Star Wars played a big part of my childhood growing up. This was partly because of having an older brother who loved the films and also my own love of the Ewoks. There were a few Ewok spin-off movies in the 80’s that I’m sure we hired from the video shop quite a few times. With our return to Walt Disney World planned I was quite excited about the Star Wars experiences you can find in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Meeting Chewbacca was at the top of my list. Who wouldn’t want to meet a Wookiee?!
We visited Hollywood Studios on a Saturday and as we couldn’t use Ethan’s DAS (Disability Access Service) we decided we would make our way to Chewbacca’s meet and greet right after our Disney Junior Breakfast. Thankfully the queue wasn’t too long and Ethan was happy to wait in the short queue.
I wondered what Little E would make of meeting Chewbacca being that he is so tall. I was worried that she might be a little scared. We didn’t have to worry as she promptly walked up to him and gave him her hat.
After letting him inspect her hat Little E went in for her cuddle with Chewbacca.
We had a group photo and as you can see I might have been a little excited about meeting Chewie. I think at one point I even stoked his arm.
This wasn’t a rushed character interaction but there is only so much you can say to a Wookiee who doesn’t speak English! We love that we go the chance to meet Chewbacca but sad that we didn’t get the chance to experience all of the Star Wars meet and greets in Hollywood Studios. We just run out of time during our visit. You can see our experience of meeting Chewbacca in the video below.