Do you have any events that you try to go to with your family each year? In the last couple of years, we’ve started taking Q to see Disney on Ice shows and he loves them. I grew up going to see the Ice Capades with my family, and there was something so special and magical about seeing the show with the music, skaters, treats and twinkly lights. I want Q to have these same sorts of memories when e is all grown up. Last year, my parents took him, along with my two nieces. To see the show. They made it a special night, with a pizza dinner, driving into the show together in the van, getting popcorn and “coppin candy” (what Q calls cotton candy), and souvenir hats. It was a very special night.
This year, we went with the three of us to see Disney’s Rockin Ever After. Once I found out that the show would be featuring Merida from Brave, as well as Ariel, Belle and Rapunzel, I knew that it was going to be a great show. We had amazing seats, so close to the ice and on the side of the rink. Being able to see the characters up close was so special, and we all really got into it. Q even got a special light up cup filled to the brim (I’m not even kidding), with sno cone. It was insane! As be sat there, bopping along to the music from The Little Mermaid and getting covered icoloured sno cone, I knew that this would be something to file away under awesome family memories.
I’ve talked before about how The Little Mermaid is one of my most favourite Disney movies, and the ice show did not disappoint. From the black lit fish to the giant Ursula, to Ariel rising from the sea as a human, and doing an aerial act with a rope, it was fantastic and we were all mesmerized.
Next up came Tangled. This was the only part of the show that was a repeat from last years show, but it was a bit different and less in depth with the story. There was no silks act this time, which was one of my favourite parts last year, but there was a lovely scene with the floating lanterns. Q nearly fell out of his seat laughing when Rapunzel bonked Flynn over the head with the frying pan, and the horse was so lifelike, I heard people debating around me if he was real or not.
Next up came Merida. Now we all love Brave, and I wondered how they would be able to work the whole story into just a short act. I love that they chose to do the part where Merida is shooting for her own hand against all the potential suitors, and had some awesome archery going on. I would have loved for the story to be a bit more fleshed out, and had some more time as an act, but for the first time in the show, I thought it was great.
Finishing out the show was Beauty and the Beast. Q hadn’t seen the movie before, so he didn’t really know the story, but he quite liked it. I know that the fighting between Garçon and the Beast at the end of the story bothered him a bit, but after the beast transformed into the prince he was happier. It didn’t scare him, but he did need to process what happened a bit later. The sets were magical, and the “Be our guest” number was absolutely fantastic.
Overall, it was most certainly a magical night for all of us and I hope to make seeing Disney on Ice a yearly family tradition if we can.