- Created: Sunday, 12 February 2017 22:49
Star Wars Celebration VII Returns to Orlando in 2017
The world’s largest Star Wars convention is returning to Orlando on April 13-17 for the third time—and this time it will be better than ever before
We’ve said it before: The Force is Strong with Orlando. But this time around the Force will not only be stronger but also much more intense thanks to the upcoming release of Star Wars Episode VII – The Last Jedi. And to add to that, we just saw the release of Star Wars Rogue One – A Star Wars Story in December 2016. All of this fanfare surrounding Star Wars and the galaxy created by George Lucas in the late 70s has now built up to a multi-generational following that exceeded its own creator’s expectations. In fact, Star Wars has been deemed as an influential force (no pun intended) for technology development that is experienced in the way we interact with connected devices, space travel and even how we speak when emulating Master Yoda.
This year, Star Wars Celebration VIII has been reported to have many celebrities and VIPs from the movies to include Daisy Ridley (Rey in Star Wars Episode VII), but will also be a sad time for fans of Carrie Fisher, who passed away in the last days of 2016. Fisher played Princess Leia in the original trilogies and then reprised her role in Star Wars Episode VII and the yet-unreleased Episode VIII. Despite this, fans will be coming to Orlando in costume to mingle the many exhibits, booths and other unique experiences created for this event. In recent years, cosplay (short for costume play) has become a big thing in the world’s pop culture and its appeal transcends beyond cultures and languages. And not for nothing, attending any Star Wars Celebration edition ensures a good time watching the thousands of fans in costume.
Whether you are traveling to Orlando from another galaxy far, far away or from another corner of the country, Vista Cay Resort by Millenium will serve as your spaceport during Star Wars Celebration VII. Given our proximity to the Orange County Convention Center, you will not find a better location to retire after the intensity of such a convention. Best of all, if you are buying lots of merchandise or carrying large props, you will find yourself quite at home in the spacious accommodations that our resort property offers. So, go ahead and get ready for Star Wars Celebration VII and may the Force be with You—Always!