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The Rancho Obi Wan Experience

The Rancho Obi Wan Experience

Yesterday, DisneyXD aired a special Star Wars related episode of My Family Recipe Rocks.

On the show, which was taped at the “Rancho Obi-Wan,” home to the most Star Wars items in the world, (Joey) Fatone will be seen making a Star Wars breakfast using recipes from The Star Wars Cookbook. He worked alongside Obi-Wan Vice President and General Manager Anne Neumann and President and CEO Steve Sansweet to prepare dishes including Admiral Ack Bars, Dunes of Tatooine Biscuits, and Twin Sun Toast.

During this episode, not only did they cook some Star Wars recipes, but they included a tour of the collection as well. This episode reminded my husband and I that we had the privilege of seeing a portion of this collection, known as the Rancho Obi-Wan Experience, last year at Star Wars Celebration VI. During our walkthrough of this Experience, we took photos of many items that were displayed, some of which can be seen during this episode. Therefore, we decided to share some of the photos of the collection that we thought were interesting:

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Actual Yoda used in the filming of Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back

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The R2-D2 USPS Mailbox (Not my first encounter either!)

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R2-D2 as Mr T

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R2-D2 in an X-Wing Socket with working lights and motion

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars comic/graphic novel cover illustration and sketch created and signed by The Clone Wars Supervising Director Dave Filoni

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A sculptured prototype model of The Cantina with the alien creatures created for Star Wars IV: A New Hope

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The Holy Grail for vintage Star Wars collectors: Kenner Early Bird Certificate Package for the very first Star Wars action figures

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The countdown clock from Japan for “George Lucas’s Super Live Adventure

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A can of WD-40 as R2-D2

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Coca-Cola R2-D2 from Japan

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My favorite from the Rancho Obi-Wan Experience: Princess Leia’s Utility Belt with Blaster!

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My husband’s favorite from the Rancho Obi-Wan Experience: Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious Feeding The Chickens!

As mentioned before, the Rancho Obi-Wan Experience only represented a portion of the items housed in the entire Rancho Obi-Wan collection. To get an idea on the scope of the items that are housed in the collection, how to become a member or schedule a tour, you can visit the official Rancho Obi-Wan website. In addition, you can check out the following…

Articles on Rancho Obi-Wan

A visit to Rancho Obi-Wan posted on Nerdapproved.com

RebelScum’s visit to Rancho Obi-Wan

Geek Magazine on their visit to Rancho Obi-Wan

Inside Rancho Obi-Wan: America’s Largest Private Star Wars Collection posted on nerdiest.com

Visiting Rancho Obi-Wan on Star Wars Day! posted on HuffingtonPost.com

Lose Yourself in the Largest Star Wars Collection posted on Mashable.com

Behind the Scenes of the Greatest Star Wars Collection posted on cnet.com

Star Tours at Rancho Obi-Wan as posted on EndorExpress.net

Geek Tour Stop #2 as posted on GeekCrusade.com

Videos of Rancho Obi-Wan or the Rancho Obi-Wan Experience

Video Tour of Rancho Obi-Wan from Wired.com

Take a Tour of Rancho Obi-Wan: The Largest Star Wars Collection in the Galaxy posted on Gizmodo

Video of the Star Wars CVI Rancho Obi-Wan Experience on the StarWars.com blog

#AtoZChallenge Disney Dreams Collection

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A to Z Blog Challenge Topic: Disney Dreams Collection

The Disney Dreams Collection are painting created by Thomas Kinkade that depict great moments from Walt Disney Films. I have seen most of the artwork in this collection on display when I visit the Art of Disney shops at Walt Disney World in Florida. I would love to add any of these to my collection. My favorite piece from this collection is Beauty and the Beast Falling in Love

I have always admired how special this artwork makes me feel as a fan of Disney’s Beauty and The Beast. I can lose myself into the world that is depicted on the canvas, especially the characters and the beautiful settings. I will eventually add this artwork to my ever-growing collection of Disney memorabilia.

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