One of the perks of raising a family in Los Angeles is receiving opportunities to attend exclusive events, screenings, parties and red carpet events. Last week, one such opportunity came in the form of a text message from our generous friend from The Laugh Factory, Dane Cook: “Hey, do you and the kids want to come to the Planes premiere?”
My response: Uhmmm Obvi – Yes!
And just like that, my lucky little L.A. kidlets, Shelby and Cash, were on their way to the world premiere of Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue at El Capitan Theatre in the heart of Hollywood!
Never one to disappoint, Disney pulled out all the stops for this premiere, shutting down Hollywood Boulevard with a full-blown Planes-themed carnival. After walking the red carpet – and smiling at the thousands of people pressed up against the barricades who were trying to figure out if we were anyone famous – we received complimentary Planes caps and candy dispensers and headed on in to the party.
This spectacular, kid-friendly event had everything from an elaborate fire-and-rescue vehicles display to the Planes of Fame Air Museum to miniature plane sand art tables, a bounce house and a water-play station. The Los Angeles Fire Department supplied actual firefighting uniforms for the kids to wear and they even brought a few of their Dalmatians for a meet and greet. My kids spent some time playing with the pups alongside child star Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, the actress who plays Lily Tucker-Pritchett on Modern Family!