Star Wars' BB-8 coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios for character meet

Posted Friday, February 17, 2017 11:05 AM | Contributed by Jeff

From the blog post:

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.

Read more from Disney Parks Blog.

Friday, February 17, 2017 11:06 AM
Jeff's avatar

I know that this probably isn't news to a lot of people, but I think it's important because this might be the first droid to appear at a Disney park since the garbage can was retired from Tomorrowland, and also because this is a pretty complex one to make work. I'm anxious to see how it goes.

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Friday, February 17, 2017 1:40 PM

I am very interested in this one as well. I have an 8 year old that would love to see this

Friday, February 17, 2017 4:04 PM
Tommytheduck's avatar

I have a 41 year old that would love to see this!

Friday, February 17, 2017 7:38 PM

The mechanics that make BB-8 go are actually so simple it's brilliant, assuming my son's radio control toy is a good example of how it works.

Someone here in Rochester has a full function, life size, radio control R2-D2. If BB-8 draws half the crowd R2-D2 does, it will be a hit!

But then again, what do I know?

Friday, February 17, 2017 10:46 PM
Jeff's avatar

I have the Sphero bot, and it's very cool. If they can scale that up, it's a solved problem!

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