Now to finally catch up! I'm way behind on picking giveaway winners so I'm extending both giveaways. The Black Baroque Book Art giveaway will end on Friday August 5th and the War Eagle Ring giveaway will end the same day. So you still have time to post new entries! Also, another "business" thing I keep forgetting...if anyone wants a Pinterest invite I have a bunch left. Lol morning sickness cramped my style a bit but normally I'm on that site waaaaaaay too much. Its first come first serve but I think I have like 10. So leave your email addy if you want an invite!
Now on to things I've wanted to post for ages!
I swore I would never go out of my way to attend a Star Wars Weekend but we happened to plan our Disney trip during the first 2 events of the season. It turned out to be totally worth it! It was fun just to see how crazy far out people go with this. It was wicked hot but there were fans there covered head to toe in full costumes and make up. Awesome!
These guys greeted guests on top of the entrance area.
It was actually entertaining to see the way they interact with the guests.
I could never get a good angle without being super obvious
but there was multiple Star Wars tattoos involved here :P
My FAVORITE part of all this...
We found out before we got to Disney that the last day of our trip G.I. Joe's all time favorite movie actor/character, Boba Fett (Jeremy Bulloch) would be there to sign autographs.
To save time we came in a side entrance which was less crowded.
Well, I quickly found out from some "event staff" that if you didn't get a Fast Pass
at the front entrance, there was "no way" you could meet any of the actors.
This nearly crushed me because how many chances do you get to meet your childhood action hero like that? Being me, I didn't really except that answer.
I found the guy in charge who just happened to be working Jeremy's tent.
He said there were no guarantees but if I waited in line and they got to everyone with a pass Jeremy "may agree to meet us."
My mom and I switched off standing in line and then I finally brought G.I. Joe over and gave him a cool Boba Fett t-shirt I just bought and told him what was going on.
We waited and waited.
And we had time ticking on our FastPasses for the new Star Tours ride.
He wanted to leave because he just didn't think it would happen.
Lol...but I wouldn't let him.
Finally when he was supposed to go on his lunch break Jeremy's assistant told him that a soldier had been waiting in line just to see him.
I wish so bad that I could show you a picture of G.I. Joe's face when he got to meet the real
It was like Christmas morning for a 5 year old!
I will never forget them smiling from ear to ear together when they met.
I didn't even know who he was before that day but Jeremy Bulloch is a seriously cool guy.
Not every celebrity would happily hang around like that.
Mr. Bulloch, thank you for making my soldier's day!
(Day, week, month, year...haha)
Oh and apparently had we been staying at the Polynesian this time we would have gotten to see George Lucas himself! He was there hanging out one night "off duty" but still made time to sign everything that wasn't nailed down for some kids who were vacationing there with their parents.