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On Friday, Feb. 4, Disney Parks released official dates for Star Wars Weekends 2011, the annual fan event that takes place at Walt Disney World Resort. This year, Star Wars Weekends will be held on consecutive weekends between May 20 and June 12.
Star Wars Weekends allows fans of all ages to celebrate the universe created by George Lucas. The weekends’ events are centered around the stories, characters and celebrities of the six Star Wars films as well the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Featured events during the weekends are parades, special shows, celebrity autograph sessions and presentations, and meet-and-greet opportunities with Star Wars characters. For many guests, the highlight of each day is the Hyperspace Hoopla, an end-of-the-day party featuring the characters.
2011 Star Wars Weekends dates
Star Wars Weekends are held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the four consecutive weekends.
  • May 20 – May 22
  • May 27 – May 29
  • June 3 – June 5
  • June 10 – June 12
A full schedule of celebrities and activities has not yet been released. However the Disney Parks Blog announced Anthony Daniels, better known as C3PO, will return this year and attend the first two Star Wars Weekends (May 20 and May 27).  Reguar Star Wars Weekends attendee Ashley Eckstein, who voices Ahsoka Tano in The Clone Wars, serves each weekend as the event's Celebrity Host.
Star Tours: The Adventures Continue debuts May 20
For many guests who attend Star Wars Weekends, which is included with theme-park admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, another highlight will be the debut of the new Star Tours experience. Called Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, the motion simulator ride will be enhanced with new ride technology, including 3D. The ride also will be be set between Star Wars III and Star Wars IV, and will feature multiple destinations within that aspect of the Lucas universe.
As previously reported, Star Tours: The Adventures Continue officially opens May 20.

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