Friday, December 30, 2011

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Disney On Ice Presents Treasure Trove

On the evening following Christmas Day, our family had the special treat of attending the show Disney On Ice:  Treasure Trove at the TD Garden in Boston.  Although we did have the pleasure of attending Smucker's Stars On Ice earlier this year, this was our first Disney On Ice experience.  The whole family found it to be extremely enjoyable, so I wanted to be sure to share our favorite parts of the show.  I wish I had known that it was permitted to take photos during the performance because I would have brought my D-SLR.  Alas, I had to make due with the camera in my phone.  To see all my Disney On Ice photos, visit 3G2S on Facebook.

Our children will be 5, 5, and 8 in January.  The show was very age-appropriate for them, even the parts that depicted danger.  One aspect I really liked is that a key scene from each Disney film was shown in every segment, such as the death of Mufasa in The Lion King, the frying pan scene in Tangled, when Aladdin made his entrance as Prince Ali, the March of the Cards in Alice in Wonderland, and so forth.

As far as skating goes, I had no idea what to expect because many of the performers were dressed in costumes, some of which were very elaborate.  The solo performance that stood out to me the most was the one by Peter Pan.  There were also many moving couples performances, such as those by Simba and Nala, Aladdin and Jasmine, Snow White and Prince Charming, and Rapunzel and Flynn Rider.

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Lighting, special effects, and scenery played a large part in making this show a magical experience for children.  My husband and I both agree that the wildebeest stampede during The Lion King segment was very well done.  Our nearly 5 year old daughter's favorite part of the whole show was the enormous crocodile that ate up Captain Hook.  Other cool effects were the costumes and lighting at the beginning of The Little Mermaid segment and the releasing of the lanterns in the Tangled segment.

Since our daughter received an 18" Belle doll from Santa this year, she asked me before the show whether this particular Disney Princess would be in the show.  I did not know the answer at the time, but now I am happy to report that the characters who were not part of the main show did make an appearance during the finale.  Not only did we see Belle from Beauty and the Beast, we also saw Cinderella, Mulan, and Aurora of Sleeping Beauty.

To view the show schedule for Disney On Ice: Treasure Trove, visit  Visit Disney on Ice on Facebook to learn more about this show and the upcoming Toy Story 3 show.

Thank you to Feld Entertainment for providing complimentary show tickets to facilitate this review.