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

The Disney Parks Blog announced something very cool this week: This Spring, BB-8 will begin greeting guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! You can read the full announcement below:

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.

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Star Wars Land to Open at Disney Parks in 2019

Star Wars Land Coming to Disney Parks in 2019!

Bob Iger, CEO and Chairman of Disney, announced yesterday at the Walt Disney Company Q1 FY17 Earnings call that Star Wars Land is set to open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland in 2019! The Star Wars-themed lands are expected to be the largest of their kind at both parks.

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Epcot’s Spaceship Earth Will Become the Death Star During Special Event!

During a special after-hours event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Spaceship Earth at Epcot will be transformed into the Death Star! This event will take place at a Disney Parks Blog meet-up on Monday, December 5, in anticipation of the premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on December 16.

The transformation will take place through the use of digital projections, and you will be able to watch the event live — and get the heads up on more special announcements — by following along with the Disney Parks Blog on Monday night.

Meet Ashley Eckstein & Ashley Taylor at the WonderGround Gallery Anaheim and Orlando!

New Her Universe designs and exclusive Star Wars prints available at the WonderGround Gallery

To celebrate the release of the new Star Wars Her Universe skirt and cardigan exclusively at Disney parks, the Ashleys have teamed up with the WonderGround Gallery, Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, CA and the WonderGround Gallery, Marketplace Co-Op at Disney Springs Marketplace in Orlando, FL for some very SPECIAL SIGNINGS!

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New Star Wars Products Coming to Disney Parks!


With Rogue One on the horizon, Disney Parks is introducing new Star Wars related items available in the parks, plus a few online, starting this fall. Ranging from the cute to the functional, check out the images below:

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#GoRogue with Rogue One Merchandise at Disney Parks Starting September 30


Rogue Friday is almost here! There will be tons of new Rogue One merchandise, clothing, toys, and more, to choose from. Many of your favorite retailers will have their own exclusives, and the Disney Parks are no exception! The Disney Parks Blog has posted images of the items you’ll find starting September 30.

Find out more below:

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Coffee With Kenobi Co-Host Dan Z is the Guest on an All-New WDW Today!


Hey Disney and Coffee With Kenobi fans, here’s some cool news! CWK co-host Dan Z is the guest on the latest WDW Today – Walt Disney World Travel Podcast! It’s actually part of a two-part podcast crossover, with the second half airing on a new CWK show later this week. In this new episode of WDW Today, Dan joins co-hosts Logan and Will to discuss the latest Star Wars offerings at Disney World and Disneyland, and the saga’s future at both parks.

You can listen to this episode of WDW Today here.

Be sure to tune in to the latest CWK later this week for a continuation of the conversation.

It’s A Small Galaxy After All


If you are a Star Wars fan (and there’s a pretty good chance you are if you’re reading this) then it’s likely that at some point in your life you have dreamed of venturing into that galaxy far, far away. Perhaps you’ve imagined yourself locking laser swords with Darth Vader or riding shotgun with Han Solo in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon. Maybe you’ve even pretended you’re really tall and covered in thick brown hair–it’s OK, we don’t judge around here.

While we sadly cannot ever make these fantasies a reality, there are a couple of ways we can come pretty close. One is by attending a Star Wars Celebration. The other method is to visit a Disney park.

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Star Wars Experiences Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in December!


As announced at D23 Expo earlier this year, attendees at Disney Parks will soon get the chance to experience Star Wars in a whole new way. Starting December 1, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will make the galaxy far, far away a bit more accessible to fans of the Star Wars saga!

You’ll find the latest information from the Disney Parks Blog below:

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Mickey’s Jedi Blend: Star Wars Weekends, My Thoughts…

Mickey's Jedi Blend

So it’s been a little over a month since Disney wrapped up week five of Star Wars Weekends. Being there all five weeks was exhausting, but quite rewarding. I know this particular blog is a little later than I wanted, but to give you some insight, in the middle of the weekends we discovered we were having to move from our home of 4 years by the end of June. Not only was the move unexpected, my family and I had nowhere to go. Fortunately the doors we needed opened and we found a place to go, but it was about 1200 square feet smaller.  I have to throw a special shout out to my best friend Robbie, without him, that move would have been impossible to have completed. Thank you buddy, we make a better team than Han and Chewie.

Now down to business. Star Wars Weekends 2015.

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