Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Princess and the Frog Premier

This past Saturday night, we attended the premier of the Princess and the Frog at the Walt Disney Studios in Glendale, CA. Josie was nearly out of her mind with anticipation!

Upon arrival, we picked our tickets up in a warehouse used to store props from many Disney live-action movies. We saw a cannon from Pirates of the Caribbean; a few props from Beverly Hills Chihuahua, and a mock of the house lifted by balloons in 'Up".

After picking up some popcorn for the movie, we were shepherded in the theatre. The seats were plush and reclined, very comfy! Josie didn't even blink during the movie! She loved it. So did James and I. There were parts of the movie that got a bit loud - so if you have a little one with 'loud sound' issues, like we do - just be prepared to cover the ears for a few minutes. The story is fantastic, the music is awesome and even the 'bad guys' in the movie weren't too scary.

After the movie, we made our way into another warehouse that was converted into a Princess Wonderland. All of the girls were there! They had a small display of the gowns worn by actresses and actors in both the animated (models) and live-action Disney films. We saw Cruella deVille's gown, Queen Clarise's gown from the Princess Diaries; and the gown worn by a model for animating Princess Tiana of the Princess and the Frog. Very cool stuff!

They had a game arcade set up and a scary obstacle course that Josie braved on her own! Of course, no Princess party is complete without cupcakes... and we stocked up! We got the Princess 4 pack:

Here's the Cinderella Glass Slipper cupcake:

Here, Josie explains that she too used to live in Virginia and moved to California. (I had time while waiting in line to tell Josie an abbreviated version of the Pocahontas story). She asked Pocahontas, "So, when did YOU move to California?" !!

Finally, Josie and Mulan had quite a bit to talk about... Josie explained that she was born in China and asked Mulan, "Do you know where Hubei is?" I was really proud of her - she's usually quite shy around strangers. Around the Princesses, she makes conversation like she's at a cocktail party!

We finished our big night out with dinner in LA Chinatown. Josie was asleep before I got her buckled into her car seat! She saved two cupcakes for her big sister and friend, Hailey. Even when she's exhausted, she is a considerate little girl.

1 comment:

  1. OMG.. my girls are going to FREAK out when they see these great shots.. How was the movie? I can't wait to take the girls to see it. What a wonderful gift to give Josie!!!