I have to preface this by saying that JustaBXgirl and I absolutely LOVE all things Disney. I am a true believer that Disney World is The Happiest Place on Earth and I am very happy they bottled up (like pixie dust) some of that magic and brought it to The Westchester County Center. It also visited Madison Square Garden but JustaBXgirl and I like going to shows in Westchester better.
Yup, there is a venue in Westchester that you can see many of the same children’s shows you would normally have to go into Manhattan to see. It actually takes me less time to get to The Westchester County Center than it does to MSG and it’s a smoother commute (driving or taking public transportation).
When I told JustaBXgirl that we would be going to see Disney Live she had trouble at first understanding that this did not mean we were going to Disney World. I was a little worried that she would be disappointed. She wasn’t. Even though she is now impatiently waiting for us to visit Mickey and Friends in Florida.
This was our first time taking the train to the venue so I was a little nervous about the travel. We caught our MetroNorth train with three minutes to spare and our adventure began. My nephew had never been on a MetroNorth train before so everything was exciting on it to him. JustaBXgirl was busy enjoying the view outside the window as he enjoyed pointing out all of the differences from an MTA train.
Once inside we bypassed the line of people waiting to take pictures with cutout princesses and headed straight to get souvenirs. There weren’t many options that weren’t princess related so my nephew chose a Mickey Mug and JustaBXgirl selected a Tinkerbell one (I’m still trying to get her to share with me).
JustaBXgirl and her cousin began speculating who they thought would be coming out of the doors they saw waiting on stage. The show started and it was magical. I’m sure I’m not the only parent that falls in love with the look of amazement that is glued on a child’s face as they watch their favorite characters come to life on stage.
My nephew’s favorite part was the Toy Story segment. He was in awe of the green military men and forget about Buzz’s light show. My nephew could hardly sit still in his seat.
Justabxgirl loves everything Princesses so it was really hard to tell just what her favorite part was but I think it was Rapunzel. She loved seeing the lanterns and my nephew tried to figure out if them floating was really magic.
I found myself singing along with favorite songs. I think the Aladdin segment might have been my favorite. It has always been one of my favorites and seeing the Genie on stage was just perfect
The show was just long enough. It kept their attention the whole time and ended just in time to avoid the crankiness that comes from a toddler missing her nap because she’s too excited to sleep. (Did I mention the show was at 7p but JustaBXgirl insisted on getting dressed for it around 11:30a?)
Both kids were so excited when we got home that they basically acted the entire show out for Grandpa. It was a great event and if you have the chance to see it let us know which part is your favorite. Or if you have seen it please share what I have forgotten to mention in the comments below.