We made sure to be there at rope drop (and not just because we had early breakfast reservations). Imagine my surprise when the rope drop ceremony was different! We were welcomed by Storm Troopers ...
After the video (which I shut off because I thought the skit was over), they actually continued speaking, and they were hilarious! Oddly, after rope drop, people did not just run to Toy Story Midway Mania, as is usual. People were definitely there for the event itself!
We headed past the stage, redecorated with Hans Solo frozen in Carbonite:
And then we headed to our destination: The Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater for a special Star Wars breakfast! Now, there were two version of a breakfast offered this year. Hollywood & Vine offered a breakfast with Mickey, Minnie, and the gang dressed as characters from Star Wars. We chose to dine at Sci-Fi, because we got to meet the characters themselves.
When we were escorted in, we immediately got to meet Darth Vader and Boba Fett. After posting this pic on Facebook, we were reminded that we probably should have looked more frightened, what with a Sith Lord and a bounty hunter surrounding us...
And now, the food:
|I love the C3PO chocolate muffins especially!|
|Why yes, that is a honeydew shaped like Yoda!|
All in all, I would definitely recommend the breakfast. Of course, there were other great goings-on as well! There was a special store selling all sorts of Star Wars merch. People were sporting R2D2 dresses, special ear hats, full-out Jedi and Princess Leia costumes... it was really fun. The park was decorated, and there were special maps.
There were other meet and greets throughout the park as well. I just missed getting a picture with Princess Leia, as it was too close to parade time. I did manage to snap a pic of Chewbacca: