We kicked off the start of winter break with one of our favorite holiday traditions, a trip to see Disney On Ice! Before the show, we were treated to some arts & crafts, and live mariachi music, in “Coco” theme, to celebrate the first time Coco is featured in the show!
We arrived at the mezzanine about 1/2 hr before showtime and had ample time to food, peruse vendors and shopping, and headed to our seats in time to watch the pre-show entertainment.
TIP: Bring coats, scarves, and/or light blankets. The arena can get pretty chilly! Also, bring your own Disney merchandise for your kids to wear/hold if you feel inclined. Merchandise can be pretty pricey! Kids water bottles are allowed to bring in.
TIP: New rule this year at the Honda Center (and MANY arenas)- clear bags and backpacks only. Cameras with removable lenses (so all DSLRs) are NOT ALLOWED in the Honda Center. Despite being there as part of media, a couple of attendees and I had to take our DSLR cameras back to the car last year, so I didn’t even try this year. Hence, I only had my iPhone to take pictures and videos. * Thus, many of my photos here will be borrowed from more “professional” images.
This year’s show is called, “Mickey’s Search Party”, with the storyline taking Mickey and Friends on a quest to find Tinkerbell after Captain Hook has captured her for her magic! They follow his map into the worlds of the French Countryside with Belle, over Coco’s Marigold Bridge, into the wintry wonderland of Arendelle, onto the seas with Moana, watch the toys come to life in Toy Story, experience the best friend Aladdin could ever have, and travel under the sea with Ariel!
Each year, I say the same thing. They’ve done MORE! It’s the BEST show yet! But it’s TRUE! It is simply amazing the boundaries they continue to push with artists on the ice, in the sky, and everywhere in between. This year we saw Segways on the ice, incredible acrobatic feats in the sky, precariously perched folkloric dancers swaying on sticks, and the ice cutters of Frozen doing skate tricks on ramps!
We had such a great time as a family! It’s truly a highlight of the season, and precious memories made, especially seeing the magic of Disney On Ice though our children’s eyes!
Although we were given tickets to the show, all opinions expressed are genuine and true, and I will continue this tradition as long as the kids want to go! Have you been to a Disney On Ice show yet? “Mickey’s Search Party is in the Greater Los Angeles Area through Jan. 5th, 2020! Click HERE for more info on dates and shows. Use Discount Code: MOM20 for select dates!