While strolling through Downtown Disney last week after tackling Space Mountain, Wito noticed a huge Cars 2 banner hanging from the local theater. As the world’s biggest Cars 2 fan, the child was beside himself. Disneyland Excitement Level: 2. Random Cars 2 Banner Excitement Level: 150. (I’ll never get it.) He just stood there, transfixed, while I impatiently tapped my foot because I desperately wanted to get home after a full day at Disney.
Like many children, Wito is not a fan of getting his photo taken. He squirms or looks down or makes a crazy Jack-Nicholson-in-The-Shining-face or basically anything he can to ruin a photo opp. So excuse my bewilderment when he looked at me earnestly and asked if I would take his photo in front of the banner. Sure, kid.
Wito and the random Cars 2 banner.
We’re exactly one week out from the premiere of the movie, and Wito’s mental status has moved from Total Excitement to Absolute Loss of Daily Focus.
You guys. Little does he know, but earlier this week, he was invited to an advanced screening of the movie. A screening that is happening TOMORROW. TOMORROW WITO WILL SEE CARS 2. He is going to completely lose his mind when he finds out, which I’ve decided will be on the way to the theater. (Squeeeeeeeeee!)
Do you know what it’s been like keeping this secret for the past few days? It’s killing me! I feel like I’ve got some Cars 2 Tourette Syndrome ready to manifest itself at any moment. “Wito, would you like some more OHMYGODMEYOUCARS2MOVIETHISWEEKEND milk?” It’s just very exciting around here right now. In my head, at least. (Thank you, Disney, for the opportunity!)
My (BEST) friends at Disney are also offering a giveaway for your little Cars 2 fans!
A CARS 2 t-shirt (in youth sizes of S, M, L, XL), a CARS 2 set of 3 bumper stickers, a CARS 2 temporary tattoo sheet (2 per winner), and a CARS 2 puzzle. Just leave a comment on this post before June 23rd at 6pm PST and you’ll be entered to win!
I’ll be back to report on the big surprise next week. (Of course, little miss Wita just came down with a 102 fever, so I’m praying Wito stays healthy for the big day.) Have a great weekend, everyone!
justJENNJune 17, 2011 at 3:48 pm
Very exciting! All the little boys in town are going nuts. Did you see the real life-size Mater and Lightning at DCA? Amazing stuff.
RosaJune 17, 2011 at 3:49 pm
this brought happy tears to my eyes! sarah you’re the best mommy out there. can’t wait to see the recap :) yay wito!!!!!
AmandaJune 17, 2011 at 3:52 pm
I just about squealed in excitement for him! I can’t wait to hear his reaction when you tell him you are going to see it early!
Of course we are definitely Cars fans over here too…we like saying Shu Todoroki over and over again. And Holly Shiftwell…which coming out of a 2.5yr old can sound quite questionable at times…you get the drift.
CarolineJune 17, 2011 at 3:54 pm
So excited for him! Can’t wait to hear if it lives up to the original…
HeatherJune 17, 2011 at 4:04 pm
We have been counting down the days until Cars 2 over here. My boys beyond excited and ask to see the movie trailers for Cars everyday! Secretly, I am a little excited to see this movie too!!
PinkieBlingJune 17, 2011 at 4:10 pm
Yaaaayy!! Can’t wait to read the followup post. Hope Wita’s better soon!
angieJune 17, 2011 at 4:15 pm
what a lucky boy and mama! there really is nothing better than seeing your kid in pure bliss. can’t wait to hear the report back. you actually inspired me to buy the first cars movie and a couple of the cars so that we could have my 3.5 year old sons first movie night at home and then we’ll take him to his very first big screen movie to see cars 2. let the madness begin!!!
SizzleJune 17, 2011 at 4:16 pm
Please tape it when you tell him- it’s going to be awesome!
justJENNJune 17, 2011 at 4:20 pm
How did I miss that whole Cars post?? I blame googlereader. ;) Is your advanced screening at the El Capitan with the whole adventurous ‘outdoor experience’?! Cause that’s gonna be awesome.
Danielle (elleinadspir)June 17, 2011 at 4:21 pm
So excited for him. If it were happening in my world, he’d have a meltdown because it was a last minute change of plans. Ugh.
AndreaJune 17, 2011 at 4:26 pm
SERIOUSLY. I have to win this. My Michael may rival Wito for the title of completely obsessed Cars super fan. If I send you a photo of my son’s cars collection you would understand. OMG. Seriously. Hafta win.
And so so so jealous of you both getting to see the movie early. I think my husband would pee his pants if that happened to us.
AliJune 17, 2011 at 4:29 pm
aw feel better wita!
SACJune 17, 2011 at 4:32 pm
Stephanie MJune 17, 2011 at 4:40 pm
OMG how exciting!!!
TiffanieJune 17, 2011 at 4:58 pm
Lucky Wito! Here I am planning to see that movie a couple times in the theater…