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Star Tours     Star Wars Weekends    Magic of Myth    

 

Other Star Wars Events & News

 

2009 Star Wars Weekends Autographs NEW

2008 Star Wars Weekends Autographs UPDATED

2007 Star Wars Weekends Autographs NEW

2006 Star Was Weekends Autographs

2005 Star Wars Weekends Autographs

2004 Star Wars Weekends Autographs

2003 Star Wars Weekends Autographs

There was no Star Wars Weekends in 2002

2001 Star Wars Weekends Autographs

2000 Star Wars Weekends Autographs

There was no Star Wars Weekends in 1999

There was no Star Wars Weekends in 1998

1997 Star Wars Weekends Autographs

 

Magic of Myth Photos

 

Star Wars Magic of Myth

 

     What is the Star Wars Magic of Myth Tour?  It's a collection of Star Wars costumes, props and other memorabilia from the films, on loan to various museums and entities around the world.  Overseas, it's sometimes called "The Art of Star Wars" 

     We attended the Magic of Myth at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum  on our very first trip to Washington DC in May 1998.  The Smithsonian is free to get into and the exhibit was free!  We paid $5 for reserving tickets online. It helped to avoid longer lines.    

     The Magic of Myth Tour Closed in 2003, but lobbying efforts are to get it back on the road. I urge all of you to tell Mr. Lucas to go one more round with this because people like us, though thrilled to see the exhibit the month it opened, didn't get to see any Ep I, never-the-less Ep II, items. 

See photos HERE (they are not great, but gives you an idea of what the exhibit was like).

 

Star Wars Poster/Brochure image and Ticket Stub

 

 

     What is Star Tours?  This is a ride at Disney based on the Star Wars films.  I got to finally go there in Spring of 2003 and had a blast.  Must be at least 3 years old and 40" tall to ride the ride. Due to the nature of this attraction, expectant mothers and guests with certain physical conditions should not ride. Star Tours opened in 1987 and is a flight simulator 4-D experience. Wait time varies.  Ride time 3-4 minutes. Fast Pass ride

                                          

Rumor:  Star Tours is in need of major refurbishment and will be closing sometime soon. 

Official Word:  August 4th, 2003 "At this time there has been no announcement of any closure or refurbishment of the Star Tours attraction at the Disney-MGM Studios." -Disney Spokesperson

 

Interesting Links

Photos/Video of Star Tours Ride Photos & info

Star Tours Ride Script

Buy Toys Cargo Bay

TV commercial /Ads

 

Autographs you may want for your Star Tours Collection:

Walt Disney

Michael Eisner

Paul Reubens

George Lucas

Anthony Daniels

 

Why People go:

The Ride 

Star Wars Weekends

Exclusive Collectibles

Parade of Characters

                                                2003 Photos and a report by me 

SW Weekends-Orlando, Florida

 

Read my reports on Disney parks:

Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot

Star Tours Posters:

 

 

Other Star Wars Events and News

 

01/23/04 Star Wars Tours Japan!  See this official link for dates/times/locations.

Star Wars Tour

 

Other Star Wars Events other than conventions are rare, but do happen.  One such one was the "Art of the Starfighter" :

 

 

at the Smithsonian.  The "Art of Star Wars" is the overseas name for the Magic of Myth Tour. 

UPDATE: From now till October 2005, The Naboo Starfighter will be on display at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

 

One cool even was the IMAX run of Attack of the Clones.

 

 

There have also been a couple Star Wars Concerts:

 

 

Other than TV events, premieres or Conventions, I really haven't heard of more major events.  If you know of any other Star Wars events, please  email me at dahoov2@cox.net  I've contacted Lucasfilm about a possible new Magic of Myth tour or other things, and though nothing major is going on right now, there are always talks about new things.  More should be coming in 2005 with the hype surrounding the release of Ep III.  Should any news happen, I promise you'll see it right here!

 

What is Star Wars Weekends?

 

Disney runs a month long series of weekends dedicated to Star Wars.  Centered around the Star Tours attraction, several things happen. 

 

Disney Tickets

 

Star Wars Disney Timeline:

 

January 9th, 1987 Star Tours, the 4-D adventure, opens.

 

July 12th, 1989 Tokyo Disneyland Star Tours official grand opening. 

