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Toy Story 3 by Pixar opened on June 18th and we just had to be there for opening night to see it for ourselves. We were not disappointed! As an extra bonus we were able to see the movie in 3D at the famous Ziegfeld Theater on 54th Street in NYC. We were welcomed to the theater by a long red carpet. That made us feel very honored and very excited as of what was to follow.
As we entered the theater, we were given our 3D glasses. I was so happy to see that they had different sizes. My husband and I and our older children wore the adult size and my 3 year old was given a smaller child’s pair of glasses. Bravo! She was able to keep them on the entire movie, since they actually were the right size for her.
The inside of the theater was really “done up” for the event! We were greeted at the top of the stairs with a four foot “3” in honor of the movie. Decorations were everywhere, including Mr. and Mrs. Potato head directing us to the Men and Women’s room!
We grabbed our refillable “giant” popcorn and drinks and headed for our seats! Of course my youngest wanted to sit in the very first row, so no one would be in front of us. We gave in to her, it seemed very important for her to make that decision. It actually worked out great. We watched the previews for upcoming movies and then the Pixar Short, which was so entertaining! Then, just before the movie was about to begin, the screen flashed on a giant “Toy Story 3” sign and an announcemnt was made: “It’s time to meet your favorite Toy Story friends”. We were all pretty excited because out came Buzz Lightyear and Woody! My 3 year old could not believe her eyes! I thought they were going to pop out of her head when Buzz came right over to her seat and invited her to stand up and meet him! The characters were friendly and not very rushed. Both of them walked around the theater twice and were willing to stop and greet whoever wanted to meet them! Just as they waved goodbye, the movie began.
Immediately, I loved the movie. The beginning action scene was great and pulled you right into the whole Toy Story mode! I don’t want to give the movie away, so I won’t go into details, but let me say that ALL of the family was entertained!
It was a little emotional for hubby and I, since our oldest was 4 when the original Toy Story movie was released. He also just completed his first year of college, so when you see the movie, you will understand why it was emotional to the two of us. None the less, it was overall enjoyable and I think GREAT for all ages. If you or your children like Buzz and Woody, you will love Toy Story 3! Enjoy, and if you have older children….bring your tissues!