Disney On Ice Magical Ice Festival: 7 Survival Tips
MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone!!!
Yesterday, Ren and I went to Araneta Center to watch Disney On Ice Magical Ice Festival. It’s our first time to see it and we’re so excited. As first timers, here are some of my tips and suggestions plus things I have observed.
GET THERE EARLY AND BE ON TIME
It took us 2 hours from Molino Cavite to Cubao via MRT. I saw that there’s no traffic at Edsa yesterday but we still rode the MRT to make sure. We arrived at the Araneta Coliseum gate at exactly 1: 30 and upon arriving at our seats, the show was about to start (saktong-sakto). You do not want to miss any part of the show so make sure to BE ON TIME or better be there at least 15 minutes before the time indicated on your tickets.
CHECK THE LOCATION OF YOUR SEAT/s FIRST
I don’t know if this usually happens at the actual day of the show (since yesterday was just an advance screening), but be advise that there are not enough staff to help you find your seats, so better check your seat/s location here first.
It’s better to be aware of your exact location kesa naman may magpaalis sa inyo na rightful owner of the seats your sitting on while the show is ongoing (ang hassle di ba, pati na din don sa mga nasa likod mo). Unfortunately, this things happened yesterday SO BEWARE.
GO TO THE BATHROOM FIRST
You don’t want to miss any part of the show, so better pee first before entering.
There’s at least 10-15 minutes break (by the way it’s a 2 and a half hour show), so I advise that you bring your own water and food. Yes food are allowed inside the coliseum (pero wag naman kanin ha, mahiya sa katabi.. hindi picnic ang pinuntahan mo). There are Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Wendy’s, Tender Juicy Hotdog booths outside but their prices are higher. Kaya kung nagtitipid ka, magdala na lang ng sariling baon.
BRING CAMERA WITH ENOUGH STORAGE SPACE and POWERBANK
Make sure the memory of your cellphone or SD card is empty. It’s okay to take videos or pictures of the show. Kung gusto mo ulit ulitin yung show at ipagmalaki sa mga friends mo, make sure may enough storage space ka. Again this is a 2 and a half hour show. Kung magvi-video ka mula umpisa hanggang dulo, magdala ka na din ng powerbank.
THE CLOSEST SEAT DOESN’T ALWAYS MEAN THE BEST SEAT
When you are too close sometimes you miss some of the action because you don’t get the full picture. We were seated on ROW 8 of the BOX PREMIUM (seats 16 and 17). Yes we can see the whole stage but we’re still quite far to see their faces (that matters to me haha).
If you don’t have tickets yet and planning to get one, I advise you to choose the seats on
PATRON VIP: Row 3-4 and Row 11-12 (117 and104)
BOX PREMIUM: Row 1-3 (Section 300 and 301)
For me, these are the perfect locations to watch the show. If you’re in the PATRON area, you’ll be able to meet and greet the casts after the show too. Those are the area na sulit na sulit ang ticket mo.
BRING SOME EXTRA CASH FOR SOUVENIRS
To give you an idea and to check your budget, here are some of the souvenir items on display near the exit door after the show.
MUGS with Snow Ice inside
If you don’t have budget for any of these, it’s better to make the kids close their eyes until you reached the exit door. Or better confront them now that you won’t buy any toys or souvenirs after the show. Good luck to you on that.
Overall, Ren and I had fun. He was so kilig when he saw Gaston, Belle, Beast and the rest of the gang of the Beauty and the Beast because that was one of his fave shows when he was still a toddler.
Here are some photos I’ve took of the show. Ren will do a video review soon, stay tuned!
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