Comments for Walt Disney World replaces Star Wars dance-off with tasteful character tribute, taking Star Wars Weekends 2014 seriously


  1. iSRS

    Great review. I agree. With Disney now owning the rights, and likely more serious toned films, it makes sense to conform to a brand standard. Which begs the question, does all of this qualify as Canon?



  2. @disdawgs

    Screw serious, I want my Hoopla

  3. Michael

    Schindlers list?! At a Disney park? You’re not serious are you?

    1. Don

      Quite shocked to read that and completely disgusting.

      Sure the Disney company would sell puppy coasts as long as they can make a buck.
      What I’ve seen from the new animated series is also laughable and if enough money spending whiners demand their hoopla crap back I’m sure Disney will throw their franchise in front of the train and make it as profitable as can be. Respect and taste left the resort years ago. May the farce be with you…

    2. EricJ

      I wasn’t even THERE, and I’m guessing a Liam Neeson/Qui-Gon joke. Chill.

  4. jc

    Just got home from SW weekend with my son, had a good day but missed the hoopla. Photop/fireworks are not worth doing a second day or staying all day for. Crowd seemed light today which I am sure has nothing to do with the hoopla vs fireworks discussion but seemed odd

  5. Universal Bob

    Man, who ever thought that any of this was a good idea???
    I’ll just shake my head and remember 1977……..

  6. Rich J

    I have been a SW fan from the beginning. I am all for pulling it all together but to a point. The Hyperspace Hoopla/Dance Off was fun and entertaining and people should take a joke or have a sense of humor.

    BRING IT BACK!!!!!!!!

  7. DB

    Very well written review article. Like I’ve said on this site and others before. Don’t just make your voice heard when things are wrong or when you dislike something at the parks. Also make your voice heard when things are right or when you really enjoy something. I believe the decision to get rid of hoopla was a combination of being more serious about the brand AND negative feedback from guests or online viewers. Just as this article states there was a divide about how fans feel about HH. I usually found online that there were more negative comments about it than positive.

  8. PNolen

    One factual inaccuracy in this article: Neither of the Imperial Officers in the new “Padawan Mind Challenge: Family Edition” show are related to “Snig” from “Hyperspace Hoopla.” Trust me on this one.

    1. Since1976

      I think he meant “in story”, not in real life ­čÖé

  9. Lance


    (dumping the hoopla)

    1. EricJ

      Dumping the Hoopla because everyone now expected Boba Fett to moonwalk is one thing…
      But putting Snig and Oopla in carbonate is a message to the fans–The PTB don’t WANT it to come back. ­čÖé

  10. MarkD

    I’m so glad they’re making this change. I hated the “Hoopla” for various reasons; not only was the ‘comedy’ mediocre at best, but the Slave Leia and Padme dancers were inappropriate for Disney in the manner in which they were shown and choreographed. It was too much “Chicago” and not enough wholesome family fun.

  11. Barry

    I’ve been a Star Wars fan since episode 5 came out when I was 11. The hooplah was great. Bring back the hooplah. Bring back the hooplah. Bring back the hooplah. My wife, daughter and I will be making bring back the hooplah t-shirts for next weekend.

  12. Milanie

    I still can’t believe that they got rid of Snig and Oopla and the hyperspace hoopla and broke it to the the crowd with this slap in the face! (A blurry picture of the two trapped in carbonite and a hurried explanation). They say that they want to take the franchise more seriously but instead they robbed the star wars weekend of all the fun and whimsical humor! Really disappointed.´╗┐

  13. r2d2dc

    I for one thought that the hoopla was fun the first time I saw it but it got old for me. I love the characters coming out and the fireworks and think that it fits the Disney and Star Wars theme nicely together. I just got tired of the hoopla dance off which really got to be a popular but for me tired old wierd end to the day. No offence intended to anyone it’s just my opinion and I Love the change. Thank you Disney for taking on the Star Wars franchise and I can’t wait to see what you do with it. Go Disney knock my socks off. I have never been disappointed in what you do, and have no reason to start now. By the way I love all of the new things that Disney has brought to the Star Wars Weekends, it doesn’t just start and stop at the Hoopla. Well done!!

  14. WookieeMonster

    I’m sad to see the Hyperspace Hoopla go. While I found the two host characters to be more annoying than Jar Jar Binks on a sugar rush, I loved the dance battles and they were more than entertaining enough to make up for the lame comedy in between. Also, I have to admit that as a dude I thought their Padme and Leia dancers were unbelievably hot, but I was also surprised that they allowed something that provocative at Disney World in the first place, so I can kinda understand letting it go. Oh well, I still have the Youtube videos.

  15. Christina sww

    No hoopla =hoop blaaaa! Big failure! People need to lighten up an have fun!!! Disney please bring bk the hoopla

  16. Aaron

    Did those people who were offended that this “tarnished” the reputation of the brand FORGET the poop and fart humor that Lucas put into Episode 1?

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  18. Jess

    Oh c’mon, I love star wars and dance off was fun, there was many laugs, It’s no offensive is only humor.
    I prefer Dance-Off. And I hope that in 2015!

  19. Darth Revan

    People who were “offended” by out-of-character fictional characters dancing need to rethink their lives.

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