PHOTOS, VIDEO: Disney Previews Future Theme Park Star Wars Merchandise Releases at Celebration Orlando
Yesterday at Star Wars Celebration Orlando, we got a special look ahead at all of the awesome Star Wars merchandise coming to Disney Parks over the next year during a special panel. Below are photos and video of everything of interest that we saw. Enjoy!
The droid Factory line, started a few years ago, has allowed guests to build their own Astromech Droids at locations at both the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts. Disney has also released one-of-a-kind droids in special packs, as pictured above.
Several pieces were released at Star Wars Celebration Orlando, including this two-pack with R2-D2 and C-390…
As well as Chopper from the television series Rebels. Not pictured above is the red protocol droid C-3D0 from The Force Awakens which was also released this weekend at the convention.
Starting Friday, April 14th at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, guests will be able to build protocol droids at the experience as well, with over 70 pieces to choose from. This will also be rolled out to additional locations and at the Disneyland Resort in the next few days.
Several more pre-packaged Astromech Droids are coming this year, with a D23 Expo exclusive…
A Halloween season piece…
A Christmas season piece…
And bb-8 will be introduced to the line at the Disneyland Resort during the week of the D23 Expo.
While they wouldn’t show us exactly what it looks like, guests will soon have a Jawa’s Sandcrawler as a playlet for all of their Droid Factory toys.
Upcoming Star Wars Events at Disney Parks
Next weekend, the Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side will unleash a new line of merchandise.
These Imperial Dooney and Bourke bags titled “The Dark Side” will be released at the event.
With the first event taking place on April 14th (with more likely to be announced), Star Wars Galactic Nights has plenty of goodies for guests to bring home. NOTE: They blurred out the mug and shirt to keep the logo a surprise.
The 2018 Star Wars Day at Sea merchandise for Disney Cruise Line was also previewed.
On May 4th, 2017, Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will celebrate Star Wars Day with exclusive merchandise.
The 13th Ewok plush in the collection will be released at the D23 Expo this year.
Starting today, guests will find these phone cases celebrating 40 years of Star Wars at the D-Tech on Demand kiosks at Star Wars Launch Bay.
“I Love You” and “I Know” hats will join the t-shirts later this year.
Three new resin sculptures will be released later this year at Disney Parks. Some fans may refer to these as medium figs. Some of them have light-up features.
Skywalker Vineyards wines will now be available at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, specifically at Star Wars Launch Bay. Bottles and pours will be available in the parks.
New Star Wars pins for the holiday season will hit stores at the Disney Parks this fall.
Ladies Apparel and Her Universe
Disney Parks will be releasing some new ladies apparel over the next few months.
Her Universe is creating exclusive products for Disney Parks as well, including the above dress and poodle skirt.
For Mother’s Day 2017, the above shirt and artwork will be available at the Wonderground Gallery locations at Downtown Disney Anaheim and Disney Springs.
While not Star Wars related, Ashely Eickstein reveled that they are creating Disney Parks attraction-inspired items as well, including the above and below Haunted Mansion designs.
I know the picture is blurry, but we couldn’t make out what was going on at the bottom of this dress in-person either…
Mad Tea Party-inspired tea cup dresses and a sweater with Door-mouse on it will be released as well.
Star Wars Land and Beyond
While they couldn’t show anything yet, the designers let us know that they are already hard at work on times for the Star Wars themed lands at Disney Parks, as well as items for The Last Jedi which will hit later this year.
If you would like to watch the entire panel, it is available here: