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Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream (rescheduled performance)

I am a Feld Entertainment Blogger Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and other exclusive opportunities

We we’re eager for the upcoming (rescheduled) performance of Disney on Ice Dare to Dream produced by Feld Entertainment at the Amway Center. After our dishearted performance cancellation in September due to hurricane Irma; we were beyond delighted to see the second perfomance this past Saturday.

The Moana shirts lay upon the bed for an early rise with the children. It was a rush in the morning to the Amway Center, yet again rain was coming. The children singing in the backseat “We’re going to Disney” after the corrections that I keep informing the girls.. “We’re heading the where mommy watched the basketball game, the Princesses will be on ice skates.” Their eyes widened with curiosity though we’ve seen many Feld Entertainment performances, they were still unsure of what we would be watching. Some of our favorite Princesses would be attending I told them, as Isabella kept naming all the Princesses in hopes they would all be attending.

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As we received our tickets from the office box there were a few men and women outside selling knock off Disney merchandise. Quickly I made sure the kids knew there was merchandise and a show about to begin. We went up to the first level, grabbing some beverages Elleanna’s eye caught the merchandise being sold. Stuffed animals, dolls, diary’s and of course the light up wands the girls were every which way. Isabella picked out a diary with Elsa that came with an Anna pen and Elleanna found a Moana light up wand that spun.

The walk down the stairs was filled with laughter, smiles and screams of excitement. We found our seats immediately knowing the show was only minutes away. As the concession members walked around with popcorn, Icee’s and cotton candy the girls became obsessed with the Icee cups. Purple and white the plastic cups were beautifully designed and have become their favorite cups for dinner beverages.

The lights dimmed and a young girl skated out.. The crowd roaring with excitement Disney on Ice Dare to Dream has begun!

Some of the Disney classics began the thrilling performance… From Goofy, Mickey, Donald and Minnie.

 

The brilliant Belle was first…

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“Be our guest, be our guest
Put our service to the test
Tie your napkin ’round your neck, cherie
And we’ll provide the rest
Soup du jour, hot hors d’oeuvres
Why, we only live to serve
Try the grey stuff, it’s delicious
Don’t believe me, ask the dishes”

– Be our Guest from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

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“Have faith in your dreams and someday
Your rainbow will come smiling through
No matter how your heart is grieving
If you keep on believing
The dream that you wish will come true.”

– A dream is a wish from Disney’s Cinderella

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“ I’m malicious, mean and scary
My sneer could curdle dairy
And violence-wise, my hands are not the cleanest
But despite my evil look
And my temper, and my hook
I’ve always yearned to be a concert pianist
Can’tcha see me on the stage performin’ Mozart?
Tickling the ivories ’til they gleam?
Yep, I’d rather be called deadly
For my killer show-tune medley
Thank you!
‘Cause way down deep inside
I’ve got a dream”

– I’ve got a dream from Disney’s Tangled

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“A drink in my hand My snow up against the burning sand Prob’ly getting gorgeously tanned In summer I’ll finally see a summer breeze Blow away a winter storm And find out what happens to solid water When it gets warm” – Summer time from Disney’s Frozen

 

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“I can lead with pride, I can make us strong
I’ll be satisfied if I play along
But the voice inside sings a different song
What is wrong with me?
See the light as it shines on the sea? It’s blinding
But no one knows, how deep it goes
And it seems like it’s calling out to me, so come find me
And let me know, what’s beyond that line, will I cross that line?”

– How far I’ll go Disney’s Moana

 

Until next time Disney on Ice we’ve been swept away with the waves of fun with Dare to Dream.

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Disney on Ice: take two Dare to dream

D32B Logo.pngI am a Feld Entertainment Blogger Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and other exclusive opportunities.

After much anticipation I can announce that The girls and I will be attending Disney on ice at Amway Center here in Central Florida! A few bumps in the road including hurricane Irma which canceled the first showing for Central Florida; due to what was going to be a  category five hurricane. We’ve been so lucky and blessed to say the least to have the many hurricanes we saw this year turn to tropical storm’s as well as veer off back to the ocean and away from us.

