Star Wars: March of the First Order Ending at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Captain Phasma leading the Stormtroopers. Very dramatic!!!  (All photos by Elly Collins.)

The last performance of The March of the First Order was Saturday, July 6, 2019.

We think that it’s moving over to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge when it opens on August 29th.

The March of the First Order debuted at DHS in April 2016 and quickly turned into a fan favorite.

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The LED screens on the stage switch over to a red Star Wars First Order emblem as the march starts.

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The stormtroopers being led by Captain Phasma.

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The Star Wars theme music begins blasting every hour and along comes a parade of Stormtroopers marching down the street. Pretty cool.  You almost feel like saluting them or something!

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The stormtroopers onstage after the march.

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Chewie taking the stage!!!  He is soooo tall!

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Stop in at the Trolley Car Cafe!  You’re going to need a lot of caffeine to make it through a hot summer’s day!

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August 29, 2019:  Be prepared for mobs of guests!

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

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May 2019: Stars Wars: Galaxy’s Edge still under construction at Disney World. Still so much to do!  They are working night and day on this huge 14 acre project!

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With our Jedi Knights at MNSSHP.

We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Flashback Friday:  Meeting Star Wars Mickey and Minnie at the DCP Housing Event.

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The Force is strong with us!

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Seeing Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, Baby!

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And the Oscar goes to……

When we go to Disneyland, we try not to just go to Disneyland (even though that’s pretty hard!)….there are lots of other things to do and see in LA.

Like strolling down the Walk of Fame on Hollywood Blvd.

You start on the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Vine Street in Hollywood and start walking west. [Trivia:  We live on Vine Street!]

There are over 2,600 stars embedded in the sidewalk in the 15 blocks of the Walk of Fame.  There’s a lot to see.

Star Finder: Find the Star

We were interested in seeing all the Disney ones and there are A LOT of those!

(Note:  The area just 1 block off Hollywood Blvd. is a very rough neighborhood!  Only do this walk during the day!)

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We found Walt Disney’s star!  #1 star we were looking for!!!

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It all started with a mouse….

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Snow White has a star too!

The Chinese Theater on Hollywood Blvd.

In front of the famous Chinese Theater on Hollywood Blvd.  There are a lot of performers dressed up here doing photo ops.  This is where you can see the handprints and sometimes footprints of stars in the cement.

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Marilyn Monroe’s statue re-enacting her cement signing.

Caroline checking out Marilyn's tiny handprint.

Caroline checking out Marilyn’s tiny handprint.

1937: Snow White Award Walt Disney won a total of 26 Academy Awards, and holds the records for most Academy Awards wins and most nominations in academy history.

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Walt Disney won a total of 26 Academy Awards, and holds the record for most Academy Awards wins and most nominations in academy history.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame comprises more than 2,600 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street in Hollywood, California.

Some more Disney-related Star photos:

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Yes, even Disneyland has a star!

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Roy O. Disney, Walt’s brother, the company’s financial guy, and his best friend.

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Tink’s star

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Yup, Donald has a star too.

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Winnie’s got one.

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Julie Andrews and her star, 1966.

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Such small hands and feet!!!!  Done right after the Sound of Music won 5 Oscars, including Best Picture.

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DHS’s Chinese Theater

We like the Chinese Theater at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and can’t wait for the new attraction to open there in 2020.

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Stormtroopers onstage in front of the Chinese Theater.

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Christian in front of the Chinese Theater.

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Just like the Chinese Theater in Hollywood, Disney holds cement signing ceremonies for stars visiting Disney World.   Mark Hamill, 1990.

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We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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At Hollywood Studios.

Cast of ‘Toy Story 4’ Visits Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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The voice cast of Toy Story 4

It was a stormy morning when the cast of Toy Story 4 made a surprise appearance at Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World on Saturday, June 8th promoting their upcoming new movie.

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Full voice cast, including Keanu Reeves (Duke Caboom), Tony Hale (Forky) and Christina Hendricks (Gabby Gabby)

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We were surprised as anyone to see Keanu Reeves!

The day’s activities culminated in a special surprise following the pre-release screening of the film when the actors showed up in the theater to greet guests!

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At the movie screening

Toy Story 4 hits theaters June 21, 2019.

We’re looking forward to seeing it…and we’re bringing some kleenex!

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They’re back….

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Tom Hanks, the voice of Woody (He’s looking thin!)

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Tim Allen, the voice of Buzz Lightyear

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Annie Potts, voice of Bo Peep

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We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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Visiting Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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Christian’s first visit as a Disney cast member.

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Having Lunch at Woody’s Lunch Box in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Walk up, Quick Service dining. The outdoor dining tables and chairs are on the left.

