Disney on Ice presents 100 Years of Magic {Giveaway}

by Holly on November 1, 2012

I can gauge the years of my life according to which Disney movies were being released. I grew up in a small town in Wyoming where going to the movie theater was the main source of entertainment and always felt like an event, especially when I got to choose a friend, get dropped off with our movie and treat money and go by ourselves (sadly something that my kids won’t enjoy doing for several more years thanks to their super protective/paranoid mama).

The magic in much of my childhood was brought to me by Disney. It was always my go-to place to dream. From Jungle Book to Sleeping Beauty. Cinderella on a chilly afternoon, Little Mermaid which I saw four times in the theater – 3 the first time around, then again when it was re-released. Aladdin, Lion King and so many more!

I’ve only been to Disneyland twice- once when I was very small, then a few years ago when Aidan was small. Cole and Kayla haven’t been yet (though we are hoping to remedy that in 2013!). You’d think that once I was an adult, and didn’t have kids yet there would be a gap there… but not with Disney.

In fact, if my life had a soundtrack it would be wrapped up in the songs and the memories those evoked. I remember being giddy with excitement when we went to Disneyland a few years ago with Aidan, but also a bit scared. What if it wasn’t as magical as I thought it would be? What if it didn’t feel any different or special than going to any another amusement park or event? I should have known better, but the real worry that it would somehow be a letdown was something I just couldn’t let go of.

To get into the mood for the trip we actually ended up going to see Finding Nemo on Ice when it was here. We had to wait for some other family members to arrive with our tickets, which was frustrating because they were late. So, imagine my stunned surprise when, even though I was upset and we missed half the show, I still remember how amazed and thrilled I was with the show and the world that they were able to bring to life on the ice. Aidan was absolutely enthralled and he wasn’t the only one!

At that point I was really excited for our trip to Disneyland – after all, if that was just a small taste of the magic that was in store then there was no way we could be disappointed! And we weren’t! It isn’t a false claim when it’s known as the happiest place on Earth!

My children’s growing years are already strewn with plentiful memories we are building along with the Disney characters. I couldn’t be more excited that this time around the show that is coming includes a cast of so many favorite characters – so helpful when you have so many favorites! (When Aidan was little he would watch Incredibles over and over and over (still hoping they do a sequel to that one!), Monsters, Inc. is a favorite of course and no shock that they adore Toy Story as well!

All I can tell you is that Disney on Ice doesn’t put on just another concert, ice show or run-of-the-mill kid’s entertainment event. This is a SPECTACLE – in all CAPS. An immersion into another world. An escape and a getaway from the everyday. I can’t wait to go build these memories with my kids!

While heading to Disneyland is definitely an end game goal of ours (and yours too I’m sure!) I’m so grateful that Disney on Ice brings their shows here to us so that a piece of that magic is available at a price that’s not only fair and affordable, but a real bargain when it comes down to it!

There is so much of the Disney magic, and yes wisdom, tied up in my life and I can’t wait to share some recipes with you in the coming days about how some of that magic has so directly impacted my life and the way I feel about my family. I really do have some pretty important memories intertwined with my kids. More on that soon!


{Be part of the festivities when Disney On Ice presents 100 Years of Magic comes to the EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City from November 14 – 18!}

More than 60 of Disney’s captivating characters and their unforgettable stories come to life in this commemorative celebration, produced by Feld Entertainment.  In this lavish ice show, everyone’s favorite sweethearts, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, take audiences on a fun-filled adventure, sharing memories with Disney friends including Goofy & Donald Duck; the beloved Disney Princesses; Buzz Lightyear & Woody; Nemo & Dory; Pinocchio & Jiminy Cricket; Belle & The Beast; The Incredibles plus many more – and magical moments from Disney’s Aladdin, Mulan and The Lion King.

Beautifully choreographed skating, breathtaking production numbers, stunning costumes and toe-tapping songs will inspire fond Disney memories.  Families can share this once-in-a-lifetime skating spectacular as Mickey and the rest of the gang take the audience on a whirlwind tour of favorite Disney moments.

WHEN: November 14 – 18, 2012

Wednesday, Nov. 14      7:00 PM

Thursday, Nov. 15          7:00 PM

Friday, Nov. 16              3:30 PM & 7:00 PM

Saturday, Nov. 17          11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Sunday, Nov. 18             1:30 PM & 5:30 PM

WHERE: EnergySolutions Arena – 301 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT  84101

TICKETS: Ticket price levels are $16, $23, $37 (VIP) and $50 (Front Row).  Opening Night tickets available for only $12 each (not valid on premium seating). All seats are reserved; tickets are available from the EnergySolutions Box Office and all SmithTix locations, charge by phone at 801-355-SEAT or 800-888-TIXX and online at www.smithstix.com or www.energysolutionsarena.com.

