Jawas are leaving Hollywood Studios

Jawas are leaving Hollywood Studios

From what I was told, the Jawas are officially leaving Hollywood Studios.  Back on April 19, 2017 I first reported the rumor that the fun little Tatooine traders would be heading home.  It appears that the rumor is true.

From what I was told, effective July 29, 2017 the Jawas are retired from regular meet and greets at Hollywood Studios.  We’ve enjoyed trading with them for many years, dating back to the former Star Wars Weekends.  We’ve made many great memories and had many laughs.

A rumor is circulating that Rey could begin appearing with BB-8 inside the Star Wars Launch Bay.  If that were to become the case, the Cantina would be needed for the extended queue area.  I had mentioned that Disney had been casting Rey.  Up to this point Rey has only appeared in the Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away show at Center Stage.

Farewell little traders and safe travels back to Tatooine and enjoy a glass of blue milk on us!  Hopefully, they will return to trade when Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.  In the mean time, you may want to remove them from your Character Locator Touring Plan.

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19 thoughts on “Jawas are leaving Hollywood Studios”

  1. TOO BAD WE HADN’T SEEN THIS POST OR ANY THAT GAVE US AN UPDATE ON THE JAWAS … HAD 3 GRANDSONS EAGER TO TRADE ……….. GOT TO THERE AFTER CHRISTMAS ONLY TO FIND OUT THE ANTICIPATED FUN HAD ENDED IN AUGUST ( THE GUIDE SAID) !!! TOO BAD POSTS NEVER SEEM TO GET UPDATED FOR THE MOST PART ON THE INTERNET. NOT YOU, KENNY, BUT IT DOES GET FRUSTRATING …. AND NOT EVERYTHING IS DATED TO HELP WEED OUT THE “OLD” STUFF EITHER. THAT AT LEAST MIGHT GIVE SEARCHERS A HEADS-UP TO RE-CHECK ITEMS.

  2. At least they weren’t Tusken Raiders, They are easily startled, but they’ll soon be back, and in greater numbers.

  3. Met them last year – lots of fun trading but….the fun got a litter bit out of control when one of them decided to grab the controls on my scooter & we rent flying across the floor heading into a crowd of people – thank goodness I was able to turn the key off in time to prevent a disaster. We had just arrived & within seconds were swarmed by the little pranksters so didn’t notice they’d turned the key on. Needless to say, The Jawa was visibly shaken & left the scene immediately.

  4. We just saw them yesterday and they weren’t trading, the CM “handler” said they had been put of droid parts for over 2 weeks. Glad we got one last interaction when we could. Thank you Kenny for always being up to date.

  5. Glad to see them go. My young son kept trying to trade with them and they didn’t want anything we tried to give. He was pretty upset and didn’t understand why they wouldn’t trade.

  6. I’m so sad. I have a little drawstring pouch full of little things for my little girl to trade. Wish they could have stayed one more month.

  7. Hopefully they replace the Jawas with another meet and greet. It was fun to interact with them. Sad to see them go.

  8. I’m so sad about this! My daughter absolutely loved planning to trade with them by finding little trinkets to pack in our suitcases. I just told her that they are leaving and she yelled “No!!!!!” Well, we feel fortunate to have met the Jawas and we’ll hold out hope that they will return in the new land. We are very excited for the many new things headed to Disney!

  9. OMG, so glad we just seen them mid July, my son traded a pin from our local library and got a crystal in exchange. He was so excited he said it was a kyber crystal, lol

  10. So glad we saw them in June. The kids had a great time and received an R2-D2 and Rebel stamp for their trade. Farewell and Hootinie!

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