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‘Star Wars’ Weekends to Include Expanded Darth’s Mall and the ‘Summon the Force’ Nighttime Celebration

The 2015 Star Wars Weekends are just a few short months away but Disney is slowly releasing information about what's new and different for this year. In the latest update it was announced that fan-favorite James Arnold Taylor is returning to this year's event to host the Stars of the Saga talk show at the Theater of the Stars on Sunset Boulevard.

Disney Cruise Line Announces ‘Star Wars’ Day at Sea on Disney Fantasy in 2016

Star Wars fans listen up! The Force is headed out to sea in 2016 when the Star Wars Day at Sea debuts on select sailings on the Disney Fantasy. This themed day-long celebration will feature adventures, characters, and more from the Star Wars film saga.

Bob Iger Says Plans for ‘Star Wars’ Presence at Disney Theme Parks to be Announced Later this Year

While there's no concrete news about how Disney is going to grow the Star Wars presence in its theme parks around the world, there is a lot of speculation. Disney CEO Bob Iger fueled that speculation last week during a call with Wall Street analysts when he said there is a "fair amount of design and development taking place" to increase Star Wars presence in "multiple locations."

Disney Confirms ‘Star Wars’ Episodes 8 and 9

With 10 months left until Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters, fans have been wondering about plans for Episodes 8 and 9 in the franchise. Well, you can wonder no more. Bob Iger, Disney's Chairman and CEO has confirmed plans for Star Wars Episodes 8 and 9 to complete this new trilogy of Star Wars films.

The Walt Disney Company Releases Fiscal Third Quarter Report and Announces ‘Star Wars’ News

The Walt Disney Company recently announced the fiscal third quarter earnings report, but perhaps more interesting than the numbers was the Star Wars news mentioned during the conference call.

Let's talk about the fiscal report first.

The company's Parks and Resorts division had another successful quarter with an 8 percent increase in revenue to $4 billion and a 23 percent increase in operating income to $848 million.

Disney Store Celebrates Star Wars Day with New Merchandise, In-Store Giveaways and Promotions

The Disney Store is celebrating Star Wars Day (May 4) with in-store activities, promotions, and giveaways.

The special Star Wars Day celebration is happening in Disney Stores nationwide and the first 100 guests at each Disney Store location on May 4 will receive a free Limited Edition Star Wars pin.

Guests will also be introduced to characters from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope through special activities and promotions in the stores.

D-Tech Me Experience at Star Wars Weekends Adds New Figurine Options

The D-Tech Me Experience is returning to Star Wars Weekends this year, but with a few updates and changes.

Guests can take part in the D-Tech Me experience inside Darth's Mall which is located in Soundstage 1 between the Studio Backlot Tour and Toy Story Midway Mania at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

The Ultimate Day at Star Wars Weekends

As Star Wars fans get closer and closer to the opening weekend of Star Wars Days at Disney's Hollywood Studios (we talked about all the previous information on Star Wars Weekends here), Disney has announced another option for everyone planning to attend this extended event. Disney has created a VIP tour package ( being called The Ultimate Day at Star Wars Weekends) for everyone attending Star Wars Weekend this year.

Dates Officially Announced for the 2015 D23 Expo in Anaheim

The dates for the 2015 D23 Expo were announced by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger at The Walt Disney Company's Annual Meeting on March 18.

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club presents the Expo and the 2015 event is scheduled for August 14-16, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

"The D23 Expo is the ultimate Disney fan event, created to honor and celebrate your love of all things Disney," Iger told shareholders and D23 Members at the Company's Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon. "And we hope to see you there."

Walt Disney World Announces Dates for Star Wars Weekends 2014

The Force will be with guests once again in 2014.

The Walt Disney World Resort recently announced the dates for the 2014 Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Star Wars Weekends are scheduled for each weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) on these dates: May 16-18, May 23-25, May 30-June 1, and June 6-8.

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Find the Droids You’re Looking for at Tatooine Traders at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Just in time to celebrate all things Star Wars Weekends, we're talking about Tatooine Traders at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

This store is located at the exit of Star Tours and it was built to resemble the Mos Espa village in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

When Tatooine Traders originally opened at Disney's Hollywood Studios it was called Endor Vendors and was built to resemble the Endor shield generator bunker from Return of the Jedi.

Saturday Style: May The Fourth Be With You

Tomorrow marks one of the geekiest days of the year! It's May the 4th - also known as Star Wars Day! Fans around the world will be celebrating by watching Star Wars movie marathons, playing Star Wars trivia games, and of course wearing their favorite Star Wars apparel. We here at Walt Disney World for Grown-ups thought we'd celebrate by pointing out that Think Geek is having a cosmic sale!

Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Announcement

This may be the news that Star Wars fans have been waiting for, and Starwars.com is the first to release the official announcement of the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII.

Saturday Style: Princess Leia

Another cute outfit inspired by the upcoming Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Keep it simple with a sense of humor by paying tribute to Princess Leia and her smuggler sweetheart Han Solo. She loves him. He knows.

Star Wars Episode VII To Begin Filming In May

With all the hype of the upcoming Marvel movies, it may be easy to forget a little movie franchise called Star Wars but hot on the heels of Marvels: Assembling the Avengers TV special, comes news straight from Lucas Arts at the Disney Shareholders Meeting.

Production will officially begin on Star Wars Episode VII this May 2014 at the venerable Pinewood Studios in London. Despite rumors to the contrary, Star Wars Episode VII is still being co-written and directed by J. J. Abrams.

Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios Are Bigger Than Ever In 2014

As the excitement for a new Star Wars franchise, new Star wars stories, and new Star Wars games begins to grow, Walt Disney World is taking their yearly celebration one step further. This year, in the guise of a Rebel Alliance recruiting program, the event known as Star Wars Weekends has added a fifth weekend to its already growing influence.

Announcing Star Wars Weekends Events and Appearances

This weekend marks the start of the 2013 Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and we have some updated information about celebrity appearances and other special events.

Walt Disney World Limited Time Magic: Week 13 May the Fourth Be With You

This morning Disney announced a very special celebration will be going on over at Disney's Hollywood Studios next weekend. A fabulous, fun, Limited Time Magic event is in store for the annual, fan-proclaimed, worldwide "Star Wars Day," May 4, 2013.

Star Wars Weekends Returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios May 17-June 9

For four weekends each spring, Star Wars fans (and fanatics) converge on Disney's Hollywood Studios for Star Wars Weekends. This year, the intergalactic celebration starts May 17 and continues until June 9.

While the guest list is still a work in progress we can report that Ray Park who starred as the Sith warrior Darth Maul is scheduled to appear during Weekend I and Weekend II, and Warwick Davis who portrayed Ewok Wicket W. Warwick is scheduled for Weekend III and Weekend IV.

5 Fun Gifts for Star Wars Fans

It can be hard to locate just the right holiday gifts for the people in your life, but with such a huge character base to draw from every fan should find a little Disney something under their tree. If you're currently hunting for the perfect present to give your Star Wars fan, then MickeyFix.com has the lists that you don't want to go shopping without! In no particular order, these are my 5 favorite Star Wars Gifts to give to your aspiring Jedi or Sith Lord this holiday season.