Charlotte NC, Disney on Ice “Worlds of Fantasy” – Review
We had another great family event in the Queen City. Last night, Disney On Ice “Worlds of Fantasy” premiered at the Time Warner Cable Coliseum. It was unbelievably packed and everyone was just as excited as my children were! We seen some of the most amazing costumes ever from the tiniest of spectators! It’s things like that I like to see. How others prepare and enjoy themselves to attend live shows . Did they like Disney as much as my kids & I do. Just looking at the little smiles and big, bright, souvenir hibiscus, plastic, flower hats in the lobby – BEFORE the show, I’d say YES. Everyone was totally ready for what was about to happen live…… (Even the ones that came in representing Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness as I did).
The World’s of Fantasy tour featured Car’s, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King and Tinkerbell and her fairy friends. I was really curious to see how they would portray the cars show on ice, but confident that we wouldn’t be disappointed. The best hint I can give is to just think of it as a intense highlight of old favorites, while giving everyone a sneak peak of a new Disney movie called Tinker Bell. (We’re sold- I think we’ll watch it)
Minnie and Mickey started the tour in a shiny red car that careens around the rink, much to the delight and awe of the young crowd. When the car breaks down, rusty old Mater shows up to tow it, joined by the lovely-in-blue Sally and some of her friends, sporting high-gloss paint, tail fins and white-walled tires. It was amazing to see the cars looking just as they do in the movie but on ice ya’ll!!
Next on stage was The Little Mermaid. The music and colors were fun, bright and just great. And that Barbie…..she’s still fly after all these years!
I’ll tell you something else. It was jammed packed with learning moments. It covered self acceptance, team work, loyalty, sweet friendships and even betrayal. At some point when Andy had to give up the toys I was fast to use it as a learning opportunity for my 3 and 5 year old. The simple minute skit help explain to them at least three lessons:
1. It’s great to share your things with others if you no longer need them.
2. It’s smart to take good care of your toys, otherwise they will collect all of their parts back together & pull your toes once you fall asleep.
3. As people get older, they change friends as they move from preschool, up through high school to college and beyond. Some are like silver and others are like gold. Mom will always be there no matter what!
The end of the show took place in Pixie Hallow with Tinkerbell and her Fairy Friends. It was so fun seeing the fairies take center stage and the plot line was really fun. I can say out of all the Disney on Ice shows we’ve seen, nearly faultless ice skating and all it was fantastic! It was filled with tremendous feats of skill and talent, excellent choreography, strong plot, costumes just out of this world. A first class production. This show really offers something very special for everyone in the family.
I took my 13, 12, 5,3,2, and 4month old. The 4 month old did well. He slept through most of it. When he was awake, he did just fine watching all the wonderful excitement that he could handle. The little green army men seemed to be his favorite part.
Here are my tips for taking a nearly three-year-old:
- Take their favorite toy (as long as it’s not too big!) or dress them up. It makes a great conversation piece when they get older.
- Try and make sure their view isn’t blocked as best that you can. The ushers at Time Warner Cable are very attentive to everyone’s needs, so this shouldn’t be an issue.
- Talk to them throughout the show about what’s happening. It’s just another way to maximize their learning time. (Yes, I homeschool)
- Take a sweater! It’s Disney On Ice…..burrrrr!……ice = cold! 🙂
- Take them for bathroom/potty break at intermission and of course before it begins!
- Feed them before you leave out for the show, That stuff is EXPENSIVE.
- Above all, let them be kids. Watch them jump, sing (The Circle of Life”, “Be Prepared”, “Hakuna Matata” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” to name a few) & wiggle!
Now, how do I get this pixy dust out of my eyes? 🙂
A SPECIAL OFFER FOR YOU!
The show runs until October 14th. The following are showtimes still available to purchase tickets at www.timewarnercablearena.com:
Thursday, Oct. 11 @ 7:00pm
Friday, Oct. 12 @ 10:30am & 7:00pm
Saturday, Oct. 13 @ 11:00am, 2:30pm & 6:30pm
Sunday, Oct. 14 @ 12:00pm & 4:00pm
Promo code: MOM is still available for use on selected shows & times (expires 10/14)
Thanks to Feld Entertainment, my family was able to enjoy a night out at the Disney on Ice Worlds of Fantasy show. We are no stranger to the Disney on Ice shows and have seen many since my 2nd son was two. We have come back time and again for the wonderful family time that is affordable and remember-able.