25 June 2012

A special trip to the STAR WARS Weekends

 It was an awesome coincidence that we would be in Florida when the Star Wars weekends were going on. No we didn't plan it, it just sort of came together as we were taking a trip to Florida for another reason. I didn't think we could get there but, the thought was always in the back of my mind. Perhaps we could leave one of the weekend days open to going to Walt Disney World. Being the huge Disney fans we are we said I know it's an hour drive but, lets do it. So we packed up the car and we went.

 So glad we did it as we pulled into The Hollywood Studios parking lot to get on the tram, it wasn't to hot or very crowded. As we arrived at the gate and saw all the Star Wars posters and banners, we knew this would be a great day. We loved the cover of the Hollywood Studios guide map dedicated to Star Wars, grabbed a couple and then talked to a cast member about events that day. It was to late to sign up for Jedi Academy but the Carbon Freeze experiment was available. This was surprising because, we were told you needed a reservation. So we got on the line and my husband was very interested in it and got the details. He decided against it even though it sounded so cool to have your likeness frozen in carbonite but, it had to be mailed to you in 3-4 weeks and he didn't want to wait. You know that instead gratification thing. lol.

 SO as we ran to get Fast Passes to the Rock n' Roller Coaster, we now had a couple of hours to hit the rest of the rides, trade vinylmations and do a lot of Star Wars shopping after all that's why we came, the stuff to buy. We were not disappointed as we followed the signs to  Darth's Mall, which we had no clue what it was. I was thinking character meet and greet plus shopping. To our surprise it turned out to be a mecca of shopping and the size of a football field in the back of the Studios. It was in a place where no one ever goes. It was directly behind the Rock n' Roller Coaster and next to the Tower of Terror. I loved getting to see the back of the Tower and getting a few pictures too.

We had a great time can't wait for Next year :-) See you there... 
Check out the merchandise 
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  1. Sounds like a great SWW! I love how the whole park is transformed for Star Wars fans.

  2.  Thanks Deb -- we should all meet up for SW weekends one time