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Sign Up Now for the ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Disney Parks Blog Meet-Up at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on December 5th, 2013 by Thomas Smith, Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

UPDATE: This event has been filled to capacity. Please CLICK HERE to view a list of the accepted event attendees. If you are on the list and do not receive a confirmation email by 5 p.m. EST today, please contact us at

What better day than Walt’s birthday to share an opportunity to join us for a special meet-up featuring a Practically Perfect preview screening of Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios before it opens in U.S. theatres on December 20.


Our Disney Parks Blog meet-up begins at 9 p.m. EST (doors open 8 p.m. EST) on Friday, December 13, 2013. At the event, you’ll be able to see “Saving Mr. Banks” at the Premiere Theater at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Two-time ®Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar® winner Tom Hanks are featured in the film that’s inspired by the extraordinary, untold backstory of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen.

RSVP now by sending us an email with your name, address and if you’ll be bringing a guest to Only one guest is permitted. A limited number of attendees will be selected for the event, so be one of the first to sign up.

Also, there are a few things you should know:

  • All attendees who sign up for the event must be 18 years or older, but guests do not need to be 18 or older.
  • Limit one guest per registrant.
  • We will send an email to individuals whose valid RSVPs are received by us via email before we reach the planned capacity to confirm their attendance for the event.
  • If confirmed, it will be necessary for the registrant and guest to check in at the front entrance of Disney’s Hollywood Studios for access to the event. The confirmation will include those details.
  • Valid photo I.D. will be required at check-in.
  • “Saving Mr. Banks” is rated PG-13
  • Meet-up confirmations are non-transferrable and have no cash value.
  • Confirmation will be for the accepted registered person and guest.
  • If you do not receive an email from us confirming your reservation, then your RSVP was not accepted.
  • The event is subject to change or cancellation.

This post will be updated after capacity has been reached. Please note the event is subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Hope to see you there.

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Jacqueline on December 5th, 2013 at 11:52 am

Hi Thomas,

I had the extreme honor and pleasure of seeing a preview of Saving Mr. Banks here in Toronto last week and let me tell you not one person rose at the end of the movie to exit. Everyone sat riveted to their seats until the lights came on. It was packed and everyone was incredulous!

I felt as if I was with Walt Disney at every turn, it was amazing!

Seeing a preview of Saving Mr. Banks at Disney’s Hollywood Studios would just put me over the moon. I so wish I could fly down to see it again. That’s how much I loved the movie.

Congratulations Walt Disney Studios!!

Best regards Thomas,



Thomas Smith on December 5th, 2013 at 12:45 pm

That’s wonderful, Jacqueline. Great to hear everyone enjoyed it so much. Thanks for the kind words.


Amanda on December 5th, 2013 at 11:53 am

Just signed up, OMG I’m so excited! I’m already going to be at Disney for the previous three days to celebrate my birthday and college graduation, and this is the last night we’ll be there — it’ll be the PERFECT end to what I’m sure will be a perfect vacation!
Thank you, DPB for this opportunity!


Thomas Smith on December 5th, 2013 at 12:51 pm

You’re welcome, Amanda. Good luck.


Leslie on December 5th, 2013 at 12:01 pm

So if we don’t live in Florida we’d have to buy plane tix and all that… hm. Too bad I’m all the way in AZ. You should do one in CA! 😀


Thomas Smith on December 5th, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Hi Leslie, Erin shared our CA opportunity earlier this week on the blog. Please keep checking for future meet-ups at the Disneyland Resort.


Joanne from OH on December 5th, 2013 at 12:17 pm

:( I live in Florida, apply for these events and never have any luck. I will even be at Disney World that same weekend celebrating by daughter’s birthday. :(


Rob on December 5th, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Congratulations to everyone who got accepted. I guess I was a little late in seeing this post :( Maybe another time. Have fun everyone!


Lucinda from IL on December 5th, 2013 at 1:19 pm

I have never in my life, wanted to see a movie more than I want to see this one!! …feeling supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! 😀


Jennifer from FL on December 5th, 2013 at 1:33 pm

When should we expect to see a list?


Victor on December 5th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

You certainly don’t give us much time.


Cody on December 5th, 2013 at 2:14 pm

The other day there was a post about signing up to be chosen to see the movie on December 12. Is this one different? Because I signed up with the first one.


Thomas Smith on December 5th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Hi Cody, these are different events. This meet-up is at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.


Angela from FL on December 5th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Yay! I made the list! So excited! I can’t wait to see the movie! THANK YOU!


Steven on December 5th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

We’ll folks, my name is on the list and I can safely say I’ve never been to one of these events. Thank you Mr. Smith! My wife and I are looking forward to an amazing date night! Yay Disney Magic!


Lisa on December 5th, 2013 at 4:45 pm

THANK YOU!!! I love Disney!!!!!!!!!!


Jennifer from FL on December 5th, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Will we need to pay for parking?


Randy on December 5th, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Are names aren’t on the list, but we did receive and email confirmation for our 3 spots


Randy on December 5th, 2013 at 6:50 pm

Well we are actually going to the DVC Members event on 15 Dec :o)


Gretta on December 5th, 2013 at 7:15 pm

My husband and I are looking forward to attending this event! Thank you so much!


Terry on December 5th, 2013 at 7:42 pm

My names there! Me and my wife are so excited to attend!


Maryanne on December 5th, 2013 at 11:00 pm

I’m so excited! Are we expected to dress “dapper” like the meet-up in California? Although, I’m not sure I have anything in my wardrobe that would qualify as dapper! LOL


Gwen on December 6th, 2013 at 8:49 am

Can’t believe I am on the guest list for this event! THANK YOU Disney!!! I am so looking forward to this event!


Gwen on December 6th, 2013 at 11:24 am

Also, do we need to purchase a ticket to get into the park for this event? Thanks!


Debbie on December 6th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Can’t believe I missed out on this (Waaaaaaa). We’ll be at Disney World on 12/14 and Mary Poppins is my absolute favorite movie — the first movie I ever saw in the theater (at age 4). I behave like I’m 4 again with Mary Poppins at Epcot every time!


Laura from IL on December 7th, 2013 at 9:40 pm

You will love it. Had a chance this Wednesday to see a double feature..Mary Poppins than Saving Mr. Banks.. both amazing on the big screen


William on December 8th, 2013 at 9:04 am

I was wondering the something Gwen. Do we need a ticket for this event? You haven’t said if we do or not.


Marc on December 9th, 2013 at 8:14 am

I made the list … very excited to be attending this event!

When will we receive RSVP confirmation emails with more details?
I live in deep South Florida, and I need to finalize my travel and accommodations by tomorrow 12/10/13.



Allie on December 10th, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Hello Mr. Smith.,

I was curious if there was a showing of the movie in the park on December 20th? Like a midnight premiere or anything. Thank you, sir.



Derek on December 12th, 2013 at 1:08 am

Will this be similar to the meet up in CA or just a showing of the film?