Friday, December 18, 2009

Disney on Ice Review

Last night the new Disney on Ice show "Worlds of Fantasy" skated into Los Angeles and my wife, son and I were invited by Feld Entertainment and Mom Central to check it out. Our tickets were fantastic - about 10 rows from the ice and in clear view of each character. In fact, we were so close, we nearly froze in our seats from the cold air. (If you go, bring a blanket or jacket to keep you and your little one warm.)
The show runs about an hour and half and is comprised of two halves that are divided by one fifteen minute intermission. The first half was great. It opens with Mickey and friends, followed by segments featuring characters and scenes from "Cars," "The Little Mermaid" and "The Lion King." We enjoyed singing along to the songs and seeing the characters that we've loved for many years now do incredible flips and turns while wearing their huge costumes. "The Lion King" segment was really creative, complete with unique animal costumes that must have been inspired by "The Lion King" theatrical production.
I wish I could be as glowing about the second half, but I can't. The first half was fun, divided by 4 different stories that kept things moving, but the second focused entirely on "Tinkerbell" and her fairy friends. For a young boy, it was not that interesting. Even my wife, who loves Disney movies and can sing all the songs by heart, thought the segment went a little long. It would have been nice to close the show with another family favorite like "Beauty and The Beast" or "Aladdin" or "Toy Story" or any other Disney movie.
When we entered the garage at the end of the show, our son said "wanna go back in papa" - he clearly had a great time, and at the end of the day, that is what matters. Thank you to Feld Entertainment and Mom Central for making the night possible for us!

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