The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, Stay Through the Credits!

Buttons at the Boutique "Dazzled by Twilight" in Forks, Wash.
Buttons at the Boutique "Dazzled by Twilight" in Forks, Wash.

Yes, I’m admitting to being a quasi-Twihard and seeing the next-to-last movie in series, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, was a priority this weekend. I won’t give away the plot (but if you read the the fourth Twilight book in the series you already know) and I’m still Team Jacob.

I read a Tweet (sorry, didn’t catch who Tweeted it) encouraging those seeing Breaking Dawn to stay through the first set of credits for another scene, so I did. The final scene tied in characters from the second and third movies and offers insight as to what to expect in the final film of the series, Breaking Dawn – Part 2, set to release Nov. 16, 2012. (The fourth and final book in the series was split into two films.)

The movie theater was packed for this Saturday matinee and about three-quarters of the audience cleared out when the credits began rolling. This really surprised me because most of the audience was made of teenage girls whom I assumed would want to sit through the entire movie for the experience.

Breaking Dawn has a local connection – the 20-foot luxury boat Edward and Bella speed across open water in was manufactured in Manatee County (about an hour north of me) by Chris Craft Corp. Called the Silver Bullet, the boat can be yours for just over $76,000. (Source: Herald Tribune, Sarasota, Fla.)

And speaking of Twilight, if you’re planning a visit to Forks, Wash., my article, Five Things to Do During a Twilight Vacation in Forks, may assist in your travel planning.

Have you seen Breaking Dawn? Do you think it lived up to the hype?



Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

3 thoughts on “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, Stay Through the Credits!

  1. Saw it today and loved it :)Luckily, my family and I were talking and stretching during the credits, just taking our time leaving, and we got to see those last few seconds of the film that we didn’t know were there!

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