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Tip Tuesday

Every Tuesday, the Vacation Specialists at Coasters & Castles Travel will share one of their Tips for a great vacation. These have been compiled over many, many trips and will help you have a seamless, wonderful vacation.

From Melissa Lenox, Vacation Specialist

Are there big Star Wars fans in your family? Then make sure you wear your Star Wars gear and spend some time in Star Wars Launch Bay at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Not only can you see props and models from the movies and meet some of your favorite characters but you can interact with them inside and out of the Bay as well.

On our last trip we had an encounter with Boba Fett inside the Bay. He was wandering around and a circle formed around him. There is no line to meet him he chooses who he wants to speak with! It was a fun interaction for even the adults. Then outside the Bay the Stormtroopers patrol the area. They will line up the children and teach them how to stand like a Trooper and interact with guests. No Jedi mind tricks here, be prepared to pledge allegiance to the First Order! I had my Princes Leia shirt on so they sensed I was with the Resistance.

But the best memory we had from that day was when our boys were chosen to guard the Bay from evil forces after A Galaxy Far, Far Away stage show. Before and after every show the characters parade from behind Voyage of the Little Mermaid to the stage. As they pass the Launch Bay the boys were given Lightsabers and had to use the Force to stop Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Captain Phasma and others from entering. Then they were greeted with a special thanks from Chewbacca and Rey!

It was an unbelievable day that none of us will ever forget! So, the next time you're in Hollywood Studios, make sure you allow some time between the amazing rides, to slow down and experience some magic!

Melissa Lenox is a Vacation Specialist with Coasters & Castles Travel. She loves helping her clients plan amazing trips to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Aulani Resort & Spa plus other destinations around the world.

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