Back in November Star Wars took over a good chunk of Tomorrowland with “Season of the Force” (you can read the original blog post on it here), which included turning Space Mountain into Hyperspace Mountain, where Guests could join the Rebel Forces and help battle the evil Galactic Empire. Season of the Force had an original end date of May of this year. However, due to its popularity it was extended, and while it does not have a specific end date as of now, typically Space Mountain gets its Halloween “Ghost Galaxy” overlay in mid-September, so I expect to see Hyperspace to disappear in the coming weeks. With this in mind, Patrick and I made a special visit in my Rebel best to ride it and enjoy Season of Force.
I wore this exact outfit to San Diego Comic Con last month, however, as I was on my own, failed to get any snaps of it, but I didn’t mind too much as I figured Disneyland was a much better place to get pictures. The dress is another one of the creations from Her Universe, though was exclusive to Hot Topic’s website. After purchasing one garment from Her Universe in the same style, the Leia dress, I felt safe in going forward with purchasing the Poe X-Wing dress. Unlike the Leia dress however, the Poe dress has a generous amount of stretch, and if it were not for this stretch I wouldn’t have been able to get the garment on, as the zipper is for some reason ludicrously short! But the dress is also very comfy, and features pockets!
The fascinator of Poe’s X-Wing is akin to my Millennium Falcon I did back in April, which you can see here. I really want to do a TIE Fighter next, but still working on the logistics of it.
And believe it or not, I did indeed ride Hyperspace Mountain with the X-Wing in my hair! For those unfamiliar with Disneyland, Space Mountain is pretty much just a roller coaster inside a dark building, but with projections and lighting effects to make it appear as if you are flying through space. For Hyperspace Mountain they change the audio and insert images of various crafts, such as X-Wings, and TIE Fighters. It also happens to feature a photo op, so if you need the photographic evidence, here is your bonus pic!
I guess this would be a good time to mention that you will be seeing quite a lot of Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm in the next week. Both Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm are ending their landmark anniversary celebrations on September 5th, sadly, Patrick and I will be out of town during that time. We are headed to Oregon for about a week, as Patrick has to return for work, and as I am not working anymore, I don’t have a reasonable excuse not to go, and visit with friends and family.