I’m getting this all out of order, but basically, I’m posting stuff as I think about it.  Deal.

The part of our trip that meant the most to each of us was obviously different.  Mine, as I previously posted, was the castle.  For Matthew, it was the Star Wars Jedi Training and Star Tours ride.  I don’t have video of the latter, but I took some great video of the former.  This was an extra thing that happened to be going on the day we were there, and unfortunately, we weren’t able to sign up for Matthew to train, but we watched the show. They let the little kids dress up in robes and gave them light sabers, then they took turns “fighting” Darth Vader or Darth Maul.  Then, at the end, they did this:


Matthew, unfortunately, never made it into the Jedi training.  It had to have been 105 degrees in the shade (not really, I exaggerate) and extremely humid.  And you know what they say, it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.  Whatever – it was hot.  And I just could not see standing around waiting for the line to open, then waiting again for his turn an hour or so later.  I hope we get another chance some day, but for now, we have the memories.

Other than that bright spot, Hollywood Studios was a bust.  The only way we survived was by finding the “Honey, I Shrunk The Kids” playground, where the ground was soft and there was plenty of shade and water fountains.  Here are some of my pics from there:

And finally, we did stand in line for one character autograph.  We happened upon two of the Little Einstein characters just as they arrived and were second in line.  So here’s our one big meet and greet:

Yes, Samuel is kissing his hand.  I’m not sure why.  He used to be a big fan of Little Einsteins but when we got in line, he couldn’t even tell me their names.  Go figure.