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BB-8 coming to Star Wars Launch Bay

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by wdwmagic, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. Mike S

    Mike S Well-Known Member

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    It exists.

    It's starting to feel like Disney makes this awesome stuff just for cameras and then to sit and rot in a warehouse somewhere. Really sad and a huge missed oppurtunity.
     
  2. rioriz

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    In all fairness we don't know which one we are getting yet....
     
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  3. Mike S

    Mike S Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully the good one.
     
  4. MisterPenguin

    MisterPenguin Premium Member

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    Please don't break the magic. I'm sure that "a friend of BB-8" will help very real and actual BB-8 create a wonderful experience for us all!
     
  5. MrPromey

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    This along with other recent announcenme st is at least a move in another thread.

    I was complaining just the other day about how there should be droids in this experience (among other things). Glad Disney recognizes that more can be done here for guests and is willing to improve.

    Hopefully this is the start of a trend for Launch Bay as well as the rest of the resort.
     
  6. Patcheslee

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    Hope he's still around for our visit. DD loves BB-8.
     
  7. YodaMan

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    I never said it didn't exist. I'm just asking you to think rationally. This isn't a one-off event. This is an open-to-close 365-days-a-year meet-and-greet with BB-8. He'll likely be off the ground to allow for quick and easy photo opportunities, and will be designed to operate 12 hours a day without fail. A "real" BB-8 that's down on the ground and moves freely will just likely be too difficult to maintain for daily operations.
     
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  8. Bolt

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    How did R2 do sets during Star Wars Weekend?
     
  9. tk924

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    Exciting! Looking forward to the first pics/videos and reviews.

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  10. Jedi14

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    C-3PO and R2-D2 probably would have been a better choice.
     
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    Intermittently. At least in the final year, Luke and Leia would alternate in the Tantive IV set and occasionally R2 and/or 3PO would join them. R2 was remote controlled and came out near ABC, had very limited mobility once he got out, and would head back after fairly short sets.
     
  13. RSD Part Deux

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    BB8 was in the show today. He appeared at the end just before the finale. He rose up from the stage on a shipping crate. He didn't move around except for his head and body spinning. Kind of a let down. Maybe since its early they are still testing. But since it was up on a crate I wouldn't expect more.

    Edit: sorry this was in the stage show. I assume it's not new. My bad.
     
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  14. NearTheEars

    NearTheEars Well-Known Member

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    That's OK, but it's quite likely a similar version of BB-8 will end up in the meet and greet.
     
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    How tall is BB-8? Would guests need to kneel down for a picture or awkwardly pat it on the 'head'?;)
     
  16. Tori

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    Why would someone feel the need to touch him? Stand next to it and take a photo.
     
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    My kid would probably try to hug him if I didn't say otherwise.lol
     
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  18. I am Timmy

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    In a pic with Darth Vader my first instinct was to put my arm around him and smile (it's a vacation!), the photographer laughed and said " You're supposed to look afraid." Riiighhht. I forgot.
     
  19. the.dreamfinder

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    Poor Lucky the Dinosaur.
     
  20. OliveMcFly

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    I wonder what size it'll be.
     

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