|They are so cute in their Star Wars costumes!|
|This ride is one of my favorites.|
|Hollywood Studios! The lighting was really tough today.|
|It's weird how much this looks like the real one in Los Angeles.|
|Light saber battle!|
The music began, and Warwick shouts at me to begin dancing. Well, I pulled on all my improv skills, and lack of dancing ability, to try and dance like a grandmother . My next command from our ever soft and gentle director was to begin singing. In front of the huge theater pulsing with people, I sang my heart out to "Celebrate good times, come on!" The audience died laughing.
|These guys really aren't as terrible as film makes them.|
I will never forget my next three minutes in my role as grandmother. The audience roared with laughter as I tried to imitate the sweet old lady who helped Warwick get his big break as a Star Wars Ewok. I had a blast, and I think I did a good job, the audience enjoyed it at least. The show was slowly drawing to a close, and I couldn't believe I had the opportunity to act on stage with Warwick Davis. Then, the most magical moment happened.
The strings of Hedwig's Theme began to float over the audience. I got the chills, anticipating what was to come. On the screen, Professor Flitwick was instructing Ron, Harry, and Hermoine on the methods of levitation. And then, out on stage walks Warwick Davis dressed in robes with a wand! He begins to say Flitwick's lines and instructs everyone in the room on how to perform the spell of levitation. Swish and flick! We follow along with him, then a whole pile of feathers falls from the ceiling and floats to the floor. There is nothing more magical than getting a charms lesson from Professor Flitwick himself!
|Roomies! I LOVE this ride :)|
|I don't know why I make these crazy faces...maybe so you can laugh at me? Go ahead, I promise I won't get my feelings hurt ;)|
It was an incredible moment and a magical day. It was unforgettable and not just to me. A few hours later, as I was standing in line to meet Goofy and Donald Duck, a man with a young boy turned to me and called me "Grandma," complementing me on my acting job. Turns out the audience really did enjoy it!
If you are at Disney this week, make sure to stop by Hollywood Studios, and Warwick's show, if you can! You won't regret it.
May The Force Be With You!