Every time Mik has seen a preview for Moana, he has been excited to see the movie. We were planning to try to see it in the next few weeks, but first we want to find time to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Thus, as soon as I noticed the email to RSVP for an advanced screening of Moana at the resort we're staying at I signed us up.
The movie was shown in an outdoor setting on the beach in front of the bungalows at the Polynesian Village Resort. Mik was worried when we walked past it to check in that he would have to go in the sand and was ready to bail until he noticed some boards put on one side that looked like they had some wheelchair access on the beach, which they did.
Overall we enjoyed watching the movie, but it was kind of awkward how they had the wheelchair area raised up with a large slant edge so that I was several feet from Mik when I sat in the chair next to him. Mik also didn't like the sound partly because it was loud, but mostly because there was an echo at times (more so during the pre-show content than the actual movie). We're glad we did it, but it really wasn't that special like the D23 movie events we've done and in the future we probably will just wait a week and pay to see it in an actual theater.
Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
1600 Seven Seas Drive
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8423