We had tickets to see the “Princess and the Frog” movie premier event in NYC at the Ziegfeld Theater today. They are doing it for about a week I believe with several showing a day in both NYC & LA. After the movie you get to move to a different location for a “Premier Disney Event” with Princess meet & greets, games themed to the movie, Disney Archives displays, an animation class with a real animator from the Princess & the Frog movie, and a big “Bayou Adventure” play area for kids.
First of all, the movie was EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT! The characters are so loveable, the storyline keeps the attention & is appreciated by both the young, old, and everyone in between. The music is fun & there are some definate laughable moments. Daniel and I both really liked the theme in the movie about working hard & saving for what you want; Tiana is an absolutely awesome “princess!” All the characters in the movie are really personable & visually the movie was great! Defiantely gets ‘two thumbs up’ from both Daniel and I!
There were a couple scenes that may be a little too scary for the under 5 crowd (via the “Shadow Man”), not to mention the story seemed to interest most of the children in the theater that were a little older. I’d say it would be MOST appreciated by anyone over 5, and maybe the more mature 4’s.
After the movie everyone walked two blocks to the Roseland Ballroom; Daniel and I were pretty impressed by the set up. There were individual set pieces with their own ques to meet & greet with Tiana, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Pocahontas, Belle, Jasmine, and Snow White. It was SO organized & moved very fast. One of the cutest things at the party were the movie themed games. One was where you had to launch frogs onto lilly pads, throw ping pong balls into Marti Gras bowls, and another was throwing velcro darts to a spinning “voodoo man” wheel. :laugh: There were some interesting small exhibits from the Disney Archives, and animation class with one of the real animators from the movie, and even a big Bayou play area for kids.
It was awesome! We had a great time!
OH, I should mention how SERIOUS security was about recording devices and cameras at the theater… woah! I understand why but it was pretty crazy. Security guards were walking the entry lines talking to EVERY single person; they all made it VERY clear that if you didn’t “check” your recordable devices before the show they WILL be confiscated. The system of storage and collection was pretty brilliant & fast so we weren’t worried & after the movie we had our camera back within 5 minutes. After you checked your camera you went through ANOTHER line where a security guard manually checked your purse, etc. & made it CLEAR that if any cell phones were pulled out during the show they would be confescated as well. After THAT security guard you went through metal detectors & hand-held wand metal detectors. :mellow::laugh: I felt safe [that nobody would get a bad candid photo of me] :laugh:
Some photos to come… [not in the movie theater obviously, haha]