Star Wars Weekend 2015

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Our Disney/Star Wars Weekend vacation is over and we had an amazing time! It’s a little sad to think that it’s over but now it’s time to look forward to our Universal trip in October!

This was our first time we have attended this event and as with everything comes the pros and cons. We figured we’d share them here with you in case you decide to attend this or other events in the future.

Pros-

Star Wars theming

Star Wars characters and shows

Star Wars merchandise and food

Star Wars + Disney

Cons-

Ridiculously long wait times

Reservations needed for everything

The crowds of people

Now we must start out by saying we are not new to Disney. We both have been dozens of times so we expected it to be busy but this was busy on a whole other level. For starters it appeared that Disney has no maximum capacity limit because if they did you certainly wouldn’t have known it.

Throughout the day there were different things going on to celebrate the event including character meet and greets, dining options, a parade and a show. Most would assume that this is a wonderful idea but we disagree. For example, the parade started at 11 a.m. but people had already filled up the parade route by around 9:30 a.m. Keep in mind the park didn’t open till 9 a.m. So if you wanted to spend most of your day sitting around holding a spot and not having the opportunity to do anything else well then I guess it’s great for you, but certainly not us!

They also held a nighttime show called Symphony in the Stars. We thoroughly enjoyed the show which included characters being brought out on the stage and a large fireworks extravaganza. While we enjoyed the show what we did not enjoy was having to save spots to view the show for 2 hours! Yup, 2 long hours next to complete drunk strangers that had been sweating all day long! Now some may find enjoyment doing this, but for us, it’s not our cup of tea.

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Sorry that this appears to be a rant because it’s not meant to be that way. The thing about us is that we are always honest about our experiences because  we spent a lot of money to make this trip! While we knew that the park would be busy we never thought it would be so busy that it made it really hard to enjoy ourselves.

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Another thing to note was that it was near impossible to get on any rides! To start the Rock’n Roller Coaster was closed. We have no idea why but it was. The Tower of Terror had a 2 1/2 hour wait and Toy Story Mid Way Mania was even longer. Even the Muppets show was over an hour long which we have never seen it exceed a 15 minute wait before.

We did have some great experiences with the Star Wars breakfast and dinner. We were lucky enough to have had reservations that we booked way back in March. Had we not done those reservations then there would have been no way we could have done either the breakfast or the dinner. We won’t share too much about those just yet though, those posts will be coming in the future.

Have you ever attended an event in Disney like this? Let us know in the comments!

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5 thoughts on “Star Wars Weekend 2015”

  1. I can totally relate to your comments about the crowds etc for a special Disney event. We went to Mickey’s Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom. We had all the same problems. It’s a shame that Disney aren’t better at managing numbers to a reasonable level for these events. They would be more value for money.
    I posted about it on my my blog a few months back if you’re interested in my rant 🙂

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    1. I am going to have to check out that post! Disney really does need to do a better job with crowd control. Considering when you book they have a good idea of how many people will be on site you’d think they would do a better job!

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