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‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Practically Perfect Preview Wraps Up Year of Disney Parks Blog Meet-Ups

posted on December 17th, 2013 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks

Over the weekend, hundreds of Disney Parks Blog readers joined us for an early preview of the upcoming Disney film, “Saving Mr. Banks,” as well as a few special surprises at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Practically Perfect Preview Wraps Up Year of Disney Parks Blog Meet-Ups

Our meet-up began with some “Mary Poppins” trivia followed by sneak peek movie previews. After everyone enjoyed the film “Saving Mr. Banks,” in the Premiere Theater, we moved into the park for an after-hours surprise – a red-carpet photo opportunity with Mary Poppins and Bert.
‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Practically Perfect Preview Wraps Up Year of Disney Parks Blog Meet-Ups

Penguin characters also greeted meet-up attendees on the red carpet before we wrapped up the meet-up. Here’s a quick look at more of the fun.

“Saving Mr. Banks,” featuring two-time Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar winner Tom Hanks, opens in theaters on December 20.

I’d like to thank those of you who attended our “Saving Mr. Banks” Practically Perfect Previews as well as everyone who joined us at any of our other meet-ups during 2013 – we enjoyed all of them.

Be sure to keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for information about our next meet-up opportunity coming in early 2014.

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Michael on December 17th, 2013 at 11:23 am

I was fortunate enough to be there! That’s me in the pic above in front of Grauman’s – to the LEFT of the Penguin and nestled in between that nice couple! Of course, I have my back to the camera.

This was a FANTASTIC event and probably my favorite of the ones I have been lucky enough to attend. SEE THIS MOVIE when it comes out on Friday. And then see it AGAIN; it’s that awesome!

Thanks Disney Parks Blog team! You guys always amaze us!

Merry Christmas!!!


Gretta on December 17th, 2013 at 12:02 pm

We were at this event and had a wonderful time. The movie was fantastic and the photo ops afterward were great. Thank you so much for having us!


Maryanne on December 17th, 2013 at 4:09 pm

I was also lucky enough to attend. Really appreciate these opportunities! Loved the movie! Very touching!
I’m having trouble looking at the photos. Is anyone else having the same issue?


Alyssa on December 17th, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Another great event! Can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store for the bloggers.

Happy Holidays. :)


Jennie from CA on December 18th, 2013 at 2:09 am

Sounds like a great time. We saw it at DTD at DLR. I did not expect to be crying so much. Great movie.


Karen on December 19th, 2013 at 5:10 pm

I didn’t watch the video portion until today, and I was floored to see myself and my gal pal in the opening sequence! Talk about making a girl feel like a Disney Princess! Thank you so much DPB for creating such a fantastic event to close out the year!