I was honored to be invited to the #BeOurGuestEvent, a Disney press junket for Beauty and the Beast, Moana Bluray, and other Disney and ABC TV programming. As a guest, my expenses were covered in return for a series of articles about my experiences and reviews of the programming.
Almost 8 years ago, I had a party business. We had superheroes and princesses who would come out with me to birthday parties and community events. Those princesses would move among party rooms and baseball fields. They would engage each child in conversation, pose for pictures, and make them feel special. After parties, they would blog about what it was like to meet this child or that one. Even as an adult, it was mesmerizing to watch how a dress can transform a young woman to a princess and the affect a princess can have on a child. I could not have imagined then that years later I would have this growing thriving blog, Jersey Family Fun, and that by having this and all of you to support it I would be heading off to LA for the Disney Beauty and the Beast Be Our Guest Press Junket this weekend. BUT I AM.
I am thrilled to be attending the Disney Beauty and the Beast Be Our Guest Press Junket. Keep reading to learn why I am so excited and how YOU can join me in the excitement.
6 Reasons I AM EXCITED to Visit Los Angeles for the Disney Beauty and the Beast Be Our Guest Press Junket
Making New Friends….
Twenty-five bloggers were invited to attend the Disney Beauty and the Beast Be Our Guest Press Junket. While I recognize a few of the names, I’ve never gotten to sit down with these fabulous ladies to get to know them. I’m excited to learn more about them and their passion for blogging and Disney. Take a look at the mom bloggers who will be joining me on my trip.
Bloggers attending the Disney Beauty and the Beast Be Our Guest Press Junket
I’m sharing their articles about this exciting Disney press trip as well.
- April Erhard from AprilGoLightly.com – I’m Going to the Be Our Guest Event – March 4 to March 7!
- Melissa Au from ASparkleOfGenius.com – Follow Along with the Beauty and The Beast #BeOurGuestEvent in Los Angeles
- Stephanie Fatta from BeautyBrite.com – I Am Going To LA With Disney For The Be Our Guest Event
- Ana Sanchez from CleverlyMe.com – Follow Along the #BeOurGuestEvent March 4-March 7!
- Jennifer Padgett from FiveDollarShake.net – I’m Traveling to L.A. for The #BeOurGuestEvent in March!
- Carlee Colonneso from Funlearninglife.com – 9 Adventures Happening at the Be Our Guest Event March 4-7 In Los Angeles!
- Leanette Fernandez from FuntasticLife.com – Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Adventures Await
- Melanie Kampman from GiveAwayBandit.com – Beauty and the Beast Press Trip + an Emma Watson Interview
- Vera Sweeney from LadyAndTheBlog.com – Heading To LA To Interview Emma Watson And Cast Of Beauty And The Beast #BEOURGUESTEVENT
- Heidi Gray from LifeWithHeidi.com – Be Our Guest Event
- Christy Newell from LaughTeachLove.com
- Tania Lamb from LolaLambchops.com – Be Our Guest Event in L.A. – All the Details
- Coralie Seright from LovebugsAndPostcards.com – I’m going to LA for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast #BeOurGuestEvent
- Erica Chao from MamasMission.com – Disney Said Be Our Guest And Of Course I Said YES! #BeOurGuestEvent
- Audrey McClelland from MomGenerations.com – Heading to LA to Interview the Cast of Beauty and the Beast #BEOURGUESTEVENT
- Stefani Tolson from MommyEnterprises.com – Heading To Los Angeles For The Beauty And The Beast Press Event & More #BeOurGuestEvent
- Nickida Stephens from NickisRandomMusings.com –Be My Guest and Follow Along During the #BeOurGuestEvent
- Shell Feiss from NotQuiteSusie.com – I’m Headed to the #BeOurGuestEvent!
- Christie Cronan from RaisingWhasians.com – Trying the Grey Stuff & Interviewing Emma Watson at #BeOurGuestEvent
- Kas Reasoner from SouthernBellasWays.com – Back to LA for Beauty and the Beast Press Junket + MORE
- Tammie Reed from TalkingWithTami.com – Talking With Tami Headed Back To Los Angeles With Disney!
- Tricia Fandrey from TheNightOwlMama.com
- Tara Salinas from TrippinWithTara.com
- Kim Ritter from TwoKidsAndACoupon.com – Be Our Guest for Behind the Scenes of Beauty and the Beast and More! #BeOurGuestEvent
Visiting the Walt Disney Studios, ABC Building, & more ….
