Disney Planes premiere and red carpet pre-party!
There are moments in life when you soar. Monday night was one of those moments for me. The red carpet premiere of Disney Planes represents not only the opening of a wonderful and fun new Disney film for kids, but also years of hard work and creativity by the artists who made the movie possible. I was honored to celebrate with them as one of the bloggers invited by Disney to attend the Disney Planes Premiere.
I got a front row seat to the festivities, and I’m on cloud nine after the experience. I can honestly say I don’t think I’ll ever come down. Sometimes it’s okay to have your head in the clouds, as long as you at least have a toe on the ground.
Disney is full of dreamers and doers, and if they didn’t let their imaginations soar, this movie never could have happened. Here are some of my favorite moments as we came in for a landing on the red carpet at the Disney Planes premiere.
Leave it to Disney to put a fun and creative, kid-friendly spin on the red carpet. The friendly folks from Target, the event’s official sponsor, did a fantastic job as well. The outdoor Disney Planes pre-party on the red carpet included all kinds of booths featuring fun activities for kids and families.
For instance, Disney Planes stars Dusty Crophopper and Rochelle airplanes in balloon form and air traffic control guys on stilts (!) welcomed premiere attendees as the stars walked the red carpet. Guests could munch on cotton candy or fresh corn cobs from the Crop Duster Corn Stop. Kids could practice flight with a simulator at Bull’s Eye Flight School, and much more. Needless to say, I felt like a kid myself, and the movie hadn’t even started yet! I’m not ashamed to say I wasn’t shy about chowing down on cotton candy and trying to pop balloons with a dart. You can check out this photo mosaic to get a feel for what it was like. I hope you’ll feel like you were right there with me! Just click on a picture you’d like to enlarge, and the slide show will start:
Teri Hatcher celebrates with family at Disney Planes Premiere
I have to admit I got more than a little starstruck rubbing elbows with some of my favorite celebrities on the red carpet.
Radiant Teri Hatcher, the voice of spunky mechanic auto Dottie in Disney Planes, enjoyed some down time with her family, including equally radiant daughter Emerson Hatcher, as they waited for the movie to start.
Disney Channel stars shine on Disney Planes Premiere red carpet
I had a blast hanging out with some of my family’s favorite Disney Channel stars.
Bella Thorne from Shake It Up! was sweet and adorable.
Kevin Chamberlin and Karan Brar from Jessie were delightful!
Time for Disney Planes take flight!
Before we knew it, the party was over, and it was time to go into the theater.
Julie Bowen showed off her own modern family at the premiere as she enjoyed the carnival-style games with her son. I snapped this photo as she lined up behind me to enter the El Capitan Theater.
The movie was unforgettable, and full of delightful surprises. I will be publishing my review of Disney Planes on Friday, so be sure to check back. When the movie was over, who else but the film’s star Dane Cook was in the lobby meeting and greeting his many fans!
The red carpet experience was one we will never forget. I’ll treasure it always in my heart, and I’ll always remember the glittering marquee of the El Capitan Theater that night.