First of all, I have to thank my dear, sweet father for getting Emma and I tickets to see Princesses on Ice. IT WAS WONDERFUL!!!
Emma really wanted to wear her Tinkerbell costume from Halloween but the more I thought about it I decided against it. We were going to be in a skating arena and I didn’t want her to freeze. We compromised and I let her wear her Tinkerbell jeans (has a back pocket with Tinkerbell on it), her “Lella” crown (I wore one too!), and we each brought a “bobbity- boo”. I think that got us in the spirit of what we were about to experience. When we got there, there were tons of little girls all dressed up, but they kept complaining to their parents, “I’m too cold!” So it turned out perfect.
We got there with enough time to walk around and watch everyone else buying the absurdly overpriced trinkets and food. Since we brought Lella with us, Emma didn’t seem to mind that we didn’t get any of that other stuff. We made our way to our seats but climbing up 50 stairs (that’s right, I counted them :) ) to get to the arena and then back down just as many to get to our seats. We were about 10 feet away from the stage which was perfect. We weren’t too close to get wet from the spitting camels, but close enough to see the characters REALLY well.
FYI, the pictures are a little blurry because everyone was moving, but you can get a good idea of what our view was and how great the characters were. We went through all the Princesses stories and watched as their wishes came true. It started with Jasmine and Aladdin and went to Snow White, Bell from Beauty and the Beast, Mulan, The Little Mermaid, Aurora from Sleeping Beauty, and finally, Cinderella! The costumes were adorable, the special effects were a perfect touch, and I couldn’t have asked for a better night out with my daughter!
During Under the Sea song and dance, they released tons of bubbles from the ceiling. You should have heard the squeals that came out of Emma :D . It made for a magical scene.
During the Sleeping Beauty scene, they had the dragon come out, it actually blew fire on the ice. That got Emma’s attention! She wasn’t scared, but she was wide eyed.
At the very end, they had all the Princesses and their Princes come out and dance for us. Cinderella’s carriage was wheeled out and Tinkerbell was given honorable mention. They raised the carriage up and shot fireworks off. It caught both of us off guard, but in a good way. Sorry the video is in the wrong direction, I thought I was taking a picture. If you listen carefully, you can hear Emma squealing in the background.
I learned a lot about myself and Disney tonight. I realized that there are only two movies that I could never do without in my life. That’s not to say that I don’t enjoy or love any of the others. The first is Cinderella. Any movie or character that can bring so much joy and happiness to my daughters life, and in turn mine, is number one in my book!
The second is Sleeping Beauty! I haven’t seen it since we moved from Pennsylvania (it’s been in storage), but as I was listening to the music and the dialogue something stirred inside of me. When I told my dad about it tonight he said that that made sense to him. He said that I was obsessed with that movie when I was younger, especially the last scene where the fairies keep changing her dress color from pink to blue. He said that he thought that because it was such a good memory from my childhood that he could see how it could have brought back feelings.
I am so glad that Papa gave me and Emma this magical opportunity to have some one on one mother-daughter time. I’m telling you, if you get the chance go and see it!