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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. wdwmagic

    wdwmagic Original Poster Administrator Moderator

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    Will this run through to summer or is it strictly limited time?
     
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    It will run through summer.
     
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    A little disappointed...I understand why, but I was hoping he'd be a roaming droid. It wouldn't last long with the kids if it was just a droid that moved throughout the Launch Bay. At least he moves fluidly and sounds perfect. This will be a big hit and I can't wait to get my pic taken with the little guy.

    (Haha, I just realized that I am assuming a robot is a "male.")
     
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    If it's not the real deal I've got no interest.
     
  8. I am Timmy

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    Why couldn't he roll around? They had a roaming garbage can in Tomorrow Land, even with loads of people around. I just got back from ECCC and there was an R2-D2 (so cute!) roaming around, loads of people. Not sure why they couldn't come up with something.
     
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    He'll get a lot less wear and tear if he doesn't roll around on the floor for 12 hours a day. Also, BB-8 is a bit more complex than Push or R2. They're bigger, sturdier characters that could handle being in a crowd a lot easier than a droid that rolls and could potentially have his magnetic head separated from his body by guests that can't keep their hands to themselves. I would love an authentic BB-8 meet-and-greet, but I think the potential negative issues outweigh the positive in this case.
     
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    Meh. I would've preferred R5-D4 with it's bad motivator and all ;)
     
  11. WDWFREAK53

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    On top of that, PUSH and R2 have wheels. BB-8's finish would get worn down quickly if it was rolling on the ground for hours on end each day.
     
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    If there's any big Jawa fans out there I'd get your last visit and/or trading done soon. They'll be making way for this 'replacement'.
     
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    That's the first I've heard of that. BB-8 is being set up in his own room (replacing the Disney Infiniti console room). So, it's not like they'd be in each other's way.
     
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    Yeah but $
     
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    BB-8 takes up the old game room. The inevitably large queue still needs to be put somewhere...
     

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