This review is in no way financially compensated. My activities, travel and accommodations were provided by Disney for the premier event.
This month, I was given the opportunity that many don’t get to experience – a behind the scenes tour of Walt Disney Animation Studios! I took so many photos I couldn’t fit them all in one post and I was so excited to share with you guys the things I saw that truly were Disney magic.
This amazing opportunity was centered around the world premier of Disney’s Frozen, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Mary Poppins (on Blu-Ray now!) and an advanced screening of Saving Mr. Banks, the story of the how the now beloved Mary Poppins became a Disney classic.
In theaters December 20th, Saving Mr. Banks is the story of the real Mary Poppins, how she was part of author’s PL Travers’ family and how Mary Poppins became a part of all of our families. It’s such a heartwarming and amusing story that’s sure to become another Disney classic! It’s also now a part of the history at Disney Animation Studios and I was thrilled to have experienced it first hand!
One of my favorite buildings on the tour is the Michael D. Eisner Building, often called the 7 Dwarfs building. It’s the location of the offices of much of the senior management – CEOs, Chairmans – it pays homage to the very film that allowed Walt Disney to fund the Burbank lot. I’m so glad I was able to see it at night because the way they have it lit and the details in the carvings make the entire building feel magical!