You may remember that last month I hosted a giveaway for tickets to Mickey’s Magic Show. Well Sunday afternoon myself, my 15 yo son Jordan, my friend Kim and her 4yo son M traveled up to Tampa to the St Pete Times Forum for the big show. I’ve never attended a Disney Live! production before so I was as excited as the kids to see what the afternoon had in store.
We arrived earlier than necessary and were quickly able to retrieve our tickets from the will call window. Since it was a comfortable Florida Sunday afternoon we found a table to sit at outside the Forum while we waited for the doors to open for the 5:30pm show.
At about 4:45pm we entered the Forum and found our seats. They use less than 1/4 of the Forum space for the show which made the setting feel more intimate. M was excited for the show to start and he waited very patiently for a 4 year old.
As the show began there was an announcement that no photos or video could be taken. This was different than what we had been told when we went through the bag check at security-they said no video or flash photography. I decided to take my cue from the masses and took some photos without flash…until I heard a security person speak to people behind me about putting their camera away 🙁 I do think the man in front of me video taped the entire show without getting caught!
The show was delightful and entertaining and kept the interest of everyone present. Mickey and Minnie were joined by Goofy, Donald Duck, 2 magicians, the Mad Hatter, Alice, the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts, Cinderella, Fairy Godmother, Prince Charming, Belle, Gaston, Snow White, the Evil Queen and Jasmine so there was something for every Disney fan to enjoy. There were musical numbers, magic tricks and some audience participation to round out this fun family show. I asked M what is favorite part was and he said: “Snow White, then the magic carpet (in the Aladdin scene), the cannon ball trick and then Jasmine floating in the air.”
If you are needing a Disney fix, or just want a fun family afternoon, I recommend a visit to Mickey’s Magic Show when it comes to a town near you!