Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar
  • On Jan 29, 2012
    Beth from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi Moms and Dads! Planning on attending first weekend of Star Wars weekends? Are there any special parades or events not to muss? Thanks and have a magical day!

    Hi, Beth!

    What a wonderful treat you're in for at Star Wars Weekends!  If you are a fan of the films, you will truly be tickled at all of the character experiences in Disney's Hollywood Studios!

    First, don't miss the park open; when we were there, there were Storm Troopers standing on top of the roof that covers the turnstiles.  Their helmets projected their voices, and the commentary they had going on about the folks in the crowd, etc., was very entertaining.

    If you have any younglings in your party, obtain entrance in the Padawan Mind Challenge.  Add the special feeling of being escorted out onstage and meeting Luke Skywalker at the end of the competition, and you'll have a favorite memory of this trip, to be sure!

    The Hyperspace Hoopla will present you with more character photos than you can imagine, too.  Don't miss it.

    The year that we managed to get to a Star Wars Weekend, there was a fantastic parade, as well, which took the place of the usual parade.  Check the Times Guide immediately upon entering so that you know when the fun will begin, and get yourself a great viewing location at least 30 minutes prior to the parade start time (Keep an eye on the parade route; if folks seem to be lining up early, pick a spot, grab a snack and wait.  Your view will be worth it!) Check your Times Guide, too, for information about where and when you can a group photo with Jedi Mickey!

    There are autograph opportunities, too, with celebrities from the films.  Check out Star Wars Weekends information on for updated event information prior to your arrival.

    Please send me additional questions regarding your upcoming visit during Star Wars Weekend!  I'd hate for you to miss one drop of the fun!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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