My family had the awesome opportunity to attend Disney on Ice: Celebrations in Charlotte last week! We love all the Disney kids’ movies, princesses, Micky Mouse and all that, but we had never been to a live event! Honestly, I had never really had the motivation to travel to a large city and make the effort to go with the whole family.
When Mom Central gave us the opportunity to spread the word about the Disney on Ice show, and attend as well, it was the prefect chance to see what I had been missing. And boy, what we were missing! I have seen lots of other bloggers writing and tweeting about how cool the show is when it came to their cities, so the excitement was really building last Friday when we finally got to go!
We armed ourselves with our Disney Princess dresses, glow-sticks from the Dollar Tree, and the cameras, and loaded up into the car after school. When we got there, I was pleasantly surprised at how intimate the seating was. there really wasn’t a bad seat in the place.
The show was spectacular, the kids sat perfectly still, mesmerized. There’s just something special about ice skating, how fast they move, the endless turns and jumps. And after running all over the place this week to our various separate activities, we had a wonderful bonding experience together. Here are some photos from the night:
There are a couple of pieces of advice I would give you if you are going to see the show.
- Be prepared for the $15 Snow Cones. They do come in a really cool Tinkerbell cup, but we just didn’t have it in the budget. (hint to the marketers : if they had been $6, we probably would have bought three. Just sayin’.) We talked to the kids before we went about what we were going to spend money on, and stopped by the Dollar Tree to get some princess wands on the way. The light up toys are anywhere from $15-$20 as well, so we got some glow sticks and the kids were happy.
- If your kids like to dress up, they will want to wear their Disney costumes. There weren’t as many people dressed up as I thought there would be, but my girls had a blast in theirs! If you have boys, don’t leave them out! Let them dress like Captain Hook, or Mickey!
- Bring a light jacket. It’s not terribly cold, but if you sit down by the ice… well, it IS ice, after all!
- There is a scary Halloween part starring the Pumpkin King from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, and all the Disney Villains. It was not too scary for my kids, but if your kids are sensitive to that tyoe of thing, you want to be prepared. It comes right after the really cool Sorcerer’s Apprentice section with the brooms!
And lastly, HAVE FUN! Have you been to Disney on Ice? What did you think? Leave me a comment and let me know!
Disclosure: Tickets were provided by mom Central Consulting and Feld Family Entertainment