Hakuna Matata

We had such a good time at Disney on Ice Mickey & Minnie’s Magical Journey the other night at the DCU Center in Worcester!

We got to meet Minnie and Mickey before the show. The kids were stoked :-) The skating was great and so were the songs, of course!

As with all the shows the merchandising was crazy. Nate and I had a throw down over snow cones that came in plastic cups that were going to set me back $30. I told him no about a million times. Then I had a flash of parenting brilliance, or desperation, you choose.

I told him that we could take the $30 we don’t spend and get a snow cone machine and he could have one anytime he wanted this summer. His choice. One now, or one anytime he wanted for all of eternity.

I am proud to say he made a very wise choice. Hakuna Matata.

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Disney on Ice – Mickey & Minnie’s Magical Journey giveaway

Disney On Ice presents Mickey & Minnie’s Magical Journey – Make imagination your destination! 


Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse on a journey into the magical worlds of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Peter Pan and Lilo & Stitch.  Discover Ariel and Sebastian’s enchanting undersea kingdom; visit the Pride Lands with Simba and Nala; soar through starry skies with Peter Pan and his sassy fairy friend Tinker Bell; and say “aloha” to fun with Lilo and Stitch. You’ll be captivated by the music, beauty and laughter in a journey so magical, you’ll never want to go home.

A couple of months ago the kids and I went to Disney on Ice – Dare to Dream, an event I have told you all I was dreading a bit. As it would turn out we completely loved it. I loved it. Most importantly, they loved it. Another opportunity to go to Disney on Ice and to giveaway some tickets came up. I said “Heck Yeah!”

This time it’s Mickey & Minnie’s Magical Journey! We get to go to Africa to see the Lion King, Swim Under the Sea with Ariel and Sebastian, do a little hula in Hawaii with Lilo and Stitch and fly to Never Never Land with Peter Pan and Tinker Bell.

Sign me up. Wanna go too? Tickets are here.

The show is in Worcester at the DCU Center Thursday, April 19th at 7pm.

Wanna win? We’re giving away 4 tickets! The Winner of the Family Four pack is Sara A. Look out for an email!

Here’s how to enter…

Mandatory entry is to leave a comment telling me who your favorite Mickey Mouse Club member is.

Extra entries:

Like The Life of Reilly on Facebook and leave a comment here that you did- 1entry
Share this on Facebook link below and then leave a comment here that you did – 1entry
Follow me on twitter @mamariles and then leave a comment here that you follow – 1entry

 

Oh and there may be a chance for a character meet and greet before the show at 5! Woot!

 

The winner is chosen from these blog comments, not on Facebook or on Twitter. If you like us on Facebook you need to come back here and tell us you did for an extra entry. Get it? Good. Now go.

 

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Winner has 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. This giveaway will close at 11:59PM ET, Wednesday, April 11th, 2012. Please leave a separate comment for each entry and remember to leave a valid email address.The winner will be chosen via the WordPress plugin “And the Winner Is” and will be notified by email and announced here on the blog. I received no form of monetary compensation for this post. I received tickets to Disney On Ice to participate in this giveaway.  All opinions are my own.

DISNEY ON ICE is a trademark and service mark of Disney. Disney images and characters ©Disney. All Rights Reserved. Image Credit: Used with permission from Feld Entertainment

 

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Disney on Ice Dare to Dream Review

I had been avoiding Disney on Ice like the plague for the last few years.

Selfishly, I thought it would be awful and I wouldn’t enjoy it. Also the whole merchandising attack that I thought would befall us as soon as we entered kinda made me sick to my stomach.

An opportunity to go to Disney on Ice Dare to Dream came along as part of doing a giveaway and writing a review. My baby girl had seen an advertisement for it somewhere, somehow, and had been talking about. The time had come.

She donned her princess dress, and N dressed up as Flynn Ryder. There weren’t many other almost 6 year old boys there, but N didn’t seem to notice. He insisted on coming because even though it was mostly princesses, “Eugene will be there Mom – its okay.” We brought Nana along for her birthday, tiara perched atop her head, and off we went to TDGarden on a Friday night.

We watch Disney Jr. like it’s our job around here, but I purposely have left much of the princess stuff out of our lives. S has received many hand me down dressup princess clothes and I have cut every princess medallion off them. She can decide what kind of princess she wants to be! They have seen Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and the Princess and the Frog a couple of times each. However, we’ve seen Tangled many many many times.

I haven’t been to the Garden since it was the old Garden. I thought we would be further away from the skating and we’d have a hard time seeing. Turns out we had awesome seats and so did everyone else. Truly.

Disney on Ice did a great job condensing the stories so that they still made sense. Great costumes, and music, of course. It was all really well done.
I could tell they spent the most time on the Tangled concept and execution. It was great. The skating seemed a bit more complicated than the other sets, and more entertaining. They used some silks hanging from the rafters to sail through the air  – it was a real crowd pleaser. Loved it.

As I feared, the merchandising was nauseating, every 5 feet there was something princessy that cost $20. It was awful. I told the kids I wouldn’t be buying them anything. Not one thing. However, I would never refuse a Nana her god given right to spoil her grandkids rotten. They nearly lost their minds when she came back to the seats with these.

So if you have some time over the Februaury break to go, you should go. If you have any princess girls in your house, you should go. Tangled fans? GO! So fun. Tickets are here.

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Disney on Ice Dare to Dream Giveaway!

“Get tangled up in the newest thrilling show to hit the ice, Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream. Experience Disney’s hilarious hair-raising escapade, Tangled; as Rapunzel, her unlikely companion, Flynn, and Maximus, embark on an uproarious journey that takes adventure to new lengths!  Boogie to the beat of the bayou with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen in a magical, musical journey that all begins with a fateful kiss.  And fanciful dreams become reality as Cinderella meets her Prince Charming, with a glass slipper fit for an unforgettable fantasy come true. All your favorite princesses take to the ice in a spectacular finale at the ultimate Disney Princess event of a lifetime!  Experience the beauty, sparkle, and spirit when Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream comes to your hometown!”

Disney on Ice is coming to the TD Garden over school vacation week in February (Feb. 17-26)! To find out show times and order tickets, visit Ticketmaster here.

The Life of Reilly is giving away a family 4 pack of tickets to Opening Night Friday February 17th.

 Here’s how to enter…

Mandatory entry is to leave a comment telling me a favorite Disney memory.

Extra entries:
Like The Life of Reilly on Facebook and leave a comment here that you did- 1entry
Share this on Facebook link below and then leave a comment here that you did – 1entry
Follow me on twitter @mamariles and then leave a comment here that you follow – 1entry

Please leave a separate comment for each entry and remember to leave a valid email address in one of the entry comments. Winner has 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. This giveaway will close at 11:59PM ET, Monday, January 30, 2012. The winner will be chosen via the WordPress plugin “And the Winner Is” and will be notified by email.

 

I received no form of monetary compensation for this post. I received tickets to Disney On Ice Dare to Dream to participate in this giveaway.  All opinions are my own.

Image Credit: Used with permission from Feld Entertainment
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