That night we were invited to Boston for an advanced screening for Mary Poppins Returns which opens everywhere tomorrow! Mary Poppins is a beloved character in our home. Before our very first family trip to Walt Disney World where Eva was old enough to really understand characters we had her watch Mary Poppins. We did this because we were going to have breakfast at the Grand Floridian and meet Mary Poppins along with Tigger and Pooh and Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter. But it was really Mary Poppins that we all wanted to see. After Eva watched Mary Poppins for the first time we started a month-long viewing of that movie on repeat. Allison knit Eva a scarf that was the same one that Mary wears at the beginning of the movie. So, when we met Mary Poppins at Disney it was such a magical moment.
Mary was wonderful to Eva, she recognized the scarf immediately and told Eva how much she liked it. Eva was thrilled at meeting Mary Poppins and has had a special place in her heart for the character and the original movie. So, when we were walking up to the theater Eva said, “I am hopeful that this will live up to what I know of Mary Poppins and be a good movie.” My Little movie buff at 11 years old has something that was so special to her in her childhood that she was worried that something new would change that. Luckily, she was not let down by Mary Poppins Returns. She loved it! We all did. Continue reading Review: Mary Poppins Returns