Andy from Toy Story has taken his lunch box and thermos and used them to build a walk-up food service location that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner to all of us “toys” visiting Toy Story Land!

The restaurant is actually a metal lunch box turned on it’s side with Andy’s thermos as a support column!  Super cute themeing!

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Yes, you can get alcoholic beverages at this lunch box!

Fun twists on American dishes like a S’mores French Toast Sandwich are available for breakfast, and hot sandwiches available for lunch and dinner include kid-friendly grilled cheese sandwiches and BBQ Brisket Melt. Potato Barrels and Totchos (tater tot nachos) are available for lunch and dinner.

Lunch Box Tarts (frosted raspberry or chocolate pop tarts) provide a sweet pastry treat all day long.

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Woody’s Lunch Box menu, June 2019

Disney has partnered with Mini Babybel cheese as the Official Snack Cheese for Woody’s Lunch Box at Disney World.

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We tried the Grilled Cheese sandwich, the Beef Brisket sandwich, the tomato soup, and potato barrels (tater tots) with Root Beer Floats for dessert. It was all very good!

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My lunch

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Welcome to Toy Story Land at DHS!

This was our first visit to the new Toy Story Land since it opened June 20, 2018.

We loved everything about it!

After lunch, we went on a search for all the Instagram walls of Toy Story Land:

Popsicle Wall

The new #PopsicleWall at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We love it!

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Christian at the Popsicle Wall.

Action:  Next time you’re walking over to the cute restroom in Toy Story Land, look around for the #PopsicleWall and take some photos.

Action Rating:  Worth it!

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Caroline at the Block Wall

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The new #PopsicleWall is located over by the restrooms in Toy Story Land.

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Look at how cute even the trashcans are here!

You know you’re close to the Block Wall when you see these super cute Popsicle benches:

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We love these new benches!  ❤

Here are more Magical Walls to find at Toy Story Land:

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Checkers Wall

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Christian at Checkers Wall

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Lion Puzzle Wall

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Woody Wall

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Pushing Buzz Lightyear’s button.

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Mitch at Checkers Wall

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Mr. Potato Head Wall

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Caroline at Coffee Wall with her Starbucks coffee!

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Holding up the Popsicle Wall.

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Bo Peep is very tiny! They meet by Toy Story Mania.

With Toy Story 4 opening in a few weeks, Bo Peep is now meeting with Woody at the meet and greet, replacing Jessie until late August.

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June 3, 2019:  Bo Peep is meeting with Woody instead of Jessie from now until August.

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Woody’s Lunch Box Menu, June 2019

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First time visiting Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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Christian’s first visit as a Disney cast member.

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Slink Dog’s roller coaster ride. This ride is a blast!

I’m glad we stayed until after sunset when all the lights came on.

Magical!

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The love the Christmas lights overhead.

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We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

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The Magical Walls of Toy Story Land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Welcome to Toy Story Land at DHS!

NEWEST WALLS AT DISNEY WALL…at Toy Story Land!!!  

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The new #PopsicleWall at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We love it!

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Christian at the Popsicle Wall.

Action:  Next time you’re walking over to the cute restroom in Toy Story Land, look around for the #PopsicleWall and take some photos.

Action Rating:  Worth it!

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Caroline at the Block Wall

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The new #PopsicleWall is located over by the restrooms in Toy Story Land.

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Look at how cute even the trashcans are here!

You know you’re close to the Block Wall when you see these super cute Popsicle benches:

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Popsicle Bench

Popsicle Bench

We love these new benches!  ❤

Here are more Magical Walls to find at Toy Story Land:

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Checkers Wall

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Christian at Checkers Wall

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Lion Puzzle Wall

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Woody Wall

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Pushing Buzz Lightyear’s button.

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Mitch at Checkers Wall

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Mr. Potato Head Wall

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Caroline at Coffee Wall with her Starbucks coffee!

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Holding up the Popsicle Wall.

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We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

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Two Disney Sisters (Do you know where this wall is???)

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Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Fireworks and Character Show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Captain Phasm leading the Stormtroopers. Very dramatic!!!

Disney’s Hollywood Studios has been invaded by Jedis and Stormtroopers ahead of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opening on August 29th.

The Stormtroopers’ march through the park takes place almost hourly in front of the Chinese Theater. The Star Wars stage show features Star Wars First Order characters Kylo Ren, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, and Stormtroopers.

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The LED screens on the stage switch over to a red Star Wars First Order emblem.

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The stormtroopers are led by Captain Phasm.

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The Star Wars theme music starts blasting every hour and along comes a parade of Stormtroopers marching down the street. Pretty cool.

