Having an 8-year-old daughter means that most of the time, I have one foot planted in the real world, and one foot planted in an imaginary space. And much of that time, that imaginary space includes sparkles, dresses, and music. When I was presented with the opportunity to review Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic, I new I’d have at least one happy child.

It’s no surprise that my daughter sat on the edge of her seat, from beginning to end, as we watched Disney on Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic at the Eagle Bank Arena (formerly Patriot Center) last night. What was more surprising is that my son (age 10 – and most definitely not an inhabitant of my daughter’s imaginary world) was also impressed with the show, taking in the flips, jumps, and general display of acrobatics on ice. Neither wanted to leave at intermission and both wished the show would go on longer (although it is a pretty lengthy show – about 2 hours!).

disney_01Highlights of the show for my daughter were the large “Frozen” sketch that included, in her words, “all of my favorite songs.” She sang along from beginning to end, as she reveled in the glory of being dressed as Elsa for the event. She assured me repeatedly that Anna was going to be fine, even though parts of the story still make me sad.

But most impressive to her was when one of the Disney princesses was practically flipped on her head as she swung around with her partner. This was just too good to be true.


disney_02Highlights of the show for my son were sketches from “Toy Story,” “Mulan,” and “Finding Nemo.” My son was impressed by the costumes and liked the quick pace of the show, which featured many of Disney’s latest hits, as well as a few from the way back days. (Sadly, its one omission from my point of view was my favorite song “Baby Mine” from Dumbo, which I sang to my children over and over as I tried to coax them to sleep. It is my all-time favorite Disney song.) My son was hoping for a bit of “Star Wars,” since he tells me that Disney owns that franchise, but that didn’t happen, either.

Several performances remain. The audience was peppered with children of all ages, and there’s enough action that no one around me even got restless. Everyone is encouraged to sing along and clap, which helps keep the wiggles at bay.

To get tickets, head on over to Ticketmaster or call 1-800-745-3000. Tickets start at just $20.

You can see more photos from the show on the Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic Facebook page and a sneak peak over at YouTube.

My family received tickets to see last night’s show. All opinions are mine. Many thanks to Feld Media and Stonyfield for the opportunity to see this magical show!

When not stopping by The DC Moms, Elaine blogs about running and family at Connor and Helen Grow Up.