Late posting this but here goes: The Good The panels. Our group got very lucky with the lottery, and with friends offering the LFL Showcase we didn't get access to, and the panels were amazing. Outside of the big morning panels, the others we attended were great as well. Plus Kenobi and Tales of the Jedi world premieres! The Mandalorian Experience. Just amazing! Droid Builders room. Always fun to see this (and the R5-D4 with the bad motivator was fantastic) The people. Just really nice to see everyone, and meet new people, after 3 years away. Location. Being so close to Disneyland was amazing and probably the best availability of local hotels of any SWC I've been to. I'm really happy it's back in London next year as it means I don't have to find money for flights, but I don't think anywhere can beat Anaheim for location. ADA was well run (with one exception). Morning security and line was really easy so that's always a positive. Security were actually really good at putting the tag on the lightsaber blades when requested instead of on the hilt (which can scratch it). Overflow lines for the major panels. Sorely needed in Chicago so nice to see them actually implemented here. Gave a second chance if you didn't win the lottery and if you were there early enough (not crazy AM or overnight) it seems like you had a reasonably good chance of getting in. Meeting Ewan McGregor! Vaccination verification was quick and easy, very smooth process with no wait. The Bad I missed the extra preview day we had in Chicago. Having that day to just explore the show floor meant the rest of the convention felt less rushed. Here it felt like we were trying to squeeze the show floor in between panels and other things so didn't really get to see it as much as we would like. No ADA access/line for The Mandalorian Experience. It was ok for Jane but I know it wasn't for others. It was also behind schedule so we ended up missing the AOTC 20th panel (managed to catch the last half at the live stage) but was totally worth it. Late communication. Just felt like everything was announced late/last minute this year (and compared to Chicago it was). We still knew everything we needed to before we got there but earlier and clearer communication would be nicer. Seemed strange that there was a closed food court then a few food carts instead in the main hall. Lines for food were big, and even bigger outside for the trucks, but that's to be expected. Guest list outside of the headliners was a lot smaller and lackluster compared with previous years. I get covid and shooting schedules were factors but we know a lot of people weren't even asked (including James Arnold Taylor despite Ashley and Matt both being there, and the entire Rebels cast). They really dropped the ball here. Getting reservations through the app each morning was hard. Appreciate this a supply and demand thing but definitely a stressful start to each day. No free show guide given out. I liked having the printed version of the show floor map, saved phone battery and was just easier for me. The ARRGH Not streaming the main panels. BIG mistake. Cut a little bit of footage from the live feed if you absolutely must but not streaming those panels was a massive unforced error on Disney/Lucasfilm's part. They have always done it since they started streaming. The show floor for IX was an amazing experience in Chicago. There was no reason for them to do this. Travelling all that way and not getting in the room is hard, but to not even get a show floor stream is devastating and there's no need for it. The mask mandate wasn't really enforced. They tried to in the lobby area but once you were in the arena or show floor it was a free for all. Show store supply - the store closed multiple times a day due to capacity/queue length and when you were in there getting what you wanted was often a matter of luck and just being in the right place as they brought stuff out. I know supply lines are messed up right now, but this was more a case of make more of the stuff you know sells (key art shirt and jacket, spirit jerseys, etc.). An out of hours store and/or multiple stores would be a massive improvement. Or let people order in advance and collect at the show. Overall the positives far outweigh the negatives, this was probably my favourite Celebration yet. Late communication aside, it looks like they did learn and improve a few things from Chicago so hopefully they will learn from this for London and we'll see more improvements there.