Oz The Great and Powerful World Premiere- Red Carpet Experience at the El Capitan Theatre #DisneyOzEvent


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One of the most thrilling aspects of my time in LA for the #DisneyOzEvent was walking the red carpet at the premiere at the El Capitan Theatre.  The experience was a whirlwind to say the least.  We arrived just as Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, and Mila Kunis also happened to be arriving. Inadvertently we walked just behind them on the red carpet.  Yeah, it was amazing.  I’ve included a ton of pictures below, because that’s what I would want to see:)  It is quite obvious which ones are mine and which were taken by Disney.  Somehow my iPhone camera just doesn’t take professional quality pics, go figure!:)

Prior to our departure to the theatre we congregated together at The Langham Hotel in Pasadena for a few pics of our red carpet attire.

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Leanette from TeachMe2Save, me, and Heather from Our Kids Mom

16299_10103078355677364_1612826618_nAll 25 mommy bloggers with our Disney bachelor:)  Did I also mention we were filming the next season of The Bachelor?  Just kidding:)

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Once we arrived in Hollywood the giant Oz balloon was unmistakable.  This balloon stayed with us for the rest of our LA visit.  It is so big and beautiful, I have many more pics for future posts too.

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As you can probably imagine the city was aglow with excitement for the world premiere of this prequel.  As you can see from the pics, the red carpet was actually a yellow brick road!  Of course that change is completely fitting for Oz The Great and Powerful premiere.

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Immediately after entering the red carpet area we spotted Rachel Weisz!  Her dress was amazing.  Her entire look was sleek and sophisticated.

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Immediately following our Rachel Weisz sighting Mila Kunis arrived!

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We had so much fun posing on the yellow brick road, though I underestimated how much all of us would be in professional pics like the ones featured above.  I can’t believe the odd faces I’m making!  Why wasn’t I smiling and posing myself?! Clearly I’m a novice red carpet walker:)

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Leanette from TeachMe2Save

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I thought all three ladies dresses were so beautiful.  Having the opportunity to see these actresses up close made me realize how truly flawless they are.  Their skin and complexion was perfection, as well as their figures.  Leading lady I am not, but I thought I cleaned up quite well:)

Right after Mila came Michelle Williams!

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Of course all the stars walked the yellow brick road, but by then some were already being interviewed.

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Inside we were ready to watch Oz The Great and Powerful in 3D!  The theater was spectacular.  El Capitan was a fitting place to watch such a vibrant movie.  But of course, I will save all the details on the movie for another post:)

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2013-02-13 19.59.33hanging out with Amber from Thrifty Ninja and Lori from A Day in Motherhood

  OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL will play at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, CA from March 8th – April 30th in Disney Digital 3D and Real D 3D

  • For the First 3 weeks only (March 8 – 31) See “Disney Mysteries of Magic” live on stage!  Be dazzled by the artistry of illusion in a magical showcase.  See our expert wizard perform mystical magical illusions before your very eyes!
  • Plus, see an exclusive display of costumes from the movie from March 8 – April 30.

Once the movie was over well traveled via chartered bus to The Lure for the Oz The Great and Powerful premiere after party.

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Of course there was plenty of star spotting at the club as well.  Zach Braff was hanging out with Donald Faison and Sarah Chalke.  James Franco and Rachel Weisz were there.  Michelle Williams was there with her good friend Busy Philipps.  And Mila sat on Ashton Kutcher’s lap no less.  Yes, it was a crazy evening.  Not many pictures of the club however;) There were just relaxing and we obviously didn’t want to be obnoxious.

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OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL lands in theaters on March 8th!

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My trip to the #DisneyOzEvent was funded entirely by Disney, however all opinions are my own.


  1. You were able to snap a lot of stars while on the yellow brick road! That’s awesome! So glad you had a fun time!

  2. What an AMAZING experience. I’ve been seeing a lot of the tweets and Instagrams and I’ve been happily jealous. I love the photos – and yes, you do clean up beautifully! So how was the movie itself?

