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Disney CA SSW 2003, by Karyl
On May 31 & June 1 All My Children came to Disney
California's Super Soap Weekend. I had been waiting since last
year to find out if the soap stars were going to return.
Living as close to Disney as I do I had returned to the park many
times since they appeared last year. Each and every time I
would be told the soap stars would NOT be returning. I just
couldn't believe it. But then many of us heard even worse
news. DCA's Soap Opera Bistro which hosted SSW last year along
with SoapNet was being closed. That was just another nail in
the coffin to me. Gulp!
But we the fans spoke out loud and clear and Disney
and ABC finally listened. We wanted SSW twice a year, not just
the one time in Florida, but in California as well. What a
great weekend this was for me.
On Saturday I arrived very early but decided to
focus just on OLTL and then focus on AMC on Sunday. Boy, I'll
never do that again. If you have never been to SSW before,
here's a little inside information, AMC's lines are much
longer than those of OLTL.
Susan Lucci (Erica) I knew would be next to
impossible for me to see. You have to get in line at 3 a.m. to
get a wrist band. I did find out later that there were some
stand-bye wrist bands they were still giving away between 7-8 a.m.
Wish I had known that when I arrived I might have been able to get
one. I was able to get a couple shots of Susan in the parade.
As you seen in the photo she is looking right at me. She heard
me call out. "I love you Susan!" She turned, smiled and
said "I love you too!"
I waited in line for almost 3 hours to get photos
with Rebecca Budig (Greenlee). She is just so pretty.
And so sweet. I found Rebecca very talkative. I was able
to get through her line, but I am not sure everyone who was in her
Next on to Alicia Minshew (Kendall). Another
of my favorites on AMC. I think Alicia's resemblance to Susan Lucci
is uncanny. Kendall to me really looks like she could be
Erica's daughter. I had a photo from last year that she signed
for me. Alicia is so bubbly.
I was not able to get into Elizabeth Hendrickson (Maggie)'s
line, however as she was leaving her line I asked her if I could
snap this photo. Hey! It actually turned out really,
really good, huh? I love the baseball cap!
David, David, David .. Vincent Irizarry be still my
heart. I love this man! I love this actor. I love
this character. Got this great photo of Vincent.
GH & PC SSW Pics
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