Sunday, February 27, 2011
Let's Hear It For the Boys: 2011 Day Out With Thomas & Disney Live! Mickey's Magic Show South Florida
First up, the ever-popular Day Out With Thomas event for 2011. (For those of you who found your way here via google search and are just looking for THE DATES with no concern for my deep, fascinating thoughts on Thomas the Train, here you go: Day Out With Thomas Leader of the Track Tour 2011, Miami dates at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum are March 5,6, 12, 13, 19, 20.) Back in 2009, I wrote about the Day Out With Thomas, and graciously shared my opinion that Thomas & Friends are basically dolls for boys, but in train form. Most of Elle's friends that are her age (FOUR, and don't you forget it!) have grown out of the Thomas phase at this point, but let me tell you, Thomas is still a total Rock Star, no doubt. The younger crowd at the preschool continues to whip out Thomas and, I don't know, Percy and Henry or whatever their names are at show-and-tell time. These trains are a big deal, and if you have a Thomas fan on your hands, I'll say it again--get your tickets now. They sell out--no joke. Visit the page for the Leader of the Track Tour 2011 (how cute is that?) for more information, and a link to ticket sales. And while you're there, poke around the rest of the Gold Coast Railroad Museum's website. They've got a really cool setup there, and other than, well, the Day Out With Thomas, most of their events and activities are uber-affordable for the whole family.
Next up, Disney Live! Mickey's Magic Show at BankAtlantic Center up in Broward, on March 5, 2011 ONLY. I've been there before for events, and while it is a bit of a drive, it won't kill ya. To tell you the truth, I didn't know jack about this event when I decided to mention it with the Day Out With Thomas, having only had the pleasure to attend the "on ice" kind of Disney affairs. (Funny, considering I am always freaking freezing cold, even here is South Florida.) When I first glanced at the promo info I received, I thought Mickey's Magic Show would be great for both boys and girls (because of the characters performing), and great for different ages (because who doesn't love magic?), so might be a nice solution for families with boys AND girls, older AND younger. And hey, it's not ON ICE for once! What's not to like, right? Well, unfortunately, the ticket price. As you'll see when you visit Ticketmaster to buy your tickets, it can get pretty steep for the good seats. And I have to wonder--how well will you be able to see the magic from the not-so-good seats? Regardless, I still think this is a good solution for those of you who have had trouble finding a Disney arena show to please the whole family because you have older kids in additional to younger, or boys who don't want to see an excess of princesses "on ice". So if you end up checking this one out, post a comment on the seating issue.
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