Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by Lifelong_Dreamer, May 31, 2009.
Still waiting for your next run in with the crazy Star Wars Lady....
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Don't worry, you will get to read all about her come Friday.
I can't wait...bring on the crazy.
After the parade Mom and I decided to try and hunt down the special Star Wars Weekends shop to see what kind of special merchandise they might have. Several people told us it was back in the Streets of America so that is where we headed....
Well we didn't find the shop back there but we did find some sand people wandering around.
So we were still wandering around trying to find this shop when I saw Luke and Leia headed towards their picture spot, they were obviously on their way back from a break. The line was super long for them and I didn't want to stand in it as we had already gotten our picture with Leia. So I just sort of ran ahead of them a bit and snapped a picture of Luke.
Wait a minute! Who is that I see behind Luke? It was the crazy stalker lady!
Just look at the expression on her face! I felt scared for Luke!
What had she been doing? Loitering outside the area where the characters take their breaks and then following him whenever he came out? Why was nobody other than Mom and I questioning her strange behaviour?!
Mom and I continued on our search for the store and stumbled upon the long long line for Darth Vader. Well right at that moment it began to POUR again. Since we were seeking shelter anyways we decided to hop in line.
We were in that line for a long time. There was a random chair scattered here and there so I took an opportunity to get off my aching feet whenever possible. Mom found herself a line friend to talk to while waiting, a nice grandma from Kentucky traveling with her family.
The rain slowed down a bit for a while and then would start back up again.
I think Vader left for his breaks at least three times while we were standing in that line. The line moved soooo slowly.
The storm troopers kept everybody in line in order. No messing around with them watching over you! ^_^
I thought this little girl in her Vader costume was adorable!
Finally it was our turn. I told Mom and Vader and the photographers I wanted to do a normal picture and then a picture where Vader is doing his mind death choke thing on me and Mom was supposed to look scared. Well first off they only took that picture on my camera, second it was very blurry and third Mom looks like she is laughing in glee/fawning all over him while I am "choking to death". Needless to say I dumped that picture. Here are our normal pictures. I have now learned my lesson to never get Mom to act scared for a picture, she can't pull it off, just looks like she is laughing. Where are Alek and Erich when I need them?
Next Mom wanted to go on the Backlot Tour (much to my dismay). Lucky for me though almost as soon as we got in line they announced that it was closing due to weather. Poor Mom, Yay for me!
Well what did we find right next to the Backlot Tour? The special SWW shop! We wandered around and checked things out but didn't end up buying anything. I expect it would be heaven in there for all the die-hard fans but I couldn't find anything that I really wanted to spend my money on.
It was pouring again, my feet were killing me and I felt like I was going to faint so we decided to take a break and get out of the rain. We took shelter in the ABC Commissary which was packed! We ended up sharing a table with a nice family who had some spare seats. They were just finishing up and they saw us looking for somewhere to sit so they offered for us to join them. Karmic payback for our sharing our table at Pecos Bill back on that rainy day in the Magic Kingdom.
My feet were killing me and I really needed something to eat as I felt like I was going to pass out so Mom had me stay at the table and she went and got me a hamburger meal. I felt much better after eating, you will remember that I had not had lunch earlier that day when Mom did. What a stupid decision on my part.
After eating I decided to go seek out the washroom. Well on my way over who did I see lurking about but the crazy stalker lady! I guess even she had to relent on her Luke stalking and seek shelter from the rain.
The line for the bathroom was huge and the tiles were all wet and slippery. Well this poor girl slipped and fell on the floor. Eeew! That is one floor I would not want to fall on. If that had been me I would have needed an immediate shower and would have had to burn my clothes. lmao
I think Mom and I spent a good 40 minutes relaxing in the commissary. Eventually we decided to move on though. No use occupying a table when I was done eating plus we were wasting the day.
Mom elected to go on the Great Movie Ride. I allowed it, I mean we had to do something she wanted to do every now and then right? ^_^
We got the gangster scene which was nice as we had experienced the cowboy scene last year.
After that we sort of scratched our heads wondering what to do next. It was still raining so all the Star Wars meet and greets were not going on as they were all outdoors.
I suggested that we go back to the Animation class since I had had so much fun there the day before. Mom agreed so we headed on over that way.
A class was just starting when we arrived but it was full so we had to wait for the next one. No problem!
