Ultimate 'Star Wars' getaways

If you can't wait for the next "Star Wars" installment "The Force Awakens," don't worry, there’s a whole slate of activities on tap to make this year the “Year of the Skywalker.” From gallactic marathons to tons of festivals, the Force is strong in 2015.

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    Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend

    Where else can you run alongside Chewbacca?
    Ali Nasser, courtesy Disney
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    Star Wars Half Marathon

    Even if you can’t run, the Star Wars Half Marathon weekend promises a host of costumed characters, cosplayers and participants all along the route.
    Ali Nasser, courtesy Disney
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    Concept Art C-3PO and R2-D2 Star Wars: A New Hope

    2014 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.
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    Concept Art Queen Amidala Senate Gown Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

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    Star Wars Celebration

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    Princess Leias at Star Wars Celebration

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    Disney’s Star Wars Weekends

    At Disney's unique Star Wars celebration weekend, you'll find special touches like as Disney/Star Wars mash-up characters like Jedi Mickey, Princess Minnie, Darth Goofy, Stormtrooper Donald and even Chip & Dale dressed as Ewoks.
    Courtesy Sarah Woloski
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    Star Wars Weekends, Walt Disney World

    Chip & Dale dressed as Ewoks.
    Courtesy Sarah Woloski
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    Stormtroopers at Disney’s D23 Expo

    D23 EXPO - From August 9-11, 2013, the Expo brings all the wonderful worlds of Disney under one roof at the Anaheim Convention Center for three remarkable days. From celebrity appearances and eye-popping pavilions to fascinating presentations and once in-a-lifetime experiences, there's plenty of magic for everyone at D23 Expo the ultimate event for Disney fans at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. (D23 EXPO/Matt Petit)D23 EXPO ANAHEIM CONVENTION CENTER
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    2014 Rancho Obi-Wan Gala

    Courtesy Rancho Obi-Wan
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    Lars homestead Tunisia

    C-3PO and R2-D2 in the desert.
    Courtesy Simon Wilkie
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