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BB-8 To Greet Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios This Spring

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will have more Star Wars fun to look forward to this spring when BB-8, the loyal droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, begins character greetings at the park’s Star Wars Launch Bay.

BB-8 will appear in addition to Kylo Ren and Chewbacca, two characters from the Star Wars galaxy who guests regularly encounter at Star Wars Launch Bay. In addition to character greetings, the location also offers guests the chance to explore galleries full of treasured memorabilia and authentic replicas of large-scale Star Wars artifacts, including some from the latest film in the franchise, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Star Wars Launch Bay is just one experience that has debuted at Disney’s Hollywood Studios to the delight of Star Wars fans over the past two years: “Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away” daytime show features characters from around the Star Wars galaxy; while the guest-favorite “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” nighttime spectacular lights up the park each night. Guests age 4-12 can also become Jedi recruits and put their skills to the test in an unforgettable battle against villains like Darth Vader or the Seventh Sister Inquisitor. And just a few months ago, the park’s Star Tours – The Adventures Continue attraction began offering guests randomized destinations, making different planetary destinations possible for every galactic journey.

Keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog for more information on BB-8’s grand debut in the coming weeks.


  • We were so excited to meet BB-8 on Monday! His early arrival gave us the opportunity before our trip came to an end. Very cute!

  • Saw him yesterday at Launch Bay!

  • So excited about this addition! Our Christmas visit involved a lot of Star Wars fun, so glad to see there will be even more fun for our summer visit!

  • This is great!!! I can’t wait to meet him on an upcoming trip!

  • Hey, can we get him out at Disneyland as well please?

  • Will BB 8 be part of the Star Wars Tour?

    • From what I understand, the Star Wars Tour does visit Star Wars Launch Bay for character greetings. (Although all entertainment is subject to change).

  • The article says spring time, is there any chance it will continue through out summer?

    • Julie – There is no end date. 🙂

  • What Thomas Berry said. Will he come to Disneyland??

  • Any chance he’ll come to the Launch Bay at Disneyland?

  • Will Disneyland get so see some of this awesome droid soon too? I’d love to wear my disneybound Rey and take a pic with BB8

  • Jennifer, is there a date set for BB-8 to appear at DHS?

    • He’ll make his debut appearance during the Star Wars: Galactic Nights special event, and will continue to greet guests from then on.

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