I took the two smaller girls to see this event thinking they would love it! We got there in good time but I was surprised to see the venue already filling up fast, I didn’t realise it would be so well attended!
There were three available seats right at the very front and I couldn’t believe our luck! I thought I was doing the girls a great favour and so we went straight ahead. I soon realised it was a mistake for two reasons – first; it was right next to the sweetie and toy stand (and they wanted so much from it) and second; when the show started, they were first in the “line of fire” and were terrified!
The man who introduces all the characters has great energy and is very good (and insistent) about getting everyone involved, parents especially. He kept encouraging everyone to wave their arms in the air to the beat of the theme tune of whichever character he was introducing. I discovered the second setback of choosing a front row seat. I felt like I do sometimes at mass, not sure what everyone behind me is doing – kneeling? sitting? standing? I didn’t want to be the only over-enthusiastic parent waving my arms in the air like a complete twit – while everyone else was stoic and composed. So, I found I spent my time squinting out the corner of my eye to see if everyone else was manically waving and singing – and yes, for the most part they were!
After and hour or so, the girls had relaxed a little, got used to the microphone and noise and characters and I relaxed a little realising we were all in the same boat, singing theme tunes and waving our arms in the air while the kids bought psychedelically flashing toys and extravagant lollies.
The McDonald team is very good at what they do and did allow plenty of time to meander through the crowd and posed a lot for photo shoots with kids. So, all in all for the cover price of €10 each or €40 per family of 5, it was good value for money. There were vouchers available in town which gave €2 off per voucher.
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