The countdown is truly on as Disney’s Hollywood Studios puts the final touches on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in advance of the land’s grand opening on August 29th. And as part of the celebration leading up to the big day, Walt Disney World is hosting three special merchandise events at — where else? — Star Wars Launch Bay!
The first event will be held on August 17th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. It’ll feature one of the most beloved Star Wars-inspired designers in the galaxy: Ashley Eckstein from Her Universe! If you’ve got to meet the voice behind Ahsoka Tano and the brains behind the playful and elegant designs, you’ll need to head straight to the Launch Bay at Park open. When you purchase an Ahsoka Tano or Her Universe design on-site, you’ll get a wristband for the meet-and-greet! (Note that signings are limited to two items.)
The following day — Sunday, August 18th — from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, you can meet a quartet of artists inspired by the Star Wars universe! Fine artists Craig Fraser, Kevin-John, William Silvers, and Charles Wissig will be signing artwork (you’ll have to purchase the item before it can be signed!) and chatting with guests.
If you think Galaxy’s Edge makes for a lively page-turner, plan to meet three authors behind Star Wars-inspired literature and one illustrator who brings the universe to life on August 28th from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM! Authors Delilah S. Dawson and Zoraida Cordova, comic book author Ethan Sacks, and comic book illustrator Will Sliney will be on hand to sign their works (purchase on-site before the signing!).
It’s exciting to see how Galaxy’s Edge and the Star Wars franchise have inspired fine and creative arts, and if you’re at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on these dates this month, you can get your hands on a piece of franchise and theme park history!
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