Star Wars Launch Bay Disney’s Hollywood Studios

NEW BB-8, the loyal droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has begun greeting guests at the park's Star Wars Launch Bay. BB-8 appears in addition to the previously established meet-and-greets for Kylo Ren and Chewbacca.

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Star Wars Launch Bay

Star Wars Launch Bay
opened December 1, 2015, in the Animation Courtyard. Star Wars Launch Bay is the primary location within the park for fans to celebrate all things Star Wars. In this multi-sensory space with an outdoor queue area lined with special concept artwork, guests can interact with beloved Star Wars characters, tour galleries featuring treasured memorabilia and replicas of large-scale Star Wars artifacts, including ones from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and play the latest Star Wars interactive video games, plus have access to special Star Wars merchandise.

  • Special Character Encounters: After entering a themed atrium complete with replicas of Star Wars props, journey to the dark side and encounter Star Wars characters: Kylo Ren, the dark warrior of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, on the bridge of his First Order Star Destroyer, or choose the light side by stepping into a makeshift Rebel base and coming face to face with the most famous co-pilot in the galaxy, Chewbacca.

  • Launch Bay Theater – Hear directly from the creative minds behind the Star Wars saga in a short video that includes exclusive interviews with the directors, writers, producers and other key movie crew members who bring the saga to life. NOTE: This film has been updated as of December 16, 2016, to include "making-of" footage from the newest Star Wars film, "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story."

  • The Cantina – This setting, inspired by the unsavory "hive of scum and villainy" in the Star Wars galaxy, is a fun place to explore and take photos near elements of the cantina, such as a holochess table. (Holochess is a game seen in Star Wars.)

  • Star Wars Game Center – Play current and upcoming video games, including new Disney Infinity 3.0 content created exclusively for this location.

  • Themed Galleries – Special immersive galleries are located throughout Star Wars Launch Bay. NOTE: These galleries were updated in December 2016 to include props, including a Shoretrooper Blaster, Director Krennic's Imperial Shuttle, a Death Star model, a U-wing gunship and more from the Star Wars film, "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story."

    • Celebration Gallery features iconic ships from throughout the Star Wars saga, such as memorable ones of the Rebel Alliance and the Imperial Navy fleet.

    • Celebration Hallway displays large-scale replicas of Star Wars props amid scenic murals.

    • Preview Gallery offers exclusive looks at replicas of props, artifacts and memorabilia from the latest movie in the saga, starting with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Among the items on display are costumes, ship models, droids and artwork.

  • Launch Bay Cargo – A unique shopping area where you can purchase a variety of Star Wars merchandise, including original artwork and collector's items.