 

December 15th, 1989  Disney-MGM Studios Star Tours opens to guests (01/13/1990 was the official dedication)

 

April 12th, 1992 Star Tours opens at Euro Disney in Paris, France.

 

STAR WARS WEEKENDS IN ORDER BY YEAR


 

STAR WARS WEEKENDS 1997

 

February 21st - March 23rd, 1997 First Star Wars Weekends happens in Orlando, Florida. There is no poster available for this event except for the promotional Star Tours posters.:

  

Guests 1997

David Prowse

Kenny Baker

Warwick Davis

Peter Mayhew

Jeremy Bulloch

Anthony Daniels *

Mark Hamill *

 


 

There was no Star Wars Weekends in 1998

 


 

There was no Star Wars Weekends in 1999

 


 

STAR WARS WEEKENDS 2000

 

May 5th-May 28th, 2000 The first of the full blown Disney Star Wars Weekends takes place and marks its full debut with a poster:

 

 

Billy Dee Williams, according to officials was the one booked.  My search shows that Ian McCaig was a guest though and I did not see where Billy Dee did appear. It may be he cancelled and Iain took his place.

 

Guests 2000

 

Hugh Quarshie (pp)

Kenny Baker (pp)

Peter Mayhew  (pp)

Ian McCaig

Jake Lloyd (pp)

Dave Prowse

Carrie Fisher

Jeremy Bulloch

 


 

STAR WARS WEEKENDS 2001

 

May 4th-May 27th, 2001  Here's the poster:

 

 

David Prowse (Darth Vader) is listed to have been booked for SW Weekends according to official records, but fan sites do not mention his appearance. Mr. Prowse thinks he remembers being there; he's stated if Disney asks him, he goes.

 

GUESTS 2001

Kenny Baker

Peter Mayhew

Carrie Fisher

Warwick Davis

Jeremy Bulloch

Phil Brown

Mike Quinn

Doug Chiang

 


 

STAR WARS WEEKENDS 2002

 

May 2002 Disney opts out of Star Wars weekends.  They still call it that, but there are no big pushes on advertising it, there is not much happening and it's odd to the fans who would flock in groves as Ep II is released the same time Disney would hold it's annual event. Officials did not comment on why this was a non-event.  They said they just decided not to do it.  No event, no guests, no poster. But the Ride and Cantina store is open.

 


 

STAR WARS WEEKENDS 2003

 

May 15th- June 15th, 2003 Star Wars Weekends is back. Here's the poster:

 

Joel Edgerton bows out and Silas Carson steps in to replace. 

 

GUESTS LIST 2003

 

Anthony Daniels & Billy Dee Williams

Andy Secombe & Warwick Davis

Silas Carson & Joel Edgerton

Jeremy Bulloch & Peter Mayhew

Temuera Morrison & Michonne Bourriague

 


 

STAR WARS WEEKENDS 2004

 

May 15th- June 15th, 2004  Here's the poster:

 

 

Billy Dee Williams cancels and Mike Quinn replaces him.

 

GUESTS LIST 2004

 

May 14-16th - Jeremy Bulloch & Jake Lloyd

May 21-23rd - Peter Mayhew & Jerome Blake

May 28-30th - Anthony Daniels & Andy Secombe

June 4th- 6th - Warwick Davis & Billy Dee Williams CANX; Mike Quinn (Replacement)

June 11-13th - Daniel Logan & Amy Allen

 


 

STAR WARS WEEKENDS 2005

 

May 20th- June 27th, 2005  Here's the poster:

 

 

 

GUESTS LIST 2005

May 20-22nd - Daniel Logan & John Goodson

May 27-29th - Peter Mayhew & Rob Coleman

June 3-5th - Warwick Davis & Don Bies

June 10th- 12th - Jerome Blake & Brian Gemand

June 17th-19th - Amy Allen & Matt Wood

June 24th-27th - Jake Lloyd & Warren Fu 

 


 

STAR WARS WEEKENDS 2006

 

May 19th- June 11th, 2006  Here's the poster and the "Promotional" poster (these are not available to the public):

 

Disney did not do a typical Poster this year But here is the logo used and:

 

 

 

GUESTS LIST 2006

May 19th - June 11th

 

