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Disney Vacation 2008: Hollywood Studios – Jedi Training

Disney Vacation 2008: Hollywood Studios - Jedi Training - 1

Disney Vacation 2008: Hollywood Studios – Jedi Training – 1

My son’s favorite part of visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios was participating in the Jedi Training Academy.  He had opportunity to wield a light saber and even help to fight off Darth Vader. He enjoyed this so much, and I took so many pictures that I had to make this into a four page spread! I was able to find a Star Wars font at 1001fonts.com to help with the journal blocks (my handwriting is terrible).

Disney Vacation 2008: Hollywood Studios - Jedi Training - 2

Disney Vacation 2008: Hollywood Studios – Jedi Training – 2

I think my favorite part of this spread is the title above the Jedi Training Academy certificate on the second spread – right hand page.  It is a coded message to my son in Aurek-Besh – one of the languages used in the Star Wars movies.  This writing can be seen in several of the movies, and is the language of the Galactic Empire.  I was able to find the Aurek-Besh font at fontspace.com.  Maybe you can decipherEK Success Disney Punch - Medium Mickey Iconr my secret message :).

I wanted to make sure that these pages continued the Disney theme, so I used my Mickey Mouse Silhouette punch to cut out Mickey’s in brown to tie it all together.

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Disney Vacation 2008: Hollywood Studios – Indiana Jones Stunt Show

Disney Vacation 2008: Hollywood Studios - Indiana Jones Stunt Show

Disney Vacation 2008: Hollywood Studios – Indiana Jones Stunt Show

One of my favorite things at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the Indiana Jones Stunt show. The stage is incredible and the stunts are spectacular – see the pictures on this page!

Disney Tip: Hollywood Studios: Indiana Jones Stunt ShowTry and get there early and sit up front and you may be asked to be part of the action.

I enjoyed designing this page and had some fun with it. My favorite part is the sloped hill with that large boulder rolling down it – this mirrors part of what happens during the student show, and I did the journaling on the boulder. I put it at an angle to emphasize the movement of the boulder down the hill.

I also took opportunity to spread the Title letters across the top of both pages, further tying them together. These letters were cut using my Cricut machine.

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Disney Vacation 2008: Hollywood Studios – Muppets and Power Rangers

Disney Vacation 2008: Hollywood Studios - Muppets and Power Rangers

Disney Vacation 2008: Hollywood Studios – Muppets and Power Rangers

Disney’s Hollywood Studios hosts the Muppets 3D movie which we enjoyed, and my son had opportunity to compare moves with the White Power Ranger.

I wanted to take opportunity to highlight the Muppet embellishments on this page.  I was fortunate enough to stumble upon a craft store that was closing and selling its inventory on eBay.com.  They were selling a lot of 300 stickers and I won the bid at $289 – less than $1 per packet.  I sorted out all the Disney ones and then resold the remaining ones on eBay.  I ended up about breaking even and getting about 100 sticker packets out of the transactions. Kermit and Miss Piggy came from this collection.  You will notice many more in the pages to come.

Something that I usually do before I go on a trip is set up automated eBay searches for items from the place I am about to visit, and if I am patient can often get great deals on stickers and embellishments.

The white piece of paper in the bottom right hand corner is from my son’s Disney character autograph book.  I bordered all of the photographs, journal block, and autograph in a thin black border.  This helps to distinguish the edge of these items, and keeps them from blurring into the busy background paper.

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Disney Vacation 2008: Hollywood Studios – Entrance

Disney Vacation 2008: Hollywood Studios - Entrance

Disney Vacation 2008: Hollywood Studios – Entrance

Our next park to visit was Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  I wanted to highlight a cool feature of Disney’s Photopass on this page.  If you look at the center picture on the right hand page you will see that my son and I are pointing at Stitch from “Lilo and Stitch“.  Several of the Disney Photographers will have you make faces, point, or look a certain direction and then digitally insert a character – this was one of my favorites from the trip.  You will noticed that all of the pictures from this page have Disney character enhancements.

Disney Tip: Photopass The Photopass is a card that you give each professional photographer and they scan it before taking your picture. When you get home from your trip you can go online and choose the pictures you want, edit them, and add in some fun Disney characters and then have them printed, or sent to you on a CD. My sister and her family had gone to Disney a couple weeks before we did, so we shared a card to help share the cost.

You will also notice the Disney Hollywood Studios paper on the left hand page, and the copper coin on the right hand page.  Both of these were purchased a the Disney Hotel gift store.

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