My Pete’s Dragon World Premiere Red Carpet Experience #PetesDragonEvent

I am fresh off the plane from Hollywood, CA where I got to attend the world premiere of Pete’s Dragon. If you missed my earlier deets on this very special trip, you can check it out here. But in case you’ve been hiding under a rock, Pete’s Dragon is the newest Disney film that is hitting theaters across the nation this Friday August 12th. I was blessed with the opportunity to attend the red carpet world premiere of the movie. And you know that anything Disney does is truly magical.

But first….

Ready for the red carpet and movie premiere of Pete’s Dragon. 💜 #petesdragonevent #Disney #PetesDragon

A photo posted by Christine St.Vil (@momsncharge) on

I decided to snap and post this selfie before heading down to meet the rest of the crew. This was a last minute outfit change and I’m so glad it worked out. Pete's Dragon Event - Red Carpet_04

Bryce Dallas, Oakes Fegley, and Oona Laurence arrive at the world premiere of DisneyÕs PeteÕs Dragon at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood on August 8, 2016. The new film, which stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley, Oona Laurence, Wes Bentley and Karl Urban and is written and directed by David Lowery, has been drawing rave reviews from both audiences and critics. PeteÕs Dragon opens nationwide August 12, 2016..(Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

Bryce Dallas, Oakes Fegley, and Oona Laurence arrive at the world premiere of Disney’s Pete’s Dragon at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood on August 8, 2016. The new film, which stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley, Oona Laurence, Wes Bentley and Karl Urban and is written and directed by David Lowery, has been drawing rave reviews from both audiences and critics. PeteÕs Dragon opens nationwide August 12, 2016..(Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

So about this red carpet magic…

The company

I got to join 24 other fabulous and phenomenal bloggers on this trip. I was excited to meet and connect with so many new mommy & one daddy (Hey Mitch!) blogger friends. I was definitely a little nervous going in as I felt like the lone rookie. LOL But I truly enjoyed everyone I met, and they were all so welcoming, helpful and fun to hang out with. I loved seeing how all the different shades of green came together. Check out the green carpet.

Bloggers gather on the red carpet for the world premiere of Disney's Pete's Dragon.

Bloggers gather on the red carpet for the world premiere of Disney’s Pete’s Dragon.

It was truly amazing to be able to experience this side of the Disney magic, and the buzz and excitement that is Hollywood.

So great to meet Ari of LovePeaceAndTinyFEet.com. Small world: her cousin and I are childhood friends from the sixth grade :)

So great to meet Ari of LovePeaceAndTinyFeet.com. Small world: her cousin and I are childhood friends from the sixth grade 🙂

 

The experience

I wasn’t really sure what to expect as this would be my first red carpet movie premiere experience. And while my first thought was: oh I want to share this with my friends and followers via Periscope or Facebook Live, I took the advice we were given to just enjoy the experience. The evening started off with the party and dinner before the movie started. We got to take a ride on Elliot, Pete’s Dragon. And I was given extra super powers because I was able to go “invisible” just like Elliot in the movie LOL. Tip: if you even think there may be a chance of there being a green screen at the event, don’t wear the perfect shade of green…not unless you’re going for the invisible look here 🙂

Christine on #PetesDragon

It’s all about finding that perfect shade of green…

Earlier that day we got to watch some sneak peeks of Moana. So it was truly a treat to (literally) bump into the Moana star, Auli'i Cravalho on the red carpet. She is super sweet, can't wait to share the interview with her.

Earlier that day we got to watch some sneak peeks of Moana. So it was truly a treat to (literally) bump into the Moana star, Auli’i Cravalho on the red carpet. She is super sweet, can’t wait to share the interview with her.

The premiere party was so much fun. In addition to riding dragons, we were treated to great food, music, drinks and other activities. Below is my Snapchat story I shared:

The tour

While in LA, we also got to take a private tour of the historic El Capitan Theatre, the morning after we watched the world premiere of Pete’s Dragon. With so many people at the premiere, we really didn’t get to experience and get a feel for the inside of the theatre. So I was happy about the tour. Listen…they had me at “Welcome Mommy Bloggers”.

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Walking towards the El Capitan theatre and were greeted with “Welcome Mommy Bloggers”

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Walking towards the El Capitan theatre and were greeted with "Welcome Mommy Bloggers"

Oh, just hanging out on the Hollywood Walk of Fame outside of El Capitan and Jimmy Kimmel Live 🙂

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I had no idea how rich in history and culture this theatre was until we took the tour. El Capitan just recently celebrated 90 years. I feel like I’ve been doing movies all wrong after experiencing this special movie-going experience at El Capitan. I don’t know about the movie theaters where you live, but they definitely don’t open up the show like this at the theaters where I live. We were told that back in the day, the more curtains you had, the more luxurious the theatre was.

 

 

Taking a group picture on the stage at El Capitan

Taking a group picture on the stage at El Capitan

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Tomorrow, I’ll be sharing my full review on the film itself. Be sure to share and watch the trailer below.

And if you missed it, click here to download these adorable Pete’s Dragon themed activity sheets for your little one.

Thank you Disney for a truly memorable experience!

PETE’S DRAGON IS OUT IN THEATERS ON FRIDAY AUGUST 12, 2016

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Will you be taking the family to see Pete’s Dragon this weekend? Whar are some other Disney films you’ve been most excited about watching?


Disclosure: On behalf of Disney, I was invited to attend an all-expense paid trip to cover the world premiere of Pete’s Dragon. As always, all opinions are my own.

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    Mimi Green
    August 11, 2016 at 10:16 AM

    This sounds like an incredible experience for sure. I know Disney is only first class all of the way. I’m cracking up at your green dress on the green screen.hahahaha

    Nori isn’t sold on the movie but Nasir is down to see it.
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      Christine St.Vil
      August 11, 2016 at 2:36 PM

      LOL that green screen pic had me cracking up! Yeah, I don’t think my youngest (5) will be ready to watch it but she’s super sensitive (she cried when Nemo and Dory got lost LOL). But my other two are definitely excited about it.

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    Rachel Mouton
    August 11, 2016 at 4:24 PM

    Oh my goodness! This was so much fun! You got some great photos and you looked stunning 🙂
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      Christine St.Vil
      August 11, 2016 at 10:50 PM

      Thanks so much Rachel! OMG I so loved meeting you, and truly had a fantastic time 😉

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    Gwendolyn Mulholland
    August 12, 2016 at 1:00 AM

    I am so glad that we were able to meet at this fantastic event. Your dress and jewelry were gorgeous and I think the picture with you on Elliott is hilarious. You can claim you have special powers.
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      Christine St.Vil
      August 13, 2016 at 2:23 PM

      Heyyyyy Gwen!!! It was such a pleasure meeting you as well. Thank you so much for your sweet compliment! And yes, I am taking these superpowers all the way to the bank. My kids think I’m extra special now LOL

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    Adanna
    August 12, 2016 at 1:59 AM

    What a fabulous experience Christine! You look so amazing in your green dress and that private tour seems like a nice treat.
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      Christine St.Vil
      August 13, 2016 at 2:22 PM

      Thank you so much Adanna! We really did have a great time 🙂

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    Mindy
    August 12, 2016 at 3:27 AM

    LOL! I wore green, too, but somehow they managed to get all of me in the photo. I was nervous about it and they said the editors were working overtime with all the green dresses! You look fab and glad you had such a fun time in LA. 🙂
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      Christine St.Vil
      August 13, 2016 at 2:22 PM

      LOL I think I may have been the only one who was given Elliot disappearing super powers LOL Thanks so much Mindy! I hope you had a great time as well 🙂

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