Sunday, May 22, 2011

Star Wars Weekends... Best DAY EVERRR!!!!!!

This weekend was the best weekend ever. And I mean EVER! XDD So here is what happened this weekend:

Friday we take off to go to Disney at around 2:30 and we get to the All Star Music Resort at around 4:00. We check in and head to our room! When we get there, we see some of our friends waiting to meet with us at the pool. So we go down there and hang out a bit.
Later, we went down to the boardwalk and had dinner at the ESPN sports bar. That was so much fun. You get to interact with the hosts and win free stuff. My friend won an ESPN t-shirt for guessing the best sports movie!! :D After that we went and walked on the beach and then went back to hotel.
The hotel was playing a movie that night by the pool. And guess what it was!! TANGLED!! Woohoo! That was the perfect movie to start the perfect weekend. I kept singing along to it and quoting most of the lines. After the movie we went back to our room to go to bed. But who could sleep when you know tomorrow you're going to meet Ashley Eckstein and see SO many Star Wars characters and ride the new Star Tours ride?? I certainly couldn't!!! It took me FOREVER to fall asleep!!
When it was finally time to get up, I was so rambunctious and hyper that I wouldn't shut up. My poor friend slept over in my hotel that night... LOL XDD I put on my Padme Nouveau shirt, my rhinestone Star Wars hat, and my Imperial logo earrings and headed out on the bus around 7:30 and got to the park before 8:00.
We immediatley got in line to get fastpasses for Ashley Eckstein. As soon as we got them I was SOOO excited and started jumping up and down for joy! XDD
  Then we actually entered the park and headed for Star Tours. Since we got to the park early because we stayed in a hotel the park wasn't very crowded. So the wait for Star Tours was only 10 minutes!! :D We got on and it was SOOO much fun! There are over 50 scenes and it's different every time!! The first time we went to Tattooine!! And the second time we went (this was later in the day) we went to Kashyyk (spelling?) which is the Wookiee planet.
After Star Tours we went on the Rockin Roller Coaster (TWICE!) and then my friends did the Tower of Terror! I don't like free-falling so I just waited for them.
 After that we headed down to wait in line for the Behind the Force show an hour early and were the first in line so we could get good seats! While part of our group stayed in line me and few other people went on the Great Movie ride. After that we stayed in line and waited for another 30 minutes until they let us in.
  FRONT ROW SEATS!! YEAH!! XDD Haha! So we waited for the show to start and soon James Arnold Taylor comes out from behind the curtains. He gives us an introduction and then he brings out Ashley (I screamed, but with the crowd!)!! So she starts the show and then Dave Filoni is brought out later and they talk a little bit. Soon Ashley reads lines to a scene and she did well, but she was kinda messing up, but she made it funny. Then it comes time to picking audience members to perform on stage. And guess what? I was picked to try out again! I didn't make it on stage though.
        Here's a video on how it went.
I'm the one wearing the Padme Nouveau. It's hard to do the Yoda voice and that guy Jared did a really good job doing it. I'm sure he must have practiced it sometime! Yeah it was SOOO cool to be able to experience that again! And when Ashley said, "Rachel, oh yes!" That's when she remembered me! Yep. Ashley remembered me. How cool is that?!?! XDD
 After that we went and ate lunch at Pizza Planet. Then we saw the Motorcade of the Star Wars celebrities!
                                          That's Daniel Logan. Boba Fett as a young boy!!
                                         You gotta love Anthony Daniels! I love his gold jacket!!!
                                                                      Dave Filoni!!
                             Not the best picture of James Arnold Taylor... but I LOVE his enthusiasm!!!
                                         And my personal favorite... ASHLEY ECKSTEIN!!!!
 Those are the celebrities that were in the motorcade. It was hard to find a good spot to get pictures but luckily I found one!

 After the motorcade we went to see the Voyage of the Little Mermaid because we were all so hot and needed some AC! So we watched that show and a few others. Then a a few people from our group (including my mom) went on the Backlot Tour. Me and basically everyone else didn't want to go on it. So we ate some food and just relaxed. We were waiting on the time when we could meet Ashley. So we checked on how long of wait Star Tours was-- 70 minutes. Nope. And Muppet 3D vision was a zero minute wait, so we did that and just in time cause the next thing on the list was seeing ASHLEY ECKSTEIN!! :DDD

   We got to the location where Ashley was signing and got in. I was sooo nervous even though I had met her before. When it was finally my turn the first thing she says to me is, "Hi Rachel!" It excited me that she remembered me. I thanked her for the oppurtunies she's given me to perform on stage. And she said when I came up to the stage that day and sad my name she remembered who I was from last year. And she said that I've grown up and look great! (I LOVE this lady!) Then I also thanked her for sending me that autograph. And she said, "You're welcome, but sorry it came so late". :D Then she thanked me for supporting Her Universe and she was SOOO sweet! Then she gave me a hug and said, "I feel like I know you from what you've written". She meant like on the HU message boards and the blog. She actually apoligized to my mom about the trouble she was having with the Message Boards and she said that if it continues she's gonna shut it down because she cares about the safety of young girls like us!
 Then we took a picture and she actually had one of the Disney Cast Members take a picture with her camera of us! Then she started to sign an autograph for me. And she wrote another one, and look what it says!
   This is for all of y'all at the Lakehouse!! Y'all have been so nice to me, so I'm repaying ya!! :D

 I didn't really talk about the Lakehouse, other than saying it's another forum I'm on. I kinda got caught up in saying other stuff to her. But maybe Jedi~Chick can tell her more about the Lakehouse since she's a mod!