DISCOUNT AVAILABLE!  PheMOMenon readers can receive $5 OFF their tickets! Simply use the code MOM when purchasing the $16 and $23 price level tickets for the following shows: Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7:00 PM; Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7:00 PM; Friday, Nov. 16 at 3:30 PM


I have a 5-PACK of ticket vouchers available to giveaway to one lucky PheMOMenon reader to go see Disney on Ice presents 100 Years of Magic. All the details will be provided in the Rafflecopter widget below, but just to be sure we’re clear, please only enter if you are able to attend one of the following showtimes: SHOWTIMES FOR GIVEAWAY: Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7:00 PM; Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7:00 PM; Friday, Nov. 16 at 3:30 PM and are over 18 years old. Good luck! (Why a 5 pack instead of 4 pack? Well, they offered and that’s how many people are in my family, so I figure it couldn’t hurt!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: I was provided with ticket vouchers for my family to attend a performance in exchange for participating as an ambassador for this event and sharing that information with my readers. This came in really handy because we were budgeting to buy tickets to the show anyway and I’m sure we’ll spend just as much or more on fabulous souvenirs available. Although I’m thrilled to participate, my memories and opinions about this event are 100% my own.

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Elyse Ellis November 1, 2012 at 4:34 pm

My favorite Disney memory is walking down Main Street USA and seeing the castle at the end of the street! It doesn’t get much better than that! 🙂

deanna November 1, 2012 at 5:19 pm

I remember singing along with the Aladdin soundtrack in the car on family vacations!

Jess from Cox's Corner November 1, 2012 at 11:51 pm

My favorite Disney Memory is taking my little man on his first Disney Cruise and him winning Jack Jack’s Dash and being named the fastest crawler on the 7 seas!

Amy @ The Happy Scraps November 2, 2012 at 10:44 am

My favorite disney memory is going there with my little family last year!! I went as a child when I was 3 and don’t remember, so it was fun to go with my husband and kids.

Erika @ life unfluffed November 2, 2012 at 11:08 am

My favorite Disney Memory is going to Disneyland for my honeymoon. My husband and I had so much fun acting like kids for a week.

Kim November 2, 2012 at 11:44 am

Being able to watch a Disney movie every Saturday. Best part of the day!

michelle riebeek November 2, 2012 at 11:57 am

Disney land when I was 9. It was the best!

Jana H. November 2, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Disneyland when I was 16 with my whole family.

Mandy November 2, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Disneyland with my husband and kiddos

Diana Hatch November 2, 2012 at 1:18 pm

I loved taking my kids to Disneyland

Pauline M November 2, 2012 at 3:20 pm

My favorite memory was the first time I took my son to Disneyland. We were at the California resort and some characters, Cinderella, Woody, and Mickey Mouse were inviting the children to play duck duck goose with them in the art center. My son sat in a huge circle with alot of other children and Woody came by my son and said goose. My son got to chase Woody around the huge circle and he was so excited! After he got to sit in the middle of the circle with Mickey. He talked about this all day!

Jennifer Donohue November 2, 2012 at 3:27 pm

My first trip to DisneyLand! It was like steeping into a fantasy!

Janeene November 2, 2012 at 7:25 pm

My favorite Disney memory is being chosen to perform in the Disneyland Parade with my brother and sister. We wore tutu’s and dances with Baloo.

Monique November 2, 2012 at 8:39 pm

I love going to Disneyland. We went every year growing up. I love those memories.

Melissa Curran November 2, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Watching all the princess movies with my mom and my sisters when I was growing up

Randi S. November 2, 2012 at 8:54 pm

My favorite Disney memory was being in the Haunted Mansion and having the floor start moving.

Lee J. November 3, 2012 at 12:07 am

One of my favorite Disney memories was taking my daughter to Disneyland for the first time.

Ambre W. November 3, 2012 at 9:36 am

It’s taking my kids to Disneyland for the first time.

Angela D November 3, 2012 at 9:46 am

One of my favorite Disney memories is whenever a Disney Pixar movie comes on, my now 4 yr-old son and I jump up and down with the lamp in the Pixar scene, even if we are in the theater. He has done this since he could jump and always wants me to join in. People seem to get a kick out of it…

Brittany November 3, 2012 at 10:09 am

I went and saw Tarzan 13 times in the theater and bawled my eyes out every time. I eventually stopped going with friends because the first few times I got teased mercilessly for crying through the whole thing! 🙂

Brittany November 3, 2012 at 10:11 am

I don’t know how I could forget this, but we found out I was pregnant with our daughter while we were at Disneyland. The clam chowder there is my favorite and all of a sudden I had a serious aversion to it. Also I was getting sick on all the rides. We always tell people now that that was Ophelia’s first trip to Disneyland. 🙂

sarah lockhart November 3, 2012 at 10:11 am

Going to disneyland with my kids.

Aaron Lockhart November 3, 2012 at 10:13 am

Being terrified on Thunder Mountain when I was eight

JaKell M November 3, 2012 at 11:03 am

doing dances for middle school talent shows to all the disney themed songs we loved back then.

