ Weekends 2009
- May 22, 2009 – May 24, 2009
- May 29, 2009 – May 31, 2009
- June 5, 2009 – June 7, 2009
- June 12, 2009 – June 14, 2009
The celebrity host for each weekend will be Jay Laga’aia (Captain Typho) while Clone Wars: Behind the Force will be hosted by Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka).
May 22-24 : Ray Park, Warwick Davis, and James Arnold Taylor
Ray Park thrilled audiences as the unforgettable Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace, and will be joined by Warwick Davis, who played Wicket in Return of the Jedi as well as Anakin’s young friend Wald in The Phantom Menace. James Arnold Taylor, who voices Obi-Wan Kenobi in The Clone Wars, will appear as a guest in Behind the Force.
May 29-31 : Peter Mayhew & Matthew Wood
Peter Mayhew has of course appeared in four of the six Star Wars movies as the mighty Chewbacca. Also appearing will be Matthew Wood, Supervising Sound Editor for the Star Wars Prequels The Clone Wars and as well as the voice of General Grievous and the battle droids.
June 5-7 : Jeremy Bulloch, David Prowse, and Matt Lanter
Jeremy Bulloch is best known for his role as Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, and also made a brief cameo in Revenge of the Sith as Captain Colton. David Prowse played ultimate villain Darth Vader throughout the original trilogy as the man behind the mask. Matt Lanter, the voice of Anakin Skywalker in The Clone Wars, appears as a guest in Behind the Force.
June 12-14 : Dave Filoni & Temuera Morrison
The creative force behind The Clone Wars, Supervising Director Dave Filoni is also a die-hard Star Wars fan! Filoni will be joined by Temuera Morrison, who plays Jango Fett as well as the unmasked clones of Episodes II and III!
You don’t have to travel to a “galaxy far, far away” to get find the 2009 Star Wars Big Figs! The final edition in the popular Star Wars Disney Character Big Figs will be available beginning the second weekend of Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Each Star Wars Big Fig has been created in an edition size of 600 pieces, with 500 pieces being made available at the Walt Disney World Resort and the remaining 100 pieces being made available at the Disneyland Resort.
Each Star Wars Big Fig will retail for $195.00, plus shipping and handling. Star Wars Big Figs will be available in the following characters:
- Mickey Mouse as Luke Skywalker (Edition Size: 600, Retail: $195.00)
- Minnie Mouse as Slave Leia (Edition Size: 600, Retail: $195.00)
- Donald Duck as Hans Solo Trapped in Carbonite (Edition Size: 600, Retail: $195.00)
- Goofy as Chewbacca (Edition Size: 600, Retail: $195.00)
A limited number of the 2009 Star Wars Big Figs will be available for guests unable to attend Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Quantities are limited, so be sure to place your order for Star Wars Big Figs today!
To place your order, please contact:
Walt Disney Event Services at
Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (EST)
Pre-Order quantities of the Star Wars Big Figs are limited. Once these quantities have sold out, guests wishing to purchase the pieces will be placed on a Wish List. Should any quantities of the Star Wars Big Figs remain after Star Wars Weekends 2009 has concluded, guest orders on the Wish List will be fulfilled in order of receipt.
Merchandise subject to availability. Separate admission is required to enter Disney’s Hollywood Studios .
Come immerse yourself in the power of the Force during Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 22 – June 14, 2009. Here, you’ll find an entire saga’s worth of characters and celebrities on hand for autographs, pictures, motorcades, Q&A se0sions and more, including the Jedi Training Academy for your Padawans.
The excitement of Star Wars Weekends doesn’t have to end at there! Take home a piece of the celebration with special edition hats, shirts, coins, mugs and Disney Trading Pins inspired by the Power of the Force. Out-of-this-world limited edition collectibles will be sure to impress even the most gregarious Wookiee! Star Wars Weekends merchandise will be available at Wicket’s Warehouse, located in Soundstage 1 on Mickey Avenue.
Wrapping it up
This is going to be an awesome Star Wars Weekend celebration this year. Tons of great guests, incredible merchandise and the chance to mingle with other folks who love Star Wars. So get your light saber ready, find your Jedi cloak and head on over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for Star Wars Weekends.