I was really excited to be able to take Kalyra to see the Disney Live concert with her favourite Princess Ariel performing.
She however, was not bursting with enthusiasm and was quite opposed to the idea.
It was my fault for telling her that she would get to meet Mickey and Minnie Mouse in person.
She is terrified of characters in real life. At Sea World recently, she dived under the table quicker that a hunted jackrabbit when the Cookie Monster walked by.
It was on the train going down to the concert in Sydney, that my accompanying best friend also told me of her sons fears that had kept him awake some of the night.
Kalyra spent the first ten minutes of the show hiding behind her hands and clutched to my arm in fear. The loud noises and smoke shrouding the genie as he popped out of her lantern had her shaking in the seat.
She was peaking through her finger tips though and as soon as Jasmine came out she relaxed a little and by the time Princess Ariel came out ten minutes later she was sitting back in her seat and dancing to the music transfixed on her mermaid princess idol. Ursula didn’t even bother her.
Kalyra is a girly girl. She is besotted with Princesses and Ariel was by far her favourite of the show,
She thoroughly enjoyed the rest of the show, as did her friend Billy, who was amazed that Buzz was in front of him bouncing around throwing meteors off the stage to rescue his friends Woody and Jessie.
My friend, Bec and I enjoyed the show almost as much as the kids, maybe even more. The dancing and singing was great and the stage production and effects were awesome.
The real scary part came at the end with the opportunity to meet the characters. Kalyra started to lose it in tantrum form, “I don’t want to see Mickey” with a foot stomp and an almost throw-herself-on-the-ground-and-scream performance.
Lucky she was able to sit on my lap and watch the other children go first. She soon whispered, “I’ll go up if you carry me.”
So up we went to meet Mickey and Minnie Mouse in person!
Lucky for her, this might mean she could be almost ready for Disney Land.
Disney Live: Mickey’s Music Festival is currently on tour in Australia. It is brought to you by the same people who created Disney on Ice, which we saw and loved last year.
The line up of performers – including, Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy, Ariel, Sebastian and Ursula; Jasmine, Aladdin and Genie, Woody, Buzz and Jessie – are among more than 25 Disney stars who feature in this jam session!
TOUR DATES & TICKET INFORMATION:
PERTH Dec 28-30 Riverside Theatre, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre – Ticketek
GOLD COAST Jan 6-7 Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre – Ticketek
BRISBANE Jan 9-10 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre – Ticketek
SYDNEY Jan 12-15 Sydney Entertainment Centre – Ticketmaster
NEWCASTLE Jan 17-18 Newcastle Entertainment Centre – Ticketek
WOLLONGONG Jan 21 WIN Entertainment Centre – Ticketek
ADELAIDE Jan 23-24 Adelaide Entertainment Centre – Ticketek
MELBOURNE Jan 26-29 The Plenary, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre – Ticketmaster
LAUNCESTON Feb 1-2 Silverdrome – Silverdrome
HOBART Feb 4-6 Derwent Entertainment Centre – Ticketmaster
Tickets On Sale Now
A Reserve: $36.50 (*family ticket $135) B Reserve: $29.50 (*family ticket $105)
*Admits any configuration of four people
For more information and to purchase tickets to Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival visit www.disneylive.com.au
We attended the show as guests of Disney Live