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Old 06-26-2008, 07:16 PM   #61
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WHAT A GREAT PARADE!!!! I had no idea what a fun time that is!!!!
Too bad I'm the only Star Wars fan in my family. Yea, the rest of them don't have any taste in movies
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Old 06-26-2008, 07:42 PM   #62
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WHAT A GREAT PARADE!!!! I had no idea what a fun time that is!!!!
Too bad I'm the only Star Wars fan in my family. Yea, the rest of them don't have any taste in movies
It was a great parade. I enjoyed this day so much more than I thought I would, although by early afternoon it felt to me like we were on the surface of the sun .
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Old 06-26-2008, 10:36 PM   #63
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OK people, it says I have 61 replies (I have done 21 ), but there are 1041 views?? I adore the people that are replying don't get me wrong. I am just wondering who is out there lurking ?

I mean who is out there in this big world of ours ? What is the meaning of life? Ok, I went a little far with that one, I am just curious as to who is reading about Bill dragging me all over Disney in June when it was almost as hot as the sun.

Don't be shy, I don't bite and just to let you know I hope to have this entire report done by next Wednesday the 2nd because that is the day of Bill's ankle surgery. So if you want to reply, comment, chastise, complain, say hi or whatever you have less than a week to do so .
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Bill is in my prayers for Wed.
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OK people, it says I have 61 replies (I have done 21 ), but there are 1041 views?? I adore the people that are replying don't get me wrong. I am just wondering who is out there lurking ?
Don't worry. On my PTR, I've had 52 posts/replies. I made 28 of those!!! And my PTR has had 1022 views. There are a lot of lurkers out there!!!


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Don't be shy, I don't bite and just to let you know I hope to have this entire report done by next Wednesday the 2nd because that is the day of Bill's ankle surgery. So if you want to reply, comment, chastise, complain, say hi or whatever you have less than a week to do so .
Wishing Bill good luck on his surgery, and a speedy recovery.
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Old 06-27-2008, 09:18 AM   #66
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Bill is in my prayers for Wed.
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Don't worry. On my PTR, I've had 52 posts/replies. I made 28 of those!!! And my PTR has had 1022 views. There are a lot of lurkers out there!!!
Wishing Bill good luck on his surgery, and a speedy recovery.

I know people are really busy this time of year, out having fun, spending more time with the kids etc. My last report was a pretrip/trip report combo and had over 1000 replies so I was just wondering where everyone was at .

Thank you so much about Bill, I hope it is speedy too.


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Great update again! As usual...love the pics. We were there last year during SWW...and it was not fur us...Jon got to meet the guy who plays Darth Maul though. That was neat!

And Warwick Davis...who did he play in the movie again? Is he the guy from Willow?

That was nice of you to get a FP for the girl...WDW is alllll about the magic baybee!

And good luck to Bill on Wed. You guys will be in my thoughts!
Thanks! Warwick was Wicket the Ewok when he was 11. He was in Willow, in the Harry Potter movies, and in the new Narnia film too.

I loved being able to give out some pixie dust, we might get some fast passes for some of the rides and just give them out to people in October.

Thanks for the good thoughts for Bill.

The next installment will be up later today!
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Old 06-27-2008, 09:38 AM   #67
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Hi, it seemed like forever, lol. Thanks, I love reports like that too. I promise, I never leaned on someone, moved a child out of the way, or used a strangers head for a tripod to get any of these pictures .
Gotcha!

Great update again! As usual...love the pics. We were there last year during SWW...and it was not fur us...Jon got to meet the guy who plays Darth Maul though. That was neat!

And Warwick Davis...who did he play in the movie again? Is he the guy from Willow?

That was nice of you to get a FP for the girl...WDW is alllll about the magic baybee!

And good luck to Bill on Wed. You guys will be in my thoughts!
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Old 06-27-2008, 01:11 PM   #68
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My name is Karen.........and I'm a ............
LURKER!!!!!!!!!


Well, I guess now I'm in recovery so I am a former lurker.