May 19-21 - Peter Mayhew and Rick McCallum

May 26-28 - Jake Lloyd and Matt Wood

June 2-4 - Jay Laga'aia and Orli Shoshan

June 9-11 - Jeremy Bulloch and Temeura Morrison

 


 

STAR WARS WEEKENDS 2007

 

June 1st - June 24th, 2007  Here's the two posters and "Promotional" Posters (these are not available to the public):

 

 

 

 

GUESTS LIST 2007

June 1st - June 24th

 

New this year!  Guest of Honor: Jay Laga'aia (not signing though) Also two posters, trying to make up for 2006 perhaps.

 

June 1 - 3 - Warwick Davis and Kenny Baker

June 8 - 10 - Ray Park and Daniel Logan

June 15 - 17  - Jeremy Bulloch and Peter Mayhew

June 22 - 24 - Anthony Daniels and Bonnie Piesse

 


 

STAR WARS WEEKENDS 2008

 

June 6tth- June 29th, 2008  Here's the poster (there does not seem to be any "promotional" posters for this year:

 

 

GUESTS LIST 2008

June 6th - June 29th

 

Celebrity Host, Warwick Davis

(not scheduled to sign)

June 6 - 8 Jeremy Bulloch and Daniel Logan

June 13 - 15 Peter Mayhew and David Prowse

June 2 - 22 Amy Allen and Matthew Wood

June 27 - 29 Dave Filoni and Jake Lloyd

 


 

STAR WARS WEEKENDS 2009

 

May 22nd - June 14th, 2009 Here's the TWO posters this year and some "Promotional" posters which are not for release to the general public:

 

SWW 2009 Poster

 

 

GUESTS LIST 2009

May 22nd - June 14th

 

Hosts are: Jay Laga'aia and Ashley Eckstein

(not scheduled to sign)

 

May 22 - 24 Ray Park, Warwick Davis, James Arnold Taylor

May 29 - 31 Peter Mayhew, Matthew Wood

June 5 - 7 Jeremy Bulloch, David Prowse, Matt Lanter

June 12 - 14 Dave Filoni, Temuera Morrison

 


 

STAR WARS WEEKENDS 2010

 

GUESTS LIST 2010

May 21st - June 13th

 

May 21st- June 13th, 2010 Here's the official poster this year and six "Promotional" posters, which are not available to the public:

 

 

 

Hosts: Jeremy Bulloch and Ashley Eckstein

 

May 21-23 Tem Morrison, Dan Logan, Dee Bradley Baker

May 28-30 Matthew Wood, Lorne Peterson, Tom Kane

June 4-6 Billy Dee Williams, Ray Park, Dave Filoni

June 11-13 Ray Park, Peter Mayhew, James Arnold Taylor

 


 

STAR WARS WEEKENDS 2011

 

GUESTS LIST 2011

May 20th - June 11th

 

May 20th- June 12th, 2010 Here's the official poster this year and I didn't see any "Promotional" posters, which are not available to the public (if I am wrong, please email info to me so I can quickly correct).

:

 

2009 Schedule of Events

Padawan Mind Challenge - Trivia for kids under 12

 

Hyperspace Hoopla - Join all the Characters in the park at 8:45 PM for the closing parade

 

Jedi Training Academy - Young Jedi hopefuls selected to test your skills with a light saber.

 

Star Tours Grand Reopening! - The ride is revamped and more exciting than ever...

 

Celebrity Autograph Sessions - See listing above  

 

Star Wars Characters Meet a galaxy of your favorite Star Wars characters!

 

Star Wars Merchandise --Shirts, coins, mugs, toys and pins inspired by new Star Wars Weekends poster art.

 

Guest celebrities give talks 1) Talk about Behind the Scenes: Behind the Force with host Ashley Eckstein about Clone Wars. 2) Inside the Saga Starring Anthony Daniels about Inside the Saga Behind the Force, 3) Obi-Wan and Beyond Starring James Arnold Taylor about Galaxy of Voices (voice artists)

 

tar Tours -- The Force is with you as you cruise in your Starspeeder flight simulator thrill ride!

 


STAR WARS WEEKENDS 2012

 

GUESTS LIST 2012

COMING SOON