Back in the late 80s, a little redhead visited Walt Disney World for the first time. She rode Pirates of the Caribbean and there was no turning back. Her love affair of all things pirate was born. Fast forward to 2003 and that little redhead was now an adult and this girl couldn't wait for pirates to take over the big screen. The Curse of the Black Pearl was all I ever wanted it to be and more. A perfect homage to my favorite ride with one of the greatest characters I have ever come to know and love, Captain Jack Sparrow.
Fast forward to 2017 and Pirates of the Caribbean is something our entire family loves. My little man even had a lesson in being a pirate from the Captain himself.
And then, something happened that the little redhead wouldn't have believed if you told her, and I certainly could never have imagined. I have been invited to the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales premiere.
Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales Exclusive Access
Myself and 24 other fabulous bloggers are embarking on this adventure together. You can come too by checking the hashtags #PiratesLifeEvent and #BambiBluray
Wednesday kicks off with some game time at Dave & Busters. Did you know they have a new game called Disney Crossy Road: Pirates of the Caribbean? I didn't! You guys know I LOVE to get my game on, so I am pumped for this!
Thursday is the big day.
But before we hit the red carpet, we will be interviewing Donald “Donnie” Dunagan (young voice of “Bambi”) and Peter Behn (young voice of “Thumper”), and Paul Felix, Visual Development Artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios who was inspired by Tyrus Wong’s work (an animator on Bambi). And all this is happening at the Walt Disney Animation Studio!
Our time at the studios ends with a tour of Walt's Office. Walt's office?! This Disney kid may just cry.
That night we will be at The Dolby Theatre for the premiere party and movie screening.
Could this trip be any better? Wait there's more. Could someone pinch me?
Friday we will be getting a private tour of the Walt Disney Archives to learn about the history of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” attraction.
I live for behind the scenes, creative process stuff. I get to see how my favorite ride was brought to life. Eek! Then we will be at Disneyland to ride the ride that started it all and experience the magic of the Happiest Place on Earth!
It wouldn't be an amazing press trip without a chance to interview the talent from the movie.
We found out for the Pirates Life Event we will be interviewing:
Javier Bardem – Captain Salazar
Geoffrey Rush – Captain Barbossa !!!
Brenton Thwaites – Henry
Kaya Scodelario – Carina Smyth
Directors Joachim Ronning & Espen Sandberg
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer !!!
Don't forget you can follow along with all the fun by checking the hashtags #PiratesLifeEvent #BambiBluray
More Pirates of the Caribbean:
Captain Jack Sparrow's Pirate Tutorial
If you have any questions for the actors, directors, or the Jerry Bruckheimer leave them below and I will try my best to ask them.
I’ve been invited to an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles. As always, all opinions are my own.
I have to admit, I’m jealous! This is one of my favorite Disney movies and I would LOVE to tag along.
You are going to have so much fun!! Take lots of photos!!
This movie is going to be awesome. I am so excited to see this. I love all of the Pirates movies.
Congratulations on being invited to such a neat event. I can’t wait to see this movie, I loved all of the others.
Oh what an honor this would be. I love Johnny Deep and can’t wait to see this.
Congrats on getting to take a private tour. I would love to learn the history. I love all of the films.
I haven’t seen any of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies yet. I need to. I do love the ride. I have seen Bambi many times. It always makes me cry.
Oh i can’t wait to see this one!! I love the franchise, great storyline. Wholesome family fun!
I am such a big Disney freak. I cannot wait to see POTC! I am more excited about seeing Mr. Depp on my screen again, since he makes my heart melt 😉
I cannot wait for this movie. I love all of them and Captain Jack character is just exquisite. Love the pictures too!
A certain blonde had the same experience and she is very excited for you!!! My kids got to get on stage with Jack Sparrow, as well, and it was one of our favorite parts of our WDW trip. Have a great time!
I can’t wait to see this! It comes out my birthday weekend!
Jack Sparrow is a great character and I love the film because of how important his role is. Looks like a really great movie.
I am so excited, Disney is doing it again, making an incredible Pirate movie we will all love! Oh how I love Jack! Are you dressing up to go see it?
What a neat event. I’d love to attend myself. Jelly!!!
The new Pirates movie looks so good. I’m really excited to see it and I had no idea Bambi was the next release, I still need this movie!
Wow this is so awesome! I love the Pirates series, I watched the first one especially gazillion times. Can’t wait to see this one!
I can’t wait to hear all about your trip. Especially the interview, I love Javier Bardem. Have fun!
I’m so excised for the new pirate film. I cannot wait. Love Jack Sparrow. xx
It looks like it is very cool. I am sure you will have an amazing time. I know it would be great to interview all the actors for the movie. My daughter has loved Jack forever. When she was born, we saw him at Disney and he told her she squealed like a dolphin. And later he would talk to her about taking all of Aurora’s silverware. We have been a Pirate’s family for as long as I know.
maria criselda maquiling
Oh my goodness! Dreams do come true! You are the luckiest girl ever. Plus you get to interview geoffrey rush! He is like my favorite in the movie right next to johnny depp. Hopefully, johnny makes a suprise appearance. Tadaaah!
I am secretly as obsessed with the pirates movies as my kids! How much fun did you have?! So cool!
What a great opportunity and so memorable for your little girl – enjoy!
This would be so fun to take a private tour! I am so excited for this movie to come out, I have been a fan of every single one. They just keep getting better.
I love the potc movies. Sounds like this one wil be worth watching too, can’t wait!
My partner would surely want to tag along. He loves Pirates of the Caribbean and we’re even thinking of doing a movie marathon this weekend. I hope you’ll have a lot of fun.
WOW! so lucky! i didnt even know there was a new pirates movie. I cant wait to watch in on the big screen after reading this
I love Pirates of the Caribbean so I’m really hoping this new one is great. Sounds like you’re gonna have an amazing time. Enjoy!
I am a huge Pirate fan. I have been ever since my dad took me on the ride when I was a just wee thing. My heart has been forever stolen by pirates and I would rather be a pirate to a princess any day. I am so excited fro you and can’t wait to follow along. Only a few days left.
This is a lovely opportunity and it’s really exciting! It’s so nice that you’re a part of this event and I can’t wait to hear about your experience!
LeoT. Ly @ isaved5k.com
My kids love pirates and I think they will have a blast seeing all the characters in costumes. I wonder if they will be scared of the villains.
I am too going to watch it. I just love Jonny Depp. He played very well in all previous parts.
Crystal (The Busy Mom Diary)
I am so going to watch this movie.. I loved them all.
Oh wow! The kid in me is jealous! I have watched some of the pirates movie franchise, so I am a bit excited for this new installment!