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Star Tours Meet-Up at Walt Disney World Resort

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

UPDATE – Wow, we’re thrilled with the great response for our Star Tours meet-up at Walt Disney World. Sign up for the event is now closed. All participants have been or soon will be notified. Thank you for your interest and stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for word of additional meet-ups in the future.

Attention Star Tours and Walt Disney Imagineering fans – just after Disney’s Hollywood Studios closes to the public on May 19, parts of the park will re-open for a special meet-up to celebrate the galactic debut of the new 3-D attraction.

Star Tours Attraction

Those in attendance will be among a group at our panel discussion with Walt Disney Imagineers. They’ll offer an insider’s look at Star Tours – The Adventures Continue and share some behind-the-scenes details about the experience. Fans will also have a chance to ask questions about the making-of the attraction and what it’s like to work on this project. There will also be a few surprises you won’t want to miss.

The event begins at 12:01 a.m. on May 20 and runs until 2 a.m. Attendance is limited so sign up early.

To attend, RSVP to and follow these directions carefully:

  • All guests who RSVP for the event must be 18 years or older, but your guest does not need to be 18. You can only bring one guest.
  • Valid RSVPs must include 1) “Star Tours Meet-Up RSVP” in the subject line and 2) your name in the body of the email. All RSVPs will be for the person who responds plus one guest.
  • Valid photo I.D. will be required at check-in.

We will send an e-mail to those who send their valid RSVP before we reach capacity to confirm their attendance for the May 20 event. Depending on your e-mail settings, you may not receive the confirmation e-mail, so we recommend that you also check the list of attendees on the Disney Parks Blog. We will give an update at the top of this post that will include a link to the list of names of all confirmed attendees. If you do not receive an e-mail from us confirming your reservation and your name does not appear on the list of attendees, your RSVP was not accepted.

Please note the event is subject to change or cancellation.

Let us know if the “Obi-Wanna-Be” inside of you wants to attend our first meet-up at the Walt Disney World Resort.


  • Bummer, I was really looking forward to this and thought I’d applied in time.

  • Does anyone have an plus one they’re not going to use? Thanks!!!

  • Ok I have been reading some comments and they are all for Disney World, my emails said that I got in at Disneyland… so maybe I am looking at the wrong list??? Where can I find the list for the Star Tours held at DisneyLand??

  • My name is not on this list but I got the email that stated I won. So did I really get in??? Also is there any way to bring my 3 kids? I have 3 boys that are fighting over who should go with me, as a mom I would love to just let them go in my place, but I don’t think a 8,10, and 15 year old would be allowed to enter with out me. Thanks for any help you can give me!

  • I received an email from Creative Zing but my name is not on the list.

  • Darn, just found out im going that week as a graduations present. If i knew i would have signed up!

  • i think we are late to register. please let us know if we can get in by cacellation of someone else. owen and ethan

  • Oh! I wish I would have been able to go! I just found out about this today 🙁 oh well, Anybody wanna take me along as there guest? 🙂 lol

  • Danielle, I am from England and also going to the Event as well!!! So SO excited about it!!! Bring on the 19th! It will be a true highlight of the holiday :). The force is definately strong with this one 😛

  • I made the list!!!
    Thank you Disney for allowing me this opportunity.
    I would like to know if the attendees will be able to stay at the park for the 20th (after the meet up event)?
    I really hope we can stay in the park.
    Thanks again for this awesome opportunity.

    • Hi Claudia, the meet-up ends at 2 a.m. and guests will be transported back to parking at Blizzard Beach.

  • Ugh I didn’t see this blog post! 🙁 Is there a wait list I can get on if for some reason everyone doesn’t RSVP? My birthday is May 19th! For reals!:)

  • I have seen previews of this year’s Star Wars Weekends merchandise,but no pins/framed pin set. Will there be one?

  • Thomas, I am still trying to figure out how to get to the meet-up from a resort hotel. I saw where you told someone else to email you if the received an RSVP…I have received one, but do not see where to email you. Thanks in advance 🙂

  • Thank god for @disneyparks on twitter….it made me aware of this opportunity at midnight UK time and 24hours later I’m celebrating! Yeay x x

  • Congratulations everyone who got on the list. Both me and my mum had been waiting for this since 9am in the morning over in the UK, It was 4 in the afternoon when the blog was updated over here, which made it 11am in FLorida.

    I am very happy to say both me and my mum got on the list so we can take our guests.
    I am extremely excited about this, I am a massive Star Wars fan and been to the star wars weekend a few times now. Obviously as im from England, UK I don’t get the opportunity to always get to Disney in May. I’m a Disney Vacation Club and annual passholder but I’d like to say that I think this event was a suprise for all but allows those who do not have annual passes to jump on in there. Hopefully for all you who have passes u will see something like wats happening in California. Fingers crossed for u.

