Friday, November 20, 2009
This past Wednesday, I had the pleasure of taking my family to the newest Feld Entertainment Disney on Ice Show, "Celebrations" at the Prudential Center in Newark ( our favorite place to see shows). I don't know, maybe because of the slumping economy, maybe because of the diverse and sometimes depressing political drama we are facing as a nation today... I found this Ice Show more uplifting and cheerful than usual. More importantly, my kids were riveted with permanent smiles glued to their faces, for every, single, captivating second of this ice show. First observation - no Disney character is left unturned, unfolded, or unappreciated. They cover them all, in a quick paced, catchy, and visually pleasing cascade, that has good flow, good music, and jaw dropping costumes. It doesn't matter which Disney Character is your favorite, they are probably represented somewhere in the extravaganza. I found myself saying to my 6 year old daughter "Look! There's Jessie! There's Woody! Look there's Lilo and Stitch over there... ok... now its Princess Tiana....I think she's the new one.." and then I realized that I was in fact the adult, and I was as excited as a child seeing Disney characters for the first time. It didn't hurt; the fact we had great seats. There are LOTS of great seats available for the shows, because they have so many of them for so many nights. So no matter where you sit, you get a great view.
What ages would I recommend this show for? Ages 1 up until old age. If you are a Disney fan, especially if you follow all the Disney Princesses, Pixar Movies, or old school characters like Captain Hook, Pinocchio, and Alice in Wonderland, go see it. The show is a smattering of holiday celebrations, world cultures, traditions, good vs. evil, whimsy, magic brooms, and true love between princes and princesses. All these elements are showcased by great choreography and breathtaking jumps and flips. I loved how they traveled through the Holidays, even Halloween. During the Halloween sequence, all the "villains" from the movies came out of a magical stone gate and put on a great show, with out being scary for the little ones. Then, it seamlessly transitioned into another holiday sequence, with all new music and costumes. At times it was moving all way to fast to take it all in. They really wanted to pack as much as they could, visually, into the time they had, so if you blinked, you missed an element of the show. There is simply too much eye candy being blasted at you at one time to take it all in. I suggest taking a lot of pictures, and then going over the pictures with your family when you get home at a leisurely pace, to remember your magical night!
Once again, the show times and locations are as follows:
East Rutherford Show Dates:
Tuesday November 24: 7:30 pm,
Wednesday, November 25: 10:30 am, 3:00 pm, 7:30 pm
Thursday, November 26: 11:00 am
Friday, November 27: 10:30 am, 3:00 pm, 7:30 pm
Saturday November 28: 10:30 am, 3:00 pm, 7:30 pm
Sunday November 29: 7:30 pm
Newark Show Dates:
Friday, November 20: 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 21: 10:30 am, 3:00 pm, 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 22: 1:00 pm, 5:00 pm
You can get extra savings on tickets by using the code MOM at Ticketmaster.com!