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Speaking of Han, good luck getting Ford to ever show up for a fan event like SW weekends. As much as SW did to catapult the mans career, you would think he starred in the Super Mario Bros. movie and two of it's sequels. I always get this vibe from him in interviews like he wishes his involvement in SW could just go away. Such a shame too, Han Solo is such a great, classic character, and Ford's portrayal of him in Empire Strikes Back was exceptional.
Still, SW weekends are pretty cool as they are right now. Plenty of characters walking around to take photos with. Star Tours and The Jedi Training Academy are great attractions. You get the Hyperspace Hoopla dance show which is very entertaining, as well as the Star Wars/Indiana Jones Stunt Show mash up which is a lot of fun to see. And there are still some pretty great guests from the movies, who sign autographs and do the Q&A's. You may not get Lucas, but if Dave Filoni is there this year, that would be a guy I would like to meet or catch a Q&A session with. If you don't know who he is, he is the supervising director of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV series. Great guy....super fan of the SW universe....really knows his stuff. And in my opinion may just be the next best thing to getting to talk to Lucas himself. The guy interacts with him all the time about various story elements as it relates to the Clone Wars show. His insight into how Lucas thinks must be tremendous after the last 4+ years of working with him.
Perfect Star Wars weekend? Every Star Wars related attraction works and is open. I'd be fine with just that. Also agreed that there could afford to be a bit more SW theming at the parks. Maybe on top of Star Tours a landing pad with a mock up of the Millennium Falcon or and X-Winger on it, as if there's a landing pad up there.
It seems like such a no-brainer.
I mean, who doesn't want to eat calamari at Admiral Ackbar's Seafood Vessel?
Or take pictures with various low-level characters like Walrus-Man and Bossk?
Can you imagine an Endor-esque speeder bike roller coaster or dark Millenium Falcon ride similiar to IOA Spider-Man?
And drinks at the Mos Eisley Cantina????????
I shall stop before I design Star Wars: The Theme Park LOL.
Around midafternoon I meet Natalie Portman at the entrance of Disney Hollywood Studios. We take a limo to the Contemporary Resort where we enjoy dinner and drinks at the California Grill.
Duh ... Winning!
(In a related story, beginning next fall, THCreative will be played by Ashton Kutcher ... explains a lot, doesn't it?)
I suppose my second option would have to be Carrie Fisher :(
And by "Carrie Fisher," I assume you mean the 1977-80 version, not the modern one.
I was thinking in the Carrie Fisher of today; that is why I typed a sad face.
Even if it were the young Carrie Fisher, I would still prefer Natalie.
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