“Excelsior” is a Latin word meaning “ever upward” and this movie was all about it. What a great, charming, uplifting movie; one that you must see! I now understand why it was an Oscar contender and winner of some awards. The movie, Silver Linings Playbook, will capture your heart, and is a story about a guy and a gal finding Excelsior in their own way amid some challenges. In light of Get Clued In’s recent makeover, and focusing on the positive, speaking my mind (albeit diplomatically), and accentuating the positive, this movie captured my heart at a time when I needed to see it the most.
It is a cute movie, not super long, and in the discount theaters. So try to see it before it hits DVDs, but I guarantee you will love it!
Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream came to Denver for the first time and it is playing through this weekend. If you have a little prince or princess in your midst, now is the time to get your tickets and don’t miss this spectacular event. Check out this original post for all the details and a discount code.
The Show:We went last night and a few things about the show: It is exactly 2 hours long from start to finish with a 20-minute intermission (which I felt was too long). The show is divided into three segments with each one being introduced by our Disney friends: Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and Donald. The show starts with Tiana and the Princess and the Frog story, and then leads into the classic tale of Cinderella which is cut abruptly by intermission and then picked up after intermission. After that, the story we have all waited for takes the stage and it is phenomenally done in my opinion: Rapunzel and the Tangled story with Flynn Rider, Rapunzel, Mother Gothel and the whole gang. There are some pictures here from the 8th row in Section 104 so you can determine seating. I loved the acrobatics in Tangled and the skaters were equally animated and lively. They flew threw the air!
The stories are all altered for brevity and the winner of my giveaway gave me some feedback. He wished they had done more with her hair. That story was not built up much. He is right. Also, Pascal, the chameleon was not really part of the show which is sad because he is a supporting actor in the movie. But my giveaway winner loved the horse, Maximus, and what they did with him on ice. At times, you honestly felt like Maximus was a real horse! I have to agree with him on that point. The one suggestion I have for FELD is that the show be 90 minutes without an intermission and only does Princess and the Frog and the Tangled stories with more depth put in them. The Disney characters can still introduce the story and conclude it with all the princesses but doing Cinderella again seemed to drag the show on longer than it needed to be. But I have to say, the carriage was beautifully done and the dance number with the prince and Cinderella was great.
This show seemed more geared towards younger girls than boys in my opinion despite the Flynn Rider acrobatics. And for me, two hours is a bit long for the target audience for this show. The show ended with all the princesses and a song with everyone. It was beautiful and well done as Disney always manages to do and their attention to the stage and set detail is just amazing!
Venue: As you can tell from previous posts, the Pepsi Center is not my favorite venue. My favorite venue is the Denver Coliseum. But, on a positive note, last night went well – we got there early and made it into the Tundra lot, off of Speer. If you use the regular entrance, you want to be in the back lots which you enter off of Auraria Pkwy or off of Speer and then go all the way around the building to the back. It was easy to get in and out this time without much walking but as always, there is no traffic control after the show like there is before, so be mindful of the parking lots being a bit tough to get out of. Park accordingly and be safe! The parking was $10 at the Pepsi Center. The seats are not as spacious as they are at the Coliseum, and it is tough to navigate around people if you are crammed in the middle and with winter coats, gloves, hats, snacks, and all that jazz, there is really no place for your feet. Be mindful of this when you select seats as well.
All in all, it is among the top Disney on ice shows but I really thought for my kiddos, the Princesses on Ice fared better from last year at the Denver Coliseum. The venue is better, and the stories did not seem to drag on. But I would recommend this in the top 5 shows for princesses and Disney and you get it all. If you can, pick a time this weekend when your kids are not tired and head out and catch this 120-minute show. It is wonderful for the little princesses and princes in your life.
I recently posted about Disney on Ice coming to the Pepsi Center, December 6-9. This is your chance to win a FAMILY 4-pack (free tickets) to see this first time ever show, coming to Denver. If you win, the tickets are for opening night, Thursday, December 6 at 7pm and remember parking is not included and Pepsi Center parking is $10 and up. There is accessible parking but spots are limited. For all show information, please click here for the original post.
GIVEAWAY: Runs from Nov 12-Nov 19. Winner announced on Nov 19; will be notified via email too and your tickets will be at WILL-CALL under your name.
And if you do not win, do not worry, go to this post, for details and remember to go there to get your discount code as well.
Winner announced using “And the Winner Is” plugin – randomly chosen and posted here.
