Characters | Motorcade
| Star Tours | Merchandise
Downtown Disney | Epcot and the Rest
and Jackie Allen made their way to the opening weekend of Disney's Star
Wars Weekends event. This is their experience...
Meet and Greets
MGM transformed from a movie set to a whole Star Wars theme park for the
weekends overnight. During our experience, there were many characters walking around
greeting the younglings. Plenty of photo and autograph signing opportunities made
themselves available with all your favorite Characters. Though there were lines to
meet the characters and get their autographs, it was all very fun and exciting.
of the Force: A Star Wars Celebrity Motorcade
During the Star Wars Weekends 2006, they put on a great Celebrity
Motorcade that took course throughout the entire front of the park all the
way through to the Star Tours Stage. The parade included great music from the Star
Wars movies and awesome commentary about who was being seen. The parade included
all your favorites Jedi heroes and the most hated of the Darkside. Our favorite
highlight of the parade was being able to see Warrick Davis (Wicket), Peter Mayhew
(Chewbacca) and Rick Mccallum (producer ep. 1, 2 and 3). What an experience, I recommend
this to all fans, young and old alike.
Tours and Tatooine Traders
Star Tours is and always will be
a fun ride to jump on. I could ride it over and over again. They give you so many
fun visuals to look at while you’re
waiting to board your flight to Endor, such as the giant Imperial Walker (AT-AT)
terrorizing it’s way through the Ewok village. Once you depart your spacecraft,
you are let out in the biggest Star Wars based store called “Tatooine
Inside Tatooine Traders there are more toys than your eyes can handle, along with
Master Replicas, apparel, specialty photos, and much more.
Upon the opening day of MGM Star Wars weekends 2006 you were able
to go and get all the goodies and Limited Edition collectibles that enticed you.
We had to wait in a line that started outside of the sound studio and lasted 4.5
hours to the inside of the sound studio. Once inside it was Star Wars as far
as the eye can see. They had a fan built X-wing that they let you pose with
in front of a green screen for specialty photos, a huge store inside with Star
apparel, Master Replicas, posters, videogames and so much more. The 4.5 hour line
was well worth the wait. We were lucky enough to score the Jedi Mickey “Defendears
of the Kingdom” statue which is limited to 600 pieces only, as well as some
limited edition Star Wars Weekends pins, and some other cool items. SCORE!!!!!!!!
Downtown Disney is the biggest market place at Disney. We went to see what they
had as far as Star Wars items and also to check out the Land of Legos. In
Once Upon A Toy we stumbled across a whole entire pallet of Animated Gunships for
$37 a piece. WHAT A DEAL!!!!!!!!! From there we strolled over to the Land of Legos
and guess what we saw there? Lots of Legos…
Flower and Garden Festval, and the Rest...
At the same time MGM was throwing their Star Wars Weekends, Epcot had their
own event going on. They held the 2006 Flower and Garden festival. It was pretty
cool to experience as well. They displayed so many different flowers and plants around
and really made Epcot quite vibrant and beautiful. They had all the Disney characters
trimmed out all the bushes and plants throughout Epcot they even had a little butterfly
tent for all to go and appreciate. It was a double whammy for us
Everything was soo much fun. We had a really great time. Probably one of the greatest
vacations as a family (Denton, Jackie and Isabella) we have ever had. If you are
ever in Orlando, Florida neck of the woods May-June, I would seriously recommend
stopping in MGM Studios Star Wars weekends for a blast of Star Wars fun.
Did you attend Star
Wars Weekends in 2006? Let
us know and we'll tell you how you can add your own Star
Wars Experience to our 2006 Star Wars Weekends coverage!
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