This week at attractions: More 'Star Wars,' more Halloween, Javier Colon debut

Darth Vader -- or at least his uniform -- is among the guests this week at Central Florida's theme parks and attractions.

+ The "Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination" exhibit opens at Orlando Science Center on Saturday. It includes props, costumes and other relics from the six "Star Wars" films plus modern-day scientific versions and inspirations. Before all that, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will be made an honorary stormtrooper (with an assist of the 501st Legion) at City Hall Plaza at noon on Tuesday. More info: www.OSC.org.

+ The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival continues daily. Eat to the Beat concert perfomers include Boyz II Men (today through Wednesday), Smash Mouth on Thursday and Friday and Javier Colon, the first winner of "The Voice," who makes his Walt Disney World debut on Saturday and Sunday.  Alison Victoria of DIY's "Kitchen Crashers" will appear in the Festival Center Friday-Sunday. More info: www.disneyworld.com/foodwine.

+ Medieval Times, the knight-based Kissimmee dinner-show attraction, is throwing an Oktoberfest as part of its 7 p.m. seating on Saturday. There's a Florida resident discount. More info: www.medievaltimes.com/orlando.

+ Halloween festivities are in high gear. Universal's Halloween Horror Nights (www.halloweenhorrornights.com/orlando) resumes Thursday through Sunday, Busch Gardens' Howl-O-Scream (www.howloscream.com/tampa) is Thursday-Saturday, SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular (www.SeaworldOrlando.com) is Saturday and Sunday afternoons and Legoland Florida marks Brick or Treat (www.florida.legoland.com) on Saturday and Sunday.

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