UPDATE June 26 - It has now been confirmed that the Star Wars Launch Bay at Disney's Hollywood Studios will finally reopen on July 17th. This attraction features meet and greets with classic Star Wars characters like Chewbacca, BB-8, and Darth Vader, as well as a number of props and replicas from the films that guests can check out. No details about any changes or new additions to this attraction have been announced just yet but hopefully we'll learn more as we get closer to reopening.
May 5 - Star Wars Launch Bay has remained closed since Walt Disney World was shuttered in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But there is good news this week as Disney has announced that it will reopen.
Journalist Brooke Geiger McDonald, posted on twitter saying Disney had confirmed that this Star Wars attraction will reopen but currently an exact date has not been given. The tweet is embedded below.
Disney has confirmed that Star Wars Launch Bay at Walt Disney World WILL reopen and Star Wars character meet-and-greets will resume in the space. No details or timing to share yet but I’m calling it a #MayThe4th miracle. #maythe4thbewithyou pic.twitter.com/GzqLOw93n8— Brooke Geiger McDonald (@BrookeGMcDonald) May 4, 2022
This will be welcome news for Star Wars Fans who have missed visiting the Star Wars Launch Bay attraction over the last two years. Star Wars character meet-and-greets will also be returning to this location.
The Star Wars Launch Bay is located in Animation Courtyard at Disney's Hollywood Studios and enables guests to explore costumes, movie props, models and concept artwork as well as enjoying a short documentary on the creative team who were responsible for bringing the Star Wars saga to life.
The Star Wars Launch Bay is currently being listed as having no times available on the official Walt Disney World website. We will keep you posted on our news and Facebook page when the reopening date is announced. Let us know if you are excited about the return of Star Wars Launch Pad by leaving us a comment below.