Scattered thunderstorms are in the forecast this weekend with daytime temperatures expected to reach the low 90s. Don’t forget to pack the rain gear and a smile! For an up-to-the-minute Orlando weather forecast, click here. Check out rainy day tips for theme parks from Mommy Frog.
Many of the headlining summer special events begin this weekend at the theme parks. Check out this helpful planning calendar for crowds, special events, weather and more.
Summer Concert Series @ Universal Studios
Universal Studios’ Summer Concert Series kicks off this Saturday, June 11 with the Go-Go’s performing LIVE on the Music Plaza Stage at 9 p.m. Head over to CityWalk after the concert for the Official After Party. Universal Studios’ Summer Concert Series and the Official After Party at CityWalk are included with regular theme park admission.
Sounds Like Summer Concert Series @ Epcot
Epcot’s Sounds Like Summer Concert Series starts this Sunday, June 12 with Hotel California – A Tribute to the Eagles. Guests can dance to classic Eagles hits every night until June 18 at the America Gardens Theatre in World Showcase. Show times are 5:45, 7 and 8:15 p.m. Sounds Like Summer Concert Series at Epcot is included with regular theme park admission.
Summer Nights @ Busch Gardens
Summer Nights at Busch Gardens begins this Friday, June 10 and lasts all summer long until Aug. 14. The park will stay open late so guests will have even more chances to ride Busch Gardens’ newest thrill coaster, Cheetah Hunt. Kinetix, the awesome contemporary rock and acrobatic performance, returns this year and will be performed every night at 9 p.m. at Gwazi Field. Summer Nights at Busch Gardens is included with regular theme park admission.
Star Wars Weekends @ Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Don’t miss your last chance to attend Star Wars Weekends 2011 from Friday until Sunday this weekend at Hollywood Studios! Weekend Four’s celebrity guests include Ray Park (Darth Maul), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), and Clone Wars Voice Guest Tom Kane (Yoda). Other event highlights include:
- Celebrity hosts James Arnold Taylor (voice of “Obi-Wan Kenobi from Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and Ashley Eckstein (voice of “Ahssoka Tano” from Star Wars: The Clone Wars
- Opening Ceremony Character Processional up Hollywood Blvd.
- Character Encounters with your favorite Star Wars characters like Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker and Boba Fett
- Disney characters in Star Wars-themed costumes (Jedi Mickey, Princess Leia Minnie, Darth Goofy and more!)