Several of you have asked for more information about my Narnia Experience as a whole so I thought I’d try to give a few more details…without boring you to death 😉
This was a crazy adventure. I was gone from home from 9am Thursday thru 11pm Saturday 62 hours and 15 of those hours were spent in airports or airplanes. When I arrived at LAX I was greeted by my driver (yes he was holding a sign with my name on it and I did resist the urge to take a picture of him hee hee). He carried my luggage to the town car, gave me a bottle of chilled spring water and drove me to the hotel (yes I felt like a princess!)
I have stayed at lots of hotels, in lots of price ranges in my lifetime, but I have never been as impressed with the customer service offered at the Sofitel LA. The room was classy yet comfortable and had the best shower I have ever used! About an hour after arriving I headed down to the lobby to meet the other bloggers and Dina from Big Honch Media who coordinated this trip. We all piled in a van and went to the 20th Century Fox lot for a sneak preview of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. We saw several clips from the movie, 30 minutes in all and I can’t wait for December 10th so I can see the entire movie!
After the screening we returned to the hotel for dinner at Simon LA courtesy of 20th Century Fox. We had a lot of great conversation and food during our 3 hour meal! We ordered several appetizers to share-the creamy crispy rock shrimp was my favorite. I ordered the 10oz filet mignon for my entree and it was divine! For dessert we ordered the Junk Food Sampler. It was a platter that included cookies, cupcakes, rice krispie treats, doughnut holes, ice creams, carmel corn and…cotton candy! It was delicious and a lot of fun. That was a long day! I headed back to my room at 10:30pm PT which was 1:30am to my body.
Friday was our busy day. We had breakfast as a group outside the ballroom before going into the Round Table Interview with Will and Georgie. That was a great time and you cane hear some of that interview if you click the link. After the interviews and photos we had a break. I went back to my room to relax and get some work done. I ordered room service for lunch…that was an expensive treat! It was $54 for penne pasta with chicken, creme brulee and a bottle of water! I was glad I wasn’t paying that bill.
In the afternoon we headed to the Beverly Center for the Ice Palace event. We were part of the press line before the actual grand opening took place and then we took part in the official lighting ceremony. After the ceremony our official duties were over and some bloggers had planes to catch. Mine didn’t leave til Saturday morning so I spent some time wandering the mall before heading back to the hotel for more room service for dinner and another great night’s sleep in the very comfy bed.
Saturday I traveled all day. When my plane touched down in Sarasota, FL at 9:35pm I received a text asking if I could be at TheJoyFM studios to talk about my Narnia experience during the 10-11pm hour on Lightforce! Luckily the studio isn’t far from the airport so we stopped there for a bit before heading home.
My Narnia experience will continue on December 10th at 12:01am when a group of us meet in Sarasota to watch The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader at the midnight showing opening day. If you are in the area please join us.
I had a great time and made some new friends. I want to thank 20th Century Fox for the wonderful weekend and Dina Vathis from Big Honcho Media for coordinating this exciting experience.