Last Thursday, we went to the opening night of Disney On Ice Toy Story 3 at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. We had so much fun! My friend and I took some of our daughters and surprised them. They were ecstatic! I hadn’t been to an ice show since I was a young girl. I loved this one just as much as I remember loving it as a kid.
To start the night off, I was escorted backstage along with News 4 Jax anchor, Melanie Lawson and some children. The kids were clearly excited to get to where we were going. It was so very peaceful and quiet back there.
I was really impressed with the show. They did a great job of making you feel like you were a part of the show. One minute you felt like you were right there with the green army men and the next it was like you were in Ken’s dressing room with Barbie. I wondered how they were going to fit the whole storyline into the 2 hour and 15 minute show. They took out certain parts of the story, as I suspected they might do, due to timing. The one thing that I found disappointing was that Big Baby was not included in the show at all. I really liked how creepy and cute Big Baby was in the movie. However, I wasn’t too disappointed.
The show is back on the road again. Be sure to go over to Disney On Ice online to find out where the show will be and when they will come to your town. You’ll thank me that you did and you got to experience the show for yourself.