• On Feb 7, 2011
    Heather from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    What are your tips for Star Wars weekends? We allotted a separate day during the week to explore the regular attractions and parades @ HS and will be returning on that Friday for SWW type activities. What time should we get there?

    Hi Heather!

         My son and I went to our first Star Wars Weekends in May of 2010 and we absolutely loved it.  You have a great plan by going to Hollywood Studios during the week to experience the normal attractions and parades and then going on Friday to experience all that Star Wars Weekends has to offer.  Typically during Star Wars Weekends, Fridays are the least busy of the three days during the weekend.  There will be people arriving for Star Wars Weekends very early in the morning and sometimes even the night before, but I would recommend that you arrive to Hollywood Studios at least an hour before the Park is scheduled to open.  If you get to Hollywood Studios early, then you will get to see the Storm Troopers put on a show on the roof of the ticket gates (trust me this amazing show is not to be missed).

         As far as what not to miss, I would recommend that you see the Star Wars Parade and don't miss the Hyperspace Hoopla in the evening.  Also have fun with the Star Wars Characters that are walking around all throughout the day and special Character photo opportunities throughout the Park.  There will be special celebrity signings, special shows and discussions, and Star Wars merchandise.  I think that the hardest part will be picking what you want to do and you may want to spend more than one day enjoying Star Wars Weekends in Hollywood Studios!

    May the Force be with you as you discover Star Wars Weekends in Hollywood Studios!

    Keep Dreaming Big!
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