It’s that time of the year – Star Wars time. In my husband’s eyes, it’s the most important time of the year. Like the Rebel Alliance, Star Wars Celebration doesn’t have a permanent home. Instead, it travels around the world to avoid Imperial detection — and to bring Star Wars to as many fans as possible. Thankfully, for the second time in a row Star Wars Celebration is being hosted by Orlando (last event was in 2010) so Charles is happy that he can make it this year.
Star Wars Celebration brings fans of all ages together, from all points of the globe, to celebrate the pop-culture phenomenon that is Star Wars. Whether it’s young fans of Star Wars: The Clone Wars or die-hards fueled by the nostalgia for the original Star Wars trilogy; curious, casual followers; gamers, readers, costumers or collectors — there’s something for everyone at Celebration.
Both hardcore and casual fans will gather to have fun while celebrating their passion for all things Star Wars, discovering what’s new, and being the first to see what’s next. It’s four fun-filled days of exhibits, a vibrant, interactive show floor, screenings, exclusive merchandise, celebrity guests, panels, autograph sessions, fan-inspired activities, and other surprises.
Star Wars Celebration delivers a landmark experience where memories are made, families brought together, old friends reunited, and new friendships formed — all in the setting of the ever-evolving Star Wars universe.
Special guests this year include the Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, plus lots of other stars.
Other fun family events include:
- Jedi training sessions
- A special Disney ticket package (Details TBD)
- Kid-friendly laser tag
- “Family Room” activities including:
- Jawa Painting with a custom-made jawa character to take home
- Building challenges that encourage children to to recycle and repurpose household materials
- A family-focused game show with “Jedi Eddy” akin to the popular show “Let’s Make a Deal”
- Plenty of sightings of characters from the Star Wars Saga
- Familiar faces include Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, and Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca
Star Wars Celebration happens THIS Thursday-Sunday so grab your tickets now while there is still time! Even if I’m not there I’m sure you’ll see my husband from opening – close.
Disclosure: I was invited as media to Star Wars Celebrations. No other monetary compensation was received. All opinions are my own.