Hollywood Studios with the Boys during Star Wars Weekends

We took the boys to Hollywood Studios this weekend.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

I was hoping to check out the Star Wars festivities, but the boys had other plans. They hadn’t been to the Studios in so long, that even Star Wars couldn’t compete with the thrills of the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and Tower of Terror.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

And it was hot. I mean hot! And humid. Super duper humid. I never checked the temperature, but it felt like 110 in the shade.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

The boys didn’t seem to mind the heat so much.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

 The first thing on their agenda was the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. The first thing on my agenda was Darth’s Mall. At the very least, I was going shopping.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

This Ewok back pack was the cutest thing ever. I just knew I was buying it… Until I looked at the price tag. What? 70 bucks? Um, little Ewok… You are oh, so very cute! But not 70 bucks cute. Dang…

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It broke my heart to leave him hanging there like that.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

And two of the newest characters to Star Wars Weekends are Chip and Dale as Ewoks. If it was cooler, I would have forced the boys to wait on line to get their picture taken with them. But it was too hot for me, so I’ll wait until next year and hope they’re still around.

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Here’s a shot of a life sized Darth Vader made from Legos. Neat.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney's Hollywood Studios

They had a giant sized Rancor, which my husband also refused to pose with. The Force was definitely not with him that day. Sigh…

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I did manage to purchase the one thing that I specifically went to Darth’s Mall to buy. I was so excited that he was still available, I forgot to take his picture. I’ll share him at the end.

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After Darth’s Mall, the kids went over to the Tower of Terror.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

My husband and I headed for the indoor, air conditioned environment at the Walt Disney exhibit.

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I LOVE that picture!

Disney's Hollywood Studios

The exhibit showcases tons of memorabilia and photos from the life and career of Walt Disney, including the movies, TV shows and theme parks.

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They even have his actual office on display, brought over from the Disney Studios in Burbank.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney's Hollywood Studios

There is tons and tons of neat stuff to see!

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Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney's Hollywood Studios

After the exhibit we headed towards Pizza Planet to save the kids a seat for dinner. We did manage to walk past many Star Wars characters on the way. Everyone was having way too much fun!

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney's Hollywood Studios

By the time we got to Pizza Planet, I thought I was going to pass out from heat stroke.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Even my husband had a good sweat going on.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

When the boys showed up, we bought them dinner, gave them money for drinks and snacks later on, and left them to their fun for the rest of the night. We had a dinner reservation at Mama Melrose, so we hung out in the area for a little while.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney's Hollywood Studios

We walked around the Muppet Shoppe, but I didn’t buy anything.

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Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney's Hollywood Studios

This store is so much fun!

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney's Hollywood Studios

If you look up… You can see some replicas of the Muppet Show set.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney's Hollywood Studios

And of course, more props are scattered here and there.

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Disney's Hollywood Studios

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Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem!

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney's Hollywood Studios

I don’t own a Kermit or Miss Piggy yet…

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My husband had fun trying on the hats. He’s the only one who can/will put them on. He really doesn’t have any hair so there’s no fear of bringing unwanted critters home with us.

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He’s such a big goof!

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Mama Melrose’s was supposed to be a Muppet themed restaurant in part of a larger Muppet themed area. At the time of Jim Henson’s death, Disney was in the process of buying the Muppets. After he passed away, the deal fell through. The restaurant was supposed to feature things like explosions coming from the kitchen with the kitchen doors opening and closing and smoke pouring out, etc… Typical Muppet antics.

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The Mama Melrose back story was a quick replacement.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Mama Melrose was an aspiring young actress who grew up in her father’s Italian restaurant.

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She traveled to California to make it big in show business.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

While struggling to succeed, she would often cook meals for her fellow actors and actresses.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

When it became apparent that she wasn’t Star Material, her celebrity friends convinced her to open up her own restaurant.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

She didn’t have a lot of money, so she opened the restaurant in an old warehouse and decorated with items on hand.

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So that’s the back story.

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Disney's Hollywood Studios

When taking in the surroundings, I can totally envision it being Muppet themed.

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Disney's Hollywood Studios

We had a real nice dinner.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

For appetizers, my husband had the Fried Calamari and I had the Fresh Mozzarella and Tomatoes.

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Disney's Hollywood Studios

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Disney's Hollywood Studios

For dinner, I ordered the Chicken Parmigiana and my husband had the Penne Pasta with Chicken.

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Disney's Hollywood Studios

For dessert, we shared the Chocolate Cannoli Cake.

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Yum! I should have ordered my own. I love anything Cannoli.

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We met back with the boys coming out of Tower of Terror for their umpteenth time, and everyone did their final souvenir shopping.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney's Hollywood Studios

I think the kids had a blast! I promised to bring them back at least once before school starts. My husband and I have an adult Disney trip coming up, but we won’t be going into the theme parks until after dark. It’s just way too hot for me during the day.

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So, my haul for the day consisted of this cute Monsters University shirt….

Disney's Hollywood Studios

And these goodies! If you’re not a Star Wars fan, you’re probably thinking, “What the hell is that ugly thing and why did she buy that?”

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Salacious B. Crumb is Jabba the Hutt’s court jester. I went to Darth’s Mall just to get him. He’s a limited edition of 1983 and I think he’s awesome. He’s a monkey lizard! He’s so ugly, he’s cute. He came with a pillow, but I’ve safely stored it away. If you want to see Salacious in action, here’s a link.

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He looks a little bit like Gubler!

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I bought this Tinkerbelle shoe ornament for the summer tree. I actually wanted to buy two others but when I looked up, my husband was shaking his head no and giving me the evil eye. I snuck in this cute little magnet without him even seeing it! So cute!

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Our next Disney trip will be at the Coronado Springs. Soon…

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