Thursday, May 26, 2011

Blog Hop: Star Wars

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!


  1. I hope you enjoy the movies. My Dad was always into sci fi so I grew up with Star wars & Star Trek. And just so you know, in the photo you are Queen Amidala. :o) Thanks for mentioning me!

  2. I am not a Star Wars fan either. I actually watched the first three movies in high school as part of my English class, but never got into them after that, although I enjoyed them. I think you will like them, but I can't comment on the last three since I haven't seen those either!

  3. I like the first (last) three and can do without the latest three. Too much CGI for my taste. I like the story in the first ones.

  4. Omigosh, ridiculously awesome article, Beth! I was cracking up the entire time. SO glad you decided to participate and that it was in large part due to me. If you hadn't I'd never have been able to read that!

    Few pointers:
    It's Leia, Vader and Jabba.
    It's Queen Amidala.
    We don't ridicule. We love. =D
    Don't blame me after you've watched those.

  5. you were "old" like me you'd have a real appreciation for the Star Wars movies :) I can remember the excitement, standing for hours on line at the local movie theater waiting to see it! That said - I've never been on Star Tours (I talk about why in my post).After you've watched all the films, down some Dramamine with me...we'll go for my first ride!

  6. Wow- I'm not alone! Forgive the shameless plug, but my post is sooo similar.... But yours is much funnier!! I LOVED it- :D

  7. I am a Star Wars fan, though not of the recent ones, only the 3 originals. That said, you will still find Star Tours amazing. And I NEVER went on Star Tours very often before because I felt so sick coming off of it, but the new Star Tours is MUCH less nauseating. We were there for an annual pass preview at DL and we rode it four times in a row. And I'm the person who can't read in the car or ride on a train seated backwards too. It's so much better.

  8. You are so funny, with your character confusion. That picture of you is great. If you have any more questions about the movies, let me know and check out my pics and post.

  9. I thought I was a star wars fan ... I didn't even know a holiday special or an Ewok movie even existed!! :O Must go watch! :D