We typically focus family activities around my 3 year old son; what would he like to do, what is he interested in? Our family had the opportunity to attend Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic and I am having a hard time determining who had the most fun: the kid or the grown-ups big kids?
I am happy to share some of our photos (special TY to my sister who photographed our evening) and my Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic review.
My son always enjoys exploring the different places we visit (especially if they have escalators) and we were very excited to visit Consol Energy Center for the first time. Although Consol Energy Center is the home of the Pittsburgh Penguins (Go Pens!) we were instantly immersed in the Disney experience; wall to wall Disney themed refreshments and souvenirs, lots of princesses in training, toddler sized Buzz Lightyears, and more Disney around every corner. My 3 year old was quietly excited although I was much more vocal about my own enthusiasm.
Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Magic highlighted some of our favorite characters and Disney movies: Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, traditional Mickey Mouse Club. All were perfect for singing along and the skating was fantastic. Some of the costumes were especially impressive (Bruce the shark from Finding Nemo was super cool) and the special effects really enhanced the storytelling without upstaging the performers.
3 ways to tell your toddler is enjoying Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Magic:
1. A fidgety kid is usually a good sign that they are bored. However, from the moment the show started my toddler sat quietly and watched the performance.
2. After taking a potty break during intermission (and thanks to Disney for being mindful of that) my son eagerly dragged me by the hand back to our seats. He did not want to miss a minute.
3. During the show my toddler pointed at his favorite things and made sure we were watching too. He was having so much fun that he wanted to make sure we were having fun too.
3 ways to tell the grown ups are enjoying Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Magic:
1. The grown ups are singing along to every-single-Disney-song!
2. The grown ups were the ones standing up and dancing along!
3. The grown ups talk about their favorite performances on the way home (while the toddler slept in his car seat).
DISCLAIMER: As a Moms Connect Member of U.S. Family Guide, I received tickets to the event in exchange for my review. All opinions expressed are totally my own.