The grand opening clock won’t strike midnight until March 13th, but guests of Disney’s Hollywood Studios will soon be able to enjoy a sneak preview of Disney’s “Cinderella” as part of their visit to the park. Starting January 17 and running through March 21st guests can visit the ABC Sound Studio for the special extended preview.
Also, Annual Passholders get priority access a day early on Jan 16 from 10am to 6pm. Show your valid pass and photo ID at the “Cinderella” Sneak Preview at the ABC Sound Studio at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for priority access before the attraction opens on Jan 17 and get a complimentary magnet (while supplies last).
If you haven’t already, watch the first official featurette from “Cinderella” – The Legacy below:
The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope.
Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.” She will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an apprentice at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit (Richard Madden). Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand, and a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham-Carter) steps forward and — armed with a pumpkin and a few mice — changes Cinderella’s life forever.