This year Orlando is hosting Star Wars Celebration at the Orange County Convention Center from April 13 – 16. While the event is a huge undertaking with panels available for Star Wars Fans of all levels, we have our eyes on a few, specifically.

Star Wars and Disney Parks: A Galaxy in the Making – April 15, 2017, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

This is the panel to be at for any fan of Disney Parks and Star Wars. Here’s a look at the description:

For over 30 years, fans have been able to experience Star Wars adventures in Disney Parks around the world. Join the teams from Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm bringing those innovative Star Wars experiences to life as they look back at the creation of the first Star Wars attraction – Star Tours – and ahead to the epic Star Wars-themed lands currently in development at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

This is where we’ll be able to hear from Imagineers about the new Star Wars Land coming to Hollywood Studios and Disneyland. We anticipate new details to be shared in this panel and will be on hand to cover it live.

Disney Parks & Star Wars Merchandise – April 13, 2017, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

This event will be a fun one to attend to see what Star Wars merchandise is coming to the parks over the next couple of years.

Discover a galaxy of merchandise celebrating the Star Wars saga! Be among the first to get a sneak peek into what new exclusives will be coming from the Disney Parks in 2017 and 2018. You will also take an inside look behind the magic at how Disney Parks creates exclusive Star Wars merchandise, with insights from Disney’s creative development team. With Brad Schoeneberg, Cody Hampton, and Quynh Kimball.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – April 14, 2017, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

This is the headliner event of the Celebration. While this event isn’t specific to Disney Parks, we anticipate a screening of the first trailer for the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It’s also possible that details about the land could be hinted at here or even put on display should Disney want a bit of synergy.

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson will appear on stage. There will be plenty of surprises and special guests on the panel to keep the excitement brewing and speculation spinning throughout the rest of the weekend.


We’re excited to be covering Star Wars Celebration for the first time. With Star Wars Land construction heating up on both coasts and new movies coming down the pipeline, this is an awesome time to be a fan of all things Star Wars.

If you’re interested in attending the Celebration, there are still tickets available for all four days.

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