This has been a family tradition for many years and each year we get better and better at planning. So, from my 15 years of going to the musical, three of them with young kids, here’s my suggestions:
1. Bring lots of snacks and your dinner if it’s the right time of day. We figured out to bring only finger foods: cheese cubes, sausages, grapes, apple slices. Nothing that generates large amounts of trash.
3. Make sure you have a large enough blanket for everyone and bring pillows to lean on.
4. We had each kid bring their backpack full of 2 toys, their leapster, and a book. That, combined with the nearby park kept them entertained from when we got there to reserve our spot at 6:30 to when the show started at 8:30.
5.Scout out where the bathrooms are (it’s also helpful to stick your head under the faucet in the sink and get thoroughly soaked, also make sure you are not wearing a white shirt if you’re planning on soaking yourself, just saying).