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We are planning a Disney World trip May 2013, expecting it to be over a Star Wars Weekend. Would you recommend reserving an 8:00am breakfast at HS to get an early start in the park or eating a bite in the hotel and waiting for the disney resort buses?
- Asked by linsey from KS on 11/27/2012
First, it depends on what you hope to do at the Stars Wars Weekend event. Do you want to see celebrities for autographs? If so, you'll want to grab breakfast at your hotel, arrive very early (5-6am) and get in line for an autograph FastPass.
We've been to two Star Wars Weekend events and we go for the characters (not celebrities) and to see the amazing shows and parade. We arrive about an hour before park opening so that we don't miss the Stormtroopers on top of the buildings upon arrival. Once in the park, we go first to see characters. It takes a long time to wait in lines but you can knock off a few in the early morning. Darth Vader's line always seems to be long but it's quite entertaining to see how other guests react to him.
You'll need to grab a curb-side seat well in advance of the Star Wars parade - at least an hour!
If you have an early breakfast, your early start will be dependent on how quickly your family is seated, etc. It's a great plan if everything falls into place. I'm not certain that you would see the Stormtroopers upon arrival though.
Personally, I would eat an early breakfast at your hotel, then head to Disney's Hollywood Studios. You'll want to eat lunch right at 11am to stay ahead of the crowds too.
May the Force be with you whichever touring strategy that you use!