BREAKING! Disney finally confirms Star Wars Weekends is NOT Returning!

StarWarsWeekends2005Logo      Last month when I reported about the dates for the new Season of the Force, I mentioned that the new event would be replacing Star Wars Weekends.  It only made sense with Season of the Force lasting from January 18th to March 20th.  That is a whole TWO months!  It wouldn’t make sense to take a break of Star Wars and then bring them back for five more weekends, most likely offering the same, if not similar, events and opportunities.  Plus, the late Winter season was pretty much the last time of the year Disney didn’t have a special seasonal offering for Guests.  Now we have the entire year filled with Season of the Force, the Flower & Garden Festival, Summer season, Food & Wine Festival, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.  The year is pretty much full all around now, which is good!

Well, Disney has finally flat out announced Star Wars Weekends will not be returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  In today’s announcement of details for new Star Wars attractions coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney made a small, simple statement:

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.

Of course, this will be heart breaking to many fans, but I have a feeling it is a fair trade-off with Season of the Force coming.  The event lasts two full months, as opposed to five weekends, and I’m sure it’ll become even better of an event when Star Wars Land is completed.  Time will tell, but Disney is clearly moving in a new direction with the franchise. Are you sad to see SWW go?

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About Chris DiPaula

Creator of DiPaula on Disney: entertainment website dedicated to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, other Florida parks and activities, and other adventures. Co-creator and producer of Parks, Brews, and Geek News: an entertainment website dedicated to the Florida theme parks including Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando, movie & geek news, and food and brews. Chris DiPaula has been an avid theme park and amusement park goer since childhood and a die hard Disney fan for as long as he can remember. He is currently an active concierge Cast Member at Walt Disney World Resort and has worked for The Walt Disney Company since 2011. Previously, he worked for Busch Gardens Tampa and SeaWorld Orlando in the entertainment technician field as well.

Posted on November 9, 2015, in Park News, Walt Disney World and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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