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World Premiere of Disney’s The Lion King

We attended the premiere of Lion King as a guest of Disney

My daughter and I have always had a very special and close relationship. As she has become a teenager, it has been harder than ever to keep that relationship the same as it was when she was younger. While we attend many events and travel together, there is one type of event that brings us close together again, and that is at Disney premieres.

OC Mom at the Lion King Premiere

Whenever I get an invitation to a Disney premiere, my daughter and I begin shopping for the perfect dress. We spend days together walking around shopping malls, having endless lunches together, and reconnecting. Sometimes, I am guilty of taking longer than usual to find the perfect dress just so that we can have more afternoons to spend together.

The Lion King has always been one of my daughter’s favorite movies, and I was thrilled to get an invitation to attend the premiere of the live-action film. I surprised my daughter with the news that she was going to the premiere with me by leaving a handwritten invitation to go dress shopping with me in her room. The minute that she saw the note, she came running downstairs with excitement.

We immediately began dress shopping. While she found the perfect dress right away, I seemed to take longer to find the dress that I wanted to walk down the red carpet wearing. Then it was time for the fun part. I made appointments to have our hair and makeup done before the event, and when we woke up the morning of the premiere, we were both beaming with happiness.

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The morning of the premiere, we got up early and went to breakfast at our favorite place. Then, we drove to LA, where we would get pampered by getting our hair and makeup done. Once we were all beautified, it was time to make our way to the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles where we would walk the red carpet at the world premiere of The Lion King!!

Disney's Lion King Premiere

The minute that we arrived at the premiere, the entire sidewalks were filled with people hoping to get a glimpse of their favorite celebrity. As we walked down the red carpet, the lights were flashing, people were cheering, and my daughter was smiling. It was one of the happiest days of my life.

The Lion King Premiere

Then it was time for the movie to start. The minute that the film began, everyone in the audience cheered. And then, we all fell in love with the beautiful story of The Lion King all over again. We laughed, we cried, and we felt so many emotions while being immersed in the magical world where Simba, Nala, Pumbaa, and Timon become family.

Ella Barone at the Lion King Premiere

After the premiere of the film, it was time to party. We celebrated by eating happy meals (everyone knows that McDonald’s is my favorite) taking pictures and creating memories that will last a lifetime. Did I mention that they all you can eat dole whips? Yes, that’s right!

Dole Whips at The Lion King Premiere

We didn’t want the evening to end, and we were some of the last to leave even though we had an early morning meeting with the cast of the film.

The world premiere of Disney’s The Lion King is an event that I’ll never forget. And the movie is more special to me than ever. Don’t miss seeing the magical film in theaters this Friday!!

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