Last week we had the pleasure of heading down to Fort Wayne to catch the Disney on Ice show “Worlds of Fantasy” with our boys and my sister-in-law. You may recall me talking about coupon codes and even a ticket giveaway that I ran last month for the same show. We had talked about it so much that it was really exciting to finally see it! So here’s what we thought about the show…
The show opened with the Mickey Mouse gang on skates, which was very exciting for our oldest who is nearly 5 and loves Mickey Mouse. They were followed by the Cars characters who are not his favorite, but watching the cars spin around was very fun. We kept wondering how exactly those cars were skating – were they remote-controlled or were there people hiding inside? The Little Mermaid was not one of my son’s favorite characters – I don’t think he’s ever heard of Ariel before, but my sister-in-law and I were definitely enjoying it! I also discovered that I still know all the words to her songs… The show really lost his concentration when the Fairies came out. I didn’t even realize there were more fairies than just Tinkerbell – having only boys has apparently left that movie out of my repertoire! The girls in the crowd definitely loved it, and some of my friends who have girls were looking forward to that segment.
One part that both of my boys agreed was fantastic was when the Toy Story gang appeared. And let me tell you – from a health and fitness standpoint, those Army guys were ridiculously amazing! They were doing Superman push ups in ICE SKATES. I’m not even kidding you, if there was one highlight for me about the evening, it was seeing that feat. Now, if you know me, you may know that I’ve become a runner which is amusing in its own right because I can barely walk without falling over. But ice skate? Holy cow. You could never find me in those… Of course, I said the same about running, but still. Maybe one day I will be able to do Superman push ups, but I highly doubt I could do them in ice skates! Still, it was very impressive. But my boys really preferred the rest of the Toy Story characters.
Our youngest, Tank, was pretty content hanging out most of the evening, and although he was watching the show he was really more interested in watching the other people around us and eating popcorn. He’s not quite 2 yet, so for him I was just amazed that he was sitting still. When Slinky Dog came out, he started saying “Da – Dog, Da – Dog” over and over and over… He just really wanted to point out to his dad that there was a dog in the room. While it was completely adorable to us, I’m sure it was probably annoying to the other people around us because he literally continued on with that for just about the entire time that the Toy Story folks were out there.
Our oldest has always loved Toy Story, so it was no surprise to us that he really enjoyed that section of the show. He did a great job – actually, both boys did a great job – staying seated and not freaking out when the lights went down. They did get pretty tired toward the end of the night, but since it wasn’t a school night, it wasn’t a big deal for us. They had a wonderful time – and you know as parents, that makes the difference for you! Our seats were back in the club seats because I waited until the last-minute to trade in the vouchers (and while I knew I’d not receive excellent seats, I was very disappointed in the attitude of the ticket counter who were very rude and then expected us to thank them for their treatment), but the wait staff was fantastic and definitely smoothed over the small bump in the road that happened at the beginning of the night.
Overall, we definitely loved the show and will go again next year! The boys will probably enjoy it more next year, since the baby will be older, but they enjoyed it now too. As always, it’s very helpful to have at least one other adult present to help corral them and make potty trips easier, so if you’re planning to go, I would recommend having an extra adult. We went with 3 adults this time, and it worked out pretty well, although sometimes I think my sister-in-law may have enjoyed it even MORE than my boys!
Disclosure: I received a family 4-pack of ticket vouchers to review this performance, however my opinions are my own and I was not required to post a positive review.
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