Brandon Meckley November 3, 2012 at 11:09 am

I would have to say going to Disney Land when I was 14 as a family. I had a blast for two whole days in the park!

Haley Prather (Kasprzyk) November 3, 2012 at 11:48 am

taking my daughter to disney!!!

Athena November 3, 2012 at 4:59 pm

My favorite Disney memory has to be when we took our kids to disneyland for the first time-magical!

Chelsey Butcher November 3, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Going to disneyland with my family for the first time when I was younger. Would love to have my kids have the same experience!

Kate F. November 3, 2012 at 7:06 pm

It’s hard to choose…I’ve been to Disneyland and/or Disney World every year of my life (except the year I was born). There are so many great memories. I loved seeing World of Color when it premiered at California Adventure. I remember getting chills because it was just so cool.

Jody G H November 3, 2012 at 7:14 pm

My favorite memory is taking my kids to Disneyland. We had a wonderful time there.

Nisha @ Healthy Mom's Kitchen November 3, 2012 at 8:19 pm

We took our kids to Disneyland last Fall and despite my 2 year old’s occasional tantrums and inability to wait in line, it was an absolute blast! It’s definitely a good thing we brought my in-laws, so that we had a 2-1 adult kid ratio. Not sure we would have come out of it sane without them.

cindy caudle November 3, 2012 at 11:56 pm

watxhing the Sunday night Disney show when I was growing up The Wonderful World of Disney

Alene Nielsen November 4, 2012 at 5:25 am

The first time going to Disney Land. So Magical!

Tawnya S November 4, 2012 at 5:57 pm

My husband proposed to me at Disneyland! We would love to win. Thanks!

charles November 5, 2012 at 10:15 am

Going to Disneyworld with my Nana

Norma November 5, 2012 at 10:16 am

Going to my first Disney on Ice show when I was 9, it was fun.

Lyndie Barker November 5, 2012 at 10:18 am

Seeing my daughter work with Mickey Mouse in WDW!

charles November 5, 2012 at 10:38 am

Driving to Disneyland with the kids. They were soo excited.

erica November 5, 2012 at 10:39 am

The look on my kids faces when they 1st saw disneyland

Jennica P. November 5, 2012 at 10:43 am

My favorite disney memory is going to Disney on Ice a few years ago. Can’t wait until I can take my kids to disneyland!

Karen November 5, 2012 at 11:30 am

My favorite memory was singing along to the Beauty and the Beast soundtrack on a road trip when I was a little girl 🙂

Tracey November 5, 2012 at 11:35 am

Going to Disneyland years ago as a fam

Brynn November 5, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Our one and only family trip to disneyland at christmas time when I was a little girl

Ashley wheeler November 5, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Watching Disney movies with my parents when I was little is a great memory

Cher B November 6, 2012 at 9:45 am

I took the girls to see Disney on Ice a year ago and they loved it! It was priceless seeing their faces as all the little girls were dressed up as their fav princess. My gilrs even had their tutus on and wands ready. Our fav is seeing Tinkerbell! We are hoping to go again for DD 6th birthday next week!!

Kat Haymond November 6, 2012 at 9:51 am

Best Disney memory is watching my kids act out all the movies after they watch them!!

Renee Ruder November 6, 2012 at 10:28 am

I’ve never been to DisneyLand or World, yet!! but love all the movies and my boys would love to see this show

Angie November 6, 2012 at 11:46 am

Going to Disneyland when I was 7, I love every minute of it.

Leslie T. November 6, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I took my daughter to Disneyland for her sixteenth birthday. It’s her favorite place to go.

Jandel C November 6, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Singing along to all the movies with my sister. We were actually completely scared when we got to go to Disneyland.

hannah November 6, 2012 at 8:43 pm

My favorite memory is seeing the lion king with my entire family.

Lisa-Gourmified November 6, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Going to Disney World when I was 12…standing there at the front gate in awe that I was finally there!

Jeanie Duffin November 6, 2012 at 9:22 pm

My favorite disney moment is riding spave mountain for the first time. I was so excited to ride but I couldnt get off the ride when it was done my dad had to lift me off LOL

Karalea November 6, 2012 at 9:43 pm

My favorite Disney memory was going to Disney Land for the first time in Japan with my family, I was 14. I couldn’t understand what most of the rides said but it was so much fun. While waiting for my brothers to make it out of Swiss Family Robinson’s tree a bird pooped right on my HEAD!! I remember turning to a lady next to me and asking her, “Where is a bathroom?” She didn’t understand what I was saying (she only spoke Japanese). So I spoke louder, as if that would suddenly make her understand English, still no understanding. Finally my Mom saw me and showed me where to go. Once I came out from cleaning off I had a small crowed looking at me and laughing (in a nice way and telling me it’s okay.) We’ve all laughed about it since. I will say even though I do not what to repeat that, it was a funny experience and one I won’t forget.

Karalea November 6, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Now I am awaiting for my kids to get a little older so they can appreciate a fun memory from Disney Land as well! 🙂

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