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SWC17 Wristbands and attending big panels at Star Wars Celebration Orlando (a mini guide)

Discussion in 'Star Wars Celebrations' started by TK--421, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. TK--421

    TK--421 Jedi Master star 2

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    I think Reedpop is trying to drive me crazy. The doors being locked after midnight has reappeared in the navigation guide, so I've modified the wording of my guide back to the old way assuming the doors lock again.
     
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  2. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Force Ghost star 5

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    Yep. As of now it says...

    Pack your Star Wars jammies! Wednesday and Thursday nights will be the "sleepover" nights in the Celebration Queue Hall (Halls D and E).
    • Celebration Sleepover nights will be Wednesday, April 12 and Thursday, April 13, 2017.
    • On each night, the process will be the same for participating:
      • Starting at 8pm Wednesday and Thursday evenings, the queues will open. We will have separate Wristband queues (link)for each show on the Celebration and Galaxy Stages, and also a separate queue for those wanting to access the Celebration Exhibit Hall or other programming (no wristbands).
      • Doors for registration and the queue lines will stay open until 12 midnight Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
      • At 12 midnight the doors will close for the night, with no one else allowed in. There will be concessions and bathrooms open inside overnight.
      • Please note that no camping cots, and no chairs larger than will collapse and fit in a backpack.
      • If you choose to leave after 12 midnight Wednesday and Thursday, you will not be allowed back in the Registration and Queue Hall until 5am the next morning.
      • Wristbanding (link) for Celebration and Galaxy Stage performances will begin at 6am in the associated Wristbanding queues.
    Thanks for the heads up.
     
  3. Chewies_bandolier

    Chewies_bandolier Force Ghost star 4

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    Urgh. There goes my Thursday then. AT least they clairifed..
     
  4. wookieebusiness

    wookieebusiness Jedi Knight star 1

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    I'll be there with my 8 year old. He's very excited.


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  5. FinnPoe

    FinnPoe Jedi Youngling

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    Thanks for the replies. I feel better, and I know there will be security. I don't want him to ever forget this massive party!
     
  6. Echosen

    Echosen Jedi Youngling star 1

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    FinnPoe may wanna consider the "intex tote n float" makes for a better cushion than float, if you do get this bring some cord/or shoelace so when it gets rolled up and compressed it stays that way.
     
  7. jerejerebinks

    jerejerebinks Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I have to say - for an event this large, the whole thing seems insanely disorganized. They wait wayyyyyyyy too long to update folks on stuff in the first place which makes making plans a nightmare and then they're changing things or leaving things unclear right up until the time people are flying out.
     
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  8. SkyloRey

    SkyloRey Jedi Knight

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    Thanks for this thread. It's my first time going so it's very helpful.
    One question: I'm going Thursday and if I don't plan on going to any panels and I just want to go to exhibition hall, what time should I show up? Would 8:00 be early enough? Thanks.
     
  9. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    Yeah, you'll be fine at 8.
     
  10. Jamtia

    Jamtia Jedi Knight star 3

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    I keep checking the Facebook page for any changes/announcements just in case.
     
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  11. Docgeo

    Docgeo Jedi Knight star 1

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    I don't have Facebook so I will keep checking here for updates
     
  12. Boba Tea

    Boba Tea Jedi Padawan

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    I'm having trouble choosing my second big panel for Thursday. After the 40th what are you guys choosing?


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  13. TK--421

    TK--421 Jedi Master star 2

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    Dave Filoni.. hopefully hear some cool insights into Rebels and maybe the future of animation and Star Wars.
     
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  14. Darth Yoda

    Darth Yoda Jedi Master

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    Is there a list of all the events that there are going to be wristbands for? I'm going just Friday and Saturday and I only am for sure going to The Last Jedi events, not sure what other 3 wristbands to get yet.
     
  15. Boba Tea

    Boba Tea Jedi Padawan

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    Anything on the Celebration or Galaxy stage will be wristbanded. You can have a max of 2 wristbands per day.


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  16. Boba Tea

    Boba Tea Jedi Padawan

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    Anything on the Celebration or Galaxy stage will be wristbanded. You can have a max of 2 wristbands per day.


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  17. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm not doing a second big panel. I'm going to try and hit the store and maybe hit the Doug Chiang panel if I can make it. I'm assuming Thursday will be the slowest day and want to take advantage of that.


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  18. Padme501st

    Padme501st Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    No big panel for me after the 40th on Thursday. Got Hayden, as much shopping as possible and regrouping for the next line wait. However Friday I'm aiming for Mark's tribute panel as my second


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  19. Steve Davis

    Steve Davis Jedi Youngling

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    What happens after you get your wristband? Do you go directly into the hall and wait until the show or are you able to leave and come back?
     
  20. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    You can do either (you don't get to go in the hall, it's just a different line). If you leave, you're taking a worse seat.
     
  21. jerejerebinks

    jerejerebinks Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Go get some breakfast and shower. The screens going to be huge. I just don't see it's worth it after waiting all night to jump right into another line so you can be 10 rows back.
     
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  22. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Force Ghost star 5

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    Keep in mind that just because a big panel later in the day is handing out wristbands in the morning doesn't mean it is going to fill up. I would like to see Ray Park's and Ian McDiarmand's panels on Thursday afternoon, but I'm not going to worry about getting a wristband for them. If it is anything like Anaheim, you will probably be able to just walk right in close to start time for a lot of those panels in the afternoon on the main stage.

    I agree. And I think most people will realize that when the time comes. If they hand out wristbands at 6, you could easily step away for a couple of hours and come back by 8, or later if you want, and still be fine.
     
  23. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    Just be careful with that wristband in the shower. :)
     
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  24. Darksider13

    Darksider13 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Saw the mention of no camping cots. I have a roll out cotton mat. When rolled up, it's small enough to fit in a backpack. Is that good enough? It doesn't have any stands or anything so it's not really a cot but I'm not sure what their requirements are for "Sleeping cots".

    Another question, I am going to be arriving to the convention center much earlier than I expected. I know they're letting people camp out starting at 8 but we all know there'll be a line for the camp out (because we're all insane). Where do ya'll expect this line to form for those who can manage to make it there before 8? Do they have a plan to disperse people before that do line up in front of the chute queue room? Thanks guys!
     
  25. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    ^ Supposedly security is going to keep people from lining up early, but we will see how well that is enforced. It won't really matter though. Everyone who is there at 8 won't have a problem getting a wristband.