One of my favorite parts of the Disney trips that I have been able to attend is the “Red Carpet experience”. This one was different too! This past Tuesday, 5/6, we attended the “Tailgating party” before the premiere of Million Dollar Arm.
We were able to hob-nob with all of the celebs that attended too! Being that this one is a sports movie there were a LOT of sports players there too. Not just baseball but Basketball, Football and more.
The real JB Bernstein (that the movie is based on) was there with Dinesh and Rinku (the two baseball players that he brought in from India). As you haven’t seen the movie yet you probably have NO clue what I am talking about but I was just as excited to meet the “real people” behind the story as I was the actors that played them.
JB actually took a “selfie with us on the green carpet too!
That said… I hate getting my picture taken so I didn’t take many 😉 Oh and because this was a “tailgating party” we got to wear jeans too! Woot woot! 🙂
The green carpet had all kinds of yumminess available too. Pink’s Hot Dogs were a hit with lines forming up rapidly! Adam Arkin even stood in line right next to us!
Had to have a bit of fun with Lisa from Sweeties Freebies too…
But check out these hot dogs… they are huge!
One of the best things about the whole “pre-premiere” experience was the Million Dollar Arm contest itself. Watching these young hopefuls compete to will a Million Dollars was awesome. And WOW some of them could throw fast! Unfortunately no one won the million but the winner of the contest did throw a 94 so that was great to see. JB Bernstein took him on with his agency so I am sure he will get a contract at some point!
We spent a good hour to 90 minutes out there and had a blast!
Lake Bell, Jon Hamm, Alan Arkin, Bill Paxton, Aasif Mandvi (who was sitting RIGHT behind me in the theater by the way!) and tons more were in attendance and hanging out with us on the green carpet!
Then of course the movie which was one of the best, inspirational sports movies that I have seen in a long time (more to come on that next week!!). Sneak Peeks are available in many cities tomorrow (5/10) and it is released everywhere May 16!
Be sure to stay tuned on the blog, I have interviews, more pictures and my review coming up soon!!