Last week, I packed my suitcase and headed for Los Angeles, CA for a trip I will never forget.  There was no secret about my excitement of receiving an invitation to attend the Finding Dory world premiere, and finally, the day had come.  Follow along as I try to recap the night for you:

Finding Dory Red Carpet

On our way to the premiere, I kept thinking just how blessed I was to be one of 24 bloggers attending this event!  I tried to soak in everything around me, from the sights to the sounds… when we found ourselves walking down the iconic Oscar stairs!

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Our group then headed down to Hollywood Blvd, where the blue carpet was laid out for the guests attending the Finding Dory premiere.  And when I say the blue carpet was laid out, I mean it was laid out!  The majority of Hollywood Blvd. is shut down for the event – all day and all night!  Crowds line the carpet and have gatherings on rooftops of nearby buildings to watch the action take place.  Here’s an aerial view:

Photo credit: Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney

As with all things Disney, we all know they go all out and dress to impress (regardless of what color the carpet actually ends up being!)  Disney surely leaves no detail unnoticed!

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As we took our turn on the carpet, I was trying to take as many pictures as I could, while trying to soak in as many memories as possible!  Walking down any red carpet (or a blue carpet in our case) is such an honor, especially when you pass right along celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi, Ed O’Neill, Albert Brooks and Mario Lopez, to name a few.  It’s fun to see interviews along the carpet, and I’m pretty sure I’m in the background of an upcoming Ellen episode and am sure I just saw myself on tv, walking behind an interview on Entertainment Tonight!

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Ellen and Portia, being interviewed for The Ellen Show

Those few minutes are loud, fast and so exciting!    There really is so much to see and appreciate when you are there!

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Photo credits: Disney

After the premiere, we headed to the after party, which was indeed a great party!  There was an offering of food, cocktails, activities for children and sea life fun.  It was an upscale, yet family-friendly atmosphere with something new around each corner.  Take a look at some of my pictures from the party:

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finding dory red carpet

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Finding Dory swims into theatres on June 17.  Make sure you look for my film review and exclusive interviews from the cast soon!  This is definitely a great movie your entire family will enjoy! 

Make sure you follow the event hashtag on twitter and facebook: #FindingDoryEvent and enter to win one of two beautiful Finding Dory inspired necklaces from Alex Woo!

finding dory red carpet

 

The giveaway is open to residents of the US only, ages 18 and up. It will end on 6/27/16 at 11:59 PM EST. One winner will be randomly selected using the Giveaway Tools random selector and notified via email. Once notified, the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or Google. Void where prohibited.Disclosure:  I was provided with an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles to facilitate this post.  All opinions are 100% my own.

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