Star Wars Celebration is just a few short weeks away! As it gets closer, details have been released on how virtual panel selection and LIGHTSPEED Lane reservations will work. The process is being done in a way that encourages fans not to rush. Virtual panel selection for the first panel of each day on the Celebration Stage, Galaxy Stage, and Twin Suns Stage will be opening on Thursday, May 12:00 at 8:00 AM PT. It will remain open through Thursday, May 19 at 11:59 PM PT. When selections are made will not impact the chances of being selected.
LIGHTSPEED Lane reservations allow guests to shop in the Celebration Store or attend panels on the Galaxy and Twin Suns Stages without having to wait in line. This will be done using the Star Wars Celebration app or website and allow for a window of time to arrive at a panel or shop. It is still encouraged that fans arrive at a panel 30 minutes before it starts.
Below are the official details about both the virtual panel selection process and also LIGHTSPEED Lane reservations.
The panel selection process is quick and easy! Please keep in mind that you are only allowed to request panels on the day(s) you have a ticket for Star WarsCelebration. Once you begin your session, click on the panel you would like to attend. You will have the choice to request a panel for yourself, or for your group, up to four (4) people maximum. Enter the email address that you used to purchase your Celebration tickets and follow the instructions to submit a request for the panels you’d like to see. We encourage you to enter the email address for each member of your group to ensure they receive an email confirmation of the request. Once you have submitted your request, you will receive a group code. Copy your group code to make additional panel requests with ease!
You are limited to one entry per panel, up to the number of badges in your original order. If you purchased four (4) badges in your original order, you will be able to add three (3) people including yourself to your panel request. Multiple entries for the same panel with the same email address will be void. Jedi Master VIPs are not able to request panel reservations as they already have reserved seats for all panels on the Celebration Stage. The Galaxy and Twin Suns Stages will be streaming the morning panels live from the Celebration Stage.
Panel requests for the Celebration Stage and the streaming of those panels to the Galaxy and Twin Suns Stages will close on May 19 at 11:59 PM PT. The time in which you submit your request has no impact on your chance of being randomly selected. All fans who are randomly selected must claim their reservation before 11:59 PM PT on May 19.
If you are selected for admission to the first panel of the day, you will receive a confirmation email with a QR code. Please plan to arrive at least 30 – 45 minutes prior to the start of the panel with your QR code. You may print it out or we can scan it on your phone. We ask that all fans scan into the room at least 15 minutes prior to the panel start time or risk forfeiting your seat. If selected for a panel, children under the age of 6 may attend with a parent or guardian. Children under the age of 6 will not have reserved seating, but may sit on the parent or guardian’s lap.
If you are not selected for admission to the first panel of the day, you may still have an opportunity to attend many exciting events! Panel reservations are not needed for panels on the Celebration Stage after each morning panel concludes. After the morning panel, fans will be able to enter the Celebration stage as they wish, at any time, to watch additional panels so long as the stage has not reached capacity. If you would like to attend a panel at the Celebration Stage (other than the first panel of the day), simply join the queue in Hall A starting at 10:00 AM PT daily. You may not line up prior to 10:00 AM PT.
There are also opportunities to catch panels on the Galaxy and Twin Suns stages. You can either visit the stand-by line near the panel room or you can reserve an available seat through LIGHTSPEED Lane reservations via our mobile app and website. Reservations will be live and available each morning of the event (more info on that below!).
QR codes can only be redeemed once, so they can’t be duplicated or shared with others. Once a QR code is scanned upon entry into a stage, it is not valid for entry again. You only need to have the email address used for your Star Wars Celebration purchase to participate in the panel request process. You do not need to have your physical badge.
Exhibitor Exclusives Selection Process
Star Wars Celebration features some of the top brands from the Star Wars universe selling exclusive items that are not offered anywhere else. Funko and LEGO will be utilizing an advanced virtual selection process to provide more fans the opportunity to purchase exclusive items from their booth during a dedicated shopping window. Fans will be able to enter and manage exclusive item requests via the same random selection process described above for panels. Fans can only be selected for a shopping window on a day that they have a badge for Star Wars Celebration. You may not request to change or trade your assigned shopping window if you are selected.
Remember, the time a fan submits a request has no impact on your chance of being selected. Make sure you submit your request prior to May 19 at 11:59 PM PT.
LIGHTSPEED Lane Reservations
The LIGHTSPEED Lane reservation system may be used to reserve a time to shop in the Celebration Store or attend panels on the Galaxy and Twin Suns Stages without the need to stand in line. Fans will use the Star Wars Celebration mobile app or Celebration website to reserve a window of time that they will be allowed to use the LIGHTSPEED Lane entrance to the store or for the panel. We encourage you to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your panel reservation to ensure admission. You will need to scan your badge to enter.
Please Note: LIGHTSPEED Lane reservations are not available for the Celebration stage.
To use the LIGHTSPEED Lane Reservation system, you must have a valid badge for Star Wars Celebration, and you must activate your badge when you receive it. An activated badge is required to access the system and claim your reservations. Badge activation will open in the next week at SWCA22.com/Activate. LIGHTSPEED Lane reservations will open daily at 9:00 AM PT, Thursday through Sunday. You may not make a reservation prior to 9:00 AM PT each morning.
After you have activated your badge, you will need to download the Star Wars Celebration 2022 mobile app via the iOS or Android app stores.
What do you think of the virtual panel selection process and the LIGHTNING Lane reservation system? Are you going to Star Wars Celebration? What are you most looking forward to? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!