Celebrity Guests Announced for Star Wars Weekends 2011 « Disney Parks Blog
Jedi Mickey and Darth Vader are proud to announce that celebrity guests will appear in full Force at this year's Star Wars Weekends, which take place from May 20th thru June June 12th, 2011 (every Friday, Saturday and Sunday). The grand opening of the new Star Tours 3-D: The Adventure Continues attraction will join together the good side and dark side as they each have plenty of reason to form a temporary truce in order for the Republic and the Empire to unite in celebration of this monummental world wide, inter-galactic, multi-demensional event.
SCHEDULED CELEBRITY GUEST APPEARANCES
- Anthony Daniels (C-3PO - pics featured later in OP)
- Clone Wars Special Guest: Dave Filoni (Supervising Director - pics is featured later in the OP)
- Anthony Daniels (C-3PO)
- Bruce Spence (Tion Medon - pics featured later in OP)
- Clone Wars Voice Talent Guest: Dee Bradley Baker (Captain Rex - pics featured later in OP)
- Ray Park (Darth Maul)
- Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett)
- Clone Wars Voice Talent Guest: Matt Lanter (Anakin)
- Ray Park (Darth Maul)
- Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca "Chewy")
- Clone Wars Voice Talent Guest: Tom Kane (Yoda)
Lighting up the universe will be a kick-azteroid array of explosive events, parades, live shows and activities. Sixty Star Wars characters (Jedi, Princesses, Sith, Ewocks, Wookies, bounty hunters and stormtrooper) will roam about thru Disney Holluwood Studios park looking for their favorite fans (such as you) to meet and sign autographs.
Hats (and robotic heads) off to Anthony Daniels for being one of two people to appear in all 6 Star tours feature films (the other being Kenny Baker aka R2D2 "inside man"). He's also been loyal to the Star Wars / Star Wars weekend fan base, and he is the most ademate Star Wars actor speaker/supporter with respect to the new ride: Star Tours 3-D --The Adventures Continue.
Daniels' irrepresable enthusiasm over the ride is a wonderful, admirable thing, yet somewhat curious at the same time. As the pilot of the new Star Speeder 1000, he is gleefully beside himself; even though he never piloted anything in the movie series, and C-3PO even once said that he hates flying. I guess he changed his mind LOL!
Cheers to you Mr. Baker for a job well done - in far, far more ways than one!