Over the Christmas vacation week we took the kids to see Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove.
Jacob is OBSESSED with Captain Hook and Mister Smee from Peter Pan. There is a show currently on Disney Junior called Jake and the Neverland Pirates and Disney brought back Captain Hook and Mister Smee as characters on the show. Jacob LOVES them and all things pirates so when I saw a commercial for Disney on Ice and saw that Peter Pan was one of the features of this show I HAD to get the kids tickets!
I found out when tickets went on sale and started looking at seats. I found out by chance that VIP tickets were already on sale if you had a presale code and after Googling like mad for 15 minutes I found out what the presale code was. The only information I could get out of the website was that we were Loge 6, Row F, Seats 1-6. Row F? Does it go 1 through 99 and then A through Z? Is it A through Z and then 1-99? I couldn't figure out where our seats would be and the map on the TD garden website was useless since it only showed our section, but I figured it was worth a shot. They were only $35 seats and there were two price points above us, $45 and $90, so I figured they probably weren't the best. They did say VIP, but I had no idea what THAT meant. I hit the ORDER button and hoped for the best.
When we arrived at the TD Garden in Boston we handed the usher our tickets and he started down the steps. As we dropped further and further into the depths of the Garden the look of shock on our faces (our in-laws attended the show with us) was apparent. We just kept going and going until he stopped mere feet from the ice. We were SIXTH ROW, FRONT AND CENTER! I was so pumped. I had no idea we would be THIS close!
Disney didn't disappoint and the kids were enthralled with the show. They saw Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, Captain Hook and Smee, Rapunzel and Flynn, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Lion King, Alice in Wonderland, The Little Mermaid and at the end of the show, during the finale, ALL of the Disney Princesses and their Princes came out. Eli came with us and after scaring the life out of me and screaming for the first 90 seconds of the show (it was the initial noise at the start of the show that scared him) he passed out cold and snoozed on me and Ian through the whole show.
There is nothing better than seeing your child's face light up as they see their favorite characters come to life! Grace and her Gaga: Jacob and his Papa (ignore Jacob's "flash face"):
We ended the day with lunch at Not Your Average Joe's and to say the kids were exhausted when we got home was an understatement. There were no naps that day, but the kids had a blast and slept well that night!