Kid Friendly Events
Disney On Ice 100 Years of Magic is performing at the XL Center In Hartford, CT now through January 16, 2012. New England and Connecticut moms and dads, grandmom and grandpa can receive a $5 promotional discount offer on tickets! This is one event you don’t want the kids or grandkids to miss!
Connecticut was treated to Opening Night on Thursday of the Disney On Ice show at the XL Center in Hartford, CT and it truly was magical to watch the grandchildren enjoy the excitement of watching their favorite Disney characters come to life before their eyes!
This year, Disney celebrates with 65 unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories as they come to life in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! Join the one and only Mickey Mouse, the irresistible Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio, and all the Disney Princesses in a skating spectacular you’ll remember forever.
Disney On Ice presents 100 Years of Magic!
I’m fortunate that my grandchildren live close by. We enjoy spending family time together and this time last year I had the opportunity to attend the Disney on Ice Mickey and Minnie’s Magical Journey with my oldest daughter, charming son-in-law and my two grandchildren; my grandson Slugger and granddaughter ‘Lil Moomette. While the grandkids enjoyed last year’s show, what a difference a year makes in their attention span!
Slugger is now 3 and in preschool and ‘Lil Moomette is 5 and is in Kindergarten. Before the show started she recognized that one of her friends from school was at the same event, and they chatted up about how excited they were to be there.
The kids recognized many of the beloved Disney characters – Mickey, Minnie, Ariel from the Little Mermaid, Pinnochio, Pocahantas, Snow White, Lilo and Stich, Toy Story, Beauty and the Beast as well as The Lion King.
The XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut was the perfect venue for this kid-friendly performance. While last year our seats were slightly to the left of center stage, and provided excellent viewing, this year they were even better! We were right “on the ice.” I was speaking before the show with one of the seating attendants who’d been with the XL Center for about nine years. He told me that the Disney performances are set up to accommodate crowds of about 3,000 to make it a more “intimate” experience.
Prior to the commencement of the event, an announcement was made that there would be theatrical smoke, however it was safe and not hazardous to anyone’s health. The audience was encouraged to take photographs to preserve family memories.
The average age group of the child attendees ranged from approximately 3 to 8 years of age. The performance thoroughly engaged the crowded XL Center and lasted approximately 2 hours, with about a short 20 minute intermission. There was just enough time to hit the restrooms and get a beverage, popcorn and cotton candy to keep the little ones happy. Many of the little girls in the audience were dressed in Disney Princess costumes and tiaras!
Costumes were colorful and the action was non-stop! I didn’t hear any crying babies or see any fidgety kids!
Before the show started, I treated the grandkids to some souveniers – Slugger opted for a Buzz Lightyear toy, while ‘Lil Moomette came home with an Ariel the Little Mermaid doll. The enthusiastic crowd marched along with the skaters and the kids were treated to some pyrotechnics fireworks displays in front of the Magic Castle during the Finale for effect.
Memories of a lifetime for kids of all ages – the young, and the young at heart!
Kid Friendly Events
Playing the XL Center in Hartford, CT now through January 16, 2012!!!
- Fri, Jan 13 2012 7:00PM
- Sat, Jan 14 2012 11:00AM
- Sat, Jan 14 2012 3:00PM
- Sat, Jan 14 2012 7:00PM
- Sun, Jan 15 2012 1:00PM
- Sun, Jan 15 2012 4:30PM
- Mon, Jan 16 2012 1:00PM
Disney On Ice Discounts
How to Buy Tickets at $5 off*:
1. Log on to Ticketmaster
2. Go to the month of January and Select a Performance either the Fri. 7 PM or Sat. 7 PM for the $5 off discount at the XL Center:
Valid on the following performances: Fri. 7PM & Sat. 7PM
Rules: No double discounts, not valid on premium seats
Enter number of tickets, price point and Promo Code MOMS5 in the Advance or Promotion Ticket Selection option.
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