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For Fans With Special Needs

Pre-Show Requests for Celebration’s Special Needs Badges are no longer being accepted. To request a Special Needs Badge, please visit Attendee Registration in Level 100 of the Orange County Convention Center

Star Wars Celebration would like to welcome you to a galaxy far, far away (AKA Orlando)! We are delighted to have you attending our event, and we want all of our fans to have a truly incredible experience.  To this end, we have this year created a Special Needs Badge for attendees with mobility and other impairments, to foster a smoother, better convention.

What Is The Special Needs Badge?

The Special Needs Badge is a pass entitling its wearer and one guest extended access to various elements of the convention.  It is designed for attendees with impairments who require additional time or special seating to enjoy events.

What Does The Special Needs Badge Allow?

Priority Queue Hall Line -

The wearer of a Special Needs Badge and one guest may queue in the Special Needs Line in the Queue Hall at the start of the day.  The Special Needs line will begin to move into the Exhibition Hall prior to the general admission line.

Priority Panel Room Lines -

The wearer of a Special Needs Badge and one guest may queue in the Special Needs Line in front of panel rooms.  Our three largest rooms -- the Chapin Theater, Digital Stage, and Behind-The-Scenes Stage will all have a designated Special Needs line nearby their main doors.  With all additional panel rooms, you may use your Special Needs Badge to queue directly in front of the doors, avoiding the length and wait of any general panel lines.  The Special Needs Line will be moved into panel rooms before general seating.

Priority Chapin Theater And Digital Stage Seating -

The Chapin Theater is equipped with multiple wheel-chair accessible points and seats nearby the stage for attendees needing ASL interpretation.  The Digital Stage also offers ASL interpretation.  All these seats are reserved for attendees with Special Needs Badges.  Please ask a staff member to help guide you to these seats.  Our staff in all other panel rooms will do their best to accommodate your seating needs.

What Does The Special Needs Badge Not Allow?

Show Admission. 

The Special Needs Badge does not get you into Star Wars Celebration.  In other words, you must have an attendee badge to enter the convention and wear this attendee badge at all times along with your Special Needs Badge.  Your Special Needs Badge will allow you extra amenities, but you must still possess a general badge to attend the convention.

Guaranteed Seating. 

We cannot guarantee you seating in any panel rooms.  There are limited numbers of seats at all events, and all events are first come, first served.  The Special Needs Badge will allow you more ease to attend, but when an event is full, we're unable to create more seats -- either for general attendees or those with Special Needs Badges.

Early Seating. 

Special Needs lines will be moved into events prior to general attendees; however, the Special Needs Badge does not allow you early seating or early access to any areas of the convention.  The schedule of events and times that they begin remain the same for all attendees.

Seating For All Your Friends And Family. 

The Special Needs Badge allows access to the Special Needs Line for its wearer and one guest.  We understand many fans are traveling to Celebration with friends and family, but we are unable to extend the amenities afforded with the badge to your entire party.  If you have a Special Needs Badge, you may have one guest with you in your priority line and seating, but we ask you not to bring further friends or family members.

Autographs. 

The Special Needs Badge does not allow any priority access to signings at the convention.  Guests often sign for limited amounts of time, and to be fair for all attendees, the Special Needs Badge does not allow an attendee to bypass any autographing lines.

How Do I Request A Special Needs Badge?

Celebration accepted Special Needs Badge requests throughout the summer; however, as we are now transitioning to an on-site mode, if you have not yet requested a badge via email, you will need to ask for one on-site.  If you have mobility or other impairment and desire a Special Needs Badge, you may request a badge on-site from any terminal at Attendee Registration on Level 100 of the Orange County Convention Center. 

Where Do I Pick Up A Special Needs Badge?

Please bring your Special Needs confirmation email to Celebration's Attendee Registration on Level 100 of the Orange Country Convention Center to pick up your Special Needs Badge.  You will be required to sign for your badge.  Should you be of any further need of assistance, please again visit Attendee Registration.

Further Special Needs Resources

The Orange County Convention Center is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Its buildings are designed with wheelchair ramps, automatic doors, passenger elevators, and handicap-accessible restroom facilities.  Throughout the OCCC facility, meeting rooms, restrooms, and elevator signs contain Braille text for visually impaired guests.

All parking at the Orange County Convention Center is available on a first come, first served basis, including handicap-accessible parking.  For a preview of the locations of handicap-accessible parking, please visit this West Building parking map.

If you need an electric scooter, wheelchair, or oxygen rental service, please contact Scootaround. Operators are available seven days a week at (888) 441-7575.  Your mobility device can be reserved in advance and will be waiting for you during your event at one of the Convention Center's Business Centers or it can be delivered to your hotel.  As there will be numerous attendees looking for mobility devices at Celebration, we recommend you make a booking as far in advance as possible.  Celebration does not provide electric scooters or wheelchairs from our Show Office or at Registration.

Questions

For any questions, please visit Attendee Registration in Level 100 of the Orange County Convention Center.

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