In 2014 I attended my first Star Wars Weekend at Disney's Hollywood Studios. One of the featured events during each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of each Weekend is the Legends of the Force Motorcade, which features Disney characters in Star Wars costumes, a variety of characters from the Star Wars movies, and several visiting celebrities. I saw this parade and accompanying stage from from a VIP viewing area as part of the Feel the Force Premium Package.
Prior to the show Boba Fett and stormtroopers patrol the event stage
Your hosts for the motorcade announce each character as they take to the street (though their commentary was out of sync with what I was seeing, since my viewing spot was near the end of the parade route)
An X-wing pilot led off the parade
The Disney stars were on hand
Jedi Training Academy padawan got to march down the street and watch the parade from right in front of the stage
The Empire was well represented
And, the Dark Side made its presence felt
Quite a variety of stormtroopers and other Imperial forces were part of the parade
This character turned the tables on the many photographers in the crowd
The sand people didn't appear to be walking in single to conceal their numbers
Jawas could also be found on the Streets of America and the Star Wars Din-In Galactic Breakfast
This Wookie (I believe the announcers said it was female), led the procession of "good guys"
More Rebel Forces
R2-D2 rolled down the parade root
Ahsoka Tano ...
... followed by the voice of Ahsoka Tano, Ashley Eckstein, a participant in each 2014 Star Wars Weekend
Taylor Gray, voice of Ezra Bridger in Star Wars Rebels
Sabine Wren, from Star Wars Rebels
Chopper, from Star Wars Rebels
Ray Park, who played Darth Maul in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace and also appeared in A Visit to the Maul during the weekend
John Ratzenberger, best known as Cliff Clavin in Cheers and for his appearances in many Pixar films, also had a small role in The Empire Strikes Back
James Arnold Taylor hosted the brief stage show following the Motorcade and most of the other events of the weekend. In addition to his numerous Star Wars hosting duties and other voiceover work, Taylor is know as the voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi in several animated forms.
Still the most recognizable character in the Star Wars universe, Darth Vader was last to appear in the parade
On stage for the brief post-parade stage show
Despite my VIP location for the Motorcade, I was still behind quite a few people when the stage show began
Scenes around the stage
A photo opportunity, with the stars of the Motorcade
Show's over when this guy says it is
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