Last night I took my mom and son to see the newest Disney on Ice production of Treasure Trove (the husband opted to stay home to catch the Bears/Packers game – Bears lost, BTW…surprise, surprise *ahem*). I was a little bit apprehensive to take my not-quite-two-year-old to an arena show that I knew would be loud and super-crowded. Too add to that, it was a cold, gloomy, and rainy night in Chicago and I really was not looking forward to driving all the way to the Allstate Arena only to have to turn around and come right back if my little guy started throwing a tantrum (oh yes, he has those!). But, while extremely nervous about the prospect of having to turn the car around, in the car we went and took the trek to the Allstate Arena. I figured that we’d never know how he was gonna act if we never took him in the first place, right?!?!
We arrived at the arena a few minutes after it started (traffic was horrendous!) and I heard Mickey Mouse’s voice as we walked towards our gate. Evidently so did my son because you could see him start to look around, probably wondering “Where’s Mickey?”. We get to our seats just as Mickey and the gang skated off…dang. At that point I was crossing my fingers that they would return since I promised the boy that he’d get to see Mickey! Once we were settled in our seats…
The. Boy. Was. Mesmerized.
He was utterly and completely still throughout the entire show. I guess Disney just does that to ya! I was shocked (an inwardly doing a happy dance) that he could be so captivated by a loud and intense arena show. The vibrant colors of all the characters and stage set helped a lot too, I’m sure.
What I enjoyed most about the show were the mini-acts of so many of my favorite Disney Movies: Alice in Wonderland, The Lion King, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and so many more! Oh, and Mickey and the gang made a few appearances between the acts too…phew! My little man is still talking about how he saw Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy. “Mickey – we saw him.”, is like on a constant loop in his head because I heard it all day today.
Bottom line: If you have a child over the age of 1, they will enjoy the show. Immensely.
You can still save money (20% or 40%) on your tickets by using the promo code MOM3 on Ticketmaster.
Oh, and just in case you were wondering, he’s been playing with his brand-new light toy ALL DAY!