Star Wars Celebration is enacting new security measures this year, including an increased security force patrolling the event and the following change to our weapons policy.
Star Wars Celebration will require every blaster and prop gun to display a distinctive marking that will be applied at the show by Security. We will not be requiring such markings on lightsabers or other prop weapons that do not resemble firearms. Security will be checking all prop firearms in the queue hall each morning and marking them with this specific mark. Following this, Security will be reviewing all weapons in the Security Office located in Room W209B all day. You will be stopped at the exhibition hall entrance or before entering any stages if your weapon does not comply with this policy.
We deeply appreciate the passion of all of the saga's fans and are not attempting to dissuade or discourage costumes at the show; however, we wish we take this new step this year to enhance the safety of all those at Star Wars Celebration.
So, whether you're attending as Indiana Jones with a prop pistol or Han Solo with a prop blaster, your weapon will need to be marked by Security.
Naturally, working firearms (including air soft guns, BB guns, cap guns, paintball guns, and pellet guns) are not allowed at all within Star Wars Celebration, and the following items are also forbidden:
Functional projectile weapons (including blow guns, crossbows, long bows, silly string, slingshots, water balloons, and water guns), Metal-bladed weapons (including axes, daggers, hatchets, knives, kunai, shuriken, swords, sword canes, and switch blades), Explosives (including firecrackers and fireworks), Chemical weapons (including mace and pepper spray), Blunt weapons (including brass knuckles, clubs, and nunchaku), and Instruments which cause excessive noise (vuvuzelas, this means you).
Should you have any questions, please consult a member of our security team at the Security Office in Room W209B.