The big premiere of the highly-anticipated Disney Channel Original Movie Descendants 2 is almost here – the film will air on five networks simultaneously on Friday, July 21, 2017 – and we couldn't be more excited to catch this sequel movie. The whole time the cast and crew were shooting the movie in Canada, its stars kept us updated with as many posts as they could from set, documenting hangout sessions on Snapchat, and posting behind-the-scenes videos on Instagram to get us hyped.
But did you know that the original cast did the same thing when they were filming the first movie together? It's not that we didn't notice them posting away on Instagram back in spring and summer 2014 when they were rehearsing and filming – it's just that we didn't realize how integral Descendants would become to our lives. We also hadn't yet met actors like Sofia Carson and Mitchell Hope, so we couldn't even then comprehend much we would come to love them.
So this Throwback Thursday, we scrolled all the way back through your fave stars' Instagrams to see what they posted about their first time on set around June 2014. What you'll notice is that the cast bonded quickly, worked together fabulously right from the get-go, and met life-long friends working on this movie series.
Click through the gallery to take a trip down memory lane and see some of the behind-the-scenes photos from the filming of D1.