Friday, September 4, 2009
A Magical Night
Last night, we saw Disney On Ice 100 Years of Magic. In a word, it was spectacular!
Of course Evie was excited. She woke up in the middle of her nap yesterday and yelled "Ice!" then went back to sleep. I asked her later what she was dreaming about, and she said "I dreaming about ice by the Princess' feet. I dreaming about skating." Later, when we were in line to enter the arena, Evie pretended to skate until we were admitted. Chris and my mom held onto her hands as she slid her feet and tried to twirl around the floor.
The show was so much fun! As you grow up, you lose some of the wonder at the world around you. But watching the performance through the eyes of a child made me feel kind of like a kid again. Evie was excitedly clapping along to the music. She loved each of the characters, especially Genie who did flips. And she loved when they reenacted the It's a Small World ride, pointing and squealing at the lights, the Eiffel Tower, and Mickey flying in a hot air balloon. I found myself smiling and "oohing and ahhing" along with the crowd.
Evie sat next to my mom, and it made me so happy to watch them together. For my mother, who never saw the Ice Capades as a child, this was a long-held dream come true. For much of the performance Evie sat on her lap, where I could see both of their faces light up at the same time. Oh, Snow White! Oh, Jiminy Cricket! Oh, Nemo! Oh, Pinocchio and the whale!
It really was a magical night, and Evie didn't want it to end. We stayed until most of the crowd had left so Evie could dance to the music playing over the loudspeakers. And as soon as she woke up this morning, the first words from her mouth were "I wish we could see Biz-en-ey On Ice again next week."
There's still time for your family to attend a show and experience the same wonder we did. You can purchase a 4-pack of tickets for only $44 for weekday shows or receive $4 off weekend tickets by logging onto http://www.metrotix.com and entering the coupon code MOM.
St. Louis Show Dates:
Thursday, September 3 @ 7:00 PM
Friday, September 4 @ 7:00 PM
Saturday, September 5 @ 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM, & 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 6 @ 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM
We received free tickets, dinner, and a goody bag courtesy of Mom Central and Feld Entertainment. Although these are fantastic perks, this review is straight from the heart!