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

Posted | 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.

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

Tommytheduck's avatar

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

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?

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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