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Unique Character Meet & Greets Are Returning at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The glitz and glamour of Disney’s Hollywood Studios are eagerly welcoming Guests to Walt Disney World Resorts with unique character meet and greets making a grand return!

If you haven’t been to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the past few years, chances are you have yet to experience the exceptional new attractions and dining experiences the Disney Park now boasts. From new attractions such as Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway to revamped menus at classic Hollywood Studios restaurants such as Mama Melrose, it’s a popular Disney Park for all the right reasons.

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And if you’re a Star Wars fan, the Park is a must-do for you! The Star Wars-themed land known as Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has impressed fans since it opened in 2019. Disney’s Hollywood Studios features three Star Wars attractions including Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, and the classic Star Tours: The Adventures Continue.

So, what’s been missing? The Star Wars characters, of course! Pre-COVID, Disney’s Hollywood Studios had Star Wars character meet and greets within its Star Wars Launch Bay. Now, we’re thrilled that Disney has announced the Launch Bay’s return with characters making a comeback!

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Disney has announced, “Over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Star Wars Launch Bay returns July 17! A celebration of the legendary space saga, Star Wars Launch Bay is your place for a warm embrace with Chewbacca, a face-to-droid encounter with BB-8, or a run-in with Darth Vader himself for those brave enough.”

Nothing beats a big hug from a Wookie! Plus, it’s super impressive to see Darth Vader up close along with BB-8.

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If you’re a die-hard Star Wars fan, don’t forget to check out Walt Disney World’s newest Resort called Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. The Resort is like living in a Star Wars story of your own.

Now, we wait to hear future plans for the pre-COVID nighttime spectacular called Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular. The projections and fireworks experience was featured nightly at Disney’s Hollywood Studios along with Disney’s Fantasmic!

While we know Fantasmic! will return sometime this year, we are still waiting on word for the return of Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular. In the meantime, get ready to hug Chewie and see other Star Wars characters as Star Wars Launch Bay at Disney’s Hollywood Studios reopens on July 17, 2022..

About Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.