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Disney confirms the end of Star Wars Weekends

Star Wars Weekeds are OVER

On November 1, 2015 I posted that there is strong evidence that Star Wars Weekends would be going away.  Well, today, Disney confirmed that Star Wars Weekends will not be offered in 2016.

Star Wars Weekeds are OVER

In a post from Disney Parks, they were outlining the upcoming opening date of December 1 for Jedi Training Academy: Trials of the Temple, the upgrade for Star Tours with new destinations

and the opening of Star Wars Launch Bay and the addition of the film clips I’ve mentioned before as Star Wars: Path of the Jedi that will be in the ABC Sound Studio next to the Frozen Sing Along.

Disney’s official statement concerning Star Wars Weekends cancellation:

“And work begins next year on the 14-acre Star Wars-themed land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. With construction underway, unfortunately, we won’t be able to offer Star Wars Weekends. While Star Wars Weekends has been a great way to enjoy the saga for a few days every year, now the Force will be with Disney’s Hollywood Studios every day.”

Well, not exactly the same to receive Launch Bay with 2 characters, and a film clip that will go away.  Farewell to all those great character meets.  Post your thoughts here and on my Facebook page.  I told you months ago it was going to turn into “Star Wars Weekends light.”  Season of the Force is not supposed to feature all the great characters and celebrities we’ve come to love.

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  1. I was planning on taking my children this summer. We went in both 2014 and 2015, and now finally had the chance to return but with this news, we won’t even be coming to Disney. Do they still do the Star Wars Breakfast at the Sci-Fi Dine In, or is that gone too? What about the Jedi Training Academy?

    Pure crap move by Disney.

    • This was removed because they tore down the Backlot to build Star Wars Land and Toy Story Land. Still have Jedi Training.

  2. We went at Christmas 2015 and the things they have at Hollywood Studios is a few picture opportunities the way you do with other characters and a few storm troopers wandering around but my 19 year old was not that impressed with what they had to offer.The movie clips they mention was nothing special and the launch bay is more of a retail experience.Very disappointed with what they had to offer that they say is new.Does not compare at all to the weekends.

  3. It will be close only for 2016 or from now on? We where planning a trip for May 2017 but now I’m not sure if 2017 is also cancelled??!!!

  4. This is a huge disappointment. It is more angering in that I received an email CONFIRMING Star Wars Weekends less than three weeks ago. Like many others here and all over the web sites and message boards, I made booked our trip specifically for May so my son could spend his 10th Birthday at SWW, and like many of those same people, I am also cancelling my reservation. Disgusted…

  5. You would think with the new movie out at the end of the year there wouldn’t be a better time to have this in May. I’ll send an email as well. Makes my traveling plans easier next year now.

  6. I can’t believe they are willing to lose all that money…… We bought dvc for Star Wars weekends….. Still keeping my trip for May……..cooler and better crowds…

  7. Looks like I’m canceling my May trip. We were going to celebrate a milestone birthday, but now it’s not worth traveling in the heat. So, no Disney trip for 2016. :( So disappointed. I’ve always wanted to see Vader dance and see all us Geeks in one place dressed up.

  8. That’s poopy. Still going in May but I’d really hoped to take advantage of Jedi Micky’s Hollywood and Vine character meal (not to mention the rest of what Star Wars Weekends had to offer).

  9. Email sent to guest relations – doubt it makes a difference, but hopefully it is just one of many they receive over the next few days. We will likely still go in May but I’m not 100% sold anymore. :(

  10. Thank you, Kenny, once again making us aware of this issue. A very bad move on Disney, especially when their SWW webpage still reads, “coming summer 2016.” I wrote the email address as you suggested above…

  11. So bummed!! I hate to even tell my kids this. Disney shouldn’t have put SWW 2016 on their official website…and they haven’t taken it down yet! We planned a June trip staying at Boardwalk so we could just walk over.

  12. So disappointed! We planned a special surprise birthday trip soley around this for our autistic son and were looking forward to seeing the less intimidating Disney characters dressed as Star Wars characters.
    No reason to put up with the heat if there is no Star wars weekend.

  13. I wonder if you think this might be at all related to a post you made a while back regarding Disney’s desire to reduce the crowds in the parks without reducing revenue (I am paraphrasing so may not be representing your post well). My point is that I know SWW brings a lot of locals with APs into HS therefore increasing crowds significantly without the increased revenue that guest staying onsite bring? Or do you think it just has to do with the construction????

    • Construction seems like easy excuse, but SWW makes a Lot of money. Seems they feel people will come for the “Season of the Force” light version, for which they still haven’t announced much happening or confirmed the dates I posted.

  14. So disappointed as fans we were assured it would be back for 2016 what a farce. I have little kids who can’t handle a lot of huge waits and noise but they loved seeing Mickey and the gang dressed like the movies.

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