Once I found out that there would be a live version of The Little Mermaid (my fave Disney movie!), I had to find out when it was going to be. Turns out, it was close to my birthday, so I decided to make it my birthday present. Haha. Despite being a mother, I believe I’m still entitled to a birthday present even if it just means going out on a date with my husband and wishing I was a mermaid.
Although I invited all of our friends to go, not many could make it because tickets sold out so quickly! Of the few that were able to get their hands on tickets, we couldn’t meet up with them either because they were late or they bought tickets for a different day (lol you know who you are).
The place is massive. When you go to your seat, the lower areas have actual seats, but as you go higher, the seats are just long benches so you have to mind your space when its time to sit.
I’m glad we went early to picnic here because, well, when it was time to sit down, we got to catch the sunset. I’m a sucker for sunsets.
The best tip I received about going here was to park at the Hollywood & Highland complex then walk over. The walk isn’t long, and there are a ton of other people who do the same thing. Parking is cheaper and more easily accessible, because if you park at Hollywood Bowl, your car is stacked back to back with other cars. This meaning your car could be between several cars, and you can’t leave until the cars in front of you or the cars behind you leave first. If it sounds terrible, it really is, because there are a LOT of cars parked here. There’s also several shuttles that take you here, so make sure to check online to see which ones are operating the day of your event so you don’t have to park on-site.
I had so much fun here, and I’m excited to be able to take Dominic one day to picnic and see a fun show. We saw a bunch of families here for this event, and they were all decked out in The Little Mermaid costumes! It was awesome. For now, however, I enjoyed feeling like a kid again for a day with my Prince Charming. Life is the bubbles!
Hollywood Bowl | 2301 Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068