As a child I remember taking the train into Boston with my Mom and Grandmother to see Disney On Ice. I remember the light up swords and wands, the music, and the amazing skaters jumping in the air. Disney is magical whether you are standing in front of Cinderella’s castle, shopping at the Disney Store, or in a stadium seat watching Mickey and Minnie tell a story on ice skates. This is why Disney memories are memories that last a lifetime and why we are huge Disney fans!
Last week we were invited to see Disney On Ice 100 Years of Magic
presented by Stonyfield Yo Kids at the TD Garden, and as you can imagine I was thrilled. We hadn’t been to a Disney On Ice show sense the twins were in diapers so it was awesome seeing their excitement. As each character came out Aidan screamed with excitement, Lilly sang along with all the songs, and all three of them danced to their hearts content!
The first show on Friday night was at 7pm. We arrived an hour early so that we could make our way through parking, concessions, and to our seats without any stress.
Boston has plenty of parking garages but I always park inside the garden whenever possible. The elevator brings you straight to the North Station level and the prices are comparable to other local garages.
Once we got into the Garden we got our souvenirs, treats, and made a bathroom stop because the bathroom lines at intermission are always ridiculous. Then we made our way to our seats to get settled as they counted down to the start of the show.
At the beginning of the show some amazing dancers came out with Mickey and Minnie to get everyone in their Disney spirit.
After everyone was extra excited and dancing along, Goofy and Donald Duck joined Mickey and Minnie to help narrate through several Disney stories.
The 100 Years of Magic show is perfect for the entire family. Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy present so many classic Disney stories, that everyone is able to see a Character they love.
Aidan was thrilled to see Buzz and Woody, but to my surprise he ended up falling in love with Pinocchio too, and had been watching the movie all weekend.
Lilly got to see all her favorite princesses, but best of all Elsa and Anna sand all her favorite songs. Even my 10 year old was jumping around when Timon and Pumbaa came out for the Lion King story.
The show lasted about 2 hours including a short intermission after the first hour.
Disney On Ice 100 Years of Magic will be at the TD Garden in Boston through February 21st, making it a perfect surprise outing during school vacation week!
Tickets are available through Ticket Master
and start at just $15.
We absolutely loved 100 Years of Magic and recommend it to everyone, young and old.
A few tips to keep in mind when planning your Disney On Ice experience:
Dress Warm: it gets chilly in arena, after all it is an ice show. We wore sweatshirts which was perfect.
Eat Before the Show: Food is expensive at the TD Garden, I couldn’t get Aidan to eat at home and he didn’t decide he was hungry till we got into the show. His simple hot dog and soda cost me $14.
Plan Ahead for Souvenirs: Disney is fun, exciting, and magical but it is expensive. The Disney On Ice souvenirs and snacks have Disney prices. Some parents decide ahead of time to forgo souvenirs all together. You can also buy a light up wand outside of the show for half the price or grab a stuffed animal at the store ahead of time and pull it out when you get to the show.
For us we have always went with the one item a piece rule. Each child gets to pick one special thing, either a light up toy or a snack. The kids usually go with slushes because they get a treat and a cup to bring home, this year the cotton candy also had hats and crowns attached to it so Aidan went with Cotton Candy.
Seating at TD Garden Boston: The best seats would be in Loge 5-8, as these look front and center onto the ice with the amazing stage displays in the background. Plus characters perform on miniature stages on both of these corners.
Disclosure: We received free tickets to the show from Feld Entertainment
to help facilitate this review, all opinions are my own.