Last night was magical.
Our family was able to attend the opening night of Disney On Ice – Toy Story 3 at the Rose Garden. My kids were so excited. We’ve seen and own all of the movies which is really the great thing about Disney On Ice. Kids and adults can really get into the show because they are already familiar with the content, it’s just presented in a different way.
We were blessed with rink side seats. My kids could not believe how close they were to the action. However, I will that there wasn’t a bad seat in the whole place and there were times when I thought perhaps being in the stadium seating would be better because we could see the overall picture of the show and not just what was directly in front of us. I’m not going to lie, having Barbie stand only 3 feet away from my daughter and wave at her was pretty dang awesome, but I think there are pros and cons to sitting anywhere.
I made the mistake of not bringing my camera because I didn’t want to risk being told to go and put it back in my car. That will never happen again. As much as I love my phone the camera on there just isn’t up to the awesomeness of my Nikon DSLR. That said, the below images are courtesy of Feld Entertainment but showcase some of our favorite parts of the show.
My son is all boy. He plays with cars and action figures on a daily basis. So when Sarge and his green army men took the ice we had to keep reminding him to sit down in his seat so others could see behind him. He didn’t want to miss a thing so he kept standing up and leaning over to see everything.
Much like I mentioned in my first post about Disney On Ice – Toy Story 3, the first act was really just reliving all our favorite moments from Toy Story 1 and 2. For me, my favorite part was Woody’s Roundup. There were so many skaters on the ice dancing and performing tricks that it was my eyes had a hard time tracking everything. One of the cool things about sitting where we were was that we could see the skaters really act their parts. Yes the dialogue is all voice over, but the skaters mouth everything. Even though they aren’t the ones talking, and really can you imagine how hard that would be, they are still acting as their characters with facial expressions and hand gestures. For me, that made the show really enjoyable.
Now onto a bit of a confession. I love Buzz, Woody and Jessie, but I gotta say Barbie and Ken really stole the show for me! If you have watched the movie Toy Story 3 you will recall that Ken walked with a sort of swagger that involved his shoulders. The skater who portrayed Ken had it down perfectly! I couldn’t stor giggling every time he walked to a different place on the ice. And perhaps what made it my favorite part was to see how in to it my daughter was. She loves everything Barbie so to see a ‘live’ Barbie was like a dream come true for her.
The entire show was awesome. Every kid I saw was completely engrossed in what was happening on the ice and to me, that marks the success of a show!
Disney On Ice – Toy Story 3 plays throughout the weekend at the Rose Garden in Portland. Check their site to see when it comes to a venue near you!