After showing Grace the preview for Disney on Ice: Let's Celebrate a couple of weeks ago, she begged every single day to go see "MICKEY MOUSE!!!!" She was so excited when the day finally arrived. I told her she could pick out one of her princess dresses to wear and after much careful deliberation, she chose her Rapunzel dress.
Unfortunately for us, due to unforeseen circumstances, we arrived to the Sprint Center late and ended up standing in the will call line for almost 15 minutes to get our tickets. We didn't get to our seats until almost 20 minutes into the show. We were not thrilled, but Grace happily settled into her seat during the middle of an elaborate Fantasia number. I wish we could have seen the beginning of the show, because I know it was probably amazing. The Fantasia number was impressive with brooms lit up above the ice.
I'm glad we got to see some of the Fantasia number because the next part of the celebration featured a Halloween number led by Jack Skellington from the Nightmare Before Christmas. Let me say first that I'm a baby when it comes to scary stuff. I don't do horror movies or even haunted houses because I scare easily. So I didn't blame Grace at all when she told me that the number scared her. There were ghouls and Disney villains featured in the song and it wasn't really our cup of tea. The only redeeming moments for Grace were when Cruella and Captain Hook made their appearances. This number just seemed to be aimed more at the older kids and parents.
Thankfully it got better from there with a Grace approved princess number. I loved it too. Seeing all of the Disney couples skating to "That's How You Know" from Enchanted with the help of the Fairy Godmother was pretty amazing. Grace clapped the entire time and yelled "YAY" at the end.
During intermission, I got the chance to meet some other amazing Kansas City mommy bloggers! We got a picture with most of us and while they all look lovely, I am obviously distracted by my daughter who was behind me trying to push me away from the group.
|Kansas City bloggers: Chrissy, Anna, Molly, Ashley, Stefanie, me, Julie, and Mandy|
Used with permission from Director Jewels
|This is the only picture she would take with me|
The music in the Mardi Gras number from Princess and the Frog was fun and upbeat but Grace has never seen the movie before so she got a little bored.
It didn't take long for her to perk back up when the Christmas number started. We are huge fans of the Toy Story movies and the highlight of the night was seeing the Toy Story characters. Grace loved seeing Woody (or Buddy as she calls him,) Buzz and Jessie along with Rex, Hamm, and several other characters. I was seriously amazed by Hamm, the costume was massive but he was so much fun to watch.
Overall, the show was wonderful. Grace was thrilled that Mickey and Minnie played a much bigger part in this show than they did in the one we saw last year. They came in and out of each number and she got excited every time she saw them. She didn't want to leave and the next morning she asked "See Mickey again?" I can't wait to go again next year and take Connor with us!
Disclosure: I was provided press tickets for this event to facilitate a review. No other compensation was received and all opinions are 100% my own.