Hello! This afternoon and friend and I went to the Ziegfeld Theatre to see "The Princess and the Frog" and attend the "Ultimate Disney Event" at Roseland Ballroom afterward.
The film is delightful. Disney animation is back in fine form, and the Event afterward was also enjoyable, even though we didn't have any children in tow.
The afternoon was such a good time that I thought I'd post a photo trip report here for you guys so here goes.....
Dr. Fecilier beckons you inside the theater. No photos allowed indoors though...
After the film we headed over to Roseland Ballroom a few blocks away from the Ziegfeld:
The main floor of Roseland was lavishly decorated and consisted mostly of Princess meet and greet areas:
Sadly, Jasmine was out of action for a few minutes due to a protein spill:
Sprinkled around the Main and Upper levels of the Ballroom were artifacts from the Walt Disney Archives:
Vintage tin toys:
The poisoned caramel apple bicycle helmet from "Enchanted":
A couple of genuine animation cels:
Giselle's wedding dress from "Enchanted" was one of several costumes on display. It's a little too big for its case and the detail work is exquisite:
Experiences for children included an arts and crafts area where one can make paper masks, paper tiaras, and origami frogs, a games area, and an obstacle course called Bayou Adventure:
We participated in the Learn to be a Disney Animator demonstration. Lead animator for Lawrence, Anthony Darosa, taught us how to draw him:
I think my drawing of Lawrence kind of came out looking like the Grinch. It's the one on the left:
We ended our tour of the Experience by meeting several Princesses. On hand were Snow White, Jasmine, Belle, Pocahontas, Mulan, Ariel, Aurora, Cinderella, and of course Tiana:
All in all it was a wonderful way to spend a rainy afternoon in the City and I'm looking forward to seeing the film again when it goes into general release on December 11.
It was well worth the $30 general admission price. A more expensive package can be had for $50 which has reserved seating in the theater, some bead trinkets, and a lithograph. This afternoon's matinee was about 1/3 full. Our general admission seats were great; Fifth row, dead center, right in front of the reserved rows of seats in the Orchestra.
If you find yourself in NYC now until the 13th, give this a GO!
Thanks for reading!