I received complimentary tickets to attend this event. All opinions and enthusiasm for magic are my own.
Last night my little family and I enjoyed a rare night out to see Disney Live presents Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic at the Times Union Center in Albany. This spectacular traveling show is filled with fast paced magic, confetti cannons and special effects. My kids described the show as, “awesome!” and “so cool mom!” Normally, we are not out on a school night, but with a total run time of one hour and fifteen minutes we still had time to grab a bite to eat before heading home.
From the very beginning audience participation is encouraged through character interaction. The kids get to recite the magic words that helps create the magic on stage, and at one point the audience gets to toss around giant blow up space meteors. One audience member even lent their shoes to create Cinderella’s glass slippers. The special effects and the quick changes between scenes kept the show moving right along and blended one cast of characters seamlessly into the next. The upbeat tempo of this engaging show kept our toes tapping and my kids on the end of their seats. The real time magic tricks sprinkled through the show kept the wonder alive for all ages attending. It was heartwarming to listen to my kids oooh and aaah at each trick.
As a long time Disney fan I was excited to see some fresh interpretations of the Disney movies I loved growing up. Aladdin has to be one of my all-time favorites and the re-mix of some of their songs set to choreography was exciting to see and allowed me to reminisce. I’ve watched that movie enough times to recall every scene recreated in the show. The Buzz Lightyear laser show had my kids completely mesmerized and they were talking about it the rest of the night. I love that the voices are the exact voices used in the movies. My kids felt like they were watching real life versions of their favorite movie characters.
Watching your favorite Disney characters come to life on the big stage is truly magical, but nothing beats the magic of watching your children’s faces light up with wonder. This show is amazing from start to finish, and it’s a great night out for families. I highly recommend taking the kids if you get the chance!
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I am always impressed by Disney shows. They always put on such a good show and it feels like you are right in the middle of the parks!!
Disney has always prided themselves on bringing a great product to their live shows. I’d like to take the kids in my family.
I think you described this show so well. Disney is always some of the best entertainment we can find so I will look for this show when it comes here.
This sounds like a show that my kids and I will love! We’re definitely huge Disney fans and we love watching shows like this! Hopefully we get the chance to see it soon.
This is coming to New Jersey at the end of the month and it sounds so awesome! I need to look into getting tickets.
Oh this is so awesome! We saw disney on ice and it was fantastic. I love seeing the shows/movies we love come to life in a different form!
We have always wanted to take our kids to Disney Live show. Looks like you had a blast and created some great memories!
If my kids were younger, they would have loved seeing Disney Live presents Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic. It sounds like so much fun!
My nieces and nephew would love this show. I’ll have to check and see if it is playing in their area. It really does look like a magical adventure but I would expect nothing less from Disney.
Disney always has amazing shows. I wish we were able to go to Disney more but we don’t live close. Hopefully this summer!
This was an hour drive for us, but so worth it. The shows travel all over so maybe one will come close to you.
The Disney Live events are really fun! My family and I went to one for the first time a few years ago and wouldn’t mind going to another one someday.
This looks like such a fun night! i think my Kiddies would love this . . .
It was really magical!
I love these events. They are super awesome! My kids always have an awesome time when we get the chance to go to these.
Everything Disney is so magical and takes you back to childhood. I love Aladdin too. And I can just imagine how it must have felt watching Buzz Lightyear come to life.
This looks like such a fun show! We attend Disney on Ice every time it’s in our town and I know my daughters will love this one!
Thank you for the review! Could you tell me if the Cinderella and toy story acts take place before or after intermission? Those are the ones my daughter wants to see most but I am not sure if we can stay for the whole show and I want to be sure we won’t miss those!
I hope you enjoy! The very last scene is pretty magical and the show wasn’t as long as I expected. I hope you get to enjoy most of it!
My Mickey fan is 16 months old. Would he enjoy the show?
It’s a really magical show and there were a lot of kids there around his age. They went with older siblings. I’d just be selective with seating so you are nice and close.