It’s a safe bet to say if you are a reader of Giant Freakin Robot then you have watched Star Wars. George Lucas’s masterpiece was a pretty big part of my life just like the rest of you geeks. I watched all the movies and I wanted every toy they had although I never got the AT-AT Walker. Screw you, Santa. Anyways, my love of Star Wars never really went away. Of course, I kept it hidden from most people. My wife, Bethany, knew about it, but I made sure not to let her know how pathetic I was until after she was too far invested in me to run away.
Besides Star Wars, one of my other loves is Walt Disney World. When I heard about Star Wars Weekend 2008, I felt the little kid in me explode. Oh I had to go. Thankfully I have a sweet and understanding wife, and she was willing to go with me. The next thing I knew, we were off to Walt Disney World for June 6th through the 8th. Star Wars Weekends began in 1997 and has happened 9 times now. For each of the four weekends, Warwick Davis (aka Wicket) is the host at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the Star Wars festivities. Also each weekend, a few Star Wars “celebrities” also appear for autographs and photos. Now, don’t even think that you’ll ever see Harrison Ford or Mark Hamill. We’re talking small time celebrities. For our weekend, we had Jeremy Bulloch and Daniel Logan. Who?? Oh come on you have to know who Old Boba Fett and Young Boba Fett are! The other celebrities are: