One of the highlights for many folks who attend Star Wars Weekends is the parade that begins near the entrance to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, makes it way down Hollywood Blvd, and ends near the main events stage in front of The Great Movie Ride and the Mickey Mouse Sorcerer’s Hat.

Costume Characters

There was a huge turn out from the 501st Legion. What’s that? It is an organization that is not part of Disney or Lucas, but brings together Star Wars fans who have authentic-looking costumes to participate in events – sometimes in exchange for donations to charities. Basically they are fictional unit of Imperial Stormtroopers, complete with fake armor and fake guns. Pretty cool, and they make quite an impression with hundreds of Star Wars characters in full battle gear walking down the street.

Star Wars Celebrities

This year the parade features two celebrities who will be very familiar to Star Wars fans

The celebrity host of the weekends this year is James Arnold Taylor. He is the voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi The Clone Wars animated show.  Also appearing was Ashley Eckstein, who is the voice of The Clone Wars’ Ahsoka Tano.

Mickey Mouse as Luke Skywalker kicks off the parade.

Mickey Mouse as Luke Skywalker kicks off the parade.

James Arnold Taylor waves to the crowd.

James Arnold Taylor waves to the crowd.


Video of Star Wars Weekends parade.

What do you think about the Star Wars Weekends parade?