Disney’s Star Wars Weekends in June for 2nd Year

Although the change is not yet reflected on the official website, WDWNews and the Cast Member newsletter "Eyes & Ears" has the dates for the 2008 Star Wars Weekends and the first one at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The dates are the weekends (Friday-Sunday) of June 6-29. Last year the event was moved from May weekends so as not to conflict with the official 30th anniversary celebrations. It looks like they saw something they liked and decided to leave it that way this year. Still, it would be nice to get the official dates announced more than 6 months in advanced so people can plan vacations, dining reservations, and the like.

There is an exciting rumor that the cast from the upcoming television series based on the films may be trotted out one of the weekends. There might also be some previews of the upcoming animated series as well.

The closer the event brings George Lucas and the Walt Disney Company the better, as far as I’m concerned. If everything proceeds on plan we’ll have a ‘Star Wars’ land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the next 10 years.

2 thoughts on “Disney’s Star Wars Weekends in June for 2nd Year”

  1. I think what would be really wonderful about SW weekends is if they could actually hold them when fans don’t have to die in the heat inside their costumes.

    That and somebody PUH-LEASE change the film inside of Star Tours. How about a podracing adventure??

  2. Well, think about it this way: If George Lucas had wanted to forge closer ties to Disney, don’t you think he would have done it by now? I think you can count him among the many completely burned by Michael Eisner and who’s more than a little dubious of Iger. This is only speculation, but I’ve seen pics of Lucas’ office and he has Mickey Mouse all over the place. Obviously he loves Disney, and his campus up there in Northern California is as pristine as Disneyland. So why no new “Star Tours”? Why no new Indy attractions? Why nothing more since the late 1980s? I don’t think it takes much to reason that Lucas hasn’t been too pleased with the relationship he has with Disney. Eisner roped him into a longterm licensing deal and now he is stuck with it. He probably makes the same amount of money whether or not he spends time working on Disney attractions. Given how Disney has been with creative types and what they have done to their theme parks, turning them into craptastic marketing machines, I guess I can’t say I blame him. Hey I’d like to see a new Star Tours more than ANYONE, but don’t you think if George really wanted it that it would have happened by now??

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