Once upon a time the only thing information that the kids had about Disneyland was that it existed somewhere in a TV world, and it was probably where Mickey and Minnie Mouse lived. Now that they have experienced the magic, they talk about it - a lot. As in, "Wasn't it so fun in Disneyland", and "When can we go back to Disneyland"? I absolutely loved watching the kids enjoy Disneyland and an scheming how we can make it back....but for now, Disney on Ice seemed like a good way to enjoy the magic a little closer to home.
Last year was the first time I had been to Disney on Ice and I didn't realize that kids would arrive dressed up. This year we know better. As soon as we told the kids that we had tickets, they started planning which costume they wanted to wear. Depending on the day, Ruby went through every princess dress that she had, and sometimes even planned to wear her cheerleader costume. Luke was a little unsure because he couldn't quite figure out which costume he had that would "match" with one of the shows. Ruby finally settled on Belle and Luke on being a pirate - they loved watching the other kids at the show to see who else was dressed the same.
The show started with Toy Story which is one of Luke's favorites.
Both kids got to pick out a toy from the concessions area. Ruby's Ariel was perfect since the next show was The Little Mermaid. She helped her mermaid dance and sing throughout the entire show.
Luke loved that his toy lit up and made cool noises.
Luke loved seeing Lightening McQueen drive around on the ice.
We saw the full version of Frozen last year, but the kids seemed to love the abbreviated version just as much. Ruby just kept saying over and over how beautiful all of the princesses were.
At the end of the show all of the traditional Disney characters came out for one last performance. Ruby was spellbound throughout the entire performance and kept asking me if she could do that (ice skate) when she was a big girl. Of course you can little one.
The kids were on a Disney high the rest of the night and I loved every minute of it. It was so fun to watch their faces and their reactions to everything on the ice. They sang and danced and thought that it was all just amazing. Sometimes I am in awe that I get to be a part of all of this magic.