Ashley and I mostly talked about acting and modeling since I hope to come into a career like that someday. I told her that our showcase was soon and she's said, "Oh email me about how it goes!" Then she told me how to contact her by email. After we were done talking we said bye and I thanked her again!

 Then my friends were up next and I saw them walk up and talk to her and I saw the whole conversation. After they were done talking to her, we start talking about how nice she was and how that made our day!

   Here are some pictures from it!

                           Ashley and I engaging in conversation! She makes me laugh!! LOL XD
                                                     A nice picture of me and Ashley!
                                                            Ashley and Ahsoka!!!
        That was SOOO cool! She is the sweetest and nicest celebrity you'll ever meet!! :D 
After meeting Ashley we went to see the Beauty and the Beast show and then after that we went to the merchandise tents. I bought both of the new shirts. Y'all may not like the gray one, but up close it looks really pretty close up. It has this really pretty blue glitter highlighting the features on it, and I think it looks really pretty! And I like the black one too!
 Then we went and saw Fantasmic!! It was an AMAZING show!! Really cool and it shows you all the Disney characters in a cool new way! :D
 After that we rode Toy Story Midway Mania. After that ride we got in car and drove back to the hotel. We were SOOO tired after the excitement of SWW that I fell right asleep!
  Yep so that was Star Wars Weekends!! Amazing, right? AHHH! It was SOOOO fun!! :D
-Rachel (Queen Karina)


  1. AHH! It was so nice of you to ask her to dedicate it to us! <3 you! Sounds like you had a great time. XD

  2. Oh my goodness I wish I could have gone with you!!!

  3. AHHH!H!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This post made me cry actually. Ashley Eckstien is SOOO nice!!!!!! I can't wait to meet her again on Sunday. Your day sound absolutely AMAZING. :D I can't believe she dedicated it to us!!!!!!! :D SO, YAAAAAAYY!!!!!! :) May the Force be with you Rachel QueenKarina!!! ;) Now I'm all the more excited!!!!!!! xD

    Jedi~Chick (who is too lazy to sign in)

    P.S. it's spelled Kashyyyk (i think. xD)

  4. Oh wow!!! Sounds like the most fun weekend ever!!!!!!! I'm so jealous :D

    That was SO sweet of Ashley Eckstien to sign that autograph for us!!!! And it's so cool that she remembered you! I really hope I get to meet her someday.

    Great post!

    God bless and may the force be with you!

    <3 Dutchess Satine Kenobi

  5. She is SOOO sweet! I thought you had like two minutes to talk to her, and then you had to go. But she was like talking to me for for 5 to 10 minutes!!
    And Jedi~Chick, have SOOO much fun meeting her again!! She really is super sweet!! :D
    I'm glad y'all liked the autograph!! She had already signed me one and she pulled out another one and she said, "who's this one for?" I said "The Lake House sisters!!" LOL XD
    MTFBWY!! Have fun at SWW Jedi~Chick and whoever else is coming!! :D
    -Rachel (Queen Karina)

  6. Awww, Ashley Eckstein is sooo sweet! You are so blessed to have gotten to meet her! :) You did a really good Yoda, I really wish I could have been there with you! Now I want to go to Disney for SWW almost as bad as I want to find Narnia someday! I'm so glad you had such a great time, it was so thoughtful of you to get that picture signed for us! I'm going to print it out and keep it forever!

  7. Awesome! Happy for you that you got to meet her! I'm still freaking out that she signed it to us! Thank for telling her! I'm gonna meet her next year at SWW. I'm gonna be like, yea I'm a friend of that aweomse girl Rachel XD

  8. Ahhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Okay, that is SO amazing that she remembered you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It just makes me love Ashley more and more!!!!

    I have a question about the gray shirt. Is it a fitted shirt? Would you suggest getting the same size that you normally wear or going a size up?

    I want to know before they get put for sale online! ;)

  9. Ok Endor, I would suggest getting your normal size. It's pretty fitted, but it's not tight.

    Thanks JediKnightGrl!! And thanks all of you!! :D
    -Rachel (Queen Karina)

  10. I printed out that picture!!!!! THANK YOU!!! =D

    -Ley <3

  11. You're totally welcome Ley!! You have been such a wonderful administator and mod!! Thanks for all you do, ad you deserve that autograph!! :D
    -Rachel (Queen Karina)


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