When we did get in we got a very friendly CM who decided that he didn't want everybody drawing the same old thing. So he went through all the characters until he found one that nobody in the room had drawn before. Who did we get to draw?
It was still raining when the class was over and we had pretty much exhausted the park. I was bummed out about the rain as I had really wanted to get a few more character photos and I was dying to see the closing show for the day, the Hyperspace Hoopla. I had seen videos of it on YouTube and it was hilarious. We decided to leave the park figuring that there was no way that the show was going to go on.
Well wouldn't you know it, as soon as we got to the car it stopped raining and the sun was starting to come out. We were already out of the park though and my feet were killing me. Mom said we could always go back, it wasn't too late. I said to forget it and that we should just go back to the hotel. We had laundry and packing to do plus I wasn't feeling so hot.
So back to Pop Century we went. We loaded up our laundry and headed down to the laundry room which is right next to the pool.
While waiting for the laundry we decided to head over to the gift shop. You will remember that I had bought two new memory cards a few days before when we had gone to the mall. Well the memory cards were encased in one of those impossible to open plastic containers. So I took it over to the gift shop in the hopes that they would be able to help me out and cut it open.
Lucky me they were able to help and with a quick snip my new memory cards were free! Good thing too as my original memory cards were pretty much at capacity.
After the laundry was finished we decided to go find my year sign which was on the complete opposite side of the resort. Since we were going to head over to the Animal Kingdom Lodge afterwards and then out to dinner we drove the car over to the other side of the hotel instead of walking to save time.
We also decided to check out the computer pool as that was the only area of the hotel that we had not seen yet.
Well I nearly twisted my ankle on the "keyboard". It is raised out of the ground and I wasn't paying a lot of attention to where I was going and then bam I nearly fell and ouch my ankle.
Our exploration of Pop complete we headed back to the car and made our way over to the Animal Kingdom Lodge.
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Nice update! Isn't that the truth? That always seems to happen at the end of a trip. My feet start to hurt too. Good thing you didn't break your ankle. I find it hard to get into DHS. The shows are OK, its just not my favorite park. Maybe the Starwars thing would hold me longer.
Crazy stalker lady! She is scary looking!
haha crazy lady again
i did some "cruising" around the boards and noticed that someone, not mentioning names, already has written most of her cruise part of the TR....but i was good and did not read it because i will just till i see it with the rest of the TR.
Yeah, last thing I needed on top of my aching damaged feet was a sprained ankle!
It was a quickie version I did for others who were going on the same cruise as me in July and August. I am going to elaborate and add more details and a bit more of a personal touch so it will pretty much be an entirely different report, a much better read.
well good thing i did not read it then.
Crazy stalker lady looks like she wants to steal that animal Luke is wearing on his head.
I wouldn't want to be around crazy stalker lady especially since it looks like she was carrying a big weapon!
She's gonna be on the news someday and not in a good way.
You guys crack me up.
OMG Lessa! I have been reading your TR and enjoying it very much and just had to post. We were at SWW the first weekend in June and we all remember seeing that crazy stalker woman then! Same exact outfit and all! Does she go every weekend and stalk poor Luke? We had a different Luke but I hope Disney does something about her. Your photos of her look, look really scary!
I don't have any pictures of her, but I remember the outfit and her hair.
Oh my gosh, that is insane yet also really funny! All I can think of is that maybe she has some kind of disorder and maybe she is harmless and Disney is aware of her? I mean if we as guests are noticing her and getting creeped out there is no way that Disney hasn't noticed her. When we were talking with her she seemed perfectly lucid well other than her Luke obsession but then she didn't talk about that it was just obvious from her shrine box she was carrying around.
I kept the secret well didn't I Lessa !!! Now I am anxious ( translates into impatient ) for the Hardcover version !!!!!
Well if you call obvious hints keeping it well.
I have been a bad reader. I came to catch up but none of the pictures are coming through
I will try again later today or tomorrow.
Yeah sorry about that. My photobucket account has reached its monthly bandwidth so all my pictures other than in my most recent update will be down until the end of the month. Good news is that I leave on Tuesday for a week so I won't be updating until the beginning of September. You won't have much to catch up on once the pictures come back. ^_^
I loooooveee your Jimminy's!!!
If they ever head towards the trash.....well send them my way instead lol
I've got all our drawings stored in a pocket in my trip report notebook.
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