New VIP Experience Available for 2014 Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World® Resort
Feel The Force Premium Package
In March, we told you about two new Star Wars character dining experiences will be introduced to coincide with Star Wars Weekends. Today, we want to share some exciting news about a new VIP experience that is now available for booking during Star Wars Weekends (every Friday-Saturday-Sunday, May 16 through June 15, 2014).
This new experience, called Feel The Force Premium Package provides Guests with reserved VIP viewing for two of the most popular Star Wars Weekends event spectaculars:
- the daytime Legends of the Force Celebrity Motorcade
- the nighttime Symphony in the Stars fireworks show.
In addition to premium viewing soft drinks, water and snacks will be served for the motorcade and a dessert party will accompany the fireworks show.
Guests will also receive a souvenir digital photo card that captures images of the Star Wars characters and events from that day as well as a series of complimentary Star Wars photos.
Price: adults $54, children $32 (per day, tax and gratuity included). Discounts do not apply.
Legends of the Force: Star Wars Celebrity Motorcade
Each day of Star Wars Weekends, a motorcade featuring several of favorite Star Wars characters and celebrities makes it’s way from the front of the park all the way to the Star Wars Weekends Event Stage—concluding with a grand celebrity welcome. This even draws many, many guests hoping to catch a glimpse or photo with the real-life stars of the saga. In previous years, celebrities featured were Jake Lloyd (young Anakin Skywalker), David Prowse (Darth Vader), Kenny Baker (R2D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), and Anthony Daniels (C3PO) among others. Though the complete list has
not yet been announced (correction: the list was just announced) for 2014, it has been declared that Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) will make his first ever appearance June 6-8! You can be the crowds will be intense during Hamill’s appearance, so the premium package is a great opportunity for a VIP experience to avoid the masses.
It’s often very hot and humid if June at the Walt Disney World Resort, so having some space around you as well as soft drinks and water in the VIP parade viewing area will surely be a welcome relief!
The afternoon experience is from 11am – 12pm, with motorcade occurring at 11:30am. Guests will meet with a Greeter located at Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner starting at 10:30am. Greeter will be available until noon to accept check-ins. Guests will receive a wristband upon check-in that will also allow entry in the evening dessert party.
Symphony in the Stars
New this year, each evening during Star Wars Weekends, guests will experience an incredible nighttime spectacular in the sky above Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The finale celebration will feature Star Wars characters and a frenzy of fireworks, complete with Glow with the Show effects. Symphony in the Stars debuted in 2013 during a Limited Time Magic celebration on “Star Wars Day,” May the 4th. The show was incredibly popular and drew some of the largest crowds ever seen at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. While the crowds are not likely to be quite so significant due to the fact the presentation will appear on all three nights each weekend, it’s still likely to be very busy. In order to perform these shows in a manner that favors guest safety, several areas of Disney’s Hollywood Studios are closed off due to falling debris from the show. This forces guests to the front of the park and creates a crowded atmosphere.
Symphony in the Stars fireworks dessert party takes place from 9:00 PM to 10:00pm with the firework shows beginning at approximately 9:30pm. If Guests missed the afternoon check-in time, check-in for the dessert party will start at 8:30pm at Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner.
Beverages include soda, water, tea and coffee. The fireworks dessert party includes a specialty beverage with an alcoholic option. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages.
Again, the ability to experience the show from a reserved VIP area and to experience fantastic desserts and beverages at the same time are excellent perks for guests taking advantage of this package!
Here’s our video from last year’s Symphony in the Sky
To make a reservation for the Feel The Force Premium Package, you can call (407) WDW-DINE from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM Eastern Time or contact your travel agent for assistance.