Disclosure: Disney paid for my flights, lodging, and expenses for this trip but all opinions are 100% my own.
Ever wonder what it’s like to walk the red carpet at a Hollywood movie premiere? On Monday I had the amazing opportunity to experience walking the red carpet at a Disney movie Hollywood premiere for the second time. Last year I went to the Frankenweenie premiere in Hollywood and it was an amazing experience but attending the Disney Planes premiere was even more exciting. I knew a little of what to expect and I felt a little more prepared. The street in front of the El Capitan Theater was blocked off for the event. There were 2 areas of the red carpet, the front, larger area where stars stand and pose and the back, narrower area where the people actually walk across to get to the event. As we walked across the carpet, I heard shouts of “Teri” from the paparazzi. I looked to the left and saw Teri Hatcher posing for the TONS of paparazzi and onlookers.
How adorable is Teri Hatcher kissing her daughter?Look, my foot ON the red carpet:
We walked across the red carpet and took a few pictures before we entered the fun carnival area that was sponsored by Target.
I just loved the balloon airplane person balancing on the world!
The carnival area had games like skeeball, a few crane game machines, and a fishing game just to name a few. Everyone was a winner at each game and the prizes were all Disney’s Planes toys that will be sold at Target. It was AMAZING! Check out all the great games and food that was at the carnival:
Photo credit: Walt Disney Studio
And here are some of the awesome Disney’s Planes toys that were give as prizes and are available at Target:
Photo credit: Walt Disney Studio
The carnival was AMAZING enough by itself but what was really the icing on the cake was being in the same place as so many stars. They weren’t behind the glass or behind a gate. We were all together at the carnival. I stood next to Peter Facinelli (Dr. Carlisle Cullen from the Twilight movies) and I thought I might faint. He was there with his children as were so many other stars. It was great seeing the family side of the stars and realizing that many of them as parents just like the rest of us.
Marissa Winokur had her 2 sons with her and I smiled as she was struggling to hold all the toys that her boys had won. As a mom I certainly can relate to having to hold a million and one things for my kids. You can see all of her toys on the ground behind us.
Here is Ashley Simpson checking out the awesome toys with her son and a friend.
One of the highlights of the premiere was getting to meet and take a picture with Teri Hatcher. She was so sweet, funny, gracious, and especially beautiful! She took the time to pose with quite a few of us.
As the mom of 2 girls who LOVE watching the Disney Channel, I was so excited to be able to meet and take pictures with some of the stars of their favorite Disney Channel shows- Dog With a Blog and Jessie. My girls saw my pictures and think they have a pretty cool mom.
Taking pictures with the stars above put my pretty high on my girls’ cool meter but want to know what really topped it?
BELLA THORNE from Shake It Up! Ironically last week when I went to Chicago for BlogHer my girls asked if I would be seeing Shake It Up Chicago and meeting Rocky and CeCe. Who would have known that I would have gone to LA and actually meet Bella Thorne who plays CeCe on Shake It Up? She was sweet enough to take a picture with me.
Taking a picture with so many of my girls’ favorite Disney stars was pretty exciting but that’s not really what put me on the top of the cool mom chart for my girls. I called and video chatted with them for a bit from the premiere party when Bella Thorne was right behind me and as we chatted Bella waved to them. One of their favorite stars actually was able to see them on my cell and wave to them. I don’t think any of us will ever forget that moment. It was so great to be able to share the excitement with my girls even if they were across the country.
It is amazing just how many stars were at the premiere- Jason Priestly, Ian Ziering, Hillary Duff, Anthony Edwards, Kevin Nealon, Brooke Burke-Charvet, Dane Cook, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Stacy Keach, Cedric The Entertainer, Alyssa Milano, and so many more! This was certainly a night I will never forget! I will be posting my review of the Disney’s Planes movie on Friday so check back then!
Disney’s PLANES opens in theaters THIS FRIDAY- August 9th, 2013!