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    My premiere report

    Okay, I'll post the pics later, but I'm sitting at LAX and I'm bored!

    So, we get to Disneyland around 9 a.m. and see the crowds already gathering - I'm expecting a really busy day! Not true! We walk on to almost everything! Peter Pan was our longest wait.

    So, about 5:30 p.m., we decide to head down to the red carpet and see what's going on. We started out by the Photo Store - crowded, hot and cranky people. We tried to see the pirates doing juggling and such - couldn't see a thing.

    So, we went to the other side by the Coke Corner and after some mean people said they were saving a huge space and got mad at my kids for standing in their spot, we decided that we didn't want to stand behind the media. We were just going to leave and go to DCA - when I spied a spot right across from the train station.

    There were 4 or 5 teenage girls standing at the rail - with nobody behind them! So, we just walked up and made ourselves at home!

    My 5 year old wanted to see Willy Wonka and that was all he cared about - until he found another little boy and they happily played for most of the event. So, I put my 7 year old on my shoulders and he asked for autographs. He got most of the Disney channel stars that he knew and was having so much fun! Lynda Carter came over and made sure that my son got Cal Ripken, Jr. to come over and sign his autograph book. Jon Voigt came and said hi and talked a little about National Treasure and teased my sons that they were so tall and how did they get that way! My 5 year old told him that his mom was holding him and he wasn't that tall - Tyson thought it was pretty funny. Beau Bridges signed an autograph for my mom (she took pictures while we got signatures). Pat Riley was walking away from us when A.J. called him Mr. Riley and he took the time to sign a "scribble". James Cameron was the best. He signed our book and said that he thought he was going to have a long walk. I told him that he was probably right, but I was still jealous. He was nice.

    A.J. loved that Orlando Bloom called him buddy. The best moment was when Bob Iger walked by - it was virtually silent (none of the teenagers knew who he was) and I yelled out Mr. Iger. He came over and asked where I worked (thinking I was a Disney employee) I said I was from Idaho and he looked shocked. I told him I was a fan of his work and he's doing a great job. He shook my hand and laughed.

    Well, gotta board the plane - I'll post a few pics tonight.

    Will trade husband for Disneyland and DCA Pins!

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    Re: My premiere report

    Aw! It sounds like you guys had so much fun! I'm happy the kids got to see who they wanted and that ya'll got to talk to a bunch of the people! Can't wait to see your pictures! Have a safe flight

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    Re: My premiere report

    BFJen - The great irony here is that the mean people who kicked you out down on the other end of main street probably didn't get HALF as much contact as you did as you were almost walking out. Glad you had a great time, and A.J. is sure to remember this for a long time.

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    Re: My premiere report

    Sounds like you had fun! Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: My premiere report

    What a great time you had. Looking forward to seeing your pictures, too. I'm just moving down the board, checking them all out.

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    Thank you for saying that to Mr. Iger. Hopefully he keeps up the good work.

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    Re: My premiere report

    good report - I'm surprised you saw all those people and didn't even wait for 12 hours on MS. Lucky you - meeting Bob Iger!!!!

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    What a great day for you and your kids. Many memories to savor. Good for you for finding a spot so late in the game. It was ment to be. Can't wait to see your pictures. Thanks for sharing BFJen.

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    Re: My premiere report

    Here are just a few pics - my mom took the good pictures, as I was busy holding up my boys.



    They came and raised the Jolly Roger - too bad it was a teeny flag.


    Radio Station and Media Tables


    Here we are!


    Cal Ripken Jr.


    Jon Voigt - chatting us up


    Pat Riley


    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    I'll post more in a bit.

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    Re: My premiere report

    Jen, what a terrific experience for you and your family! Great pics! Thanks for sharing your fun with us.

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    Glad you had a good time!!!
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    My daughter walked right up also. She had a blast. i just need to figure out how to get the pictures off her cell phone.

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    Re: My premiere report

    What an amazing report and those pictures...WOW! You were so lucky--I guess since I've only read a negative report about the red carpet so far, I figured the event was kind of a bust. Thanks so much for sharing. Wow!

    I'm glad you and your family had such a good time.

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    awesome pics!!! i was there as well, almost were you were but across the way, i got some pics as well, and i was lucky enough to get pics with bloom and depp as well!!! and with tony baxter, he was suprised to see someone who knew him, same with matt quimatt!

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    Another great set of photos. Looking forward to seeing the rest when you get them posted. Nice family, by the way. Your boys are cutie-pies.

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