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Old 02-22-2012, 04:34 PM   #1
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Star Wars Weekends: Episode IV - New Hope(s) May/June 2012

First things first, I better explain the title to this PTR/TR.
So, as you probably can tell we will be going to WDW for Star Wars Weekends. This will be the 4th time DH & I have been for SWW, hence “Episode IV”, and this will be the boys’ 1st time at WDW for SWW, therefore “New Hopes”. Get it?! I thought I was quite clever. (Princess Sharon & other non-SW knowledgeable people): The 4th SW movie title is: Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.
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Dates: Tuesday, May 29 – Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Accommodations: value studio @ AKL – Jambo House
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Me, Kelly (31) – SW nerd by absorption, meaning if it weren’t for being married to DH I’d know absolutely nothing
DH, Mike (31) – bona fide SW nerd, he has every movie in more than one format plus others (Clone Wars, the Ewok movie, etc.) and has figures displayed in our living room (he gets one shelf, which is overflowing to others now); favorite characters are Boba Fett & Greedo
DS(1), Dylan (4) – becoming a SW nerd, recently went to see Episode I in 3D with Daddy and is quite enthralled by it all, has a ‘space’ room which includes SW items; favorite character currently is 'the kid' Annakin
DS(2), Lukas (1) – along for the ride and will become a SW nerd if Daddy has anything to say about it, also loves to have light saber battles with the Wii light sabers
Celebration: Star Wars Weekends – duh!

More details and of course a countdown to come!

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Yay! I've been waiting for this to start. I know nothing of SW, but after reading your explanation your title is very clever and fits perfectly!
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We are a family who loves Star Wars too! Especially DS9. Looking forward to reading all about your trip!!
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Great start, Kelly! I definitely needed your explanation to "get" the title, but now I agree, it's very clever! Looking forward to the report, as always and wish I were going also-- I'd love to see you all again (and to meet Lukas!).
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Great start, Kelly! Luke and I both love Star Wars and this will be our 10th SWW at WDW. It just seems natural for it to be a part of all our June adventures in the World.
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OH BOY!! I know ZILCH about what you just said, but I have a feeling I see a lot of SW in our future because Arnaud is a fan, not a huge one, but now that he has a sidekick I'm sure it will progress

I was always a fan of the SW ride though
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We are a Star Wars family too and I am actually watching "The Empire Strikes Back" while surfing the boards. I love all the smileys they are soooo cute. Can't wait to hear more about your trip.
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Love your title Kelly! Very clever!

Did Mike like the 3D version? I have been tempted to go see it but don't want to be disappointed by the 3D if its not that good.
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Yay, you started! Can't wait to read all the details and see your countdown.
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Yay! I've been waiting for this to start. I know nothing of SW, but after reading your explanation your title is very clever and fits perfectly!
Aw thanks! I ran a few by Mike and this popped into my head and it worked out perfectly.
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We are a family who loves Star Wars too! Especially DS9. Looking forward to reading all about your trip!!
You should try to go for SWW if you haven't then.
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Great start Kelly!
Thanks Marnie!
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Great start, Kelly! I definitely needed your explanation to "get" the title, but now I agree, it's very clever! Looking forward to the report, as always and wish I were going also-- I'd love to see you all again (and to meet Lukas!).
We'd love to see you again too! One of these days....
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Fun title!
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Great start, Kelly! Luke and I both love Star Wars and this will be our 10th SWW at WDW. It just seems natural for it to be a part of all our June adventures in the World.
I knew you'd love the title because I knew you loved SW!
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OH BOY!! I know ZILCH about what you just said, but I have a feeling I see a lot of SW in our future because Arnaud is a fan, not a huge one, but now that he has a sidekick I'm sure it will progress

I was always a fan of the SW ride though
Well then maybe I can teach you a few things. That was something I never thought I'd say/write - that I'd teach someone about SW.
I see a definite SW progression in your life!
The updated version is even better!
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We are a Star Wars family too and I am actually watching "The Empire Strikes Back" while surfing the boards. I love all the smileys they are soooo cute. Can't wait to hear more about your trip.
Welcome! I did a google search for Star Wars smilies and found those all on one page!
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Love your title Kelly! Very clever!

Did Mike like the 3D version? I have been tempted to go see it but don't want to be disappointed by the 3D if its not that good.
He did enjoy it. Did you see any of the Disney movies in 3D - the 3D is SO much better than what it used to be - like before things just popped out at you, well now everything is in 3D so you feel like you're in the movie. He can't for the others to be released.
And SWW is another good reason to come down in May.
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Yay, you started! Can't wait to read all the details and see your countdown.
Thanks! We have a basic countdown at home that Dylan helped me make, which we've already started, but I think I'll add in SW trivia or quotes too.
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