I subscribed to your report and have been reading quite awhile. I tend to be a little shy.

Truthfully, I do enjoy reading along and can't usually think of anything witty to say so I just lurk. I never knew you could see how many people have been viewing.

I have never been to Disney and am always on the lookout for tips, ideas, and suggestions.

Whew, I fee much better now that I am revealed!
Karen!! Thank you so much for reading along. I know I tend to go on and on so if you can't fall asleep just log on to the DIS and read my report .

Once you get onto Disney property, it is over, you will become ADDICTED!!!!
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Hello.....

My name is Karen.........and I'm a ............
LURKER!!!!!!!!!


Well, I guess now I'm in recovery so I am a former lurker.

I subscribed to your report and have been reading quite awhile. I tend to be a little shy.

Truthfully, I do enjoy reading along and can't usually think of anything witty to say so I just lurk. I never knew you could see how many people have been viewing.

I have never been to Disney and am always on the lookout for tips, ideas, and suggestions.

Whew, I fee much better now that I am revealed!
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My name is Karen.........and I'm a ............
LURKER!!!!!!!!!


Well, I guess now I'm in recovery so I am a former lurker.

I subscribed to your report and have been reading quite awhile. I tend to be a little shy.

Truthfully, I do enjoy reading along and can't usually think of anything witty to say so I just lurk. I never knew you could see how many people have been viewing.

I have never been to Disney and am always on the lookout for tips, ideas, and suggestions.

Whew, I fee much better now that I am revealed!
Karen, Hi. I too am a former lurker. about 1 year lurk free now. There should be a 12 step program
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Another great installment! The parade looked neat...I love the little Ewoks!
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Another great installment! The parade looked neat...I love the little Ewoks!
Thank you very much for reading!! The parade was great. I can't imagine how hot it was in those costumes.
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Old 06-27-2008, 09:54 PM   #73
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# 6 Bill’s a Cast Member?

We didn’t eat before we went to DHS. Now it was around noon and I had only had a water, Bill a Coke and we shared a Nestle ice cream bar. We were hungry and hot. We were already at the Backlot Express. I got a cheeseburger (OMG can you believe I didn’t get chicken?), but I did get the carrots instead of fries, I also got the sugar free strawberry parfait so did Bill. He got chicken nuggets and fries. There were no tables so we went to a bench just outside the Backlot and we used his tray for our table. We had our own little picnic.



I went off to the bathroom and while I was gone 2 different people came up to Bill asking questions. A woman came out of Backlot and walked up to him and asked where the restrooms were. Bill didn’t know, she thought he pointed to the right and walked away :rotf:. About 3 minutes later, he was looking at the Star Wars Weekend program, a man walked up to him and asked if he worked there. All he could figure out is that people thought he was a CM because of the color polo he had on.

We then made our way to Stars of the Saga. It was a talk show with Warwick Davis (Wickett the Ewok) interviewing David Prowse and Peter Mayhew. It was cute and fun.






Toward the end of the show, Warwick gave them some Mickey Ears to wear:





Sorry about Warwick’s picture being blurry, but I wanted to show all of them in the Mickey Ears. It was time for Bill’s fast pass with Peter Mayhew. We were lined up and out of there within 10 minutes.



See the woman in the background with boy and the girl - that is the family I gave the Fast Pass to. Peter only signs one thing per person. We didn’t know that when we got up there, Bill really wanted the fast pass signed, but he had already signed a black and white pic. We learned something that day…ask when you get up there what the individual’s rules are about signing things.

