This month Disneyland has introduced a new event for Annual Passholders, "Sing Along Under the Stars" at the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree.
I just saw THE LITTLE MERMAID (1989) at the El Capitan Theatre last October, but it's one of my favorite Disney movies so I was happy to go see it again and check out the sing-along format.
Disney did a very nice job hosting the screening. They offered complimentary popcorn, cocoa, and bottled water; the film was preceded by trivia questions and other entertainment, culminating in an appearance by Ariel herself:
The movie was shown on a large screen, with the song lyrics appearing at the bottom of the picture. Disney employees scattered throughout the audience helped encourage the singing, along with hand movements they'd shown the audience before the movie started.
A fun highlight was bubbles falling down on the audience during "Under the Sea." That's the kind of extra touch that makes an evening such as this special. A good time was had by all!
The next Disneyland sing-along will be ALADDIN (1992) on February 19th and 20th, followed by THE LION KING (1994) on just one night, February 26th.
ALADDIN also screens on February 20th at Disney's El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood as this month's "Throwback Thursday" movie.