I arrive in Los Angeles Saturday afternoon! After a quick stop at the Sheraton Universal Hotel our action on the Disney Beauty and the Beast Be our Guest Press Junket begins.
We’ll visit the
- Walt Disney Studios
- ABC Building
- Disney Burbank Center
- Walt Disney Studios Animation Building
- Universal CityWalk
Have you ever been to these locations? I’d love to hear your thoughts on what it’s like and what questions do you want answered. In fact, keep reading because I will need YOUR questions all weekend long.
Watching Disney movies and shows ….
Our goal for the Disney Beauty and the Beast Be Our Guest Press Junket is to generate buzz and excitement for the new and upcoming Disney movies & ABC shows. We’ll screen movies and previews that will be great for family movie night at the movie theater and nights around the TV. We’ll also see shows that are better for mom and dad to watch after the kids go to bed.
Disney Movies, Shows, & More that we’ll be watching
- Screening of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Beauty and the Beast opens in theatres on 3/17
About the live-action film release of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic “Beauty and the Beast,” a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told. It is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart of the true Prince within.
Click over to see our Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Movie Trailers, Behind the Scenes Features & More
- Screen an episode of “The Catch”
The Catch will return for Season 2 on Thursday, March 9th at 10/9c
About the hit ABC show THE CATCH
“The Catch” is a sexy, scintillating game of cat and mouse between L.A.’s top private investigator, Alice Vaughan (Mireille Enos), and the man she loves, Benjamin Jones (Peter Krause), the world’s most formidable con artist. At the beginning of season two, con man Benjamin Jones has gone from committing the ultimate betrayal to performing the ultimate sacrifice, when he turned himself in to the FBI to save Alice from wrongful imprisonment. Now in jail, Ben is forced to reckon with his criminal past, while the team at Anderson Vaughan Investigations must come to terms with getting in bed with the bad guys. How will Alice and Ben game the system — and each other — to stay together and overcome their less-than-legal pasts?
- Screen the season 6 premiere episode of “Baby Daddy”
Baby Daddy season 6 premieres Monday, March 13th at 8:30/7:30c
About the hit Freeform show BABY DADDY
The season six premiere will pick up three months after the finale, and Ben is still enthusiastically searching for the mysterious Elle. Danny and Riley are hunting for a good doctor to help with the pregnancy, and Bonnie desperately wants to be involved. Tucker is back from Los Angeles, but he refuses to tell anyone what happened while he was there.
- Screening of TANGLED: BEFORE EVER AFTER
Tangled: Before Ever After premieres Friday, March 10th at 8/7c
About the new Disney Channel show TANGLED: THE SERIES
The TV movie, which kicks off the highly-anticipated premiere of “Tangled: The Series” (debuting Friday, March 24th at 7:30/6:30c), unfolds as Rapunzel acquaints herself with her parents, her kingdom and the people of Corona. Her irrepressible spirit and natural curiosity about the world lead her to realize that there is so much more she needs to learn about the world and herself before she can assume her role as Princess of Corona.
- Screen an episode of “Milo Murphy’s Law”
Milo Murphy’s Law new episodes debut beginning Monday, March 6th
About the hit Disney XD series MILO MURPHY’S LAW
“Milo Murphy’s Law” is an animated comedy series that follows 13-year-old Milo Murphy, the fictional great-great-great-great grandson of the Murphy’s Law namesake. Milo is the personification of Murphy’s Law, where anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.
- Presentation for the MOANA Blu-ray release including a bonus features showcase
Moana is available on Digital HD on 2/21 and Blu-ray on 3/7
About the In-Home release of MOANA
Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows exactly why. From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli‘i Cravalho) meets the mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.
Click over to see our collection of Disney’s MOANA articles
- Screening of BORN IN CHINA
Born in China opening in theatres on 4/21
About the new Disneynature film BORN IN CHINA
Disneynature’s “Born in China” ventures into the wilds of China, capturing intimate moments with three animal families: a doting panda bear mother who’s guiding her growing baby as she begins to explore, a two-year-old golden snub-nosed monkey who feels displaced by his baby sister, and a mother snow leopard who faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs.
