Saturday, June 21, 2008

Star Wars Weekends

Okay, so it's been awhile since my last post. But I can say that I haven't really had that much to report. So that's why the silence. And the crazy work schedule. Anyway, I have a bit to catch up on.

As some of you are probably aware, Hollywood Studios is hosting Star Wars Weekends for the month of June. Since both last Friday and this Friday I only had to work Fantasmic (I don't have to be in until 6:30) I went to the park early to catch some of the happenings. Since my brother is a Star Wars fanatic, if nothing else I had to go just to get him a T-shirt. And let me tell you, they've got some pretty cool merchandise over there. I got myself a shirt too. The first weekend my roommate and I did this thing where you can get your face put into a SW character photo. So we did that and ended up buying it. I'm Aayla Secura and my roommate Charlotte is Padme from Episode II. It's very fun, although a little more pricey than the ride photos I sell everyday. But it was worth it.

Anyway, it was pretty cool. The motorcade that nearly ran me over before work the first weekend (see previous post) was neat to watch. I'm not into all the celebrities so much, although that is cool. Just seeing the characters all around the park was fun. And I love coming to work everyday and hearing Star Wars music playing. It's just so great. I gives me warm fuzzies. :-)

Both weekends I stopped by to see the celebrity talk show they have once a day, where they talk to whoever happens to be there for each weekend. It's interesting to hear what some of them have to say. But my favorite part is the fact that stormtroopers come out and do a pre-show while you're waiting for the show to begin. I honestly never get tired of watching that video.

The second weekend (yesterday) I went with Cari and Kat. Kat wanted to do her hair in buns, so I did mine too. I also wore my new shirt, so that was fun. We meet this really cool guy from Italy on the bus, and he hung out with us until we all had to go to work. I did also get to see the new sneak peek from the Clone Wars movie too, which I missed the previous weekend. It looks pretty darn exciting, even if the animation freaks me out a little bit.

So anyway, it was fun, and I probably will go again next Friday, since I gave away my morning shift to someone else that day. I've pretty much done everything except meet a lot of the characters, but I don't know how much I'll want to stand in lines all day for that. Guess we'll just have to see what happens Friday. I do have a couple pictures and a few videos, so maybe I'll get around to posting those later. I have to get my camera to agree with my computer first.

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