Monday, May 26, 2014

A Total Blast!

Last Saturday my wife Marilyn and I took at trip to Disney's Hollywood Studios for the first Star Wars Weekend of 2014. We had a blast (as was mentioned here this past Wednesday) and especially enjoyed seeing the new late night fireworks show, Symphony in the Stars. Th sky over the Studios was filled with amazing pyrotechnics dancing to the most familiar music from the original Star Wars score. It was far and away my favorite fireworks show at the parks since they discontinued Sorcery in the Sky at the Studios so many years ago. It was a perfect way to finish the day.

We returned home and told our son Will about the wonders of the show and rest of Stars Wars Weekend, and he quickly declared that we had to go back. And so yesterday, we did! Will is 18 now, but he grew up on Disney fireworks. He has seen Illuminations at Epcot dozens of time, and the same for a wide variety of shows at the Magic Kingdom. It would be very possible for him to be a little jaded about their wonder at this point in his life. But I thought Symphony in the Stars would absolutely blow him away. And I was right. He was totally WOW'd, and when the final round of explosions literally shook the entire park, he was grinning from ear to ear. Throw in some great rides and shows and another fantastic lunch at The Beaches and Cream Soda Shoppe and we had a wonderful family day at the park.

For those of you who think that I am rubbing it in that we went back to the Walt Disney World parks yet again (third time in the last month), are right! I hadn't been in 7 years, so cut me some slack and let me gloat just a bit. And I should warn you it is only going to get worse. I am now an annual passholder once again. I'm going to be writing a regular monthly post for a WDW fan website. There are exciting times ahead! So prepare yourselves for a little more of my #DisneySide on the pages of this blog. And if you have a chance to get out to a Star Wars Weekend before they are gone for another year...GO!!!!! 

I hope you all have a safe and happy Memorial Day, and do take a moment to pause and reflect on those who have given their lives in service to their country, their God or their friends. Be blessed!

1 comment:

  1. How fun! No one does fireworks like Disney!


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