Geek heaven! Sorry about the lack of updates, but I’ve been having some fun getting my geek on with all the other Star Wars fans at Star Wars Weekends, Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ celebration in honor of the Star Tours ride reboot! Instead of just having a single possible adventure, now the ride integrates a combination of opening scenes and planet adventures so that there are 52 possible combinations. That makes the chances of you getting the same combination of rides about 1:20,000!
The park hosted a number of different events including a Star Wars themed parade (featuring Vader’s Fist, the fighting 501st), Jabba’s Hut (merchandise center), adventure shows, interviews with the cast (original trilogy, new trilogy, and Clone Wars), autograph signings, picture opportunities, and…well, you know, the typical Disney over-the-top that we all love
A special favorite was the Jedi Training Academy, where all the parents out there could sign up their little padawans to get some instruction in the rudiments of light saber fighting, and then let them test their skills against Darth Vader himself! (Of course, there was one little girl who decided Vader was just too cool and bent her knee instead of fighting – I would have given money to see her parents’ expressions!)
Check out the photo gallery for some highlights from the weekend!