Star Wars: The Last Jedi has officially hit theaters. I was lucky enough to attend the premiere at Disney Springs with a media group. I am a Star Wars fan from the start, so being able to see a new film at Walt Disney World was a special thrill for me. Don’t worry, you won’t find any accidental spoilers here. I want to tell you about the event, not about the actual movie.
My daughter (who is a lifelong Star Wars fan) and I arrived well before the 6:00 showtime. We started by the dinner theater entrance to the AMC Theater. There were banners and posters to announce the film near that entrance. The real party, though, was by the main theater entrance next to Splitsville. The area was packed. I felt bad for the Cast Members who were trying to keep things organized, because few people seemed to be listening.
One of the fun things about the premiere was that there were plenty of characters on hand. The characters were not supplied by Disney, they were fans, just like the rest of us. Disney broke the characters up into different groups so that people could get pictures. It worked as well as possible for an area that isn’t used to having that big a crowd. There were two different red carpets, and there were also chances to get pictures on the side.
For a no obligation, FREE Quote with new bookings contact our sponsor Magical Vacation Planner by calling: 1(407)442-0289
Or for a free no obligation quote with new bookings you can fill out the form by Clicking HERE!
They opened the doors around 5:15, the first showings were to start at 6:00. Inside was wall to wall people. The line for concessions was insane, but people still waited. Disney is great at handling lines, and they let people know where to go for their showings.
Our showing was a private one for media, Disney Parks Blog, Cast Members, and a few others. We were honored to be a part of it. The entire premiere was special, it’s always fun to be surrounded by other Star Wars fans. Without giving anything away from the movie I will give you one warning; it’s a very long film. If you can’t sit through two and a half hours, you might not enjoy it. If you don’t mind the length, you’re in for quite a ride.