A new tradition for T and I is to go to the annual live performance of Disney on Ice! We started attending the show last January when T was a little over three-years-old, and I have to say I’m glad we waited until he was fully walking, talking, and potty-trained to begin such a fun (but lengthy) outing together! Walking so he could walk on his own versus me carrying him everywhere, talking so we could talk about the show together during and afterwards and I could hear what he thought about it, and potty trained because… well, I think that one is self-explanatory!
This year’s show was centered around the Toy Story characters and paid tribute to all three movies in the series. The first half was set in a flashback plotline, where the characters reminisced about their adventures together, while the second half was more of a true-to-storyline (yet abbreviated) film-to-stage performance of the Toy Story 3 movie.
T loved it, no better review than that, right?! But I will say that he found it a bit long in the second half with the Barbie-Ken scenes, especially the wardrobe scene. That one went on (and on) for about 5-7 minutes, or about twice as long as it really needed to be to get the point across. But I get it… costumes make a show like Disney on Ice, and this scene definitely had costumes if you remember the movie at all. The rest of the show however kept a perfect pace for the young audience in attendance. The show also rounded out nicely with many special effects such as a flying Buzz Lightyear and a giant claw rescue scene to keep things interesting both on and off the ice for the duration.
We are already looking forward to next year’s show! Thanks to the Disney on Ice folks for another wonderful performance, and for our new mom-and-son tradition, too!