On January 20, 2012 I took my children to see “Disney on Ice: Toy Story 3” at US Airways arena, it was such an amazing trip for my children. First, we jumped on the lightrail at Christown Mall and rode it all the way downtown to the US Airways Arena. While on the light rail my son was so excited to see us zooming past the cars, he kept saying “look Dad we’re passing that car now.” My daughter was so amazed to see all the people getting on and off the train, and kept asking “Dad is it our turn to get off,” I had to keep saying not yet. Once we arrived at the arena and entered the building they saw the stand with all the Toy Story character toys (which they wanted one!) so my wife and I bought our children one each. My son wanted a spinning “Woody” toy, while my daughter got a “Jesse” princess wand.
We finally got to our seat (which was in the upper deck area) and the kids were playing with their new toys when the lights shut off and the play began. Cheers and clapping rang out all over the stadium when the characters were being introduced. They were so happy to be able to see all the characters from the Toy Story 3 movie. Both my children would yell as loud as they could at each character that came out, trying to get their attention to look up at them (unfortunately they couldn’t hear my kids). During the show the characters made it a fun and entertaining atmosphere for all the children that were at the event. The characters would say things and do things to make the kids laugh, and for the children that were able to sit down close to the ice, some of the characters got up close and personal to the fans. Sometimes interacting with them making the kids feel welcomed at the play. It was a great event to take the kids to and I’m not going to lie it was even entertaining for the adults, if you are into the whole Disney movies like I am.
I would recommend for anyone that loves Disney movies or have children, if there is an event that comes to a stadium near you take your children it is well worth the money and experience.
I have come to learn that there will be a few representatives from Disney itself here on campus on February 9, 2012 if you are interested in learning more about the company and how things are ran. They will also be talking about how they will be accepting applications for anyone interested in an internship with the company. I will be attending this event myself so when I go and get more info on the event I will be sure to post it for everyone, just in case you are not able to make it out.