The Feel the Force Premium Package (basic package) check-in location is between the Min and Bill's Dockside Diner area and the main Star Wars courtyard stage. (The old American Idol building is in the background.)
The snack cart for Hollywood Studio's Feel The Force Premium Package is where you can pick up your complimentary soda, water, ice cream and juice bar treats, and popcorn!
The menu board for the Star Wars - Feel the Force Premium Package, featuring soda, water, ice cream and juice bars, and popcorn.
Complimentary soda and water is available from the snack cart at the 2015 Feel the Force Premium Package event.
Mmmmm... Premium Mickey Bars. You can eat, as many as you can eat at the Star Wars Weekends Feel the Force Premium Package (I had three).
Up close with Mickey's Premium Ice Cream Bar.
Helados Strawberry Juice Bars are one of the complimentary snacks that are available at the 2015 Star Wars Feel The Force Package.
A close-up shot of the Strawberry Juice bar reveals small pieces of actual strawberries in the bar! You could also eat as many of these as you wanted at the Feel the Force Premium Package event.
Boxes of fresh warm popcorn are also complimentary as part of the 2015 Star Wars Feel The Force Premium Package. It was a real "treat" having something savory this year. At last year's event, only ice cream had been available.
The reserved viewing area for the Star Wars Motorcade and the Dessert party are in the same location, shown here on the left-side of the diagram. For the morning motorcade, two sections are taped off for wheelchair viewing and small children to sit on the ground (parents are able to stand behind, but not in the taped off area).
From the main motorcade route leading to the stage, the first half is reserved for premium wheelchair access and viewing, while the second half is reserved for small children to sit down and watch the action. Parents can stand behind their children in this area, but can not sit with them.
Premium Package guests without the need for wheelchair viewing have access to the west facing strip of the route, as this offers a good view of the stars getting out of the motorcade cars, and walking up on the stage area.
This Yoda Ring Toss activity station is available in the basic premium package area, which is not a bad idea. There's no "prizes", it's just a way to pass the time.
While the Premium Package area is quite large, obviously everyone wants to get close to the ropes, so they can get the best view of the celebrity motorcade.
A full view of the Star Wars Weekends main stage from the Feel the Force Premium Package reserved viewing area. Answering the question, what happens if it rains? Well, you get wet of course.
A close up of the main stage area reveals that even if you can't actually see the motorcade, you can watch it on the giant screen above the stage.
Once the motorcade (and parade) has passed, the premium-premium package guests are lead up to the very front of the stage, and then the ropes drop from the premium-basic area, and there's a mad dash to pack in the stage area. As a premium-basic Feel The Force guest, this is as close as I could get.
This photo of Tiya Sircar, voice-over actress for "Star Wars Rebels", was not taken from the Premium Package area, but from a side-street location that I just walked up to for everyday guests. It was the closest that I could get to the celebrity motorcade that day. I'm just saying.
Setting up for the dessert party portion of the Feel the Force Package during Star Wars Weekends at Hollywood Studios.
The beverage stations from the Feel the Force Star Wars Dessert Party are located on one side of the area and include everything from the adult cocktails (that are mixed by bartenders), juice-only versions for the younglings, and a hot coffee and tea station. Cold sodas and water are also available.
One of the popular guest favorite cocktails at the Feel the Force Dessert Party is "The Force", a pomegranate lemonade mixed with bourbon.
The "Jedi Mind Trick" is a green apple lemonade (I honestly didn't know there was such a thing as apple lemonade, wouldn't that be appleade?), mixed with coconut rum.
If you like coffee, the Iced "Dark Side" with Baileys and Kahlua, is a really nice drink. You could "feel the force" with this one more than the others, it seemed.
Some of the dessert items that you will find at the Feel the Force Dessert Party held during Star Wars Weekends. Some of the items may change based on availability, but the menu stays pretty close to this format.
Darth Vader Chocolate Cupcake with Chocolate Peanut Butter Filling and Chocolate Frosting
Blue Milk Panna Cotta with Crispy Pearls
Dex's Diner Roona Lemon Tart with Red Raspberry Glitter
Jabba the Hutt Dantooine Cane Syrup Infused Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Parfait
Clone Troopers Ration Bar Salted Caramel Blondie with Cream Cheese
Naboo Gungan City Rice Crisp Bon Bons
We're still not sure about the look or the flavor of the Jabba the Hutt Chocolate Cupcake with Salted Caramel Frosting.
The Yoda Pistachio Bite Cakes with a Morella Cherry top were quite good.
The hazelnut flavor was very subtle in the Yoda Chocolate Cupcake with Hazelnut Buttercream Frosting, and we wish there had been more Chocolate Toffee Crunch on top.
The R2-D3 Double Chocolate Dome Bite Cakes were yummy as well. Both these guys and the Pistachio Bite cakes had just as much, if not more, flavor than any of the designer cupcakes (and were a lot easier to eat, without wrappers).
Darth Vader with his lesser known cousin Vinny Vader.
A plate of Yoda Pistachio Bite Cakes with Morella Cherries in the center from the Star Wars Dessert Party table.
The Naboo Gungan City Rice Crisp Bon Bons are very colorful and yummy. The green and blue ones may even leave a lasting impression on your tongue (oh the joys of food coloring).
A Stormtrooper centerpiece from one of the buffet style dessert tables.
A view of the stage and fireworks at the Dessert Party portion of the Feel the Force Premium Package. The view of the fireworks is better now, that the "sorcerer's hat" has been removed, but the fireworks are still partially obscured by the stage.