This new Disney movie was so magically and a great way to start the holiday season. I took the girls (ages 3 & 5) for a Mommy Daughter(s) date up to the El Capitan Theater in LA to see the movie. This was the first time my girls have gone to the El Capitan Theater, I remember going a lot as a kid so it was very special for me to see them there. We got there about an hour early which I would recommend if you want to take pictures and to see the fun stuff they have showcasing for the movie that’s playing. That way you don’t have any crowds around you.
There was the amazing costumes from the Sugar Plum Fairy and Clara’s Party Scene Dress along with the shoes. On the stage there was a big music box (different then what I had imagined but still neat) you could take photos in front of.
Bridget is wearing the dress I wore in my first Nutcracker I performed in and Brooklyn is in the dress my cousin wore in her first Nutcracker.
About 20 minutes from show time DJ Maestro came out to pump up the audience with fun Disney dance music. It was very interactive and a great way for the girls to get some wiggles out before the movie. Once everyone was in their seats they showed 2 upcoming Disney movies and then the Calabasas Dance Academy performed a short nutcracker inspired dance. Then it was time to get the popcorn out and watch the movie.
The movie is PG and the length is 1 hour and 40 minutes.
My thoughts on the Movie
In a whole it was Beautiful!!! Disney didn’t disappoint with making such a classic holiday tale that is very near and dear to my heart. If you didn’t know I was a ballet dancer when I was younger and loved dancing in the Nutcracker. The movie had just enough dancing to satisfy my dancer heart. The story line was different then the ballet but was executed very well. each scene in the movie was gorgeous! I wish I would go and visit each realm and the costumes were so magically made. Both the girls loved the movie, they didn’t get scared with some of the darker parts. Now they were a little wiggle and Brooklyn a few times asked to go home. All in all if you want to see it GO!! You won’t be disappointed. And stay for the beginning of the credits to see a special dance number with Misty Coplin