Thursday, April 01, 2010

Review: Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic

We just got back from the Phoenix show of Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic.  It was wonderful!  Thanks to Feld Entertainment, my family attended opening night and had a wonderful time.  It was very difficult to choose a favorite act.

The athleticism of the performers was exceptional!  The skating was absolutely flawless, and had to be quite the challenge in some of the costumes (especially The Beast!)

Lydia (who turns 3 later this month) was enthralled and engaged the entire 2 hour show. She was thrilled to see the princesses, as well as Mickey, Minnie and the Chipmunks. She laughed and gasped and squealed with delight throughout the show.

My 2 boys (ages 7 & 9) also enjoyed the show.  A few scenes especially appealed to them. There was an act with the Toy Story soldiers that was extremely well-done, and the skater who performed as Woody did an amazing job appearing floppy on the stage, just like a stuffed doll would be.  The skaters also enacted a war scene from Mulan that was executed perfectly.

We had amazing seats (Row 9!) and the time flew by while we all enjoyed the show.  The 100 Years of Magic show includes scenes and stories from beloved Disney characters throughout the years.  It's hard to choose which one I liked the most - but the reenactment of the Small World ranked in the top.

As they show ended, and all the skaters were on the ice, Lydia looked down and said "I love them all!"

If you're in Phoenix and looking for something to do this holiday weekend, you can still get tickets to the remaining shows.  Follow this link to Ticketmaster and use the discount code "MOM" to purchase 4 tickets for $44.  Additional tickets can be purchased for $11.  The code is not valid on VIP or Front Row seating.

Disclosure: I received tickets for my family to attend the show from Feld Entertainment.  They also provided a family pack of tickets to give away to one of my readers.  Many thanks to them for their generosity!

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