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Old 07-27-2012, 07:22 AM   #16
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I just came on here to find you all, and with a little fairy dust You were easy to find!

Here's our deal. We have gone the past 4 years in a row. Twice during Christmas decor, twice during Halloween. Not that we don't enjoy it, but we are looking for something different. THAT and it costs more to fly from here than to be down in DW for a week. SO, we are thinking on holding off until May.

We love Star Wars (not hard core fans or anything) but our kids are now into the movies and i think would love Star Wars weekend!

1. So, how is the weather? We are used to Early Dec (IMO not hot enough) and early Oct (Maybe a little too hot). I'd rather be too hot than too cold.

2. Also, is there every any deals around May? We always seem to pick up free dining. Which is the holy grail of discounts. What are the chances?

3. Now, I know crowds will be busy in HS, but in general, how are crowds? I always hear it's busy in the summer, or at the Holidays, but I only know the time frames we've been in, and we've been happy with that. We aren't waiters...we never wait in line for long.

The more I think about Star Wars weekend the more excited I get. 5th time around it's nice to have a change.

4. OH, also, the new section to MK should be open by then right?

5. Lastly, All i know about Star Wars weekend is that there is a parade, characters walking about, actors signing autographs. Am I missing anything?

6.What is the plan of attack once in the HS? What should I plan on doing with my kids? (8 and 7, boy and a girl). They really loved Star Tours last year, loved the gift shop, and I am going to say that they will want their very for light saber EXCITED!
1. Hot but not too hot, and there's always a chance of rain.

2. FD probably won't be offered.

3. Crowds are big, say around Pres. Day -like crowds.

4. Everything but the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Princess Fairytale Hall should be open.

5. There is also a big merchandise tent and special shows

6. It depends on what you wanna do. Please respond back and I can help
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:24 AM   #17
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Depending on what your must dos at SWW are, you may need to give yourself two days. I gave myself 3 days in 2009 spread out over 2 different weekends.
I strongly agree with this. I might be getting a WDW AP to go every weekend, and that might also be your best bet.
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:05 PM   #18
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Just to let everyone know, The Carbon Freeze Me Expirence will be offered at Celebration VI. I expect it to return for SWW 2013 as it was pretty popular.
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Well DGrD(8) and I just decided to do next year too! Took DNeph for 4 or 5 years in a row (I can't even remember anymore lol), then took a few years off, then took newly Star Wars obsessed DGrD in June and she LOVED it!! She has already been begging to return next year, and stay at AoA in a LM room - so we are going to combine both over Memorial Day weekend so she only misses 1/2 day of school. We will do two days at SWW and the other two days at MK, hoping to enjoy all of the new FL expansion.
I am hoping (PRAYING) that Ray Park is there that weekend - he usually is. He is my all-time favorite SWW celebrity!!! Of course!! and I love the extra show they add for him.
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My DD and I went last year but we were with my Aunt and her granddaughter. It was their first time going to Disney so my DD didn't get to do as much as she would have liked (like stand in the lines for pictures with the characters.) I promised her that just her and I would go 2013.

I am hoping to get reservations at BCV this year for May 17, 18, 19. We stayed at BWV last May and couldn't beat being close enough to walk to DHS or just taking the boat.
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I'm in. We are at DW until 20th May so really hope that the dates are similar to this years. My brother is the star wars nut in my family. He's already planning on what he is going to take with him for autographs!
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:03 PM   #22
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Well DGrD(8) and I just decided to do next year too! Took DNeph for 4 or 5 years in a row (I can't even remember anymore lol), then took a few years off, then took newly Star Wars obsessed DGrD in June and she LOVED it!! She has already been begging to return next year, and stay at AoA in a LM room - so we are going to combine both over Memorial Day weekend so she only misses 1/2 day of school. We will do two days at SWW and the other two days at MK, hoping to enjoy all of the new FL expansion.
I am hoping (PRAYING) that Ray Park is there that weekend - he usually is. He is my all-time favorite SWW celebrity!!! Of course!! and I love the extra show they add for him.
Ray Park should be there next year unless he can't make it or the event will focus on ROTJ.
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We will be there!!

My boys have never been to SWW, so they are REALLY excited!

We're arriving May 10th and leaving May 18th, so we'll be catching the SWW activities on Friday & Saturday, the 17th & 18th, and staying off-site at Windsor Hills.

Will be watching this thread for more ideas and suggestions!
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The last time it was in June exclusively was in 2008. That, and 2007, were the only years SWW were held only in June.
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This will be our first SWW. My extended family (6 of us) will be staying at AKV from June 2-8. I will have my 10 year old grandson with me who is a fan. I will have to start doing my research and follow this thread for more tips.
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This is our first SWW too! So excited, prepared the kids by having a movie marathon one weekend - and now they are excited too! They are 8 and 5, and ready for Jedi Training! We will be there the 28th-7th, with a Sunday at HS for SWW planned - woo hoo!
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When does Disney typically release the dates for SWW? Is it around November / December? Just hoping it is before the 180 ADR time would be for us.
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When does Disney typically release the dates for SWW? Is it around November / December? Just hoping it is before the 180 ADR time would be for us.
Late November or Early December.
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Also in.... visited SWW in 2009 during the monsoon - loved it despite the rain. With these projected dates, we'll be there for all apart from the last.
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Ray Park should be there next year unless he can't make it or the event will focus on ROTJ.
Thought I knew all the WDW and SW acronyms, but ROTJ is baffling me . I'm sure when I'm told I'll kick myself!
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