My family had the pleasure of seeing Disney on Ice: Let's Celebrate! this evening. Well, to be completely honest, it was a bit scary before the show started because I choked on a hot-dog, but once the show began, it was definitely a pleasure.
We are no strangers to Disney on Ice, so were glad to see both familiar characters and new ones. The routines were definitely different than the previous shows. I particularly enjoyed the myriad of costume changes for Mickey and his gang. (The Christmas ensembles were especially festive.)
The performance is definitely a "celebration," from birthdays to seasons to love to life, and everything in between.
There were fireworks, beautiful pairs skating, neon glow-in-the-dark effects, and of course plenty of catchy tunes, some of which were new to me (hooray!)
My youngest son was thrilled to see his favorites: Tinkerbell and Ariel. My oldest thought it was funny that Jack Pumpkin made an appearance. He looked over at me with surprise, whispering, "I saw this movie in school!" Indeed, for about a month thereafter he'd randomly sing out, "This is Halloween!" with twisted glee. (How many bucks says he starts doing that again?)
You ought to experience the show yourself, and I've got some a discount codes for you!
Come experience Disney On Ice presents Let's Celebrate!
HP Pavilion at San Jose - February 23-27
Oracle Arena in Oakland - March 2-6
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Redemption Code: CELEBRATE
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The majority of the show is kid-friendly. The Halloween part could be considered a bit scary, but also rather whimsical as the villains of various Disney tales interact with Jack Pumpkin and company. While there are some fire effects that might startle the very young, there aren't any tremendously loud noises or periods of heavy darkness. The very small kids in our section appeared happy throughout the whole show. My first- and fourth-graders both enjoyed the show, and even though it was a school night, they didn't get home too late.
Overall, it is a fun show with plenty of effects, attention-grabbing colors, and definitely a "feel good" theme.
Disclaimer: Feld Entertainment gave me four tickets to the show in exchange for promoting the discount offer and providing a review of the show. No other compensation will occur, nor will I receive any sort of commission should people purchase tickets as a result of seeing this (or future) blog post(s). I paid for my parking, food, and souvenirs on my own dollar. Enjoy the show!