  3. Thanks for the review of this wonderful event! I’m glad you were able to see some of the actors and cast from the movie. 🙂

  4. I really like Mila Kunis’s dress. The yellow brick road is pretty cool too.

  5. Haha! I was following the #DisneyOzEvent hashtag & didn’t know I was following YOU! But now I am!!! @foster2forever

  6. It looks like you all had an amazing time. I love the huge balloon. You are so lucky to have been able to attend this event. You do look Red Carpet ready.

  7. Stephanie Phelps says

    You guys are so beautiful! I love that you got to walk in behind the stars. I bet you all felt like stars as well!

  8. What a fun event! You’re so lucky! Mila is beautiful and her dress is adorable!

  9. I am SO jealous! I wish I could go to something like this! I love your pictures, even though it showed their backs! I would have been SO SO SO SO giddy if that was me! I can’t wait to see this movie!

  10. Everyone looks so pretty for the premiere (the bloggers) – looks like a really fun time! Great pictures of the event.

  11. Tami Vollenweider says

    Wow! Wish I could have been their! Looks like you had a great time!

  12. wow….what an amazing event. cant wait to see the movie

  13. After having seen a trailer for this, I think it’s going to be an amazing movie!

  14. Wow! stunning, everyone looked beautiful! Looking forward to seeing movie!

  15. Colleen Maurina says

    What a wonderful experience you had! I love that the “Red Carpet” became the “Yellow Brick Road” – how fun. I really want to see this movie.

  16. saminder gumer says

    wish i could have gone. those outfits look amazing.

  17. Megan Parsons says

    Looks like a lot of fun!!!

  18. It was such a fun time! I didn’t realize all that was going on at Lure. I didn’t see all the stars. I was too caught up with Ashton Kutcher and the Disney teen stars. lol I love Busy Phillips! Dang it. Drag me around next time 🙂

  19. kelly nicholson says

    looks interesting..ill check it out

  20. Wow!! What a fun event to attend!! Looks so glamorous!

  21. it looks like you had a great time – and spent some time with some great ladies!

  22. Can’t wait to see this! I love Mila Kunis!

  23. renee walters says

    The yellow brick road is cool and you look like you had a great time!

  24. Marti Parks says

    That looks like so much fun.

  25. Joanne Gregory says

    Looks like you had a wonderful time! I have no idea who these actors are but they are all picture perfect.

  26. Austin Baroudi says

    Looked like fun! I can’t wait to go see this movie! Thanks for the post!

  27. This movie looks great!

  28. What a great opportunity as well as being fun. Nice gig to meet some other mom bloggers.

  29. I like the pics you’ve shared. Did anything funny happen at the afterparty?

  30. What fun to hang out with your blogging friends in such glamorous settings. You carried it off very well!

  31. Wow so glam! Everyone looked so pretty!

  32. Mia Dentice Carey says

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!! What an excited night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. Carrie Phelps says

    It looks like you all had a fantastic time, beautiful pictures!

  34. That is really cool. What an experience

  35. Mommy bloggers ROCK! What an amazing opportunity. I have wanted to see this movie ever since I saw the trailer.

  36. Really cool! I so what to see this movie.

  37. looks like you guys had an awesome red carpet experience

  38. What a blast!

  39. Erica Barnes says

    Wow! This would have been great to attend!

  40. This is so exciting! You all look fabulous, and now I’m VERY excited for the movie. I love Red Carpet glamour though!

  41. How very exciting — wish I could go to a premier. You look great.

  42. I love all the pictures , Looks very exciting!

  43. Diane Sallans says

    Looks like a fun time!

  44. What a fabulous experience! Beautiful pics!

  45. Yall are so lucky. Glad you had fun

  46. jamie braun says

    wow, looks like an amazing night! you all are so blessed to have been able to attend! jealous over here!

  47. looks so interesting. gotta go see it.

  48. I love the pictures, the movie looks to be very interesting although I am apprehensive because the Wizard of Oz movie terrified me as a child.