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The stormtroopers onstage.

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Chewie taking the stage!!!

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Stop in at the Trolley Car Cafe!  You’re going to need a lot of caffeine to make it through the day!

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Que the loud theme music….

The park ends the day with a new fireworks and projection show called “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular.”

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Nightly at 9:30pm.

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The Star Wars fireworks show.  We really like this show!

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Lots of blue fireworks and lasers “firing” everywhere!

We got to see all this on our last trip and loved it all!

The character meet and greets were a lot of fun, and the lines were short!

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Star Wars character meet and greet location at DHS.

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Meeting Kylo Ren

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Our brother Christian with Darth Vader feeling the Force.

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The Resistance gives up one of its own.  (Meeting Darth Vadar is actually pretty scary!)

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Ian having fun.  He bought this Jedi robe.

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Star Wars pins that he traded for that day!

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The Star Wars gang is all here!

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August 29, 2019

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

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April 2019: Stars Wars: Galaxy’s Edge under construction at Disney World. Still so much to do!  They are working night and day on this huge 14 acre project!

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May 4, 2019 at DHS

We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

book Two Girls

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

#TwoDisneySisters

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With our Jedi Knights at MNSSHP.  ❤

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They love their costumes!

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May 1, 2019:  Happy 30th anniversary to Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

 

Star Wars Day 2019 – ‘May the Fourth Be with You’ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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The Star Wars theme music starts blasting every hour and along comes a parade of Stormtroopers marching down the street. Pretty cool.

Disney Parks is celebrating Star Wars Day – May the Fourth 2019 – with special events and merchandise planned at both Disneyland and Disney World’s Hollywood Studios.

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The stormtroopers are led by Captain Phasm.

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The LED screens on the stage switch over to a red Star Wars First Order emblem.

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Captain Phasm. Very dramatic!!! (My best photo of the stormtroopers!)

Expect to see Stormtroopers marching hourly through the streets all the day long.

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The stormtroopers onstage.

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Meeting Kylo Ren

He Chose the Dark Side – Will You?

The leader of the First Order, Kylo Ren is on a furious mission to rid the galaxy of the Resistance and the remnants of the Jedi Order.

Wearing stark black robes and a foreboding mask, Kylo seeks to invoke the dreaded image of his grandfather, Darth Vader. Could there be good in him still?

Kylo’s temper is volatile but there is a far greater danger—will you succumb to the allure of the dark side?

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Kylo Ren Cupcake ($6), DHS

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Oh Sith! This Kylo Ren Cupcake comes with a solid dark chocolate cloak!

Going over to the Dark Side now…..

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Caroline wearing her new Star Wars t-shirt that she got this month at Disney World.  (Look at what Darth Vader’s holding!)

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The life sized Stormtrooper can be yours for only $9,000!

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$9,000!!!

Special After Hours Event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for May the 4th

Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be hosting a Star Wars-themed Disney After Hours hard-ticket event on May 4th. Costs are $125 per person in advance and $129 on the day of the event and includes after-hours, low- or no-wait access to select attractions in the park, meet and greets with Star Wars characters, and themed food and merchandise for sale.

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Star Wars fireworks show at 9pm.

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Que the Star Wars music at 110 decibels….

During the After Hours event, you’ll have photo opportunities with Chewbacca with Rey, Kylo Ren with Captain Phasma, Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, and more!

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Star Wars character meet and greet location at DHS.

There will also be Star Wars merchandise and special treats available for purchase.

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Loads of Star Wars merchandise

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BB-8 balloons

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You’re going to need a lot of caffeine to make it through the day!

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Don’t forget your sparkly Mickey Ears!

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Star Wars:  Galaxy’s Edge is debuting later this month on May 31st at Disneyland and later on this summer on August 29th at Disney World.

Free reservations for entrance into Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opened on May 2, 2019 on the Disneyland.com website at 10am Pacific Time and were completely gone by 11am.

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All general reservations at Disneyland are gone!  😦

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Meeting Darth Vader is actually pretty scary!  He’s close to 7 feet tall!

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Meeting Chewy. He is sooooo tall!  Even taller than Darth Vader! [May 2, 2019:  RIP Chewy!]

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Feeling the Force with Jedi Mickey & Princess Leia Minnie.

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With Darth Vader Goofy & Storm Trooper Donald

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Mickey and Minnie as Luke and Leia.

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Caroline in her Taste the Dark Side Mickey ice cream bar t-shirt at DHS.

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There can be only one winner in this battle…

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Happy Star Wars Day!

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We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

book Two Girls

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

#TwoDisneySisters

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Fun day at Epcot! Two Disney Sisters.

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…and also with you! 🙂