- Screen the first 2 episodes of “Andi Mack”
Andi Mack premieres early spring 2017
About the upcoming Disney Channel series ANDI MACK
“Andi Mack” is a contemporary, coming-of-age story about a relatable girl who’s trying to determine where she fits in — and the many amazing ways she can live her life. Andi has been raised to live on the safe side but on her 13th birthday, she takes off the proverbial training wheels and eagerly goes headlong into her teenage years. At every twist and turn, she’s anchored by a loving albeit complicated family and her loyal best friends, Cyrus and Buffy.
- Screen the pilot and an episode of “Imaginary Mary”
Imaginary Mary will preview Wednesday, March 29th at 8:30/7:30c followed by its time slot premiere on Tuesday, April 4th at 9:30/8:39c
About the new ABC sitcom IMAGINARY MARY
Imaginary Mary is the newest ABC comedy about a fiercely independent career woman (Jenna Elfman) whose life is turned upside-down when she meets the love of her life – a divorced father with three kids. This triggers even more upheaval when the slightly unhinged imaginary friend (voiced by Rachel Dratch) she created as a child suddenly reappears to help her navigate the transition from single girl to a woman ready for a family.
Interviewing talented actors, musicians, and directors ….
This is where I’d love your help, yes YOU! Look at this impressive line up of actors, directors, producers, and just all around amazing talent. If you were in a room with them face to face what would you ask them? Let me know. Comment below with your questions. Send me an email at [email protected] or email us through our Jersey Family Fun Facebook page. Heck you can even send me a tweet tagging @Jerseyfamilyfun. Or join me on Facebook Thursday, March 2 at 6:15 pm Eastern Time. I’ll be doing a brief Facebook Live session to take your questions. I want to hear from YOU and YOUR KIDS. Start sending over your questions so I can get some answers, the sooner the better.
Bloggers are scheduled to interview these artists
From Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
- Q&A and photos with “The Catch” cast
- During a “Baby Daddy” Baby Shower lunch we’ll have a Q&A time and take photos with
- Q&A and photos with TANGLED: BEFORE EVER AFTER
- Executive Producer/Supervising Director Chris Sonnenburg
- Supervising Producer Ben Balistreri
- Q&A and photos with “Milo Murphy’s Law”
- During a Polynesian-themed dinner for the MOANA Blu-ray release, a Q+A
- Director Ron Clements
- Producer Osnat Shurer
- Q&A and photos “Andi Mack”
- Q&A and photos “Imaginary Mary”
Beauty and the Beast inspired cooking and crafting ….
Sunday night we’ll join Williams Sonoma in their Beverly Hills location for a BEAUTY AND THE BEAST themed blogger event where we will snack on Soup Du Jour, Meat Ragu, Cheese Soufflé, etc. We’ll learn how to cook with Williams Sonoma cookware and will learn how to make paper roses inspired by the movie!
You can follow along with me ….
So much of what we do as bloggers and influencers is online. We’re on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and more. What makes this Disney Beauty and the Beast Be Our Guest Press Junket especially exciting is that you, our readers, and fans can follow along wherever you are. If you’re at home entertaining a little one, waiting in the carpool lane at school pick up, stuck in line at the grocery store, or looking for a fun excuse to waste time before lunch, you can watch these hashtags and participate. Share with me your comments, questions, and excitement.
Disney Beauty and the Beast Be Our Guest Press Junket hashtags to follow
- Throughout the press junket we’ll be using #BeOurGuestEvent
- From the Williams Sonoma cooking event, Sunday evening, we’ll be using #BeOurGuestEvent and #MyWilliamsSonoma
- Monday morning, our social media posts will include #ABCTVEvent and #TheCatch, #TGIT, & #BabyDaddy
- Monday afternoon, we’ll be using #TangledTheSeries, #MiloMurphysLaw, and #MoanaBluray
- Monday evening follow along with #BornInChina
- Tuesday morning we’ll use #AndiMack, #ABCTVEvent, #ImaginaryMary
Other exciting press junket activities to look for
- Look for a potential Facebook Live Sunday, March 5, between 10:50 am – 11:00 am when we have a special music presentation with Alan Menken (from BEAUTY AND THE BEAST) at the piano. You can see the Beauty and the Beast music presentation with Alan Menken on our Facebook page, by clicking here.
I can’t wait to share with you my stories from the Disney Beauty and the Beast Be Our Guest Press Junket, but don’t forget I want YOU to be a part of them. Please comment below with your questions and what you want to know.