We love all things Disney around here… Cole’s bedroom has a Toy Story theme, and Lulu was Ariel for Purim (<– if you haven’t seen that picture you should go take a look because really? CUTE.) this year. Our television is programmed to tune to Disney Junior automatically when it is turned on, and our DVR is full of Charlie & Lola, and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and – of course – Jake and Sofia!
Big fans, is what I’m saying. Se we were super psyched to receive tickets for Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure!
Since I had a previous commitment, the kids got to go see the show with Daddy and Grammy Boo, so our review is based on their feedback.
Disney knows how to put on a show. Adam was not clear on what to expect, really, but he was blown away! The show was probably geared to about a 6-year-old audience, but it was tremendously engaging – Lulu paid rapt attention to the entire thing, and our Family 4-Pack ticket winner friend’s 7-year-old, who does not regularly watch Disney Junior anymore, danced along to the whole show!
The pre-show Doc McStuffins sing along was fun, and set the stage for the main event. The first act, a Sofia the First story, had every princess in the audience singing and dancing. Lulu was super excited to see Cinderella, who stopped by to help Sofia out. Even Cole, who is more of a Jake fan than a Sofia one, was interested and engaged.
After intermission, the story switched gears and Jake took the lead. Adam thought this was the best part of the show – it truly was a high flying adventure! Cole LOVED it, and it kept Lulu’s interest, even though by the end it was well past her bedtime.
Both kids loved seeing Mickey & Minnie play the hosts, and seeing familiar characters throughout the show. One of Cole’s favorite parts was when Tinkerbell showed up. Every seat in the arena is a good one – even though we were in the nosebleeds, the kids had no problem following along.
But you don’t have to take MY word for it! (Reading Rainbow reference? Anyone? Bueller? <– That’s TWO 80’s pop culture throwbacks in one set of parentheses!)
I interviewed Lulu as well, but she was more enthusiastic before I threw a camera in her face; you can find her opinion here.
You can expect to pay a premium for snacks and souvenirs at any event like this, but $12 for cotton candy? Whoa. (It did come with a little tiara, but that caused a minor problem because Adam was not paying ANOTHER $12 for more cotton candy so Cole could get a Jake-themed hat.) Cole *coveted* a Jake stuffed animal, but it was $30 – we could easily find one for less than half that price by hitting up the Disney Store this weekend. Further, Adam was unimpressed with the variety and quality of the food offered.
I-95. Wow. The 50 mile trip to Webster Bank Arena took over 2 hours in bumper to bumper rush hour traffic – yikes! If you plan to go to this show – and you should, because totally fun – give yourselves PLENTY of travel time.
Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure! has shows at the Webster Bank Arena today and tomorrow!
Ticket Prices: $100 – Gold Circle / $70 – VIP / $40 (Additional Fees May Apply.)
Special Offers: Kids tickets are $15 for select performances! (Ages 1-12. Restrictions and fees may apply.)
Tickets available at Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000, or at the Webster Bank Arena CLICK IT
or TICKET Box Office.