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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Premiere At Disney Springs (No Spoilers!)

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.

 

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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.

About PaulaK

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.