Cris surprised me last Wednesday with tickets to see Disney on Ice: Follow your heart. I was so excited, anyone who knows me, knows how crazy Disney obsessed I am. I was super thankful too because he’s not a huge fan at all so for him to buy those tickets and sit through this show was so sweet of him. The show was a fun experience and I am happy I did it once but I probably won’t do it again until I have children. It was one of those “one time deals” especially since I’m an adult (even though I like to think I’m a big kid). It wasn’t incredibly weird to be a couple surrounded by children, we just knew that the next time we’d come back is with kids.
So, the show started with the cheesiest musical number ever, even for Disney. I was happy Cris missed it because he would of been so turned off by it like I was. I knew there was better things to come, but this was not one of them. The only thing I enjoyed was seeing cute little Donald Duck skating on the ice. Then the characters from Inside Out came on the ice and that was cute because all the kids started freaking out. The first half of the show was all about dreams and the emotions and memories that Inside Out had in the movie.
Throughout the first half of the show, we saw the princesses, Mickey and Minnie, and the characters from Inside Out. Growing up I watched every princess movie so when they came out and had their own special numbers I was incredibly excited. I was most excited to see Ariel, since she’s my favorite and coincidentally, she had the most impressive part of the show. She did arial moves and acrobatics that even Cris thought was so cool. He was incredibly impressed with this part as well as Rapunzel’s. She did some ribbon flying which was cool but definitely not as cool as Ariel’s performance. About an hour in, they went to intermission and everyone ran to get food and I enjoyed the songs they were playing and singing along without a single care in the world.
Once the second half started, there was another song with Mickey and Minnie, and then they went into the different stories of Finding Dory, Toy Story and Frozen(DUN DUN DUNNNNN). I have a love/hate relationship with Frozen and I always roll my eyes whenever it’s involved in something Disney does. I didn’t see Finding Dory yet so seeing this part of the show made me kind of upset because I basically got an abridged version of the movie. I loved the Toy Story part of the show though. I love that movie so much and they did a fabulous job incorporating those characters and having fun songs to sing along to.
The time finally came for Frozen. I kid you not, the whole Barclays Center vibrated from the children screaming when this part started. I was laughing the whole time because I told Cris “I bet you the entire place loses it’s mind when Elsa and Anna show up” and he said “no I don’t know, I think the movie died down”. Yeah. Right. These kids lost their freaking minds. It was adorable and hilarious all at the same time. The song “Let It Go” came on and the entire place was singing along, it was snowing, and there were fireworks of sorts. It was definitely the best number and I was just as impressed as Cris. I even sang along – it’s catchy. I have to hand it to Disney, they keep Frozen super relevant and popular and they do a great job putting on any kind of performance of this movie.
Finally the closing number came around and it was so cute. They just all collectively danced to “Let It Go”. I got to see Donald again and he had a cute little winter outfit on. All in all it was a such a great show. I think anything Disney does is magical and well put together. There was a lot of work and heart that went into this show and I appreciate that. If you’re a fan of Disney and know the movies, then definitely go see it and see your favorite movies come to life on the ice. Sing along with the characters and enjoy the performances because they really were spectacular. We had fun and Cris even said “it was cute and I enjoyed myself” which to me is the equivalent to saying “THAT WAS TOTALLY WICKED” (let me know if you get the reference). Like I said earlier, we’ll definitely go again but when we have kids to take and we’ll get ice level tickets for a truly amazing experience. I have some wonderfully magical memories from this night, and I am sure if you choose to go you will have some magical memories as well.