Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Apr 29, 2013
    Kristin from TX 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.

    We will be visiting Disney World in mid June and was wondering are the Star Wars character meet and greets only during Star Wars weekends? My sone really wants to meet Darth Vader, Storm Troopers and Chewbacca. Thank you.

    Hi, Kristin!

    Wow, your Walt Disney World Resort visit is just around the corner! I hope you and your family are getting excited for all the magic that awaits you.

    Yes, Darth Vader, Chewbacca and the Stormtroopers are only available for official meet and greet opportunities during Star Wars Weekends, which will occur between May 17 and June 9 this year.

    However, if your visit doesn't coincide with those dates, you may want to sign your son up for the Jedi Training Academy, a 20-minute interactive show in Disney's Hollywood Studios. The Jedi Master and his assistants work with Jedis-to-be in a light saber training course, and your son will get a close encounter with some of his favorite characters! Children between the ages of 4 and 12 are invited to sign up for this experience at the ABC Sound Studio, and 12 participants are selected per show. It's very popular, so arrive early for the best chance at a spot. Sign-ups begin when the park turnstiles open, including Extra Magic Hour mornings. It’s best to be at the park entrance at least 15 minutes prior to the official opening time and go straight to the sign-up queue.

    I hope this helps, Kristin! Please feel free to ask me any other questions you may have as you continue to plan.

    Wishing you magic,
thumbnail image for Courtney

Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.