The first half was just about long enough; our little girl was starting to get 'ants in her pants' towards the end so we were grateful for the opportunity to take her for a walk and toilet break.
The second half of the show was reserved exclusively for the story of Toy Story 3. Our little girl was so shy when Woody came out onto the ice that she hid behind her teddy bear, her eyes peaking out from above his old, worn head. I wasn't sure how they were going to tell this story, especially the interactions between Andy and his toys, but it was wonderful to watch.
Were there any bad points? Not really, although I was surprised that more wasn't made of Cars, particularly as the sequel came out this year. Equally, with The Lion King back in cinemas my husband thought part of the show might have been about that, to encourage people to go and see the film. I suppose the world of The Lion King isn't really a 'world of fantasy' though and it's also nice that they didn't use any blatant plugs for new or recent film releases; it felt much more like we were enjoying the highlights of old favourites.
And my tips for getting through something like this with a nearly three-year-old?
- Take their favourite toy (as long as it's not too big!)
- Try and make sure their view isn't blocked
- Talk to them throughout the show about what's happening to try and keep them interested
- Take a potty in case of emergencies
- Take them for a walk when you can
- Occupy them with a drink and some treats
- Above all, be flexible!
Please note: No invitation was given to attend this event and no payment was received for this review. All views and opinions expressed are my own.