Star Wars Weekends and Tribute Concerts at Walt Disney World

Just as a special event comes to a close at the magical Walt Disney World Theme Parks, another is just beginning. Start off the month right with the Sounds like Summer Concert Series at Epcot Park, and check out the last days of Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Theme Park on June 9th and 10th.

The Sounds like Summer Concert Series takes place in the open-air America Gardens Theatre in World Showcase, where you can literally dance under the summer stars as they appear while the tunes of legendary musicians play. The concert features tribute bands that perform the work of musical greats like The Bee Gees, Bon Jovi, U2 and The Police. Hear all of your favorite musician’s greatest hits during this series, which runs from June 10th to June 28th.

The lineup is as follows:

June 10-17: Hotel California, A Salute to the Eagles

June 18-23: Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot, The Ultimate Billy Joel Show

June 24-30: Slippery When Wet, The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute

July 8-14: The Police Experience, A Tribute to the Police

June 15-21: SouthBound & Company, A Tribute to Lynard Skynard

July 22-28: 2U, A Tribute to U2

For you Star Wars lovers, your last chance to enjoy Disney’s Star Wars Weekends is quickly approaching. At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the saga is celebrated with well-known characters, Jedi Knights and celebrities. Take a 3D Star Tour at Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, get a celebrity autograph at one of the events, and get your kids into lightsaber training at the Jedi Training Academy. At the end of the day, join in the Hyperspace Hoopla, where Ewoks, Wookiees, stormtroopers, Jawas and other creatures come together for music, comedy, dancing and interactive fun! Hurry, the last day to participate is June 10th.

There are several lodging options available near the park, including Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. There, you’ll enjoy a tropical jungle habitat, have rare animal encounters, and can take a dip in the huge outdoor pool or hot tub. You could also try the All-Star Movies Resort, where you can swim in the Sorcerer’s Apprentice-themed pool or taste the flavors of Planet Hollywood, which is onsite.

5 thoughts on “Star Wars Weekends and Tribute Concerts at Walt Disney World

  1. Is there an age limit on the lightsaber class?? I love Star Wars, and wish I could find some way to get down to Orlando in the next few days.

  2. This would be so awesome to go to, I love Star Wars! I wonder if adults can participate in the lightsaber class as well… that would be so much fun. I want to hug an ewok while I’m there too!

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