Be Part of the Star Wars™ Adventure at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

My family and I are big fans of the Star Wars movies.  We own all of the films, read the books, watch the cartoon series, all of my boys (from the teen to twins) frequently dress up in Star Wars costumes like Darth Vader and Chewbacca to try and recreate lightsaber battles from the films.  We dressed up in Stars Wars apparel and saw the latest epic installment of the saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens – which was awesome!  We couldn’t be more excited now that at one of our favorite (and happiest) places on earth, Walt Disney World® Resort, we can celebrate all things Star Wars with the Star Wars Launch Bay.

The new Star Wars Launch Bay is a must-see for all fans at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. From the moment we stepped foot inside, we were surrounded with actual Star Wars memorabilia.  Galleries that can be seen up close are full of authentic artifacts from the films, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  Large-scale replicas of starships, costumes and movie props were a unique treat to see. 

The boys were so happy to see real-life models and movie designs, especially the lightsabers used in the films.  It felt like all of their Star Wars inspired play really sprung from the big screen to reality with these immersive special exhibits.

Just as we have always loved meeting Disney characters throughout Walt Disney World® Resort, it was a truly special experience to encounter one of our favorite Star Wars characters at the Star Wars Launch Bay.  Our entire family – not just the kids – literally shrieked with delight when we saw Chewbacca standing before us!

It was AMAZING to give a great big hug to the Wookiee warrior and Han Solo’s co-pilot aboard the Rebel Base, as he towered over all of us. The boys immediately buried their faces in his familiar brown fur. He knelt beside them and embraced them as they breathlessly told Chewbacca how much they loved him and dressed up like him at home. We all laughed and yelled with him as he responded his approval to us with his famous Chewbacca ROAR!

Being able to take a picture that captured the sheer joy and happiness we shared together with Chewbacca is a one-of-a-kind moment that we will always remember. As a parent, it’s a wonderful feeling to meet in person a beloved character and be able to participate in that unforgettable experience with your children.

As you plan your next Walt Disney World® vacation, make sure the Star Wars Launch Bay experience is on your list to help create a memorable magical moment for your family!

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Disney gave me a complementary Walt Disney World® vacation to write about my experience. All opinions are my own.

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Joscelyn Ramos Campbell,

Joscelyn Ramos Campbell is the mami behind, where she details multitasking her busy life as a military wife and small business owner while raising a teen son, identical twin boys and an infant baby boy. Connect with her at @JoscelynRC and follow the adventure!

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