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Old 06-25-2012, 04:53 PM   #76
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Oh the hot sun of the line looks unbearable. That is dedication!!



I hope you guys are okay in all the crazy weather that is going on in your area.
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how sweet of Kelsey to help keep Anakin entertained and that he did so well waiting in the heat, especially with his costume on

great you got to see the show and able to get cooled off for awhile!



saw your post on Judy's thread about your patio and pool flooding , hope the TS starts to blow through soon...stay safe!
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Oh the hot sun of the line looks unbearable. That is dedication!!

I hope you guys are okay in all the crazy weather that is going on in your area.
We have gotten a ton of rain! But in between there was sun today. Tornado watch til 11pm.



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how sweet of Kelsey to help keep Anakin entertained and that he did so well waiting in the heat, especially with his costume on

great you got to see the show and able to get cooled off for awhile!



saw your post on Judy's thread about your patio and pool flooding , hope the TS starts to blow through soon...stay safe!
He had frozen water bottles inside and outside his costume. If you look closely in the picture he is holding a frozen water bottle.

That was one of the bonuses of staying at The Palms. There was a full size refrigerator and freezer. We were able to freeze plenty of water bottles to take into the park with us. Where problems arose were queues where the air flow was blocked by buildings or where we were in direct sunlight.

That storm is stationary right now. Doesn't seem to be going anywhere.
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I am praying that the tornadoes stay far away!
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Day 5 Part 2

Once we were cooled off from the airconditioned show, we were ready to see some characters. The line for Anakin was short! We got in line and with in a couple minutes it was our turn!



Anakin taught my Anakin and my Jedi DH how to do a jedi trick. He did it in such a way that was so real to my Anakin. It was such a special moment, another sprinkling of pixie dust!



As we walked away, we spotted a clone trooper roaming. Do you see the guy in the back round? I don't know who he is, but he reminded me so much of my BIL. Years ago we went to Cedar Point with him. Someone was getting their picture taken and he walked right into the picture. We tried to stop him, and he said, at least I'm smiling. Here's a fellow who sure looks happy, and walking into the picture...at least he's smiling!




Anakin wasn't drinking enough. He was tired of water. He asked if he could have an icee. Dh is a sucker for icees. DH headed over towards Hollywood and Vine to get an icee while we stopped at the Queen Amidala queue. The line was small. But just as we got there she went on break and we were told she's be back in 10 minutes.

Anakin began telling the girls behind us all about the Jedi trick that Anakin taught him. He managed to capture the attention of these girls and everyone else around us. He was in mid-sentence when Ashley Eckstein (the voice of Ahsoka Tanno on the Clone Wars) walked by.

As if he's known her all his life, he called out to her like he would to any other close friend. She is such a friendly person that she waved to him!! Yet another sprinkling of pixie dust.

The people around us asked if he knew her. They meant personally. He being a black and white thinker said, "yes, she's my friend." He met her last year when she signed my Her Universe shirt and tag, so to him that made her his friend.





There was one family ahead of us, then it was our turn to see Queen Amidala. She remembered him from the day before. She talked to my Anakin about her Anakin. They talked a very long time. (Still no dh back with Icees yet.)











Dh still wasn't back with the Icee.

I called him.

Me: Hey Honey, where are you?

Him: In line for the Icee, it's long.

Me: Should we come to you? or are you going to come to us?

Him: I don't know where you are.

Me: We're at Queen Amidala M&G, near the Carbon Freeze Me booth.

Him: Ok.

Me: Coming to meet us?

Him: Yes, I got the drinks.

We wait, and wait and wait.

I call again.

Me: Did you get lost?

Him: No, I'm standing here waiting for you.

Me: I don't see you.

Him: I don't see you either.

Me: Where are you?

Him: Between the Icee stand and Hollywood and Vine. Where are you?

Me: Same spot, by Queen Amidala and Carbon Freeze Me.

Him: The icees are melting.

Me: I guess so.

Him: Should I come to you?

Me: Yes, I thought you were coming to us.

Him: No, I thought you were coming to me. The icee's melting.

By this time, we are hot again. DH found us. We decided to head to Darth's Mall. We were with friends who had never been to a SWW. They really enjoyed Stars of the Saga, even though they never saw a Star Wars movie in their life.

They were impressed with Darth's Mall. We walked around and cooled off again in there. Anakin made a build a saber. We noticed there were less parts there than at Tatooine Traders. Suggested Anakin build his saber there instead. He didn't understand what we were trying to explain to him. We walked around checking out the merchandise. Some how in all our trips to the mall, we hadn't come across the name tag stand.

Over these last couple weekends, Anakin had made friends with a photopass photographer. She had a light saber for magic shots, but Anakin somehow thought it was specifically for her to play with him. He could spot her a mile away, and she always remembered him. She sprinkled pixie dust too!



It was soon time for Visit to the Maul show. Our friends weren't interested so they went to Writers Stop for coffee while we headed to the Visit to the Maul Show. We got to the theater and the queue was HUGE. We found the end of it near the subway.





The theater holds 900 people if I remember correctly. It was going to be close. The line began to move. We moved forward quickly. We weaved through the back of the muppet area where the queue wound here and there. We crossed the street!! Oh it looks like we are going to make it!! There's about 20 people ahead of us then we are in the door!! And, out comes a cm who announces the theater is closed.

We all kind of hung around for a couple minutes, just in case they found seat somewhere. No luck. We didn't make it. There was still a huge line of people behind us too.

What to do? There weren't many people in line for a Clone Wars character. In fact, several people who were in line left when told that Ahsoka was next. Thanks to their leaving we ended up in the front of the line for Ahsoka!



