Saturday, November 14, 2009

Disney on Ice




Those were the 2 princesses we saw...lighting was bad for photography...and we could only get so close...


We went to see Disney on Ice today. Brynn was really looking forward to it, as we have been talking about going for quite some time. The day finally arrived. Brynn and I went in a little earlier because they had a special Princess corner that we thought was going to be this little area where girls could try on princess costumes, crowns, etc. but what it ended up being Cinderella and the Frog Princess who just came out from behind the curtain and waved for a bit, posed, and then left and switched with the other. There were only 2 princesses there. As soon as Brynn saw Cinderella walk out from behind the curtain, she was ecstatic. Her eyes lit up and he shouted her name, and then I told her to wave to her and she waved and waved! It was just adorable and I couldn't stop tearing up. She was thrilled to see those two princesses in person! She was not afraid at all and wanted to get as close as we could. When we found out there were just 2 princesses, and we'd seen both, I decided it was time to leave b/c the crowd was obnoxiously large, pushy, and they all seemed to be 6 foot tall. So, we squeezed our way out of there. Brynn was very upset we had to leave the princess area. She cried and cried until I convinced her that we should go look at the souvenirs and see what they had for sale. Big mistake. Just like Sesame Street Live and the Circus. all that parapahenila was muy expensivo. However, she decided on an Ariel necklace and that was not horribly priced, so I agreed and we bought it. She was so happy to carry a Disney bag back to her seat.

When the show started, her eyes were glued to the ice. She loved it. She watched the entire 2 hour show. She didn't want to go to the bathroom at intermission. She barely ate. She just watched. Baylen enjoyed the first half of the show. He was clapping, pointing, and seemed really into it, esp when he saw Mickey and Minnie (Goofy & Donald skate around). However, by intermission, he was pretty much checked out. I thought the first half was great, but I knew all of the movie story lines from those movies: Cars, Little Mermaid, Lion King....the second half was all Tinker Bell and all about that new movie that came out about her not that long ago. So that was a Lonnnng second half b/c none of us were familiar with it. The adults were ready to get out of there after 1.5 hours. I think the difference between seeing Disney on Ice vs. Sesame Street Live, is that after while, they all seem to be doing the same things...especially if all the characters on the ice are human. At least in teh first half of the show, we had animals, different costumes, more props, etc. than the last half...

Regardless, they had fun and even though we had to wrestle with Baylen and Dj pretty much held him or kept him stationary for that long, (props to him for that), it was a positive experience. Would we go again? I'm not sure. Maybe just two of us would go b/c I know Brynn would go again. We went with our good friends, Tami, Brian, Cade and Tyler.





2 comments:

The Lagneaux's said...

we are taking Henry to Mickey Mouse clubhouse live this weekend so I am happy to see Baylen content for some of it because Henry DOES NOT sit well...could be fun. Glad the kids enjoyed show - so fun to see them at this age!

Erin said...

When you wrote about tearing about when Brynn saw Cinderella, it reminded me of when Katie saw Mickey at Disney World last year. It was so sweet. We are taking Katie to see the Disney Princesses the Saturday after Thanksgiving, we shall see how it goes.