After about five trips of asking, I finally gave in and let Stitchy build his own light saber after the umpteenth trip to Endor. Before I get any raised eyebrows for being a lame grown-up, bear in mind that these five trips were in the span of about a year. Now you’re raising a different eyebrow, eh?
My favorite Disney H is, of course, HBelle! Here she is through the years…
Hbelle also happens to have her very own mini-blog right here on Magic, Memories, Mayhem. Be sure to poke around over there and leave her some feedback. She’d LOVE it!
So, with day five and a good night’s sleep behind me, I was ready to face the last couple days of the trip. However, day six brought pretty heavy winds and a fairly decent thunderstorm. Yes, this was the day that someone’s shorts went flying by the window. Awesome! I still wonder if those people ever found them.
I waited our the storm by watching some trashy daytime TV and repacking the mess of a suitcase that resulted from throwing everything in there like a madwoman the previous night. When the skies finally cleared, I headed to my fave…MG-uh…Hollywood Studios (one day I’ll get used to that).
|Once the storms passed, the days were gorgeous!|
So, I skipped a day of live trip report blogging. Oops!! It was a packed day, though, and I had a fabulous time, so I don’t feel too bad about it. But, to make it up to you, I’ll post everything from the rest of my stay at All-Star and my first evening at Hollywood Studios. You’re welcome. I know you were worried. 😉
I just finished my private dining breakfast, which was very good. I ordered the “Becoming Breakfast” here at the Dolphin. It arrived within about 20 minutes, and I really enjoyed sitting in the room and having a leisurely meal. No crowds, no crying toddlers…oh, and I was in my PJs!!
|Ridiculously yummy OJ and toast!!|
Now, let’s go back in time [insert Wayne’s World wavy arms here!]…
This is a super fun experience for your little Star Wars fan!! Stitchy-Poo wasn’t that big of a Star Wars kid when he did Jedi Training Academy (JTA) the first time, but it was still something he wanted to try, and he had a great time!
So, let’s get to down to planning for it…
Disclaimer: The selection/sign-up process is from another source and not our personal experience. On the day Stitchy-Poo did this, we were on a VIP tour, so our wonderful guide, Erin, set it up for him.
Update 10.15.12: Stitchy-poo and a friend participated in JTA again on a recent trip, and the Hollywood Studios selection process happened almost exactly as outlined on the AllEars site.
This show is quite popular, so a formal selection process has been implemented:
1. Go to the Sounds Dangerous attraction early in the day to sign up for one of the sessions. There is a sign out front indicating where to queue for the sign-up. It’s first-come, first-served, and when all the spots are full, the list is closed for the day. *All accounts I’ve read say to be at Hollywood Studios at rope drop/park opening and to head straight to sign up for this if you want the best chance at getting a spot.
2. Twelve children between the ages of 4 and 12 are taken for each session.
3. The cast member talks to each child in person before signing them up for the show.
4. You will be given instructions to return 30 minutes before your assigned show time.