Now through May 18th, Atlanta families can catch a performance of the newest Disney On Ice show Celebrate 100 Years Of Magic! My family and I attended last night's opening performance, and we all agreed on one big thing: Celebrate 100 Years Of Magic is the best one yet!
"Join the celebration as more than 60 of Disney’s unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! You’ll be captivated by the one and only Mickey Mouse, the irresistible Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio and many Disney Princesses. Be thrilled by exciting moments from The Lion King; Mulan; and Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and Toy Story films; in a skating spectacular filled with magical Disney moments you’ll remember forever as Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic!"
My favorite part of the performance was watching the stage come alive with Disney's famous celebration of world culture - it's a small world! Danger was happy to see it all, but she was most excited to see Ariel skating across the ice with the other Disney Princesses. And my husband, Andrè? He was content to sit back with a bag of warm, candied almonds (that I might have snatched when he got up to go to the bathroom.) We all thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience!
Tips For Making The Most Of Disney On Ice:
- Children love to dress up for the Disney shows! Danger dressed up as her favorite Disney Princess Ariel, complete with tiara and mermaid tail. I saw a lot of children in costume or wearing Disney t-shirts on opening night!
- At Gwinnett Arena, all seats are good seats. If you want to see even more detail, try to get seats in the first half of the auditorium.
- You can purchase glow-in-the-dark bracelets, wands, and necklaces from Target or the Dollar Tree if you'd like to save money while still providing your child with the experience of waving around a glowing stick in the dark. Kids love to do that!
- Plan a snack budget, and eat dinner before you enter the arena. Food is not particularly budget-friendly at Gwinnett Arena (supply and demand). The Disney-themed treats can really add up (just for reference, the snow cones are $12 each, but are served in a reusable Disney cup). The cotton candy bags cost just under $12, and include a Mickey-ear crown.
- To keep up-to-date with Disney On Ice performances and special offers, make sure to follow @DisneyOnIce!
Do you have a favorite Disney character that you would like to see represented in Disney On Ice?
I received complimentary passes to Disney On Ice to write a review article for the Atlanta Classic Mommy blog readers. All opinions shared in this article come from my experiences at the event.