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Last night, we went to see Disney On Ice presents Rockin' Ever After at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento and I can't stop talking about it! I loved it, more so than you'd think an adult should. From the moment the show started it was a concert on ice. With songs including some of my favorites from the 80's all of Ariel's sisters started off the show with a musical treat. Their performance was quickly overshadowed by the amazing acrobatic feats under the sea with Ariel. I was impressed both for the physicality of the flight as well as the beautiful gracefulness of her skating. If the show had ended after Ariel I would still have been impressed. I could have been under the sea with her, Flounder and Sebastian all night singing along with Lily and Jaiden.
But, that was definitely not the end.... After Ariel wow'd us all into a ball of excitement Rapunzel skated into remind us all to dream. With the "I have a dream" group sing, the frying pans were in abundance and my own little Rapunzel got all Tangled up in herself she was jumping and waving to her personal favorite princess. From the colorful costumes to the great sound the theatrical quality of a Disney On Ice performance is matched by none. Our adventures with Rapunzel ended with lanterns floating to the sky and without a doubt the timing was perfect.
Intermission couldn't have come at a better time, with a majority of the audience being under five Disney really knows how to time a break and give enough time to really take care of business with ease. With two four year old girls the bathroom break was much appreciated and then with a vocal warning it was time to start again and it did so with the sound of drums.
This was the first time Merida from Brave has been in a Disney On Ice presentation and originally I thought it would be hard to tell her story. Brave is one of the more complex story lines and has a lot of back story, but with Mickey Mouse's help even those who hadn't yet experienced it in movie version they left Disney On Ice wanting to. Merida and her brothers were a huge highlight for us and when she danced with her mom at the conclusion of the story Lily and I hugged. I love that moments like that can still affect her into wanting to cuddle her mommy. We really only have a few years of Magic with our little ones and Disney on Ice is one of those events that really transports them to another world.
After our Mommy daughter cuddle it was time to introduce Lily to Gaston. I remember seeing Beauty and the Beast in the movie theater when I was about Lily's age, so it holds an extra special place in my heart. And when it came to life, I got to see the same sparkle light up in Lily's eyes. She was dancing with Lumiere singing "Be Our Guest" and about to cry when the beast was hurt. I honestly don't know how they do it, but Disney on Ice doesn't miss a detail. If you haven't had the opportunity to attend a Disney On Ice performance this is the one to see! Disney On Ice presents Rockin' Ever After is by and far my favorite so far and I'd go back tonight to see it again!
Disney on Ice presents Rockin' Ever After is still running in Sacramento until the 17th! So don't miss out!