  49. Fun!

  50. Christy Anderson says

    Looks like you had a wonderful time! Wish I could do something like that sometime! This movie looks great and I can’t wait to see it!

  51. What a fun experience, thanks for sharing.

  52. Bernice Mattila Garcia says

    Wonderful experience to remember years and years from now. I’m eager to see this movie, always fun to see how Disney puts their spin on a story.

  53. How fantastic is that (and aren’t you guys cute). Didn’t Rachel Weisz look fantastic! I am so psyched for this movie.

  54. Thato neat that you got to be a part of this

  55. I can’t wait to see this movie! How lucky were you to go to such a fun event!!!

  56. jessica Sheldon says

    Looks like a fun time!

  57. Love Mila’s dress! Must have been a very surreal experience. Definitely one you won’t forget! My daughter and I are eagerly counting the days until the movie opens.

  58. Looks like you had an amazing experience! I like the yellow brick road 🙂 You look fantastic. I can’t wait to see this movie.

  59. What a fun experience! Looks like you had a great time:)

  60. Jennifer E. says

    What an experience!

  61. Everyone looks so nice. What a fantastic experience!

  62. great pics…looks like you had a grand time!

  63. sharon gullikson says

    Gosh, I saw a bunch of dresses I LOVE!!!!

  64. Blessie Nelson says

    You are so lucky to have met her 🙂

  65. looks like fun!!

  66. Charlene S says

    That looked like a dream night, you must have felt like a princess.

  67. Sabine B. says

    Very interesting, thanks for sharing.

  68. What a fabulous night for all of you, way too cool!

  69. Trisha Scott says

    looks like u had a great time, what an adventure

  70. Rich Hicks says

    Wish I could have been present. Looks like all had a fantastic time!

  71. Kari Flores says

    It looks as though you had a once in a life time experience. It had to be surreal to be on the red carpet and you all look as though you had an amazing time.

  72. It looks like you had a wonderful time! I can’t wait to see this movie…it does look a little scary though. LOL

  73. Wow!! What a fun event to attend!! Looks so glamorous!

  74. Susan Smith says

    What a wonderful experience you had! Sounds like it’s going to be a good movie.

  75. Ed Nemmers says

    These are magnificent photos!

  76. crystal allen says

    looks like a great night out! full of glamor and fun!

  77. Looks like fun!

  78. Patrice P. says

    What a memorable experience you had! How fun and exciting! I’ve been seeing previews for this movie and I would like see it soon.

  79. Rachel Ellis says

    You all looked beautiful! It looked like it was a fabulous time! I’m a little green with envy over here 🙂

  80. You all looked pretty enough to walk the red carpet as well, you hot sexy Mama’s. Sounds like it was a great time.

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  81. kathy pease says

    That looks so fun it must have been a blast 🙂 Looking forward to the movie 🙂

  82. mary renshaw says

    OH MY GOODNESS! That looks like such an AWESOME night!!!! I cannot wait to see this movie!!!!!

  83. I’m really looking forward to this movie. It’s looks like that was a pretty awesome premier.

  84. Cody Anderson says

    Mila always looks awesome!

  85. mary gardner says

    Wow! Looks like you had lots of fun! I can’t wait to see this movie.

  86. Sounds like you had a wonderful time on your trip.

  87. marissa m says

    That looks like an amazing night. I cant wait to go and see this movie!!!

  88. Thomas Murphy says

    I can’t wait to see this movie!

  89. Marcy Strahan says

    So jealous! Wow! Ya’ll really must have had a blast! I can’t wait to see the movie.

  90. Andrew L. says

    Looks like you had a wonderful time! I can’t wait to see this movie!

  91. This movie looks great, so lucky!

  92. Debbie Corbin says

    what an awesome event! glad you had a blast!

  93. Lorayne Gothard says

    That is so cool that you got to go to that. You had a really pretty dress on to. I am sure you had great fun!!

  94. I can’t wait to see this movie! Thank you for sharing all the pictures and how much fun you all had 🙂


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