Having four children you can imagine what a night out can mean to our family. It’s not very often that we get to take the kids places but when we get out we try to attend memorable events that will have them talking to their friends and build memories to last a life time. We attended the How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular show last night and it was nothing short of Spectacular.
From Dreamworks and the Creators of Walking with Dinosaurs for the first time 23 larger than life dragons, a large cast of epic warriors, and creativity like you can never imagine brings an award winning film to life.
If you can ever imagine a pop up book that brings the story out of the book in 2D, now imagine a story book coming to life popping off the wall with incredibly mesmerizing features of a village, and country side with cliffs and trees along with so much more. You’ll see Dragons high flying over head, wag their tails and breathe fire, a fabulous cast of break dancing viking warriors that command your attention and interaction, as you watch as they hold dragon training, sail the seas to do battle in the dragons lair, and hold a Dragon slaying competition that becomes an special moment between father and son a realization that dragons can be trained and be friends.
My boys were ready to bring a dragon home for training in the yard. They talked about how they can live in the garage and they can ride them to school and take them to the park to see their friend. When I mentioned that dragons need to eat. They both looked at each other and said my oldest says, “He can eat what he (pointing at my youngest) leaves on his plate”. As you can imagine we all bust out laughing.
My daughter couldn’t wait to call her friends and her cousin to tell her about the show. She too enjoyed it and loved the story book animation drawing featured on the backdrop. She talked about how incredible and real to life it was to watch the boy walk across bridges, jump off cliffs and go into a dragons lair full of dragons and fly out on toothless. She said her favorite Dragon was toothless.
Imagine your child’s face when they get their very first glimpse of a 23 foot fire breathing dragon that wags his tail like a dog and enjoys being scratched under the chin. My boys absolutely loved them. My husband and I were pleasantly surprised that they both were not terrified and yet really enjoyed the show. At one point a Viking was actually in the audience. He came out through the stairwell right next to the row where we were sitting and conversed with a Viking on the show stage. It certainly was a fun and entertaining surprise for everyone The show will not only keep your child’s attention but they’ll ask for more. My son would ask if the dragon was coming back when there were no dragons on stage. The show is extraordinarily well done, as well as fun and entertaining for adults and children of all ages. The cast delivers a wonderfully eye popping, and mind captivating experience. You’ll want to see it a again and again.
My boys are 4 and 6 and my daughter is 11. There were a few children in the theater that steamed startled by the fire and flames bursts but the parents were able to calm them down. Use your personal judgement with your child. You know them best.
Here’s a trailer to check out to give you a tiny glimpse of what you’ll experience.
How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular will be at the United Center in Chicago this weekend!! Here’s the dates and show times:
United Center • Chicago, IL
Thursday, July 26 – 7:00PM
Friday, July 27 – 7:00PM
Saturday, July 28 – 11:00AM, 3:00PM, 7:00PM
Sunday, July 29 – 1:00PM, 5:00PM
Parking was Free at the United Center for all in attendance!! What a great Surprise that was.
Living Social is currently offering a great deal on tickets.
For more information about the How to train your Dragon Show live Spectacular visit ticketmaster.com There is a 25% off select seats to weekday shows offer (includes Friday nights) available for ALL shows nationwide with promo code MOM. Normally the box to enter is “Promotions and Special offers”, but it might vary slightly by market.
Next stop is Uniondale, NY!
Be sure to get tickets for the whole family. Your sure to enjoy the show and don’t forget your camera but no flash photography the Dragons might get angry.
disclosure: Tickets were provided for our family to experience the show and share our thoughts with our readers. A big thank you going out to the Pr Rep who provided the tickets. We truly enjoyed our experience.