Keep an Eye Out for Stormtroopers from A Galaxy Far, Far Away at Disney Springs

Jeremy Schoolfield

by , Walt Disney Imagineering Communications Manager

There’s already a lot of excitement happening out at Disney Springs this week with the reopening of the iconic World of Disney store, but we’ve also come across some visitors from a galaxy far, far away. If you spent some time at Disney Springs on Wednesday, you may have spotted some First Order Stormtroopers patrolling the area, on the lookout for members of the Resistance! 

Stormtroopers at Disney Springs

We hear they’re stationed on some balconies these days. If you do see them, it’s probably best to snap a photo from afar and “move along,” as Stormtroopers may not appreciate you getting too close. And, if you’re feeling particularly brave, sport some of the Resistance gear you may have picked up on a visit to Batuu! Of course, if you’re more of a First Order sympathizer and want to fly those colors … well, the Stormtroopers will appreciate that, I’m sure. 

Disney Springs is in the midst of a phased reopening. The World of Disney store opened its doors Wednesday, along with other Disney-owned and -operated venues D-Luxe Burger (mobile order) and the Marketplace Co-Op. For the latest information about the reopening of Disney Springs, including what you need to know before you arrive, operating hours and a list of open locations, visit May the Force be with you! 


  • i miss disney springs and i’m glad that you have made it a little more fun as we reopen.

  • Downtown Disney I miss you so much. I promise to never take you for granted again.

  • Stormtroopers in this situation are a little too Orwellian for me, but it’s good to see things opening up again!

  • Saw some video of these “guys” (one’s a girl). They are wonderful and make you really feel like you are back at Disney. They also make lots of humorous comments on “what are those things on those people’s faces”. With all the stress that we’ve all been experiencing the last few months it’s nice to see something that just makes you smile. A little bit of magic. I hope Disney keeps doing little things like this. It might not seem like much but it makes all the difference.

  • Yay! So glad you’re all opening back up.

  • Is this a test for character interactions in the parks?

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