Monday, November 21, 2011

Magic + The Force = Epic Awesome

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.


Mark said...

For three generations of my family now, Star Wars has been enjoyed. It was a lot of fun to watch these videos and read of Brady's escapades, through which we all, I am sure, vicariously lived. Thanks for posting!



phillip said...

This has to be the coolest thing in the history of man-kind! haha, Im so happy for brady and y'all, I'm sure thats one experience you will never forget.

I wish I could say being able to attend (possibly, although unlikely) the last meeting between t.u. and A&M is cooler than this since thats what I'm doing, but that would just be a down right lie!

P.S.- this just solidifies Brady to be the "cool kid" in his class for the rest of his life.