We drove in to Orlando this afternoon, to watch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the Walt Disney Theater of the Dr Phillip’s Center, with a live orchestra – and it was just as epic as it sounds!
It’s quite amusing re-watching the first Harry Potter movie (it’s been a while since we last saw it), with such young stars. Mind you, many in the theater had obviously seen it many times, as there was lots of word-perfect narrative from the crowd; the orchestra conductor had encouraged everyone to join in, and they did, with cheers and boos according to character / school in the movie.
During the movie, it’s easy to forget the live orchestra – and then something particularly epic reminds you; I tried to spot instruments playing particular pieces, but it’s hard to do that!
Here’s a few photos before/after (not during, obviously!):
The navigation view in my MINI when we arrived was interesting too, with a “3D” Amway center: