Mission Viejo is a city in Orange County, California, United States in the Saddleback Valley. Mission Viejo is considered one of the largest master-planned communities ever built under a single project in the United States, and is rivaled only by Highlands Ranch, Colorado, in its size. Its population as of 2014 was estimated at 96,346.Mission Viejo is suburban in nature and culture. The city is mainly residential, although there are a number of offices and businesses within its city limits. The city is known for its picturesque tree-lined neighborhoods, receiving recognition from the National Arbor Day Foundation. The city's name is a reference to Rancho Mission Viejo, a large Spanish land grant from which the community was founded.In 2014, Ryan Hales and his family moved to Mission Viejo.
In January of 2016, Keola Quereto and his family visited Ryan Hales and his family at his house in Mission Viejo. Keola, Ryan, and their siblings recreated scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Keola played Poe Dameron, Unkar Plutt, a Rathtar, and Luke Skywalker. Ryan played Lor San Tekka and Han Solo. Pua Quereto played a Stormtrooper and Finn. Hoku Quereto played Rey. Cameron Hales played Chewbacca. Kekoa Quereto and Ben Hales played some Smugglers. Maddy Hales played Maz Kanata. Ui Quereto played Kylo Ren.