The “Aladdin” Diamond Edition Release Party

Zane Honea at Walt Disney Studios for Aladdin Release Event

I must admit, I hadn’t seen Aladdin in years. I know we’ve watched it with the boys at some point, but they were really young at the time—too young to really remember it. We were due.

Needless to say, when my family was invited to a special screening of the film at the Walt Disney Studios to celebrate the October 13th release of Aladdin on Blu-ray, I was quick to RSVP. Besides, one should always respond to an invitation in a timely manner, it’s good form.

There was a family event prior to the screening, complete with Aladdin-themed activities, Disney/ABC stars and a basketball game (below) that landed my kids in their first official Getty Image (the boy shooting and the one with his back to the camera, the other kid belongs to OC Mom Blog).

BURBANK, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Atticus Honea (front left) and Zane Honea (r) attend a special LA screening celebrating Diamond Edition release of "ALADDIN" at The Walt Disney Studios on September 27, 2015 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

BURBANK, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Actors Joey Bragg (L) and Lauren Taylor attend a special LA screening celebrating Diamond Edition release of "ALADDIN" at The Walt Disney Studios on September 27, 2015 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

BURBANK, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: (L-R) Actors Nathan Arenas, Joey Bragg and Nina Lu attend a special LA screening celebrating Diamond Edition release of "ALADDIN" at The Walt Disney Studios on September 27, 2015 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

In addition, we were joined by the voice of Aladdin, Scott Weinger, and Ron Clements the Producer/Director of the film, both of whom addressed the audience prior to our viewing sharing stories of the casting process and the making of the Disney classic.

BURBANK, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Actor Scott Weinger (L) and Director/producer Ron Clements attend a special LA screening celebrating Diamond Edition release of "ALADDIN" at The Walt Disney Studios on September 27, 2015 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

BURBANK, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Actor Scott Weinger speaks during a special LA screening celebrating Diamond Edition release of "ALADDIN" at The Walt Disney Studios on September 27, 2015 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

The best part was when Weinger announced that it was the first time his son would see Aladdin and what a big father-son moment it was for the two of them.

It was a pretty cool family moment for us, too. Aladdin holds up nicely.

Also, I had a lot of fun teasing the Internet with this photo as we headed into the theater:

Guess what we’re seeing!

A photo posted by Whit Honea (@whithonea) on

Disney’s Aladdin Diamond Edition will show your family a whole new world of laughter and adventure. It will be available for the first time on Blu-ray on October 13 and Digital HD on September 29th.

Photos by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney except first and last photos by Whit Honea

My family and I were guests of Disney at the above event. We also received a Blu-ray copy of Aladdin. All opinions are my own.

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