I have never seen a Disney on Ice show before last night, so I was pretty excited to get to review the Opening Show at Hartford, CT’s XL Center. Also I had not been to the XL Center since it was renovated, so I was curious how it looked now.
Unfortunately, I was sick as the proverbial dog, and had to leave hubby and baby at home because I just could not handle having to pack and unpack baby and baby gear and try to get in to the show. Anyway, our baby is only 10 months, and I was already worried that he would be fussy being out so late, and maybe scared of the noises. Instead, I attended with a former student who is an ice-skater, and her mom, and we had a great time! (Except for the being sick part!).
Mickey & Minnie’s Magical Journey show was probably the best introduction to Disney on Ice for me. Why? Because all the story lines were directly from my own childhood memories of watching Disney. I remember Saturdays with friends where the biggest decision we had to make was whether we would watch Snow White, Sleeping Beauty or the Little Mermaid!
We were treated to scenes and songs from The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Lilo and Stitch, and Peter Pan. I actually cried at the scene from Lilo & Stitch where Lilo talks about never leaving family behind or forgetting them. Family is so important to me, so that message was especially compelling.
It’s amazing what these ice skaters can do with all that costuming on! And the costumes themselves are impressive – especially how Mickey & Minnie and Friends changed costumes for every scene! The fast-paced singing and dancing keeps you riveted so you hardly realize nearly two hours goes by! I was surprised when the finale started and I realized it was time to go!
A great show for family – I was sort of glad that I hadn’t brought the baby, as I heard a little one crying a few rows over. I think this show would be ideal for the 2+ crowd though because all the other little kids I saw were having a blast, wearing Disney costumes, and singing along!
Enjoy the slide show – if you hover over the pics there is a caption:
The show continues until Jan 11 and you can still get discounted tickets! Here’s how:
- $5 off – Friday, January 7th – 7PM
- $5 off – Saturday, January 8th – 6:30PM
- $5 off – Sunday, January 9th – 1PM
Purchase tickets via TicketMaster – Disney on Ice – Mickey and Minnie’s Magical Journey and enter the promotional code: MOMS5
Ticket Prices: $60Front Row*, $45VIP*, $25, $20 and $15
*Discount offer is not valid on Front Row and VIP and prices do not include the facility fee or any service charges. Discount offer unavailable for the Arena at Harbor Yard.