Disney announces Star Wars Weekends celebrity lineups

Frank Oz and Ian McDiarmid are headlining the list of celebrity guests for this year’s Star Wars Weekends, Disney announced Friday.

McDiarmid, who has appeared as Senator/Emperor Palpatine in five of the six Star Wars movies, will appear during opening weekend, May 15-17. And Oz, who besides portraying Yoda is a Muppet legend, will close out the event the weekend of June 12.
The autograph sessions have been moved indoors to a location just off Commissary Lane near Star Tours – The Adventure Continues. Most celebrity guests will be available for autographs, but not McDiarmid or Oz.

Each Star Wars Weekend will be hosted by James Arnold Taylor, who voiced Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. And Ashley Eckstein — the voice of Ahsoka Tano in the animated series and a Weekend IV celebrity guest — will host the daily “Padawan Mind Challenge – Family Edition.” 

Weekend I (May 15 – 17)

Ian McDiarmid as Senator Palpatine
  • Ian McDiarmid: Senator/Emperor Palpatine (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace; Star Wars: Attack of the Clones; Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith; Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back; Star Wars: Return of the Jedi)
  • Amy Allen: Aayla Secura (Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
  • Tiya Sircar: Sabine Wren (Star Wars Rebels)

Weekend II (May 22 – 24)

  • Warwick Davis: Wald, Wicket W. Warrick (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace; Star Wars: Return of the Jedi)
  • Silas Carson: Ki-Adi-Mundi, Nute Gunray (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace; Star Wars: Attack of the Clones; Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith)
  • Vanessa Marshall: Hera Syndulla (Star Wars Rebels)

Weekend III (May 29 – 31)

  • Warwick Davis: Wald, Wicket W. Warrick (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace; Star Wars: Return of the Jedi)
  • Daniel Logan: Boba Fett (Star Wars: Attack of the Clones)
  • Steve Blum: Zeb Orrelios (Star Wars Rebels)

Weekend IV (June 5 – 7)

  • Ray Park: Darth Maul (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace)
  • Jeremy Bulloch: Boba Fett (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back; Star Wars: Return of the Jedi)
  • Ashley Eckstein: Ahsoka Tano (Star Wars: The Clone Wars; Star Wars Rebels) 

Weekend V (June 12 – 14)

Needs cutline, Yoda does not.
  • Frank Oz: Yoda (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace; Star Wars: Attack of the Clones; Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi; Star Wars Rebels)
  • Ray Park: Darth Maul (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace)
  • Peter Mayhew: Chewbacca (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith; Star Wars: A New Hope; Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back; Star Wars: Return of the Jedi)
  • Taylor Gray: Ezra Bridger (Star Wars Rebels)