Yoda and the Emperor Lead 2015's Star Wars Weekends Celebrities

April 3, 2015, 2:09 PM

Walt Disney World announced this year's celebrity appearances for Star Wars Weekends, and the top draws will be Frank Oz, Ian McDiarmid, and Peter Mayhew.

Here is the line-up:

Weekend I (May 15 – 17)
Ian McDiarmid: Senator/Emperor Palpatine
Amy Allen: Aayla Secura
Tiya Sircar: Sabine Wren

Weekend II (May 22 – 24)
Warwick Davis: Wald, Wicket W. Warrick
Silas Carson: Ki-Adi-Mundi, Nute Gunray
Vanessa Marshall: Hera Syndulla

Weekend III (May 29 – 31)
Warwick Davis
Daniel Logan: Boba Fett (prequels)
Steve Blum: Zeb Orrelios

Weekend IV (June 5 – 7)
Ray Park: Darth Maul
Jeremy Bulloch: Boba Fett (original)
Ashley Eckstein: Ahsoka Tano

Weekend V (June 12 – 14)
Frank Oz: Yoda
Ray Park: Darth Maul
Peter Mayhew: Chewbacca

Of course, Frank Oz should be familiar to Disney fans for far more than just Yoda, as he also portrays as bunch of The Muppets, including Miss Piggy, and has directed many films, including The Dark Crystal, The Muppets Take Manhattan and the 1986 version of Little Shop of Horrors.

Replies (6)

April 3, 2015, 2:10 PM

Frank Oz just has to become a Disney Legend at some point, right?

April 3, 2015, 2:17 PM

I think Frank Oz will have his own "Conversation with..." show and not be in the Stars of the Saga show, like Mark Hamill did last year. Ian McDiarmid maybe too. There are more celebrities listed on the official Disney Parks Blog website and some show info too.

April 6, 2015, 8:14 AM

I am still kicking myself for not meeting Warwick on our last trip. My group didn't want to wait but he didn't even have a line at his booth, they were all at Ray Park's booth.. Should have made them wait.

April 6, 2015, 10:35 PM

I've met Warwick at both of Universal's Harry Potter media events. A charming, delightful person. Well worth the effort to meet.

April 7, 2015, 5:11 PM

They seem to get better people every year!

Then again, Mark Hamill is probably the best person they could possibly get.

When he recovers, I would love to see Harrison Ford...Wishful thinking...

April 8, 2015, 3:38 PM

Warwick is also in Harry Potter. You're getting a two-fer. Bring pictures of him to sign in Star Wars and Harry Potter.

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