Last night we had the pleasure of attending Disney on Ice Let's celebrate opening performance at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Downtown Tampa. As I mentioned before, we received free tickets in return for a this blog post. Coming from Plant City after work, I was concerned we might not make in time for the 7:00 pm showing. Thankfully, the new I-4 Lee Roy Selmon Expressway connector is now open and oh boy is it worth it. The connector opened earlier this year and it has made our trips to downtown Tampa so much easier and enjoyable. It used to be I'd always get lost getting from I-4 to the Forum. Last night, it was the easiest and fastest route there. I think it costs $1 which was totally worth it to me!
Once we were there, its so easy to pickup your tickets at the Will Call window. They had so many employees working we barely waited two minutes to get our tickets. Love that! The girls were ready to see their favorite characters, so we headed straight to our seats. On our way we noticed all of the Disney on Ice merchandise and the girls decided on these souvenir cups. Super cute.
If you've ever been to a hockey game, the ice rink is half it's normal size for the Disney on Ice performers. Although my girls had been to the show last year, this was my first time seeing Disney on Ice. Without giving too much away, I was very surprised and entertained during the almost 2 hour show. There is an intermission which was greatly appreciated. Disney on Ice Let's Celebrate definitively lives up to its name.
The show kept our girls interested and my husband and I thought the performers were excellent. Some of the ice stunts performed were above what we expected. All in all, the show was very well put together. Next to us was a toddler who was captivated through the entire show. If you have any doubts about whether your kids would be into the show for the entirety, I'm willing to bet they will. I know all the kids around us were so well behaved because they were so excited about all the characters. There are some surprises throughout the show with special effects which definitively captivated our girls.
Disney on Ice will be at the Tampa Bay Times Forum May 17 and May 18. If you are looking for something to do this weekend, go check them out before they are gone!