Ugh, the New Jersey turnpike. No need to say more.
The ferry ride over to Manhattan. It was even more breath-taking that night.
Waiting outside the Nederlander Theatre to get in to the show.
The scene after the show ended, and everyone was vying for autographs.
And dessert too - cookie dough pie. Mmmmm...
And the ferry ride back to our car so we could make the 4 hour drive home.
Now, about the show itself... it was admittedly a bit cheesy in parts (it is by Disney after all), but overall very good. Definitely worth the cost of admission, and the cost of gas and tolls even. The dancing and singing were both phenomenal, but the real star was the set. I couldn't find any video that really showed it in action, but this clip of the curtain call shows a tiny bit of it at the very end. It's hard to explain, but that mechanical piece the moves forward separates into three sections that move forward and back and rotate individually. It was used for a lot of the scenes and was a really ingenious way to get from NY streets, to buildings, to a cellar and more without truly changing out the sets. Really awesome!
So if you're a 12 year old girl at heart, and will be in NYC sometime soon (it's got a limited run), you should really consider buying a ticket. Don't be afraid to seize the day!