Something you may or may not know about me/my family is that we are Dis-nerds! We love all things Disney! So, when I heard that Disney on Ice was coming to the 757 and I had a chance to get a little bit of that legendary Disney magic in my life, I knew I had to be there....with my Minnie Ears!
And guess what? You've got the chance to be there too! Keep reading for a really fun giveaway!
Disney on Ice invites you to take a journey across the night sky with Mickey, Minnie, and all their friends from Encanto, The Princess and the Frog, Toy Story, Moana, Cars, Aladdin, and more. This newest Disney On Ice spectacular features the most Disney characters in one show, including the on-ice debuts of Frozen 2 and Raya and the Last Dragon.
Pretty freaking exciting, right?
Disney on Ice will be at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia from October 19, 2023 til October 22, 2023. Tickets are on sale right now at the Hampton Coliseum box office or at Ticketmaster.
Thurs. Oct. 19, 2023 - 7:00pm
Fri. Oct. 20, 2023 - 7:00pm
Sat. Oct. 21, 2023 - 11:00am, 3:00pm, & 7:00pm
Sun. Oct. 22 - 11:00am & 3:00pm
There is also an option for a really magical character experience with Mirabel and Elsa! Participants will be able to play games, craft, and listen to stories from Elsa and Mirabel! Don't forget your cameras!
From Disney on Ice:
"Chart a course through the night sky to Disney On Ice where every story begins with a wish! This all-new production brings the brightest Disney stars to life through cutting-edge figure skating, high-flying acrobatics, unexpected stunts, innovative lighting, thrilling special effects, eye-catching costumes, and stunning set designs. Experience the dynamic moments that take place on the ice and in the air when Disney On Ice visits Hampton Coliseum in Hampton from October 19-22, 2023.
Join Disney On Ice for a magical journey with Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, and Daisy through timeless tales and today’s favorites. The adventure begins when the North Star shines brightly and descends upon Jiminy Cricket as he welcomes and reminds the audience that the most fantastic, magical things can happen, and it all starts with a wish.
Pursue your dreams with Tiana, from The Princess and the Frog, as she strives to make her wish of opening a restaurant come true. Discover the power of three wishes with Aladdin when he finds a magic lamp in the Cave of Wonders. Reminisce with Cinderella, Snow White, Belle, and Rapunzel as they remind us to never stop wishing and dreaming.
Watch as Raya from Raya and the Last Dragon debuts live on ice and ascends into the air, lifting the show to higher heights as the strong warrior performs an aerial acro-pole routine.
For the first time on ice, escape “Into the Unknown” with Elsa and Anna from Frozen 2, hit the road with Disney and Pixar’s Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater as they cruise on the ice to “Life Is A Highway,” and reconnect with Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie, Rex, and Hamm. Travel to the mountains of Colombia where the Madrigal family lives, unlock the magic in the family’s casita, and discover why “We Don’t Talk About Bruno.” Set sail with Moana on her canoe into the open ocean, to witness her encourage Te Kā to “Know Who You Are” and transform into Te Fiti.
In the end, audiences will learn that everyone has dreams they want to come true, but the brightest light shines inside of YOU! Every one of you is a STAR! So, shine bright and let your stories light up the night sky! "
DISNEY ON ICE GIVEAWAY!
Here's everything you need to know to enter my Disney on Ice giveaway.
What: Family 4 pack of tickets for the Thursday, Oct. 19th, 2023 7:00pm Disney on Ice show at Hampton Coliseum.
How to Enter:
Sign up for my monthly newsletter (it's 13-14 emails a year!)
Like me on Facebook & tag a friend in the giveaway post
Follow me on Instagram & tag a friend in the giveaway post
Comment on the Disney on Ice Post on IG or FB "DONE!" and it would be great if you told me who you'd be taking to the show with you!
Open to participants 18 or older. Giveaway will be open 10/9/23-10/15/23. Winner will be announced 10/16/23 on social media platforms- so please keep an eye on them so you can see if you've won! Tickets will be delivered through email via Ticketmaster.
When my middle son was little, he was (and let's be honest, he still is) obsessed with monster trucks. My husband has taken him to many Moster Jam shows at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia and it's always been a core memory experience for him!
He loved the Megalodon truck. LOVED IT. A family friend had convinced my son that HE was the Megalodon driver. He used to get him Megalodon toy trucks and play with him, tell him stories about driving the truck, and the adventures he had in the truck. All of this magic storytelling fueled my son's love for this specific truck.
So, my husband surprised him with pit passes to a show once and he lost his mind. He was so excited! He had the best time ever and still talks about it to this day. It was such a great experience!
You may be wondering what happened when he met the real Megalodon driver though and got his autograph... well, we just told him that our family friend had the day off! Ha! The magic is still alive to this day!
Wanna chance to win a family 4 pack of tickets to the Friday, September 22, 2023 Monster Jam show at Hampton Coliseum? Keep reading!
Well, you've got a chance to make these memories with your kids as well! Moster Jam is coming to Hampton, Virginia at the Hampton Coliseum on Friday, September 22, 2023 through Sunday, Septerber 24, 2023. Tickets are on sale now and priced pretty affordably for the whole family! You can find out more information by clicking here.
