We had a blast attending the last weekend of the 2015 Star Wars Weekends. There were so many once-in-a-lifetime happenings. Did you know the Star Tours ride has several different beginnings and endings? On our trip through as a family, who should sit in the back of the shuttle with us then a very well known Rebel Spy (young man, blond, with a white desert outfit).
We also ate at the Rebel Hanger, a very nicely themed pub right next to the Jedi Training Academy.
And speaking of the Academy… that girl there on the left has graduated from the Academy and is an official Padawan! She and her class challenged Darth Vader himself and drove him away from the Academy.
Actually, we stood in line starting before 8:00 am on Friday afternoon to secure her a spot in the dozen classes through the day. She arrived for actual training at 6:00 pm which included being fitted for her robe and attaining her training light sabre (very similar to the one’s we already had). Then the kids were marched across the square to the stage.
The weekend ended on Sunday with some great fun. We saw the 501st Legion marching in a parade celebrating the end of the weekend as we came out of the Rebel Hanger from lunch.
Then finally there were tons of fireworks and a great celebration of the past, present, and future of Star Wars. It was hosted by the voice of Obi-Wan from the cartoon, James Arnold Taylor. I giggled a lot during it because he kept loosing his accent, he seemed so excited.
We did see a preview of the costumes for the new Storm Troopers in the new movies – awesome! It’s very classic white/black and you can recognize it, but it has it’s own personality that really updates it for Star Wars VII.
We can’t wait!