Also check out these great family blog websites for more entries- each of these sites is running a contest for free tickets as well . GOOD LUCK!
If you know of others please email me the link and I will add it so you can increase your chances. HERE ARE MY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
Mandatory (for one entry):
(1) Leave only ONE comment to answer ONE of these questions: What was Tiana’s dream? OR What was Rapunzel’s Chameleon’s name?
Optional: (leave a separate comment for each one you do – tweet limited to one per day, and all others limited to ONCE for each one during entire contest period)
(2) Tweet the following (Limit: once per day) and then leave in a comment the link to your tweet and your twitter handle. Disney on Ice- Dare to Dream comes to Denver Pepsi Center- get your tickets now! Giveaway and more: http://wp.me/p1dnfM-OV via @getcluedin
(3) Follow @getcluedin on twitter (note: you will request to Follow @getcluedin and I will confirm because @getcluedin is protected on twitter)
(4) Subscribe to Get Clued In! (this blog) via one OR MORE of the methods listed: RSS, Emails, or through Networked blogs on facebook (If you do more than one, you get ONE comment PER METHOD – that is up to 3 COMMENTS for this option)
(5) Promote in some other way- linkedin, pinterest, etc. (Leave a comment for each promotion, and put the link in the comment). LIMITED TO ONE PER SOCIAL MEDIA METHOD.
Contest will run from posting through November 19, 2012 NOON Mountain Standard Time- Winner Selected and Chosen using “And the Winner Is” plug-in and announced here and notified via Email on November 19 by 10pm MST.
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THANK YOU ALL FOR ENTERING and if you did not win, please go up above and check the links I shared- there are many more contests going on and Mama Bird’s Blog is also doing one too in addition to the ones above. You can also buy your tickets with the discount codes above as well. See you there!
Disclaimer: Please note General Disclaimer for this website. Please also note that this giveaway is made possible by FELD. As part of promoting this event, Get Clued In and her family is compensated with tickets to attend opening night. There are no other promises or compensation. You, the reader, are offered a chance to win only and by winning tickets, no other promises are made. Tickets are not transferrable, and not able to be traded in for cash value. Get Clued in is not responsible for the actions of FELD, the Pepsi Center or any cancellations, etc. Get Clued In is not affiliated nor an employee or agent of FELD.
Get tangled up in Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream! Experience Disney’s hilarious hair-raising escapade, Tangled as Rapunzel, her unlikely companion, Flynn, and Maximus, embark on an uproarious journey that takes adventure to new lengths! Boogie to the beat of the bayou with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen in a magical, musical journey that all begins with a fateful kiss. And fanciful dreams become reality as Cinderella meets her Prince Charming, with a glass slipper fit for an unforgettable fantasy come true. All your favorite princesses take to the ice in a spectacular finale at the ultimate Disney Princess event of a lifetime! Experience the beauty, sparkle, and spirit when Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream comes to Denver!
Here is the performance schedule and ticket pricing information and stay tuned for a special post on November 12 for a Giveaway at this website– you can win a family pack to attend DISNEY ON ICE, Dare to Dream on opening night, Thursday December 6, 7pm.
Schedule & Pricing: Thursday, Dec. 6 – 7PM – *Opening Night Tickets are just $15! ($15 in 200/300 levels, $20 in 100 level seats. Front Row and
VIP are not discounted. Additional fees apply)
Friday, Dec. 7 – 11AM & 7PM
Saturday, Dec. 8 – 11AM, 3PM & 7PM
Sunday, Dec. 9 – 11AM, 3PM & (7PM SPANISH LANGUAGE PERFORMANCE)
$75 (Front Row)
*Service charges and handling fees may apply
Tickets are on sale through TicketHorse at www.TicketHorse.com/Disney, by calling 1.866.461.6556 and at the
Pepsi Center Box Office.
Please use www.TicketHorse.com/Disney for all online ticket links.
Discount Codes: Save $4 per ticket with code: 4MOM at the tickethorse website.
And …. stay tuned. Get Clued In will host a giveaway later this month for free tickets on opening night. Remember that parking at the Pepsi Center is a pain and is upwards of $10 and is not included in the free ticket giveaway. Try to take public transport or park off-site if you can. If you know from my previous experiences, the Pepsi Center is a pain to get in and out of so plan accordingly.
Disclaimer: Get Clued In’s general disclaimer applies to all promotions. Get Clued In is part of the Feld Family Activators and is offered free admission for her family to promote the show, and for a post-review. Please note that all opinions are mine and not influenced by the offer.