My Lost Star Wars Weekend

I wrote this post a few years ago when we were hoping to attend Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Unfortunatly that trip never happened but I am so excited to say that we will finally be attending this year! Or I guess I should say I’m finally going back. 🙂

Star Wars Weekends 1997

Star Wars Weekends 1997

If you were to ask me what event I want to attend most at Walt Disney World, I would tell you Star Wars Weekends. Why? I am a geek and up until yesterday I thought I had never been. But guess what, I have been. I have been lying to myself and countless others for 14 years.

I was going through some old Disney photos looking for some to scan for my facebook page. As I was looking through the album from my high school graduation trip & noticed something I hadn’t noticed before. See the banner in the background. It plainly says Star Wars Weekends.

Star Wars Weekends 1997

So how did I never notice this before? I have no idea. I am a pretty observant person with a good memory. How I was oblivious to this up until now I will probably never know. Now granted, Star Wars Weekends then were not as extravagant as they are now, but I should have figured this out before. I am guessing we never knew while we were on our trip. But did I not think it was strange that there were Storm Troopers greeting us at the entrance?

Star Wars Weekends 1997

So there you have it. Not only have I attended, but I was at the very first Star Wars Weekends in 1997. I have posted further evidence below.

Star Wars Weekends 1997

Star Wars Weekends 1997

Star Wars Weekends 1997

I guess now I will have to say, I can’t wait to go back for Star Wars Weekends!


  1. Magical Days with the Mouse on May 18, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    That is SOOOO cool. I really wish they would have Star Wars Weekend at Disneyland. I’d LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! That’s pretty funny you don’t remember with all those pictures! They’ve had Chewbacca out for a passholder party in the 90s, but I haven’t seen him since at DL.
    Awww loved looking at your past photos!! I really need to scan mine like we talked about on twitter. So fun to look at!! 😀

  2. Terah on May 16, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Look how cute ya’ll were. Great outfits!!

  3. Beth Doda ~ disneymom2jhe on May 16, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Love it, what a great story! I would love to make it to Star Wars Weekends one of these years!

  4. Bird on May 16, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Great pics! This weekend will be my first Star Wars Weekend! 🙂

  5. Manda on May 16, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    lol! That’s so funny! Great photos! 😀

  6. :DISTherapy on May 16, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    I hope you are among the first to ride Star Wars 2- you’ve earned it!!

  7. Rebecca Medrano-Guerrero on May 16, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    That’s so GREAT!! Great PICs! Love old photos always giving us the details time takes away.

  8. Beth Green on May 16, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    that’s hilarious! amazing the details we forget over the years!!

  9. Deej on May 16, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Great story! If’s funny what one kind find looking at old pictures!

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