Brief post today.
My ex (credit where credit is due) bought tickets for Athena and me to the Disney on Ice show for today. This worked out well for a number of reasons. One of them is that the timing is superb. Athena had recently (after, as it happened, the tickets were purchased) become interested in ice skating. I’d gotten her into figure skating lessons. Unfortunately, after those lessons started we find out that there will be a time conflict with Athena’s ballet rehearsals (competition and performance events coming up). So, most of the money for those lessons just went down a hole.
Sigh. Well, better luck next time.
So, Disney on Ice. The show concept was that Captain Hook’s crew had taken “magic”, including in the opening bit Tinkerbell’s wand, trapping Tink in a lantern. To free her the folk on the ice have to decipher the “clues” on the pirate map to “fill the magic meter”. As stories go it’s…good for kids. The “clues” are basically excuses to get songs from various Disney (and Pixar) movies: Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story, Aladdin, Moana, Coco, and finishing with Frozen.
It was fun. There was some good ice skating. The story was silly, yet fun. The bits from the various Disney movies were just enough to draw on the emotions of the movies themselves. I spent much of the show happily sniffling in the audience. (What can I say? I’m just a sentimental fool.) Oh, I didn’t really “get” the “Coco” scene since I haven’t seen that one, but skating was still good.
Say what you will about Disney’s handling of some of their properties, (I’m looking at you Star Wars) but in general they still know how to put on a show that’s just plain fun to watch. Athena had a good time. I think I had a better one.