Pete’s Dragon Under The Stars at Walt Disney World Resort’s Fort Wilderness
This week I had the chance to visit Walt Disney World Resort’s Fort Wilderness to experience a prescreening of Disney’s Pete’s Dragon, in theaters August 12th.
The evening was full of surprises and of course Disney magic!
We arrived at the Outpost Depot at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground and boarded a bus to Mickey’s Backyard BBQ. We enjoyed a delicious BBQ meal including salad, cornbread, pulled pork, potato salad, desserts, and more. Once we were finished, we received our first surprise!
Park Ranger Donald Duck stopped by to say “hi” and take a few photos.
After some hugs and a little more dessert, we received our second surprise.
The star of Disney’s Pete’s Dragon, Oakes Fegley, arrived to speak to us and took time out to meet with us individually for photos. Oakes plays main character Pete. We learned that he enjoyed 3 full days at the Walt Disney World Resort before joining us for the special prescreening event. His family was with him and this was their first viewing of the movie. What a special night!
We headed on over to the large outdoor screening area to grab our seats. We were kept entertained by the awesome writers from the Disney Parks Blog as well as trailers from upcoming Disney movies. Once the sun was down, the movie began. I can’t give my full review of the movie yet….stay tuned for that! But, I can say that it was awesome. We laughed, cried, and were completely glued to every scene. My 8 year old said even though she cried, this was her favorite movie this year!
PETE’S DRAGON flies into theaters everywhere on August 12th!
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Disclosure: I was provided with dinner and the prescreening. All opinions are my own.