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Hurricane Irma went straight up Florida engulfing the state on the radar. Many folks fled Florida up to Georgia and many other states for protection of their families but our family hunker down in our townhouse praying.

Seven cases of water, five loafs of bread, 12 cans of SpaghettiOs, chips and anything else that we could find in the stores; which were full of bare shelfs. As an upstate New York girl I was unsure of what to expect. Feeling  in my gut that everything would be alright, I couldn’t stop myself from being concerned. Windows covered with thick blankets, the bedroom darkened by a toddlers mattress covering the window with a large thick blanket; in hopes that if the windows grew too strong it would block some debris from shattering onto us.

The night was long, listening to the wind smashing upon the house, we were blessed to say the category five ended as a 1 to 2 by the time it reached central Florida. Due to the storm the Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream was rescheduled for the spring.

 Now fast forward, here we are coming May and the excitement has built up to an overwhelming burst of enthusiasm! Elleanna and Isabella will be shocked to see some of their most loved princesses…

Thanks to Feld Entertainment we will be attending the extraordinary ice presentation at the Amway Center in Orlando Florida. Our lucky winner from September, Kelly, will be attending as well!!

This is not a show I’d pass up; if you are interested in attending Feld Entertainment has provided a special offer:

Save 20% off select seats with code SAVE20. Not valid on premium VIP seating. Hurry for the best available seats! Code expires May 10, 2018.

Do you dare to dream?

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The twinkle in his eye.

“I’m leaving you in the dust!” His stern voice yelled behind him; with the soft young giggles of two small girls echoing as a chorus in the background. It was great to see him out with his walker as a race car carrying two small great grandchildren he felt on top of the world. You could see with the twinkle in his eye, the happiness it brought him. As a father of nine, a grandfather of many  grand, great and great great grandchildren he still has a lot of spunk in him.

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As I put on a  faster pace to catch up all I could do was smile. I can remember being a younger child and the outings with my grandparents; like the time we went to Saint Augustine and my aunt and mother wanted to stay on the  Beach well I wanted to shop. I remember coming back to the hotel with my new items that Grandma and Grandpa got me like a necklace shaped like a heart with a rose painted. I was so excited to show my mom but that excitement would turn into laughter and concern as my mother and Aunt joined us. I would say they had forgotten their sunscreen but also the fact that they had fallen asleep on the beach (I am beyond thankful I didn’t stay… Though maybe if I had they wouldn’t have fallen asleep and might have not been that toasted!)).

Now I watch my children grow up with my grandparents after so many years of being apart (myself and grandparents), it’s a joy to see this new generation being with them. The stories that my grandfather tells as he becomes enthusiastic and the smirk on his face I wonder what other stories he could tell. He was a truck driver, he was military police… But most importantly he was a provider for his family and now he’s entertainment to say the least.  I remember being paid $.25 to massage or itch the top of his head when I was younger; now passed down to my children though I don’t believe they realize that they don’t get their $.25.

 

He giggled as he said “watch how they react..” and with a wink he pretended as if he was very tired pushing his two great granddaughters sitting on his walker. It wasn’t as entertaining to us, my mother, my aunts and my uncle that worry about him. As we approached his and Grandma’s house he had to make a quick phone call to tell Grandma to walk outside to see him pushing his great-granddaughter’s.

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After a short visit with grandma and grandpa we headed back to our house on our walk.  Elleanna was not very happy that Grandpa wasn’t coming, she ran to his walker and said “come on!” but we had to explain that Grandpa was done walking for the day.

These are moments that’ll last a lifetime! My great grandfather used to have Carmel hard candies when myself and my cousins visited him. I remember what I believe was a cushioned small foot stool I would lean on and take as many candies as I could until an adult would stop me. I would put them in my pockets for later … As an adult I am still addicted to the candies. Takes me back in time to a much simpler time!

Do you have special memories with your grandparents?