It’s Thursday! That means Blog Hop Day with Lisa from Babes in Disneyland! This blog hop has become a weekly part of my blog and something I look forward to week after week. But, when I read the topic for today’s hop on Twitter last night I thought about not participating… Until I found out that my friend Chad from Days in the Park would be co-hosting!! Then, I KNEW I had to participate!! 🙂
You see, the theme for today is Star Wars/ Star Tours. Star Tours, the attraction at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, has recently been redone and the opening weekend at DHS was last weekend and DL is having soft openings now. Everyone is excited about this news… except me. I won’t say I’m not excited, because I’m always excited when Disney tries something new or makes changes and upgrades to attractions, but, I am not a Star Wars or Star Tours fan. Honestly, I’ve never seen any of the movies all the way through. I have seen bits and pieces of the first three (or is it the last three now?) and I know some of the basic characters (don’t judge my spellings): Princess Lea, Luke Skywalker, Darth Veder, C3PO, R2D2, Chewbacca, Yoda, Jaba the Hut, Han Solo and the storm troopers. I also know that Darth Veder is Luke’s father- Emperor Zurg and Buzz Lightyear taught me that! 🙂 I did see the Ewok Movie in the early 80s, but I was made fun of on twitter when I shared that tid bit of information.
I’ve only been on Star Tours once and now I don’t ride it because of the motion sickness I experience. It’s just not worth it. But, I did print out my own Star Tours passport a few weeks ago… even though I’m sure I’ll never ride the new Star Tours. In fact, I don’t even know who “Queen” is on this passport. Sad? Maybe.
After some ridiculing on twitter from some of my friends, I’ve decided I’m going to try to watch all of the Star Wars movies. With the advice from Chad at Days in the Park, Melissa at Disney on Wheels and Beth at Pursuing the Magic I’ve decided to start with the original Star Wars first and progress in the order they were released. I may even throw in the Holiday Special and Ewok Movie just for Chad! 🙂
Maybe after seeing all 6 of the movies I’ll have a better appreciation for this “cult” and for Star Tours… I’ll keep you posted!