05/20/11 thru 05/22/2011 Orlando, FL Disney Hollywood Studios Theme Park
This past weekend members from the Georgia Garrison of the 501st Legion were joined by members of the Rebel Legion’s Bespin Base to commemorate the reopening of the Star Tours 3D ride. The opening of the ride coincided with the annual celebration of Star Wars Weekends. Friday started very early, 3am, all the participants gathered at tent city in the cast member parking lot. From there we were split into two groups, Troopers & Rebels. The Rebels were housed at the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular and the Troopers were housed at the American Idol Experience. The Stormtroopers got all the love from Disney being put in a place to change with A/C! We then participated in the show at the Sorcerer’s hat at the center of the park. There we saw two Jedi’s battling Darth Vader. When the Jedi’s removed there hoods we were pleased to see the CEO of Disney and none other than George Lucas! Though it was extremely hot for the event, we all had a great time followed by a trip to the theme parks.