Stitch Kingdom is proud to be one of the very first to bring you the SWW 2009 map and schedule in PDF form. This is the same map you will be able to get in person at the park.
Here’s a brief rundown of the event’s events:
It appears that James Arnold Taylor and Ashley Eckstein will be appearing only for their respective events and will not be offering formal autograph sessions as the rest of the celebrities will.
FASTPASS distribution for celebrities will be done outside the main entrance, to the right of the turnstiles. Distribution is most likely to start prior to park opening. Each guest is entitled to one FASTPASS and each guest must have a FASTPASS in order to obtain an autograph.
Once again, Wicket’s Warehouse will serve as the official Star Wars Weekends merchandise location. Wicket’s is located inside Soundstage 1 at the top of Pixar Place, next to the Backlot Tour. Last year, guests were routed backstage to enter the warehouse.
Rebel Alliance characters can be found in the area surrounding Star Tours and the Premier Theater (located near the San Francisco backdrop). Empire characters can be found around the Backlot Tour area. All of the characters from 2008 are expected to return with an additional meet & greet opportunity with Captain Rex from the Clone Wars.
The Star Wars Celebrity Motorcade featuring Star Wars characters and Star Wars Weekends celebrities will kick off at 11:40 am. The parade begins near the entrance, travels up Hollywood Boulevard and turns at the Sorcerer’s Hat to end near Star Tours, where a celebrity welcome ceremony is held at 12:00 pm.
Events will take place at two main locations: The Jedi Academy Training stage and the Premiere Theater.
JEDI ACADEMY TRAINING STAGE EVENTS:
Jedi Training Academy - A modified version of the daily event, the special SWW edition includes the opportunity for some padawans to battle Darth Maul while others take on Lord Vader. Participants chosen at random. Times: 9:30am, 10:20am, 12:30pm, 1:20pm, 2:10pm, 4:15pm, 5:15pm, 6:15pm
Padawan Mind Challenge – Star Wars fans aged 11 and younger can sign up at the SWW Information Desk beginning at 9 am to compete in this traditional trivia challenge. Challenges take place at 11:00 am and 5:45 pm.
Hyperspace Hoopla! - This not to be missed event closes the day. All of the Star Wars characters join the event’s host on stage in a very irreverent (but family-friendly) salute to the galaxy. Note that in order to obtain a good view of this show, guests will attend the last Jedi Training Academy session. The ~25 minute show kicks off at 7pm.
PREMIERE THEATER EVENTS:
Behind the Force – Join host Ashley Eckstein in Clone Wars: Behind the Force – a show that explores the excitement of Star Wars: The Clone Wars with a fascinating look behind the scenes led by the talented voice behind “Ahsoka” and other guest celebrities. Times: 11am & 3:35pm.
Stars of the Saga: Star Wars Celebrity Talk Show Hosted by Jay Laga’aia – Experience the fascinating life and movie-making adventures of our three visiting celebrities. Get your
questions ready because the presentation concludes with a lively audience Q & A session. 1:15pm
Visit to The Maul Starring Ray Park (May 22-24 only) – Experience a Master Class from the action film icon, Ray Park, hosted by Jay Laga’aia. 5:30pm
The PDF is available below. Please enjoy.
Star Wars Weekends 2009 Map and Schedule