Everyone’s favorite BB unit, BB-8, has officially made his debut at Hong Kong Disneyland in a new meet and greet experience for guests.
BB-8 beeps and boops as he interacts with guests, just like the real BB-8 in Star Wars: The Force Awakens . He is fully articulated as well, moving his head and body. The video was shared by Chris Iannuzzi, who is also known as the “Puppet Master” at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Creative Entertainment.
Could this new BB-8 meet and greet at Hong Kong Disneyland be just the beginning of Disney introducing more “intelligent” droids in their parks? In particular the new Star Wars expansions opening at Walt Disney World & Disneyland in 2019, which is rumored to have autonomous droids that will move freely throughout the area.
BB-8 will have his meet and greet debut stateside at Disney’s Hollywood Studios next month inside Star Wars Launch Bay, where he will join Kylo Ren and Chewbacca. He’s also made appearances at the “Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away” show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.