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Remember I told you that the Big Kids didn’t have any idea about our surprise trip to Disney on Ice presents Frozen at Consol on Thursday? Well, the biggest kind of guessed it while we were at dinner (but she won’t let on exactly how long she’s known). She knew the dates as they were announced at Monster Jam, then we told them we were going back to Consol, so I think she put 2 and 2 together quickly once she realized it was March 10. I’m thinking the days of surprises for her are going to become fewer and farther between. Oh well, the night was still incredibly fun.
Not like we hadn’t seen the story 892 times before, but something about the Feld Entertainment production of Disney on Ice presents Frozen was just absolutely special. It might have been the audience, the skating, or the fact that we were clinging to fleeting moments with our oldest “little” girl. Tears came to my eyes more than once.
The event started out with some of the beloved Disney characters (Mickey, Minnie, Donald Duck, Cinderella, Ariel, and more) skating to a message about making healthy choices and the importance of movement. Because Stonyfield Yo Kids was a sponsor, it made sense. My kids didn’t get out of it what I did, but being a #fitmom (in the remaking), I appreciated it. The cast then announced that one of the greatest love stories was going to be presented, and the crowd went wild.
What I’ve always loved about Frozen, over even my own favorite Disney movie, is the message to young girls that a love relationship doesn’t just come in the form of a prince and princess story. The story of two sisters saving each other and their kingdom, though about cold, warms my heart. I have to agree, this is one of the greatest love stories (and I hope my girls are getting the same message).
The skaters were simply incredible. Several scenes involved steps, robotic sleds, rolling boulders, and even a pair of skaters to pull off Sven’s character. True talent was cast for this show. (Check out my Instagram video of a scene with Sven!)
And the audience? Can you really get any better than a sing-along of Frozen’s “Let It Go”? Yes. Pittsburgh, you brought it on opening night as the show went to intermission following Queen Elsa’s first round of the song!
The entire show kept me wishing for more – more time with my kids being little. Watching the big kids, I was so happy to give them the opportunity to watch right along with me. It’s going to be hard knowing that one day they, like Elsa and Anna, will one day have to rely on each other and make decisions in their own homes. I’m going to cling to every sweet moment from this show for a long time. Thank you, Feld Entertainment, for selecting me as one of your show ambassadors!
If you didn’t get a chance to get to the Pittsburgh showings of Disney on Ice presents Frozen, might I suggest you check out Disney on Ice on Facebook to find a show near you!