We’ve been Disney deprived for a little over a year. Last year we splurged on annual passes. This year we opted to lay low and stay very local in our adventures, which wasn’t a bad thing since Mickey and Friends came to San Diego! Yes, I’m talking about Disney on Ice presents PASSPORT TO ADVENTURE!
My favorite thing about attending these shows is taking a step back to watch my family enjoy it themselves. My little ones watched so intently and cheered on their familiar friends like Tinker Bell, Captain Hook, Ariel and the famous sisters of Arendelle, Elsa and Ana. Daddy also got some cuddle time with the little ones. I always cherish the times he joins us on fun adventures since he’s not always with us.
Disney on Ice never fails to entertain. They featured four classics including The Lion King, Peter Pan, The Little Mermaid and Frozen. Each number had their respective oohs and aahs. You know like the whole Peter Pan cast flying through through a moon lit sky.
I have to say though, my ultimate favorite number was Elsa singing Let it Go. I really appreciate the production behind creating this scene and making it come to life as close to as we remember it in the movie.
The kids left happy with coloring books, crayons and a memory they won’t soon forget.
This particular show will hold a special place in my memory. We’ve been teaching Pinky about saving and spending money. She intentionally brought her wallet to the show in case she wanted to buy something. During intermission we went to the little shops and I watched and helped her analyze her purchase. It was a proud moment to see her evaluating how much money she had, what she’d have left if she were to buy one thing over the other. She asked all the right questions and in the end made her decision to buy a Little Mermaid necklace! It was very sweet.
Tips for a Successful Disney on Ice Experience
If you’re heading to see the show, here are a few tips we have for you based on experience.
- Bring cash for parking.
- If you plan on eating at Chick-Fil-A located next to the center, get there early. Everyone and there mama was there.
- Give yourself enough time to eat and enter the center. Security was on point with checking bags as thoroughly as possible, as they should. But it also meant that guests were entering the show late.
- If you plan on bringing snacks for the kids, they MUST be sealed before entering.
- If you plan on buying any merchandise buy it before the show or get out right before intermission. Lines can get crazy.
- If you stay until the end of the show, plan to wait in your car for at least 20-30 minutes until the traffic dies down.
Our family always has a great time at Disney on Ice. Don’t take my word for it though, go and take the family. Cool off at the Valley View Casino Center from this unusual heat happening in San Diego. It will be worth it.
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Disclaimer: We received a family 4 pack of tickets to share details about the show. All opinions are my own.