‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ BB-8 Droid Might Be Headed to Disney Parks

We still have about eight months until Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters but the anticipation for the new film continues to build. As with all Disney films, there's bound to be a whole new line of merchandise attached to the film. And that cute droid BB-8 is reportedly coming to the Disney Parks.

Is this the droid you're looking for?Is this the droid you're looking for?

According to reports, Disney CEO Bob Iger has tasked Sphero, a Colorado-based tech firm, with creating a BB-8 prototype that will eventually make its way into the Disney Parks.

Fans got their first glimpse at BB-8 at the Star Wars Celebration Anaheim on April 16 when the cute spherical droid appeared on stage during opening ceremonies.

Disney has not announced officially when (or if) BB-8 will arrive at the theme parks, but some fans are hoping he'll make an appearance at Star Wars Weekends in just a few weeks.

In addition to the "lifesize" BB-8 droid that might join the ranks at Disney's Hollywood Studios, there's also speculation that Sphero's prototype will end up as a toy that might be remote controlled by your iPhone. There's also no official word on that possible $150 toy.

Check out this video of BB-8 from the Star Wars Celebration Anaheim:

Star Wars Weekends starts May 15 at Disney's Hollywood Studios. We're already on BB-8 watch!

What are your thoughts on bringing BB-8 to the Disney Parks? Let us know in the comments.


Kristen K. wrote on Wed, 04/29/2015 - 17:24:

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Cutest little droid ever!

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