The day after my 30th birthday, I decided to celebrate by taking my little princess to see Disney on Ice - Princess Wishes. After all, it's all about them.
Joining us on this adventure were my older cousin and her daughter. Yolanda and Nadia are no strangers to the princess theme. Nadia has been a princess-in-training since entering the world. It doesn't help that her grandmother purchased a costume - complete with jewels and a purse - for her to sport to the show. There were even enough jewels for Mariah to share as well.
We arrived at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore for an exclusive pre-party. I immediately recognized my blogger friends and that is always a pleasure. The room was adorned with Disney-themed decor and there was pizza, cookies, and drinks for the children.
While the food and decor was wonderful, the night was all about the special guests. Both Cinderella and Snow White made a special appearance. They took the time to listen to and take pictures with their tiny guests. It was exciting to see Mariah speechless as she met her favorite princess. Nadia had no problem expressing herself. Poor Cinderella had no clue what she was about to experience. She received an earful.
Once the pre-show was over, we headed to the potty. This is not a part of the show, but it is very necessary if you want to be able to enjoy the event. The girls were pumped.
Our seats were great. We were seated in the lower concourse. There was a bit of a mix-up on our tickets. One of them was located in the row above us. Luckily, the girls were so excited they stood almost the entire show and shared a seat. It all worked out.
I was very upset that the Disney PRINCESS show did not include Tiana. It is always wonderful to have representation for all people, especially when we had two, beautiful black girls on the edge of their seats waiting to see her. I can't think of a reason why she was not included in the show. Hopefully, Disney can provide an answer for this.
As always, the prices were outrageous. We could have made it through the entire event without spending a dime being as though the tickets were complimentary and we were provided food before the show. However, it is hard to say "no" to children when there are numerous people trotting around your seat selling popcorn, sno-cones, and whirling toys. We were suckered into buying all of above.
The show lasted for approximately 2 hours with an intermission. I believe we had a late start though. The announcer kept saying the show would start in 3 minutes, then 20 minutes later he would say it again. That was a bit annoying. Children, and adults, have no patience.
Kaden has informed me that he does not like going to these shows anymore. He is going through a phase where his coolness overrides a lot of activities he once enjoyed. It makes no difference to me. I know several little ones that will happily go in his place, including the biggest little one of all...ME!
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Disclosure: I received complimentary tickets to attend the show on opening night thanks to Disney on Ice. There was no monetary compensation for writing this post. The opinions and views expressed are my own and do not reflect those of the sponsor.