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Disney World's Star Wars Weekend is approaching! The annual event, which actually runs for a series of weekends in the Florida theme park, is set to begin next month. What better way to warm up for it than by watching your favorite Star Wars characters dance to pop music?
These videos are from the (formerly) recurring "Hyperspace Hoopla" dance-off event, which was held at Disney's Hollywood Studios during Star Wars Weekends, and featured various characters from the films showing off their moves in hilarious fashion. After all, what's funnier than Darth Vader and a bunch of Storm Troopers dancing to "You Can't Touch This"? Or Michael Jackson's "Bad"?
Or Chewy dancing to "Hey Ya!"
Points to all of these dancers, not only for their dancing skills, but for their ability to pull off these dance routines in those costumes, which probably make it pretty hard to see. You'd think there'd be more character collisions on stage.
Unfortunately, Walt Disney World has retired the Hyperspace Hoopla, so -- for now -- these videos are all that's left.
This year's Star Wars event at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park in Florida will run for five weekends, beginning May 16. Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill is set to appear at the event for the first time ever this year, as will John Ratzenberger (Cheers), who appeared in The Empire Strikes Back. Orlando Sentinel lays out the full schedule of appearances, which include Warwick Davis, Ray Park, Peter Mayhew, Vanessa Marshall and Ahmed Best, among others.
While there won't be a Hoopla, Disney World does promise plenty of Interstellar Entertainment, limited edition merchandise, autographs with the stars, character interactions, character dining, and a Jedi Training Academy for kids under the age of twelve. For a more extended look at the dancing, here's a longer video from the 2012 Hyperspace Hoopla Star Wars stars dance-off at Disney's Hollywood Studios.