Cars 3 is released in the UK on 14th July and I am incredibly excited about going to view it and I’ll tell you why?
As you all know there is a big age gap between Aoife and James, 15 years to be precise. When Aoife was a little girl, she loved all Disney films and I used to love booking up for the latest Disney release. However as she got older, her taste in movies changed, as it does for some people ( not me though!) so she wasn’t as keen to go and see the latest Disney film.
So when James was born, I was really excited that I would be able to see the joy in his face when he watched Disney films for the first time. I mean you have to admit, they are so magical and you can get joy from watching someone watching a Disney film. Well I can anyways.
From when James was about 10 month onwards I used to put Disney films on for him, you know all of the classics, The Little Mermaid, Lion King, Peter Pan etc… I’m sure you get the picture. He never really seemed to enjoy them as much as I would have hoped. I mean he was a little baby so perhaps I was hoping for a little too much!
Anyway, this little situation continued for a few months until James was about 18 months old. We were sitting in the house one day and I put CARS on and he was glued to the TV. He was completely mesmerised and wanted to watch it every day for a month or so afterwards.
It was so exciting to se me him fall in love with a Disney movie like I have so many times before him. So he went through his little obsession of loving everything and anything Lightening McQueen related. Kachow was his favourite word and he wouldn’t leave the house without a little Lightening car held tightly in his little fist. For his second birthday we bought him Mack and all of the cars and would you believe he still plays with it every day.
Christmas that year Santa brought him the wooden Radiator Springs, it took up half of our living room but he loved playing with it. We were always on the look out for any Cars related toys when we visited the Car Boot Sale and he slept every night with a soft toy Lightening and Mater tucked up in bed with him.
We also took James to Disneyland Paris for the first time when he has just turned two, I don’t think he can remember it but he has a picture in his bedroom of him and Aoife on the Cars ride. We are heading Bach to Disneyland Paris this year and I think he will be in his element and he probably remember this visit for the rest of his life.
He has enjoyed the build up to Cars 3 as much as I have. We have watched each teaser and trailer as it has been released – see here for the official trailer. We have also loved popping into the Disney Store to see which new merchandise they have in store. Here is the full range. In fact, James wants to go in more than I do for the first time ever to play with the remote control Cars. We are planning to buy him the Lightening McQueen one for his birthday…. shhhh don’t tell him!
So yes, we are very excited to see Cars 3 in a few weeks time. Is it sad that I have already planed James outfit to wear to the cinema? I just feel like it will be the first time that he goes to see a Disney film and can relate to it so much as it has been part of his life. So Lightening McQueen, I’m sure you won’t disappoint and we can’t wait to see you on the silver screen once again and we’re not going to lie, we’re looking forward to seeing Jackson Storm too 🌟💫✨