Thursday, October 23, 2014

Disney on Ice Presents Frozen!

I've been talking about it for months - Disney on Ice coming to the Patriot Center at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA (Northern Virginia/DC Metro area).  I may be a boy to two boys, but we all love Frozen and knowing this was coming to town, I jumped on the chance to take my family.

The four of us headed out for an early dinner and made our way to the Patriot Center with plenty of time.  I highly recommend aiming to arrive at least 60 minutes prior to showtime to allow time for parking - it took us about 30 minutes!  When we finally got inside, we were overwhelmed with Princesses - so many little girls and even a few kids at heart - were dressed as Anna, Elsa, and even Olaf!  The food stands were selling all types of food and the merchandise tables were overflowing with lighted displays of toys, dolls, and too many other trinkets that had my boys watching for a good long while!

I will admit - we've definitely come home from these events with a lot of.... stuff... but this time, we held strong and said no!  If you are planning, the prices ranged from $14-$40.

The show started by having some of the cast come out to pump up the crowd - shortly into the warm up, they introduced the 'hosts' of tonight's show - Mickey and Minnie Mouse!!  After skating around, and talking, for a few minutes, they brought out some friends: Goofy, Donald, Ariel and Prince Eric, Snow White and Prince Charming, Buzz and Woody, even Timon and Pumba!

After the wonderful introduction, the show began - just as you would expect... Sven, Kristoff, and ice.  Then, young Elsa and Anna played, sang, built a snowman, and skated.  The lighting was not conducive to my camera skills, so it was difficult to get all the best shots, but I wanted to share some!

We met all of the characters to expect in Frozen - Elsa and Anna, obviously, Hans, Sven, Kristoff, Olaf - but even the Duke of Weaseltown, trolls, wolves...

The story is just about exactly what you would expect - a few minor changes to fit the stage and a shorter time, but it was fantastic!

Disney on Ice: Frozen is visually stunning - the choreography is even stronger than in the previous Disney on Ice show that I attended last fall.  The story line is stronger, yes, but it's the colors, sets, lights - the show is so incredibly vibrant!  My husband, being the boy, said that Marvel Universe Live! had more fun pyrotechnics and was more exciting, but I enjoyed the bits of flash, snow, and beauty that Disney on Ice: Frozen offered!

It's probably completely sold out, even with the extra shows - but if you get the chance, definitely go!  This show was so much fun - I wish my boys had more energy to really enjoy it as much as I did!
I am a Feld Family Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and opportunities to attend private Feld pre-Show events.Even though I receive these benefits, I always give an opinion that is 100% mine.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Disney Legends!

Welcome to those of you joining me from Rolling with the Magic and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 3rd stop on our Magical Blogorail.

When the topic of Disney Legends first came up for this month's Magical Blogorail Blue, I immediately jumped to one that has always stuck with me - Francis Xavier Atencio.  X Atencio, as he is most well known, started working at Disney as an animator, where he worked on one of my favorites, Fantasia!

In 1965, Walt asked X to work for Imagineering, then known as WED Enterprises, to assist on some Disneyland projects, specifically, the Primeval World diorama.  Walt tapped into X's "untapped hidden talents" by asking him to write music - X Atencio, the man who started his career as an animator, wrote Yo-Ho, the song from Pirates of the Caribbean! 

I love how Disney honors the Disney Legends, with little mementos throughout the parks.  Take those infamous epitaphs over at the Haunted Mansion - those are based on the Imagineers that helped create the attraction!  

X Atencio not only helped with the theming of the Haunted Mansion, but he can even be heard in two separate places - once coming out of the grave "get me out of here" and at the end of the attraction, leading you where to go!  Also, his musical skills can also be heard in the attraction, as he co-wrote Grim Grinning Ghosts, the song heard throughout the attraction!

Many of the Imagineers have specially dedicated Windows along Main Street, U.S.A.  Francis Xavier Atencio has a Window of Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland!
The Musical Quill
Lyrics and Librettos
by X. Atencio

For more uncovered tombstone, windows, and trivia, check out my section on trivia!  And for more Disney Legends, continue on with this month's Magical Blogorail Blue!

Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is My Pixie Dust Diary.

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:

**3rd Stop ~ Disney Babies Blog - X Atencio

Disney on Ice - Extra Show Added!

Disney On Ice presents Frozen On Sale Now
Due to high demand new show time now added to original Patriot Center schedule

[FAIRFAX, VA., October 15, 2014] – Feld Entertainment, Inc., the worldwide leader in family entertainment, announces that its 34th Disney On Ice spectacular will bring to life the Academy Award®-winning and number one animated feature film of all time, Disney’s Frozen, in Fairfax October 22 – 27 at Patriot Center.

Tickets are on sale now for all 13 shows, including a show on Monday, October 27 at 3:00 p.m.– an addition to the previously announced Fairfax schedule. 

