We arrived at Hollywood Studios too late (11:00am) to go to Toy Story Mania or the Tower of Terror. There was a light rain which made it incredibly sticky, steamy hot. Our 2:35pm lunch reservation (only time we could get) was running about 50 minutes late... and then the day got really cool.
Brady is 4" too short to ride "Star Tours", so he watched the 4-12 year olds in "Jedi Training". Brady loved it, Anna Belle loved the shade, and the grown ups found the show highly entertaining.
After 2 classes (2 hours) of watching Jedi Training, a really nice Disney photographer named Laura offered to let Brady meet Darth Vader and the Storm Troopers back stage after the next training. I think Brady stole the photographer's heart when he started using his glow stick as a light saber, as he is in the video below.
Between training, we ran over to the Star Wars themed gift shop to get Brady a "build your own light saber" and a Jedi robe. I generally hate buying things at theme parks, but how could you meet Darth Vader without a Jedi robe and light saber?! Here's Brady at his 3rd Jedi Training. You can see the Storm Trooper had it out for Brady.
Brady's Jedi Master escorted us to a platform on the ADA accessible ramp of the Star Tours ride, so we felt like we were on an Imperial Star Cruiser. We stopped on a large landing where we met Darth Vader and the Storm Troopers. After a brief light saber duel with Brady, Darth Vader surrendered his autographed red light saber to Brady!!! So cool!!!
We couldn't be more grateful for Laura the photographer and the Disney cast members (Jedi Master, Darth Vader and the Storm Troopers) who made our trip so magical. Hopefully I'll be able to post the professional photos soon.