In the latest Disney vacation news, Walt Disney World has unveiled the celebrity lineup for the 2012 edition of Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park.
The event, which spotlights actors and characters from the Star Wars universe, includes autograph sessions, parades, behind-the-scenes presentations and stage shows. The list of actors attending this year is heavy on 1999′s “Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace,” including Jake Lloyd, who played young Anakin Skywalker. (He’s 23 years old now.) Also well-represented are voice actors from the current animated TV series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”
Star Wars-related activities occur on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from May 18 to June 10.
Scheduled guests include:
•May 18-20: Ray Park (Darth Maul, “Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace”), Jerome Blake (Rune Haako/Mas Amedda, “Phantom Menace”), Dee Bradley Baker (voice of Clone Captain Rex and Clone Commander Cody, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”)
•May 25-27: Andy Secombe, (Watto, “Phantom Menace”), Ray Park (Darth Maul, “Phantom Menace”), Tom Kane (voice of Yoda, “Clone Wars”)
•June 1 -3: Jake Lloyd (Anakin Skywalker, “Phantom Menace”, Silas Carson (Nute Gunray/Ki-Adi-Mundi, “Phantom Menace”)
•June 8-10: Michonne Bourriague (Aurra Sing, “Phantom Menace”), Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett, “Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back” and “Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi”), Daniel Logan (Boba Fett, “Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones”), Nika Futterman (voice of Asajj Ventress, “Clone Wars”).
Star Wars Weekends will be hosted by James Arnold Taylor (voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi, “Clone Wars”) and Central Florida’s own Ashley Eckstein (voice of Ahsoka Tano, “Clone Wars”).