From 2007-2012 Wizards of Waverly Place aired on Disney Channel and introduced us to the magically rad Russo family.
The series starred Selena Gomez, Jake T. Austin, David Henrie and Jennifer Stone and in my humble opinion was one of the last show’s to air during Disney Channel’s golden age.
The series also received 2 Disney Channel Original Movies, with the first one airing in 2009 and the second one premiered a year after the series wrapped in 2013.
While we’ve certainly missed the cast together on screen, we’re often treated to reunions every now and then. The family recently got back together to celebrate David Henrie’s wedding, which was full circle since the young cast used to bet on who would be the first to get married.
[row]“No one bet on Jake [T. Austin] and I didn’t bet on Selena [Gomez]. I probably bet on myself. I always knew I wanted to get married and looked forward to being a husband,” Henrie told People Magazine. [/row]
Well, this past 4th of July we were treated to a mini-Wizards reunion when Gomez and Henrie spent the day at Disneyland. Gomez shared a series of photos on her Instagram and we now are totally reminiscing on the good ol’ days of Disney Channel!
“Family Vacation Vibes”
“Brudder and Sissy”
“Hope everyone had a great 4th of July! Spent mine with some of my favorite people @disney.”
Naturally, these photos have the word “reunion” swirling around in our minds, something that Gomez has spoken about in the past.
[row]“I don’t know… But it was fun. I didn’t think it was going to be that big of a deal when me and David, my older brother on the show, were talking about it. But I understand. I’m so proud of that. It was so fun, and it was so funny. We were having dinner and talking about it hypothetically, where we would be, but we’re all older. David’s married now so we’re in such different places in our lives.”[/row]
Gomez has reprised her character of Mavis in Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, which is hitting theaters later this month, and she will soon be voicing Betsy in Robert Downey Jrs. upcoming The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle. Henrie will be playing a young Ronald Reagan alongside Dennis Quaid and Jon Voight.
Having studied Media & Writing at James Madison University, I always knew that I wanted to do some type of creative writing, but being able to write about zombies, Starks, and superheroes on a daily basis for Fan Fest is my actual dream. While I probably shouldn’t be as proud as I am to be so similar to Nick Miller, I do hope to one day write my own “Pepperwood Chronicles’.