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On the Red Carpet of Disney’s Planes #DisneyPlanesPremiere

*Disney provided me with an all expenses paid trip to Los Angeles to attend the red carpet premiere of Planes. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.*

On August 5th the streets around the historic El Capitan Theatre were blocked off and crowds of people were gathered with cameras and video recorders, hoping to forever capture the excitement and energy surrounding the red carpet premiere of Disney’s Planes.

On the Red Carpet of Disney's Planes #DisneyPlanesPremiere

Our walk down the side of the red carpet was timed perfectly; we saw John Lasseter (the chief creative officer of Pixar) exiting his vehicle and Teri Hatcher posing for the media on the red carpet. As a once-devoted fan of Desperate Housewives, I was so excited to see Teri in person. She was very personable with her fans and even posed for pictures with a few of the bloggers in our group. I don’t know how I missed my chance; where was I when all of that was happening?

Planes Red Carpet

Once away from the bright flashes the cameras, we wandered past the race-themed carpet and into the pre-party where booths of complimentary food and drinks were set up. Employees walked around handing out water, apple slices, and samples of Jamba Juice beverages. I was too immersed in people watching to consider eating or drinking anything!

On the Red Carpet of Disney's Planes #DisneyPlanesPremiere

Our first celebrity sighting was Hilary Duff, star of the Disney Channel’s Lizzie Maguire. She looked stunning a casual black outfit. I was surprised to see a very familiar face–Dave Coulier of Full House. I had the pleasure of running into him in my hometown of Salt Lake City and certainly didn’t expect to see him at the Disney Planes premiere. A few people were shocked I’d recognized him since he was wearing sunglasses and looked inconspicuous. He was kind enough to pose for a picture with us.

Anyone who is a Twilight fan is going to be extremely jealous that we met Peter Facinelli. He was extremely personable, complimented us on our dresses, and stood around chatting with us for a few minutes while his kids waited in line to play games. Here’s where I have to admit I’m not a Twilight fan, even though I’ve read all of the books. I’ve seen only one of the movies, and didn’t really have any interest in watching the rest of the movies. He was incredibly sweet, though, and I’ll probably be checking out his other films and TV credits.

I played a few of the games myself, and won some fun Planes merchandise to take home to my daughter. I won an adorable Planes hoodie, but it was a size 3T so I gave it to a Los Angeles friend to give to her nephew. I hope he enjoys it!

Just as we were all getting roasted from the hot sun, the party was coming to an end and it was time to file into the theatre, check our cameras, turn off our cellphones, and enjoy Planes, which will be officially in theaters August 9th, 2013.

Check out the official Disney photos of the celebrity attendees for Planes!

Disney Planes Premiere

Photo Credit: Walt Disney Studios

On the Red Carpet of Disney's Planes #DisneyPlanesPremiere

Photo Credit: Walt Disney Studios

On the Red Carpet of Disney's Planes #DisneyPlanesPremiere

Photo Credit: Walt Disney Studios

On the Red Carpet of Disney's Planes #DisneyPlanesPremierePhoto Credit: Walt Disney Studios

On the Red Carpet of Disney's Planes #DisneyPlanesPremiere

Photo Credit: Walt Disney Studios

On the Red Carpet of Disney's Planes #DisneyPlanesPremiere

Photo Credit: Walt Disney Studios

Disney Planes Premiere

Photo Credit: Walt Disney Studios

Jennifer

Jen currently lives in Utah with her family, and enjoys reading and writing in her spare time. She is active on popular book websites including paperbackswap.com, Goodreads.com, and luxuryreading.com.

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