PHOTOS: Disney at the Jubilee Family Festival London
For those of you who may have missed it, the UK has been in full flow this past weekend as we celebrated the Queens Diamond Jubilee, 60 years on the throne. You cannot move anywhere in the country without seeing a Union Jack flying and celebrations in full swing. One of the min events of the weekend for families was the Jubilee Family Festival in London’s Hyde Park.
The event itself could only be described as the UK’s largest Village fete. Hyde park was full of stalls, food vans, entertainers, inflatable objects and large stages which would hold much of the entertainment throughout the day.
As you can see from the photo above, there was much for the whole family. British holiday company Butlins presented the Kids Zone and its entertainment that saw some of the UK most popular characters live on stage. You’ll notice that there was no Disney on the schedule. That was due to them having a much larger presence at the event.
Around the outskirts of the venuw were many stalls that showcased many Britsh companies. In each area, guests had the chance to take part in activities for the whole as well as a large number of freebies. Most of these venues had large queues for the majority of the day but it was the Disney tent that was by far the busiest.
May guests spent an hour and a half to 2 hours to get in to the venue. That was unless you visited the Disney Cast Member handing out Fastpass bracelets. Just as it works in the park, guests were given a wristband with a return time on it and were guaranteed entry without queueing. Once inside, guests could then enjoy a range of activities suitable for the whole family. Towards the back of the tent, guests had the chance to say hello to the stars of Cars 2: Lightning McQueen, Mater and Finn McMissile.
Younger guests also had the chance to take part in a Princess makeover where they could decorate and take away your own crown. There was the chance to step inside the Club Penguin snow dome, Play the latest Disney Kinnect games and watch a film in 3D. If you were getting a little peckish, you could pick up some free candy floss or popcorn before heading over for a meet and greet with Jake from Jake and the Never land Pirates
Finally, the Art Attack Zone asked kids to help create a Union Jack flag using coloured Mickey Mouse stickers. Each child was encouraged to put their own little message on before sticking it to the wall.
This wasn’t the only element Disney brought to the table as at 5.20pm on both Saturday and Sunday, the Disney Concert Orchestra, West End Singers and Disney characters brought a show to the Main Stage entitled “The Magic of Disney in Concert”. The 90 minute extravaganza brought songs from classic and contemporary movies, both animated and live action, to the stage. It also included a live performance from the cast of the Lion King as am added surprise. A fantastic ending to a great day. Take a look at a few of the photos from the concert.
Check back later this week for video from the Disney tent and another video of the entire Disney concert.
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