Disney World to Host Several Star Wars Merchandise Events Before Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Opening

Disney World‘s Hollywood Studios will be hosting several merchandise events as the park prepares to open Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. These events all take place before the big day — August 29 — when the new land will open in Florida.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Merchandise Events in Hollywood Studios ©Disney

The events will feature a new Darth Vader dress from Her Universe, special art work, and book signings. All events will take place in Hollywood StudiosLaunch Bay Cargo.

New dress by Ashley Eckstein featuring Darth Vader
Meet Ashley Eckstein from Her Universe
Saturday, August 17
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ashley Eckstein will be showcasing her newest Her Universe dress featuring Darth Vader. Eckstein founded Her Universe, a fangirl fashion and lifestyle brand. Eckstein is also known to Star Wars fans as the voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels.

At the event, wristbands will be required, and will be distributed to guests at park open on the day of the signing at the event location with the purchase of a Her Universe or Ahsoka Tano item. *

New Art Pieces inspired by Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Sunday, August 18
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Inspired Art and Artists © Disney

Several artists will showcase special artwork inspired by the Star Wars saga. Artists Craig Fraser, Kevin-John, William Silvers, and Charles Wissig will be available to meet guests and sign art for your collection.**

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Inspired Art and Artists © Disney

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Book Signing
Wednesday, August 2
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Black Spire ©Disney

Meet the authors and illustrator behind new titles inspired by Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Ethan Sacks and Will Sliney have teamed up to bring fans the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge comic book series. Delilah S. Dawson will be available to sign her recent project, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire, and Zoraida Córdova will be signing her recent contribution to the Star Wars saga, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: A Crash of Fate.**

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge A Crash of Fate ©Disney

There are some details to be aware of if you plan to attend any of these events:

  • Merchandise available while supplies last.
  • Disney requests that only two (2) items be signed per guest, per time in line.
  • Disney asks that you bring no personal items to be signed.
  • Valid Walt Disney World Resort receipt may be required.
  • Event is subject to space and time availability and is not guaranteed.
  • Theme park admission is required.
  • Event information subject to change without notice.

*Wristbands will be distributed to guests at park open on the day of the signing at the event location with the purchase of a Her Universe or Ahsoka Tano item. A wristband from the appearance location is required to meet Ashley Eckstein and allows the guest to get two items signed. A limited number of wristbands will be available. Once the wristbands have been distributed, the line to meet Ashley Eckstein will close.

**Guests must purchase product before having it signed.

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Sarah has built a career in communications and marketing that started when she was the editor of her high school newspaper. She has written for AllEars.net since 2018, and enjoys sharing Disney news and updates with the AllEars community. She's been a Disney fan ever since her first visit to Walt Disney World when she was 5, and has been known to arrange trips around visiting a Disney park!

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