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Thursday, October 15, 2009

In love with Disney On Ice

Disney On Ice is magical. Thanks to Mom Central and Feld Entertainment, I was able to share the Disney On Ice presents Celebrations experience with my three little ones: Andre, Amareah and Anna.

Celebrations was a giant party on ice and all the Disney favorites were there. There was a winter wonderland with Mickey and Minnie, a Halloween haunt with villains like Captain Hook and Cruella de Vil, a ball with the princesses and their beaus, and wonderfully, beautiful celebrations from around the world.

When the show began, last night at Philips Arena, my children sat with looks of absolute wonder and focus on their little faces. I think it's one of the few times I've ever seen them all sitting still and quiet at once.

I must admit that I was quite enthralled myself. It was more than half way through the show when Amareah started turning to me and saying, "Mommy, that princess is from Beauty and the Beast" or my favorite realization: "That's the princess who kisses the frog and turns into a frog."

I couldn't resist my own exclamations: "Amareah," I said as I leaned over 2-year-old Anna, "I like that one best, they're in Japan." When the scene switched to China, Amareah got really excited because her class studied China for International Day at school last year.

Their reactions at the end of the show were priceless. It's like everything that they saw downloaded into their brains as soon as the curtain closed on the final Disney character. Then they began chattering about what they liked, what they saw and what was the best.

On Thursday, Anna finally began talking about the show. It was the first time she ever saw - and probably will remember - something like that. It was a spectacular show.

Andre and Amareah were so pleased to recognize the princesses and other Disney characters, and it was really a joyful evening watching the expressions on their faces. I can't wait until the next show, which hopefully Amber will be able to attend with us. It was such a pleasure to experience Disney magic; it really ignites the kid in me.

Don't miss participating in the Celebration. Check out the Atlanta Facebook page to keep up with all of the details! Don't forget to go to for dates and times of upcoming shows. (Hint: Get your tickets now. Last day of the show is Sunday!)

Before the show we had the pleasure of meeting Mickey Mouse at a meet and greet event before the show. Mickey is just as cute in person. :) We got our picture taken with Mickey; however, Anna would have no part in it and stood beside the young man who took our picture. They were even so nice as to provide a Polaroid of the shot, which is inside of a Disney Toy Story frame on our refrigerator.

Andre and Amareah enjoyed coloring pictures of Disney characters while they waited for the show to start. Anna finally warmed up to coloring, but she would not put on her party hat.

What's next for Disney in Atlanta? Feld Entertainment is producing Disney Live! Rockin' Road Show will be at the Philips Arena on Sunday, December 20th at 12 and 3 p.m. I really can't wait to see this show and they don't want you to miss it either so to sweeten the deal (seeing the Disney gang is sweet enough by itself, right?) you can save $10 on tickets by using code FFSC. This offer is valid from now until November 15th and excludes VIP and VIP floor seats. Regular ticket prices: $14, $25 and $40.

You can redeem one of three ways:
1. In person at the Philips Arena Box Office
2. By calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000
3. Go to and enter code FFSC

Other upcoming shows in Atlanta:
January 9th - Monster Jam at the Georgia Dome. There are super value seats for just $10.
February 12th - 21st - Ringling Brothers & Barnum Bailey presents ZING ZANG ZOOM, "a thrill-filled, mind-blowing circus spectacular where family fun is no illusion." For a limited time opening night tickets are HALF PRICE. Mention or enter code ZXC. Valid on $14, $22, $28, $35 and $50 VIP priced seats and $15 tickets, valid for $14, $22, $28 and $35 priced seats.

Don't miss out on all the fabulous family fun.
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