Darth Vadar with child
  • On Feb 27, 2020
    Wallace from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I was trying to add the launch bay character meets to my plans for my visit in April, but it says there are no times available. Is the meet and greet with the Star Wars characters there closing?

    Hi there, Wallace! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. 

    I am glad that you came by because this is such a great question! I just got off the phone with a Cast Member, and here is what I found out...

    Currently, Star Wars Launch Bay has operating hours of 9 am - 8:30 pm on the week of your trip. Star Wars Launch Bay is a must for any Star Wars fan, as it is here that you can view memorabilia and official props that were used in the making of one of the world's most iconic franchises. 

    You are correct that no times have been published for the meet and greets with Chewbacca or Encounters with Darth Vader after March 28th. Wallace, since no official closure of the meet and greet has been announced, this could mean the time or meeting place is being adjusted, that they are changing which characters will be available, or unfortunately they could be ending the meet and greets. At this point, a definitive answer is not available, but I am sure that the more information will come to light as your vacation gets closer. Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for information regarding everything Walt Disney World and keep checking your plans to see if the times appear. 

    Wallace, even if Chewy isn't available at the Launch Bay, you can often find him scouting out areas around the Millennium Falcon with Ray. Additionally, if you or a member of your party has a Disney Visa, there is an exclusive meet and greet opportunity with Darth Vader at Disney's Hollywood Studios. 

    I hope that this helped, Wallace. Please come back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel if we can help as you plan your journey to "A Galaxy Far, Far Away."

    Sarah B.
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Georgia

Hi There! I’m Sarah from Atlanta, GA. Together, my Disney-loving husband and I have two amazing kids and love nothing more than running away to the Walt Disney World Resort every chance that we get. When we are not wandering around the resorts, we love to indulge our sweet tooth with all the snacks we can find. I am passionate about making sure the magic reaches kids of all ages, from the smallest to the biggest, because we are all kids at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Sarah

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