    But for now…Wahooooo I’m extremely excited I get there on the eve of the 18th so this is definitely going to beat the Jet Lag. Anyone else on the list from ENGLAND like me?? Peace out!

  • My husband would’ve loved to gotten to go to this. I didn’t hear about this til a little bit ago and the signups are all gone:(

  • =( =( =(
    No E-mail. Any hope of a waiting list? We are huge SW fans, this is such a bummer.

  • I was also wondering why there is no preview for annual passholders?

  • Quite thrilled to be going to this event! See you all there.


  • My sister and I are confirmed! We are soooooooo excited!! I’m a passholder and was also bummed there weren’t going to be any previews. I am eternally grateful for this wonderful opportunity!

  • So, since I was in school, I missed it. :/

    Can there be an added preview date for Premier/reg Passholders on the like, 18 or 19? :/ ugh

  • I second that, it would be great if they did that for the whole weekend. I would love to be a part of this. I was hoping they did something with D23 as well, sort of like Final Flight.

    Hopefully they will do it every night for the first week 🙂

  • To Scott; we here are also wondering if there would be a D23 special preview.
    (we are not members of D23)
    So far neither D23 nor Annual Passholders have been rewarded with a preview.

    My husband and I are still showing up (in full Jedi gear) for opening day.
    I will do what I must in order to dissuade him from making a Jedi flip over the outer walls at D-Hollywood in an attempt to get into the preview que (once in his Jedi outfit, he forgets what planet he’s from). It’s also likely that I will have to deal with the look on the Cast Members face as my husband waves his hand and says “these are the two that should come in for the special preview tonight”.
    Me love Disney
    He love Star Wars
    So you can figure that Star Tours opening is on our calendar.

  • Any chance there will be another opportunity for something like this again for that weekend? It’s our first trip to Walt Disney World, and we are coming just for SWW. I saw this just a bit too late. If anyone can’t make it, or if there are two extra slots, please let me know :))

  • I wanted in sooo bad 🙁 Annual passholder that just missed out too I guess. If anyone has a free spot for a guest and wants a new friend for life/food/presents/star wars stuff/whatever, send an e-mail.

  • I am wondering why D23 isn’t doing anything with Star Tours as well. Hrm.

  • I didn’t make the list. Any kind souls have an extra +1? Eats will be on me!

  • Didn’t make the list. It will still be a great opportunity for those that got in. Maybe there will be a waiting list:) and they will find room for my daughter and me. Enjoy being young at heart!

  • It’s on occasions like this I get even more jealous that I’m over in the UK and not in Florida!

  • 2 lucky peeps got 2X 2 tickets…

  • Will there be a similar event for us here in California?

  • Sorry if this comes along as sour grapes but I think there is room to congratulate the winners (congratulations to all that were accepted) – while also making a comparison to DisneyLand’s handling of the Star Tours preview. My husband and I are Annual Passholders for WDW.
    He has been searching for any mention of an Annual Passholders event for a Star Tours “preview” ever since finding out that there was a drawing from DisneyLand passholders for their event.
    So far there have been none for WDW. We came across the announcement here and sent in an email as quickly as possible (sent exactly at noon) and my husband commented that this seems rather random and shows very little consistency with how Disney handled the preview out West.
    He suggested that he was not thrilled with this wether we are selected or not (we were not).
    It’s sometimes challenging to climb completely onboard when Disney makes decisions that randomly diminish the value of being an annual passholder.
    While we can appreciate the marketing value presented to the many non-passholders that show their loyalty through the Disney Blog experience – this was not consistent with an expectation that Disney set once they did for the DisneyWolrd passholders that they apparently may not for those of us with WDW.

  • Hey, just wondering, how come so far only one meet-up has awarded its spots via random drawing? It seems these meet-ups always go quickly and it would be nice if there was a several hour window that you could enter in order to have a chance at going.

  • Woot!! Got in 🙂 Can not wait for this meetup!

  • 2 people with the same last name as me got in.. However just not me. Shucks. Maybe next time.

  • 251 names listed plus their guests; 502 people, and I’m not one of them. Would be interested to know exactly what time this was posted and exactly what time the cut-off was reached. Oh well, I’ll still be there 20th and 21st.

  • List is up, and sadly I’m not on it.:( That would have been an awesome way to end my birthday celebration, oh well. Everyone that did make it I hope you have an awesome time and May the Force Be With You!

  • Finally got the link to work. I didn’t make it. 🙁

  • Anyone else not getting anything from the list link?

  • Staying at Port Orleans Riverside & using Disney transportation. Will there be a way to get to the event & back to the resort afterwards? Disney bus or cab?

  • Hey, Thomas — The list is not working when you click on that link. Any chance of fixing that?

    • Sorry about that. Check it now, it’s working.

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