Monday, June 1, 2015

2015 Star Wars Weekends

Greetings to all!  I wanted to share with you our experience from Star Wars Weekend at Walt Disney World.  Let me start out by saying that I did not truly know what to expect and the dynamics going into Hollywood Studios on the first official weekend, but boy, I was impressed!  I, myself, had never watched any of the Star Wars movies until my 6 year old son got into the whole Star Wars collection.  His fascination began last year at Hollywood Studios where my tiny Jedi battled Darth Maul, during a “normal” day (Normal days are always magical on Disney property).  From there, we started buying the toys, and since Star Wars Rebels has come out, his life has forever changed.  When we saw in our schedule that Star Wars Weekend would be possible this year, we seized the opportunity and booked it for a special treat for our little man.

When we arrived at Hollywood Studios early that morning, we were completely blown away at the turnout.  Adults and children alike were decked out in the 90 degree weather in Stormtrooper gear and costumes of all sorts.  We sat next to two adults in the bus on the way over with arms that were tattooed up with Star Wars ink, expressing their true love for the brand, along with Star Wars shirts and hats on.  This event bridged all age gaps and differences, bringing so many together for their love of Star Wars.

We actually purchased a special package for our entire family, as we thought that it would be well worth it.  At first my husband was a little hesitant, until he found out free booze were included.  Then he was sold!  I can tell you it was worth what we paid for it and so much more.  When we arrived for the motorcade, it was truly a party.  The kids (and adults) all feasted on complimentary Mickey bars and ice cream sandwiches, popcorn, and had complimentary bottled water and soft drinks.  We waited in a nice shady area and viewed the parade.  It was truly incredible to see the look on my children’s faces while seeing their favorite characters, and even seeing Mickey, Minnie, and the gang all dressed up as their favorite Star Wars characters.  The parade was awesome, and we loved our front row seats to see the lineup.

Afterwards we enjoyed riding the rides, seeing the sights, and of course the highlight of my little boy’s day- signing up for the Jedi Training Academy and battling Darth Vader himself.  We then went to go and build a light saber for our little buddy that he got to design himself - how cool! He chose the double light saber like Darth Maul’s which can also detach to make two light sabers which I prefer.  Trust me, lots can be broken when you return to the “real world” with a 4 foot boy and a 6 ½ foot light saber!

That night, we enjoyed an absolutely fabulous dessert party as part of our package.  We were highly entertained by on stage performers and an incredible DJ.  My little boy and little girl found some fellow Jedis at a neighboring table to play with.  The desserts were out of this world incredible, and there was so much to choose from.  They had everything from Mickey Bars to so many varieties of Star Wars themed food.  I LOVED the Darth Maul chocolate cupcakes - just fantastic!  They also had many varieties of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, all complimentary.  My husband’s favorite drink there was the “dark side," a white Russian beverage.  He said that the drinks alone were worth the price of the standard premium package that we had paid for.  I, on the other hand, am currently 8 months pregnant and I agree with my husband, but I believe the three dessert plates that I quickly consumed were what made it well worth it!  All jokes aside, this party was awesome; the kids were dancing and happy, with light sabers in hand!

Then, the magic happened.  After a fun and entertaining lineup went on stage, the fireworks began.  Our reserved viewing area was incredible.  The fireworks were beautifully synced up to the music from Star Wars.  We were all in awe.  I had goosebumps, and my little man and our little princess smiled the entire time.  The fireworks were breathtakingly beautiful and so unique.  Definitely set in a league of its own as far as firework shows are concerned.  It was very different from the Magic Kingdom fireworks show and truly set apart.  So unique.  So cool.  So out-of-this-world!  I would recommend this package to anyone!  It truly was an enjoyable experience.

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Information on Packages

Feel the Force Premium Package:
  • A reserved viewing area with soft drinks and water for the Legends of the Force: Star Wars Celebrity Motorcade.
  • Reserved seating for one of the Celebrity Talk Shows in Theater of the Stars at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  Show time will be selected at check-in.  There are a limited amount of seats per show and times are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • A reserved viewing location for the nightly Symphony in the Stars fireworks show, paired with…
  • A Star Wars themed dessert party with specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Guests can purchase Feel the Force Premium Packages for $69 per adult and $39 for children ages 3 to 9 (tax and gratuity included).  Be sure to purchase in advance—ticket quantities are limited!

Feel the Force Deluxe Premium Package
The Deluxe package includes all the benefits of the standard package, and more:
  • A reserved viewing area with soft drinks and water for Legends of the Force: Star Wars Celebrity Motorcade at the front of the park at the parade start, with the opportunity to follow the motorcade down Hollywood Boulevard!
  • Reserved seating for ALL of the Celebrity Talk Shows in Theater of the Stars on the day of the package!
  • A reserved viewing location for the Symphony in the Stars fireworks and Star Wars themed dessert party with specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Priority access to mega-popular Darth’s Mall, the Star Wars merchandise mecca (in a new location across from Studio Catering Co.) throughout the day of the package, plus…
  • Your own commemorative lanyard and credential to honor the special day.
The Feel the Force Deluxe Premium Package can be purchased for $99 per adult and $64 for children ages 3 to 9 (tax and gratuity included).


Jamie

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