Darth Vader Loves a Parade

Remember that Star Tours commercial starring Darth Vader and a couple of Stormtroopers enjoying themselves at Disneyland? Well, Topless Roboteer Joey G. alerted me to this video, where someone actually caught the Imperial posse watching “Mickey’s Soundsational Parade” for the commercial. There’s something kind of surreally awesome about Vader and two Stormtroopers — wearing Mickey Mouse ears at that — quietly enjoying a Disney parade. The video is 15 minutes long, so you don’t have to watch the whole thing, but you might want to skip to 12:45 or so, where Peter Pan blows the Dark Lord of the Sith a raspberry, and Vader lurches out of the crowd as if he’s going to beat the living shit out of him. It’s only a half-second, but it’s a glorious half-second.

Oh, before I forget — my pals at L.A. Weekly have a full description/review of the Star Tours ride here, along with a lot of good-looking pics from the “tour.” It’s definitely worth checking out.