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Mickey's Magic Show - DPAC

Mickey’s Magic Show

March 23, 2015 Sarah Coggins

A favorite gift in our household are “memory” items. Since early in our relationship, Trent & I have skipped on physical gifts and selected things to do and create memories for our family instead. At Christmas, he surprised us with tickets for our family to attend a show at the Durham Performing Arts Center – a first for all of us.

Mickey's Magic Show - DPAC

Supplies: Project Mouse No 2 Papers & Embellishments by Brittish Designs & Sahlin Studio; Christmas Magic by Karen Funk

This past Saturday morning we all dressed up a bit and headed out for the theatre to see Mickey’s Magic Show.

Mickey's Magic Show
Semi-awkward family photo. D trying to squeeze in and E more interested in him than the camera.

We weren’t quite sure what to expect, but it was wonderful! The show was nearly 2 hours with a brief intermission in the middle. Mickey, Minnie, Donald & Goofy were all there along with 2 magicians and several of the princesses plus Alice, the White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts, etc.

Our seats were just 4 rows back from the stage and at a lower walkway. During one part of the show, Goofy came off stage and right up to us giving a “hello” wave to our daughter and a high five to our son. Along with this interaction, the lights, sounds, and acting, both kids were captivated the show. E finally fell asleep during the final 30 minutes, but our son stayed eyes glued to the action and cheered loudly when the cast came out to take their bows.

Linking up with Mommy & Me Monday at Really, Are You Serious?


  • Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? March 29, 2015 at 9:06 pm
    Our goal has been more experience gifts as well because we have so much "stuff" in our house! I love these ideas! We need to do more ticket things! And I love that Elise is staring at her big bro!
    • Sarah Coggins March 29, 2015 at 9:35 pm
      I highly recommend it - much more fun and less stressful than more "stuff." And I'd rather enjoy doing things with my kids and husband that just shopping. Dylan is still talking about that show. (I think it also helped temporarily fulfill his request for another trip to Walt Disney World. ;) )

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