Review: Something for Everyone in Mickey and Minnie’s Magical Journey – Now Through Jan 9, 2011

There is something for everyone in “Disney On Ice: Mickey and Minnie’s Magical Journey.” Last night, January 5th, was the Opening Night for the Show at the XL Center (Hartford). Yes, we made the drive on a school night. It was worth every mile! We were actually at Disney World a month ago, and one of the highlights of the week-long trip was the shows. Both of my kids (2-1/2 and 5 years of age) really enjoyed seeing the stories come to life. So last night’s show was a treat as they got to see their favorite characters all over again – on ICE! It’s especially fun because it’s winter now and ice skating is a sport all kids enjoy. I definitely heard the kids around me giggle, chortle, cackle, you name it – they were having a good time seeing reenactments from the “Lion King”, “The Little Mermaid”, “Lilo & Stitch”, and “Peter Pan”. And for the figure skating fans, you will be wowed by the jumps, spins, and lifts. Elvis fans, get ready to groove to Elvis’s songs. My 2-1/2 year-old was bopping his head the whole time during the “Lilo and Stitch” adventure, while my 5 year-old resisted the urge to hula along with the dancers. If your children are Peter Pan fans, they will not want to miss the last half of the show! It’s truly a magical sight with Tink’s wand releasing pixie dust with her spins and all the flying across the stage. The props and costumes throughout the show were amazing! Oh, while the majority of the action occurs on the ice, don’t miss what goes on on the top half of the stage. Watch the scenes change and characters appear. The kids may not know to look there, so be sure to point it out for them!

I have never been to the XL Center, but parking was not a hassle at all. They have a garage (entrance on side of XL Center) where you can park for $10 (not bad for event parking) and just take the elevator to the seating area. For more information about directions and parking, click here. If you’re bringing a handbag, be prepared to show every pocket (for your safety) to the staff prior to showing your tickets. Also, if you don’t need to, don’t bring a giant backpack because there is really no space to stow it if you’re wearing your winter coats into the arena. Cameras are allowed, but flash photography is not (giant courtesy to performers). Souvenirs are a-plenty, from toys with lights, Nemo hats, $5 coloring books to character cups with flavored ice. Like I said, there is something for everyone.

Want to preview the show first? Just visit Disney On Ice’s website for a video synopsis by clicking on “Mickey and Minnie’s Magical Adventure”. Don’t miss my slide show below. You can also get $5 off per ticket for the shows through January 9th! We hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we did!

Here’s how to Buy Tickets at $5 off*:

1. Log onto:

2. Go to the month of January and Select a Performance between January 6th – January 9th for the $5 off discount at the XL Center:

(Note – we do not have a discount for the Arena at Harbor Yard)

Valid Show Times for $5 off offer:

Thursday, January 6th at 7pm

Friday, January 7th at 7pm

Saturday, January 8th at 6:30pm

Sunday, January 9th at 1pm

3. Enter number of tickets, price point and code MOMS5 in the Advance or Promotion Ticket Selection option

*$5 discount is not valid on $60 Front Row or $45 VIP seating

Regular Ticket Prices:

$60.00 Front Row, $45.00 VIP, $25.00, $20.00, $15.00

*$5 discount is not valid on Front Row or VIP seating

**Prices do not include the XL Center facility fee or any additional Ticketmaster charges

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Disclosure: Moms in Weston, CT accepted complimentary tickets to the Opening Night show, Disney on Ice Presents Mickey and Minnie’s Magical Journey. This review has not been influenced by any party involved in providing the tickets; all opinions expressed in this post are purely the author’s. All photos were taken by the author. Thank you, Feld Entertainment and the Mombassador, for the opportunity to be a part of this experience.


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