Disneyland Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be hosting D23 Gold Member fan events to promote the upcoming “Ahsoka” series on Disney+, as well as offer an advanced screening of the first two episodes.
‘Ahsoka’ Fan Event
Here is the info for Disneyland:
Once a Rebel, always a Rebel. Join Star Wars fans from across the galaxy at this fan celebration at the Disneyland® Resort.
You and a guest (ages 14+ recommended) will be among the first to witness Ahsoka’s journey a week before the series premiere on Disney+. Screening will also include a 1-day Park Hopper® ticket to enjoy The Happiest Place on Earth, where you can experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, as well as a few surprises for you, our ultimate Star Wars fans!
This newest addition to the Star Wars universe follows Ahsoka Tano, a former Jedi Knight, as she investigates a budding threat to an at-risk galaxy. Starring Rosario Dawson and Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Ahsoka is rated TV-14.
- Private advanced screening of the upcoming Disney+ series (first two episodes), Ahsoka, inside Disneyland® Park.
- Park Admission (1-day, Park Hopper® ticket) on August 17, 2023, to experience the magic of the Disneyland® Resort, including Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
At Hollywood Studios, the event is in a similar format.
- Private advanced screening of the upcoming Disney+ series (first two episodes), Ahsoka, inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
- Park Admission (1-day, 1-park ticket) on August 17, 2023, to experience the magic of Walt Disney World®, including Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge®.
The Disneyland event will be held at the Tomorrowland Theater, while the event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be located in the Walt Disney Presents Theatre. D23 Gold Members may reserve a ticket for themselves and up to one guest. Tickets will be available today, August 14, at 6 p.m. ET.
“Ahsoka” will have a two-episode premiere to the public on Wednesday, August 23. The full season will be eight episodes.
The series acts as a spin-off from “The Mandalorian,” in which Dawson appeared as Ahsoka, but also a follow up on the cliffhanger of “Star Wars Rebels.” At the end of “Rebels,” main character Ezra Bridger sacrificed himself to defeat Grand Admiral Thrawn by jumping into hyperspace with the purrgil (space whales). His friends Sabine Wren and Ahsoka Tano then vowed to find him and departed together in the final scene. In “The Mandalorian,” Tano was seen searching for Thrawn on her own.
Natasha Liu Bordizzo portrays Sabine in live-action. She was voiced by Tiya Sircar. Ezra, originally voiced by Taylor Gray, will be portrayed by Eman Esfandi.
Hera Syndulla, captain of the “Star Wars Rebels” team, will be portrayed by Mary Elizabeth Winstead. She was voiced by Vanessa Marshall. Her droid, Chopper, will also appear in “Ahsoka,” and possibly her young son, Jacen, who only appeared briefly in the final moments of “Star Wars Rebels.”
Lars Mikkelsen is reprising his role as Thrawn, which he originated in “Star Wars Rebels.” Wes Chatham will portray Thrawn’s right-hand man. David Tennant returns as the droid Huyang, who teaches Jedi younglings how to construct lightsabers.
Hayden Christensen is also expected to reprise his role as Darth Vader in “Ahsoka.” When he was part of the Jedi Order and still going by Anakin Skywalker, Vader trained Ahsoka. They last encountered each other in “Star Wars Rebels.”