We went to Disney on Ice tonight in Phoenix and had a fantastic time!! We were fortunate enough to be invited by Mom Central and Feld Entertainment, who showed us a wonderful time! Before the event, we had the opportunity to meet other local families who got the word out about the show this year (Geri? You reading? I must have written your blog address down wrong and I have the picture of your boys! Please email me!) and enjoyed a light meal. Two of the characters from the Incredibles came by for pictures, and then we headed to the show (with gift bags for the kids! L is on the floor right now with the program pointing out all the characters to the stuffed Mickey she received.)
The show was incredible!! It was very well done, completely enjoyable and very fun. All 3 of my kids had a great time. L was absolutely enthralled with the music and skating. I wasn't sure how long she would last (she'll be 2 at the end of this month) but she was fascinated the length of the show. C (8yo) and N (almost 7yo) laughed and clapped and had a great time.
The show followed a story of the Incredibles family heading to Disney. I loved how they incorporated rides from the parks into the show, and of course, a villian showed up that they had to conquer. L is always playing light sabers with her brothers, so she was up for the fight when the bad guys were on stage. She kept punching her arms out in order to knock them down (reminiscent of a game she plays with her brothers.) The cast involved the audience throughout the show, which made it even more fun for the kids.
I was impressed by the skills of the skaters, and their obvious athleticism. They put on a top notch performance that was almost non-stop skating.
I had never been to a Disney on Ice show before, but after tonight's experience, I can't wait to go again! It was truly a family-friendly, fun event that everyone enjoyed. I had a great time!
If you're in Phoenix, and want to attend, the show is in town until April 12, 2009. Visit Ticketmaster.com and enter the code "MOM" in the MC Promotion box to purchase 4 tickets for $44. After the first 4, you can also buy additional tickets for $11 each. I know you won't be disappointed!!
Feld Entertainment is the company that puts on the Disney On Ice, Disney Live, and Ringling Bros & Barnum Bailey circus shows around the country. They have been a family-owned business for three generations, bringing wholesome entertainment to families since the late 1960's. I was interested to learn that in each community they perform, they donate tickets to nonprofit youth organizations -- more than $5.5 million in tickets have been given away since 2001.
Many Many thanks to Mom Central and Feld Entertainment for a wonderful evening with my family! I couldn't have asked for more fun!