I can safely say that my first Star Wars Weekends experience (and incidentally, my first trip to Disney World!) was an incredible one. Participating in all the Star Wars Weekends events — the Motorcade, the shows, the autograph signings — was such a thrill. And getting to experience Disney World the way I did far exceeded any of my expectations. Thank you, Disney! I had the BEST guide, Erik, who treated my family and me like gold and made anything we wanted to do or see (or eat!) possible. I had a ball. But I would say my greatest takeaway from the whole experience was getting to meet the fans and interact with them one-on-one. I met so many lovely people–funny, kind, genuine and FUN. My kind of folks!
I did also make sure to ride as many rides as I could in my downtime. I couldn’t visit Disney World for the first time and not see all there is to see! Some of my favorite attractions were: Riding the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train during Wishes and getting to see the fireworks go off directly above us, Star Tours (is this the coolest ride at Disney World? It very well could be.), Expedition Everest (it goes backwards for a second?! And that drop!), Illuminations fireworks show, Kilimanjaro Safari & Maharajah Jungle Trek (I am an animal lover to the core), Toy Story Midway Mania, and last but not least, Symphony In the Stars (my favorite fireworks show).
Here are some photos of my favorite memories of the weekend.
And here are a few shots from around the park:
Tiya Sircar is the voice of Sabine on the upcoming Star Wars Rebels animated series. Follow her on Twitter at @tiyasircar.