July 2012

Ronald McDonald’s magic show

The kids are lovin’ it.

As part of our giant summer of mostly-free fun and my aunt’s vacation, we signed up for the library’s annual Ronald McDonald Magic Show. You have to sign up for the summer reading program to attend—we always meet our quota of summer books by the end of the first week, anyway!—and you have to sign up early, because it’s PACKED. It’s full for a good reason, though; the show is fun and funny, and the kids always have a blast. You can see part of a show yourself here.

During the show, Ronald—a goofy guy with a giggle and plenty of jokes, not a lot like the clown I feared as a child—does lots of interactive tricks with the kids, from juggling and combining rings, magically coloring a book and then losing the color with the kids, cutting and reattaching a rope, and more. Instead of any other magical words you might think about, he has them say the word “Please!” prior to any magic happening; he also uses goofy words like “McBummer!” and “I made a Mcboo-boo!” which made a few of the adults chuckle, too.