Hot again, and with nearly 2 hours to kill before Hoopla we knew we had to get Anakin back indoors. We texted our friends and met them at Writer's Stop. Anakin was hungry and declared he already had a sugar snack so he can't eat there. We went to ABC Comissary to cool down and grab a bite to eat before the Hoopla.

The restaurant was empty. We got our food in no time. Dh and I shared the fish and fries, Anakin got chicken nuggets. We took our time eating and went out to the Idol screen just before it started.



Our friends enjoyed the Hoopla. Once again goes to prove you don't have to be a Star Wars fan, or even see any of the movies to enjoy the SWW things at DHS.

After the Hoopla, I realized that I had forgotten to get a SWW shirt for SL_underwood. Her son Luke was so heartbroken recently when his shirt from last year didn't fit. She asked me to get him one and picked out the gray one when she had seen my pictures. I'm not sure why, but we went back to Darth's Mall for the shirt. We could have just popped into one of the stores near the exit to get it. After this, we called it quits and went back to the motel.

Anakin was exhausted and went straight to bed. It was a long, hot day for him. He would end up sleeping 14 hours that night.


Recap of the day:

Shows:
1. Stars of the Saga
2. Hoopla (again)

Characters:
1. Anakin
2. Clone Trooper
3. Ahsoka Tanno

Amount of time to see those from 2pm-ish to 8:30-ish, due to all the time spent either waiting in the heat or cooling down from the heat.

Darth's Mall was a really great place to beat the heat. There was lots of merchandise to see. The character meet and greet. A video playing of the Carbon Freeze me. Artist signings. Her Universe signing.

It also became a place where Anakin took several long naps and cat naps over the 4 weekends. Seems we'd hit the air conditioning and bam he was out. Those power naps got him energized for whatever was next.
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Great memory for Queen A. And how wonderful to visit with him. How cool of Anakin to take the time with your Anakin. You really did get some pixie dust.



I totally get it falling asleep in the air conditioning. I have been known to fall asleep in the movie theater. During the summer I will take the kids to cool off in the movies. We saw Pirates of the Caribbean 3 so many times I was sleeping in the movies. Not because I was that bored with it but because the theater felt so good and cool.
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love all the pixie dust that was sprinkled! what a wonderful day for Anakin, he looks so happy in the photos....tell him we like icees too!

hope the tornado watch is lifted soon and there's no damage to the area, stay safe!
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The watch was lifted at 11pm.

Last night we watched John Carter. We really liked the movie and were surprised it flopped in the theaters.

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Great memory for Queen A. And how wonderful to visit with him. How cool of Anakin to take the time with your Anakin. You really did get some pixie dust.



I totally get it falling asleep in the air conditioning. I have been known to fall asleep in the movie theater. During the summer I will take the kids to cool off in the movies. We saw Pirates of the Caribbean 3 so many times I was sleeping in the movies. Not because I was that bored with it but because the theater felt so good and cool.
The characters were all really great and true to the character. You may notice that Anakin had different colored light sabers. He tried to use dark side colors with the bad guys and light side colors with the good guys.

He was able to quickly figure out from watching people in line that the bad guys gave "that look" to the good guys. He was afraid of "the look". He would almost panic when getting up for pictures, afraid he'd chose the wrong saber.

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love all the pixie dust that was sprinkled! what a wonderful day for Anakin, he looks so happy in the photos....tell him we like icees too!

hope the tornado watch is lifted soon and there's no damage to the area, stay safe!
The pixie dust was truely wonderful. He had a great day, but it was exhausting for him.

He was sooooo happy! Very much so in his element!
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Great Update !!Really Cool pix of Anakin and the characters !!
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Loving all the pics with the characters. We never had the patience to wait for them.

Sorry you missed the show, especially when you were so close.

And how wonderful of Kelsey! Those moments always make the trips special.

As far as food at Celebrations, I think there was pizza. I just tried to look for a pic of the food court, but I guess I deleted those. Does seem like there were other food offerings throughout the convention center. I would try contacting Celebrations and asking. Worth a shot right?
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Loving all the pics with the characters. We never had the patience to wait for them.

Sorry you missed the show, especially when you were so close.

And how wonderful of Kelsey! Those moments always make the trips special.

As far as food at Celebrations, I think there was pizza. I just tried to look for a pic of the food court, but I guess I deleted those. Does seem like there were other food offerings throughout the convention center. I would try contacting Celebrations and asking. Worth a shot right?
I assume outside food or beverages aren't permitted? DS(8) is picky and DS(18) is the allergy kid. I'll have to either contact Celebration or the convention center.

We still had one more day left where Ray Park would do his Visit to the Maul show? Will we make it to that one?
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Looks like you had a great trip! Love all the pics.
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Looks like you had a great trip! Love all the pics.
Welcome!! Thanks! We very much enjoy SWW!
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The watch was lifted at 11pm.

Last night we watched John Carter. We really liked the movie and were surprised it flopped in the theaters.



The characters were all really great and true to the character. You may notice that Anakin had different colored light sabers. He tried to use dark side colors with the bad guys and light side colors with the good guys.

He was able to quickly figure out from watching people in line that the bad guys gave "that look" to the good guys. He was afraid of "the look". He would almost panic when getting up for pictures, afraid he'd chose the wrong saber.



The pixie dust was truely wonderful. He had a great day, but it was exhausting for him.

He was sooooo happy! Very much so in his element!

I am glad it lifted. I want to see John Carter. I know when I saw the preview in theaters it looked really good to me.


Smart idea for Anakin but, it's too bad he was stressing himself over. It seems like there was a lot of pixie dust for you and that is great!
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