Use the Force, Mickey Mouse

Disneyland Jedi AcademyOne of my favorite things about Disney is that they aren’t afraid to work with other studios to bring the best experience to their park guests. For example, Star Tours and Indiana Jones, two of the best rides at Disneyland, aren’t based on Disney movies, but the attractions are packed full of mouse magic (and the force where applicable).

Both Disneyland and Walt Disney World offer kids a chance to pursue their Jedi dreams, which is very cool, but if you really want to experience some Disney/Star Wars magic start booking your family vacation for the Star Wars Weekends held on select dates in March and June at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

That’s right: STAR. WARS. WEEKENDS.

Star Wars Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World Star Wars

Please note, dates shown on images are for the 2012 event.

Star Wars Weekends celebrate the six films as well as the current animated series, The Clone Wars, which, IMHO, is pretty awesome. In addition to everything you would normally expect from a Walt Disney World vacation you are also able to join Jedi Knights, Sith Lords, and the rest of your Star Wars favorites for shows, parades, presentations, autographs (FASTPASS available outside front gate entrance for celebrity autographs) and anything else the Force has in store.

Speaking of stores, there is plenty of merchandise, too.

Check the Walt Disney World Star Wars Weekends website for dates and more information, and once you are at Walt Disney World use the Mobile Magic App to find your way across the park in less than 12 parsecs.



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Whit HoneaRead more from Whit Honea at his site Honea Express and the popular group blog DadCentric. You can follow Whit on the Twitter or Pinterest (his opinions are his own and do not reflect those of Babble or most rational people).


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