The Academy Award® winning tale will be told live for the first time in this production, capturing the dynamic between two royal sisters, Anna and Elsa.  Anna, a girl with an extraordinary heart, embarks on an epic journey to find her sister, the magical Elsa, who is determined to remain secluded as she finally feels free to test the limits of her powers.    Rugged mountain man Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven, the lovable and hilarious snowman Olaf and the mystical trolls help Anna along the way in this story about love conquering fear.  Audiences will get to sing along with such musical masterpieces as “Let it Go,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and “Fixer Upper.”

For more information on the Frozen tour, please log on to, or connect with the Frozen updates on social media via Facebook  (, Twitter (@DisneyOnIce/@NicoleFeld (show’s producer Twitter feed) and YouTube  (

            Date and Time of Performance:     
·       Wednesday, October 22nd @ 7:00 p.m.
·       Thursday, October 23rd @ 7:00 p.m.
·       Friday, October 24th @ 10:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
·       Saturday, October 25th @ 10:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
·       Sunday, October 26th @ 10:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
·       Monday, October 27th @ 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

            Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax, VA 22030

Tickets Information:                                   
            To order tickets by phone:               1-800-745-3000
            To order tickets online:         

About Feld Entertainment
Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment’s productions have appeared in more than 75 countries and on six continents to date and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, Nuclear Cowboyz®, AMSOIL Arenacross, Disney On Ice, Disney Live! and Marvel Universe LIVE! More information on Feld Entertainment is available online at

Monday, October 6, 2014

Frozen on Ice!

Disney on Ice: Frozen!

Coming to the Patriot Center at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA later this month!  I have my tickets and I know that the show has been so popular that they've added multiple shows from the original plans!

We saw a commercial for it on television the other day and both of my boys went gaga and begged to go see it.  What they don't know is that we have 4 tickets ready to go!  Bedtimes will not be followed that night, but I think we'll survive!

We are so excited to see this show - are you?

**I am a Feld Family Ambassador and receive complimentary tickets in exchange for posts and honest reviews**

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

It's Time to Talk "The Walk" at Disneyland Resort Oct. 12, 2014


The event is the biggest annual fundraising effort for CHOC Childrens, devoted to meeting the medical needs of children throughout Southern California and beyond
ORANGE, Calif. (Sept. 26, 2014) – As the twilight skies of early morning give way to daybreak on Sunday, October 12, 2014, one of the most famous thoroughfares in the world will become the starting point for an impressive procession of joy, thanks, remembrance and giving. Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, will be filled with thousands of people coming together in support of Childrens Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Childrens) and the health and well-being of children near and far.

CHOC “Walk in the Park,” presented by Disneyland Resort, is the largest and most unique single pediatric walk event in the nation. Among the events estimated 15,000 walkers are participants from across the U.S. and around the world, including walkers from Canada, Mexico, Australia and South Korea.
“CHOC Walkers” come together to celebrate the lives of children saved by CHOC Childrens, and to honor the memory of those children who bravely lost their battle against serious disease or illness. Nearly 800 teams are expected, and include current and former patients and families, as well as doctors, nurses and other medical professionals. Last years event raised $2.1 million, and since its inception 24 years ago in 1990, the Walk has raised more than $22 million.
The 2014 walk covers three miles through Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park where “CHOC Walkers” get a special peek at the magic of the Disneyland Resort before the parks open to the general public. At the end of the 5k walk, the event continues in the resorts Downtown Disney District where event sponsors, hospital support groups, shops and restaurants have special offers for Walk participants.
“It’s spectacular to see thousands of people line Main Street, U.S.A. on an early Sunday morning to take steps – literally – in support of CHOC Children’s mission and vision,” said Kimberly Chavalas Cripe, president and CEO, CHOC Children’s. “Participants from diverse backgrounds, including individuals, school teams and corporations, are joined together by a common bond. It’s a unique experience – thanks so much to our dear friends at the Disneyland Resort, and the tremendous show of support of our sponsors is a tribute to our community.  This year’s event is particularly special, as our hospital celebrates our 50th anniversary.”
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“The Disneyland Resort has been a proud supporter of Children’s Hospital Orange County for the past 50 years,” said Michael Colglazier, president of the Disneyland Resort. “CHOC ‘Walk in the Park’ is a very special event for our Cast Members, and we look forward to hosting it for the 13th straight year.”
The popular event is the biggest annual fundraising effort for CHOC Childrens, a regional pediatric health care system (serving children and families in Southern California and beyond) that includes two hospitals, many primary and specialty care clinics, and four clinical centers of excellence the CHOC Childrens Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes. Monies raised support a variety of patient and family programs, as well as education, research and the development and adoption of the latest technologies to advance the health of patients at CHOC Childrens.
In order to help CHOC reach its goal of providing quality healthcare to the regions two million children (and beyond), CHOC Walkers must raise a minimum of $50 to participate in the Walk. Everyone can register at and receive up-to-date event information from the CHOC Foundation on Facebook and Twitter.
About CHOC Childrens
Named one of the best childrens hospitals by U.S. News & World Report (2014-2015), CHOC Children's is exclusively committed to the health and well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach and research that brings advanced treatment to pediatric patients. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, CHOCs regional healthcare network includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo, many primary and specialty care clinics, a pediatric residency program, and four clinical centers of excellence - The CHOC Childrens Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes