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Star Wars Weekends

Walt Disney World has revealed that the popular Star Wars Weekends will return to Disney's Hollywood Studios from May 17 - June 9, 2013.

The events will take place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the period, and will be included with regular theme park admission. In previous years, a host of Star Wars celebrities have appeared to greet fans, although Disney has not yet confirmed the full line-up for 2013.

Two of the voice stars of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV series will return as hosts for the 2013 events. James Arnold Taylor plays Obi-Wan Kenobi, while Ashley Eckstein provides the voice for Ahsoka Tano.

The Star Wars Weekends will feature special parades, shows, autograph sessions and sales of "one-of-a-kind" Star Wars memorabilia. The centerpiece of the events is Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, the updated simulator ride which debuted in 2011.

Star Wars Weekends

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This year's Star Wars Weekends will be the first to take place since Disney acquired Star Wars producer LucasFilm in October. Disney paid some $4.05 billion to get its hands on the rights to the legendary sci-fi franchise, and will release a seventh film in the series in 2015.

Full details of the 2013 Star Wars Weekends will be released at https://www.disneyworld.com/starwarsweekend prior to the start of the events.

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