Friday, March 25, 2016

Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic Review

Disclosure: I received media tickets for my family to this event. No other compensation was received and all opinions are 100% honest and my own.

Grace and I have been to several Disney on Ice shows throughout the years and it's become one of our favorite events. We haven't brought Connor in the past because he had a difficult time sitting still for long, but now at three years old Mike and I both felt that he was ready for the show! So I showed both kids the previews and they counted down the days until we got to see Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic.

Both kids decided to dress up in Disney gear, Grace as Aurora and Connor as Buzz Lightyear. We picked up a friend and headed to the Sprint Center for a night of Disney magic.

We arrived a few minutes late because parking was difficult to find but we finally got to our seats and the kids were very excited.

We missed the first few minutes of the Mickey and friends intro due to finding our seats, but we got settled just in time to see the Blue Fairy, Jiminy Cricket, and Pinocchio. The kids have never seen Pinocchio so they weren't too interested in this section. The energy of the audience at this show was amazing and you could hear the gasps when Nemo "swam" out onto the ice. The costumes in this section were amazing and the turtles were so much fun. The kids loved every second of it.

After a swim in the ocean, we were whisked away to the Beast's castle where we watched the Beast transform into a handsome prince.

One of the things that I noticed most about the 100 Years of Magic show was the amazing couples skating featured throughout the evening. I know I've seen some impressive skating in shows in the past, but wow, these couples were great! I could have watched them skate all night and I loved when all of the royal couples danced to their specific movie song.

You could hear all of the little girls scream and yell for their favorite princesses and it was impossible not to smile. This was by far Grace's favorite part of the whole show and she is still talking about it this morning.

The rest of the first act featured Frozen. We went to Frozen on Ice last year and this was basically a condensed version of that show. It was by far the longest feature in the show and while I understand that is the most popular Disney movie at the moment, it felt way too long to me. It was fun to hear all of the little girls belting "Let It Go" but I wish they would have shortened the Frozen section to include another film.

The second act was definitely my favorite as it contained some of my favorite Disney movies. It started with a fun Genie number from Aladdin that featured tons of Genies skating in complex formations.

Next came the section Connor had been waiting for, Toy Story. He absolutely adores Buzz and Woody so he was in awe the entire time.

Next came several songs from Mulan which I loved. We had watched Mulan the day before so it was great to see this movie featured. The war scenes were a bit abstract for the kids but this section was my favorite. The dragon was amazing!

The kids loved seeing all of their favorite characters together at the end and were sad that it was finished.

There's nothing like watching your child's face as they experience the magic of Disney. We really enjoyed that this show featured more characters than any of the other show we've ever seen and most of the sections were fairly short, perfect for short attention spans. The kids are already begging to go back again and I can't wait to take them next year.

Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic will be at the Sprint Center:

Friday, March 25th @  3 PM, & 7 PM 
Saturday, March 26th @ 11 AM, 3 PM, & 7 PM 
Sunday, March 27th @ 3 PM

Click here to purchase tickets to Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic. To learn more about Disney on Ice, check out their Facebook and Twitter pages now!

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