Monday, December 3, 2012

How we liked Disney on Ice!

We recently saw Disney on Ice at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn last night with my wife and son. 

My full review appears on the Dads NYC Website

In a nutshell, we loved the show. And when it comes to your area, we highly recommend you go.

 I've been to a couple of Ice shows in the past, and this was really a great example of super production values.   The costumes, lighting, skating, and pretty much everything about the show was really great.  Afterwards my wife said that it made her want to go to Disney World again, because of the smile on my son's face (we went once when he was 2.5.  He's 4 now)  Damn you, Walt, you've done your work!

There are 4 main parts to the show, each telling the basic story of a different Disney property-- Tangled, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and Brave.   And the skating was fantastic-- many of the skaters were Olympians.  I think my favorite costume was the horse from Tangled-- they did a great job, two guys (or maybe girls) dressed up as a horse and skating!

We haven't seen Tangled or Little Mermaid, and I think they'll be on our Holiday gift lists! (PS- if you are interested, click on one of the above titles to see it on Amazon!  And if you buy it from there, we get a little credit of some kind!)

The least professional thing about the evening was the Barclays staff.  Or perhaps they were overly professional.

The Barclays is overly strict about outside food-- we were required to TOSS stuff in our backpack.  Hopefully they will loosen that rigidity somewhat.  (As an example, we waltzed through Madison Square Garden on Friday to see the NIT Invitational tournament, and they looked through my bag, but didn't sweat me about a juice box and a cereal bar.)

They also wand everybody, including my 4 year old child.

Yeah, I guess it's possible he's a terrorist.  But if that's the case, YOU'VE ALREADY LOST!

Also, a skating show like this is an EXPENSIVE FLASHY TOY AREA.  You know, the kind that cost $24 for something that costs $1.00 at the dollar store.  Do yourself a favor and bring your own flashing toy.  As far as I know, the Barclays Center doesn't have a policy against that.  (At least, not yet.)

Here's some photos my wife took from the show (yes, they have a camera policy also, but amazingly they didn't catch us!)

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