Friday, 9/22/23 : Event time 7pm
Saturday, 9/23/23: Event time 1pm & 7 pm - Pit Party 10:30am-12 noon
Sunday, 9/24/23: Event time 1pm - Pit Party 10:30-12 noon
Haven't been to Monster Jam before? It's a wild ride!
From Monster Jam:
This. Is. Monster Jam™! The most unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable motorsports experience for families and fans in the world today returns to Hampton for an adrenaline-charged weekend at Hampton Coliseum on Friday, September 22 – Sunday, September 24. At Monster Jam®, world champion athletes and their 12,000-pound monster trucks tear up the dirt in wide-open competitions of speed and skill.
The excitement begins at the Monster Jam Pit Party held in Hampton on Saturday and Sunday. Fans can see the massive trucks up close, meet their favorite drivers and crews, get autographs, and take pictures. New-for-2023 activities including the Sand Box play area, inflatable slides, Spin Master remote control truck course, coloring and temporary tattoo station, and new photo ops, including the chance to take a photo with the Series trophy. This fun-filled experience is the only place that allows people to get up close access to the Monster Jam teams and get an insider’s look at how these trucks are built to stand up to the competition.
Hampton motorsports fans will be on the edge of their seats as world-class drivers show off crazy skills and all-out racing in fierce head-to-head battles for the Event Championship. Engineered to perfection, the 12,000-pound Monster Jam trucks push all limits in Freestyle, Skills and Racing competitions. The Allentown event will feature 12 skilled athletes battling for the championship while tearing up the dirt in intense competitions of speed and skill.
GIVEAWAY FOR FAMILY 4 PACK OF TICKETS AT HAMPTON COLISEUM!
Want a chance to go to Moster Jam at the Hampton Coliseum? I'm hosting a giveaway for a family 4 pack of tickets for the Friday, September 22, 2023 show!
Entering is simple- it's just 4 steps!
All you have to do is sign up for my monthly newsletter here (or on the pop up!), follow me on Instagram or Facebook, tag a friend on one of the giveaway posts, and comment DONE!
Contest opens 9/7/23 and closes 9/12/23. Winner will be announced 9/13/23.
Winner will be notified via social media- so please keep an eye out for that! Tickets will be delivered through email via Ticketmaster.
First things first, if you are looking for FREE things to do in Hampton Roads with kids, you've got to check out this blog post! This post will contain fun things to do in Hampton Roads with kids, but they might cost a little money.
I think our little area of Virginia is pretty dang great. I love finding new adventures to take my kids on and to suggest to my clients. We love being busy and we especially love being outside, even on the hot days!
Fun, Kid Friendly Things To Do in Hampton Roads
Side note: If you are in downtown Norfolk, let's say after you've visited the Chrysler Museum and you want a refreshing treat? You've got to stop across the street from the museum and grab a delicious Dole Whip at the Ghent Grab n Go! It's the best Dole Whip I've ever had outside of Disney! They carry really unique grocery items and gourmet foods too. Try the red velvet muffin, you won't be sorry! 230 West Olney Road, Norfolk, Virginia.
2. The Virginia Living Museum is a super fun, educational way to spend several hours. I would venture to say that you could possibly spend a whole day here. There are just so many exhibits! With indoor and outdoor exhibits, it's doable rain or shine. They have an amazing dinosaur play area, a planetarium with lots of shows, a boardwalk trail, a 30,000 gallon aquarium, and so much more. It's hard not to love this place. Check it out here.
3. Norfolk Botanical Gardens is another one of our favorite places to go. The littlest loves to ride the tram all over the gardens. The older two love to hike all the trails. There are a ton of exhibits and beautifully themed gardens, a lovely butterfly house, and the children's gardens feauturing a big and cheerful splashpad. The perfect way to burn off a ton of energy and get them home in time for nap! The family pass is well worth it here. Plan your visit here.
PS: The Christmas lights are legendary around these parts!
4. The Children's Museum of Virginia is the perfect indoor, rainy day activity located in downtown Portsmouth. If you've got a train lover, you will definitely want to visit this museum! There's a huge train exhibit with an enormous model running! It can get a little busy at times, but it's pretty well laid out and there are so many exhibits to explore. There's several little resturaunts and cafe's down the street too. You can make a whole morning of it! Here's a link to their website.
5. The Virginia Zoo is located in Norfolk, Virginia and you can easily spend several hours here. It's always been one of our family favorites. If the kids were bouncing off the walls and we needed a quick getaway to burn off some energy, the zoo was always our place to go. It's got a lot of exhibits, places for free play, a splash area, a petting area, and of course a ton of animals to learn about. Click here to visit their website.
Stay tuned for more blogs just like this one with even more ideas on how to make some fun memories with your family and explore our little corner of the world. I sure think it's pretty great!
And if you want me to come along and document some of your adventures, just send me a message here! I'd love to hear about what memories you want to make!
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Jess is a photographer serving families located in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. She specializes in documentary and storytelling photography.