We decided to go on the Great Movie Ride, but Bill wanted to check out the pins under the Sorcerer hat. He didn’t see any he wanted. Three people walked up to us and were looking at Bill’s pins. He had been collecting some new Star Wars ones that had just come out. Sometimes Disney does “mystery pin sets”. They come in a two pack, but you can’t see which pins you are getting when you buy them. There are 10 different pins to collect. Bill didn’t go the mystery route. He went on Ebay and had 9 of the 10. They said they knew about the pins and asked if there were any pins he was missing. Bill said Stitch dressed as Yoda. The lady pulled her Stitch off her lanyard and said “here, we have 3 of these” and handed it to me. I was speechless at first. We got Pixie Dust!! I told her we had to give her something for it. She said just give me any pin of yours you want to. I gave her my Tinkerbell “Where dreams come true” pin. Bill kept thanking them. It was a very nice thing for them to do.



We went on the Great Movie Ride and had a good time. We decided to sit down by the Sorcerer hat and get a drink. Many people were standing in the shade because they were miserable like us lol. We cooled off and decided to see if we could find some characters. MINNIE LEIA!!! The line wasn’t long either. The character handler came back by our part of the line and said Minnie was here now, but would be leaving soon, so he wasn’t sure if we would be taking pictures with Minnie or Jedi Mickey. We didn’t mind either getting a picture with either one.

It was Bill’s turn:



I was taking pictures and Mickey walked up.



Minnie had to kiss Bill (I love the look on his face):





Then Minnie motioned for me to join them for a picture and wouldn’t take no for an answer:




We thanked her, she hugged me, and we went to leave. Mickey and Minnie greeted each other and Mickey came up to Bill and wanted a picture, so we got a two for one, more pixie dust!!



It was almost time for our 50’s Prime Time Café ressie so we started walking that way and saw Warwick signing autographs. I have to say this, the SWW fans are more polite than the Super Soap Weekend ones. They would come up to the railing take a picture and then go. For SSW they hang out at the railing and don’t move, they don’t let anyone else in there to take pictures. Warwick even looked up and smiled for us so we could take a picture:



We checked in at 50’s and were seated right away. Byron was our server and he was FANTASTIC. We loved him, not only because he was playful, but because he talked to Bill not at him. He never once asked me “what does he want”, in fact he told Bill to keep me and the other guests in line. Bill ordered a root beer float and I got a tea.

Bill got the Pot Roast:



I got the Salmon:



I haven’t had salmon in years, I really enjoyed this. It was very good. Bill loved his dinner. He was full and didn’t want dessert. Byron said “ok, I will take care of that for you”. HUH?? He came back with a birthday cupcake and sang Happy Birthday to Bill. Bill can’t blow out the candle, so Byron did it for him.



I got the Angel Food Cake with fresh berries, no whipped cream. I loved it, it was light and sweet.



We decided the Backlot Tour was next. On the way we saw “Wicket’s Warehouse” that was the official location of the Star Wars merchandise. We walked through; our mission was Star Wars weekend pins. We got 2 of the 3. The 3rd one was already sold out. Bill said he is sure it will pop up on Ebay and he will get it there.



Now we were off to Backlot, it was about a 10 minute wait if that. Of course I took some pics:







I also made sure to get some pictures of the wheelchair accessibility:







One the way out they have you go through an exhibit, which is villains in the movies, then you go through their gift shop. A lady walked up to Bill and said “excuse me could you tell me if you have any more of these?” She was holding a t-shirt. I got to see it in person, another guest thought Bill was a CM!! WOW, it made me feel so good that they would think he worked there. We explained he was not a CM and she said she was sorry, she thought he was. We continued walking around the shop and saw that they had mock magazine covers on the wall and could take your picture and put it on there. It was free to try it to see what it would look like. Bill picked Indy. We were both laughing and loved the picture so bought it. It was around $35, but you would have bought it too when you saw this:



Next installment…Did I get to do something I wanted to do today??
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More great pictures!! And pixie dust too You both look like you were having a wonderful time. It's good to see you in the pictures, too. That's what I think I'll like about PhotoPass. I'll actually be in some of the pictures, instead of behind the camera.

That angel food cake with fresh berries looks SOOOO good right about now...
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OMGosh! That Indy pic is to die for! I would have bought that one too!

How funny is that that people thought Bill was a CM!

That happened to me at Wal-Mart once...hmmmm...
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