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Diana, A Celebration, Union Station Kansas City: Only 5 weeks left

It is difficult to believe that Diana, A Celebration, has been at Union Station Kansas City for 10 weeks. Only five weeks remain before the exhibition, which is in its last North American appearance, will be on it way back to England. Jun 12 came quickly.

But there is still plenty of time to purchase tickets and see this award-winning presentation before its last day, June 12. From all indications, the trip is well worth it. Outstanding reviews continue to come in from people who have seen Diana, A Celebration.

Here are a few examples (edited for spelling, grammar, etc.):

“I honor of Prince William’s wedding we went to the display. I enjoyed learning about her childhood. The collection of her clothes with the pictures of her wearing them was beautiful. The wedding dress was good to see.”

“The exhibit was thought-provoking, interesting, beautifully laid out, and educational. I was impressed and did not expect to be.”

“The exhibit was just what a fan of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, would love. Her elegant dresses were as stunning in person as in photographs. The exceptional styling and craftsmanship of those outfits, including her wedding dress, were obvious. To have seen her in person must have been a life-altering event. The environment was very good, so kudos to Kansas City’s Union Station.”

“The exhibit left you feeling how lucky we were to have had her in our world and feeling inspired to do good works.”

“Well worth the time to view priceless jewels, childhood articles, gowns/dressed and the fabulous wedding.”

“Wonderful exhibit of Diana’s dress and other personal items. It was very moving to be so close to things that were part of her life.”

“We loved the tracking of Diana’s life from childhood on including her wonderful charity work. And the clothes were just great. I believe I enjoyed them more than the spectacular wedding dress. We came away from the exhibit with a good feeling and would recommend it to anyone interested in such things.”

“It was  great forum for the three generations of women in our family (who just celebrated a wedding, a 25-year wedding anniversary and a 50th wedding anniversary!) to reminisce, admire, compare and discuss design, weddings, families, jewels and history.”

“I went to see the Diana Exhibit because I was in awe of her and what she stood for. After leaving the exhibit, I love her even more. I was surprised to see the large selection of items to view. I loved every minute of it and would highly recommend stopping in. I left with bittersweet feelings. So glad I could experience it, but sad because it brought  back to the forefront how I felt when she died. This is one you don’t want to miss!”

So little time left for an event that has moved thousands of people from all over the Midwest. Tickets for Diana, A Celebration, are available through all Ticketmaster outlets, the Union Station ticket office, the Sprint Center box office and www. unionstation.org.

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Diana, A Celebration, Union Station Kansas City: Princess Diana exhibition receives more rave reviews

A the number of people visiting Diana, A Celebration, at Union Station Kansas City passes the 34,000 mark, the reviews of the exhibition reported by Ticketmaster continue to be overwhelmingly positive. “I was in awe of everything,” says a post on March 11. “So glad I got to see the exhibit. I wanted to take everything home.”

Everything in the exhibition will be going home to England after June 12, so Diana, A Celebration will only be around for less than two months. This is its final North American appearance.

There is still plenty of time to see Diana, A Celebration, though, and here are a few reasons — gleaned from the Ticketmaster reviews — to take the few hours necessary to explore the exhibition (edited only for non-substantive content):

“We really enjoyed this entire display of her life.”

“Diana was so much more than the wife of Prince Charles! This celebration of her life gives on the insight of where her heart is and that is with people all over the world. It was fun to see videos of her childhood and to realize that she enjoyed the same things other children enjoy . . . swimming . . . playing with siblings . . . etc. The exhibit is very well done and well worth one’s time to see it. Viewing the volumes of condolences received upon her untimely death makes on realize how much she was loved. Thanks to the Spencer family for sharing so much of Diana’s life with all of us. And thanks to Union Station for bringing it to Kansas City.”

“The Diana Exhibit was terrific. Very well done and very moving. There was a wide variety of items on display. I would definitely recommend this to a friend.”

“What a wonderful tribute to a most amazing woman. It was just so interesting and presented in such a way that you could take your time and really absorb everything.”

“Awesome experience. Loved that everything was ‘real’ and not a replica. THE dress is amazing — as were the other 26 gowns.”

“I am glad to have had the opportunity of seeing th wedding dress and the film of the wedding, other clothes she wore, family pictures and videos and learning more about her. . . . I was not aware that there were so many condolence books — that was quite astonishing.”

“Stunning collection of designer gowns. Extremely well presented. Well worth a visit. The Spencer jewels are exquisite.”

“My mother and daughter-in-law and I all enjoyed the Diana exhibit. They had displays from all her ages, and we learned many things we didn’t know about her. As a former bridal designer and custom dressmaker, I really enjoyed the CLOTHES!”

“Beautiful, emotional, unforgettable. We are fortunate to get the exhibit in KC.”

“The exhibition was a moving tribute to an amazing lady. The tribute room moved me to tears.”

Tickets for Diana, A Celebration, are available through all Ticketmaster outlets, the Union Station ticket office, the Sprint Center box office and www.unionstation.org.

Be sure to attend the Royal Wedding Watch Party at Union Station on Friday, April 29, starting at 3:00 a.m. Admission to Diana, A Celebration will be free from 3:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. and just $5.00 from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. There will be giveaways and prizes, including a full wedding reception for up to 250 people.

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Diana, A Celebration, Union Station Kansas City: Still more outstanding exhibition reviews

Thousands of men, women and children have seen Diana, A Celebration, since the exhibition opened March 4, and interest continues to grow. The excitement is not surprising, given the glowing reviews that continue to stream in.

Here are a few new examples from Ticketmaster (all reviews are published as written):

“In Kansas City at the Union Station, the Princess Diana exhibit was certainly worth seeing. I would highly recommend taking all of the family. It would be suitable for the kids and the grandparents. The atmosphere and ambience of the exhibit make you feel like what it would be to grow up and live in English aristocracy. But, most importantly, you get a real sense of Diana, the person and the personal. I am glad her family shared those aspects of her life with us. Also, what made the rest of the afternoon even better, after the exhibit, we went upstairs to have lunch at Pierpont’s restaurant (in the Union Station). What a great day it was!!”

“Diana: a Celebration was a first class exhibit. The exhibit focused on Diana’s life from a child through her marriage, charity work and death. It had her famous wedding dress, personal notes and letters, some of her designer gowns from when she was princess and after, and there were some of the family jewels. I really was touched by seeing the personal video of Diana as a child with her siblings.”

“Diana: A Celebration was breathtaking. I went with my mother and two daughters. The layout worked so well. The Spencer history and jewels were magnificent . . . to see her history was incredible. The exhibit on her childhood was so sweet and well done. The most magnificent part was to be in the same room with her wedding dress. I remember staying up all night to see the wedding. . . this brought it all back. It was everything I hoped it would be. The rest of the exhibit — the dresses, her philanthropy, pictures from her reign were all wonderful and reminded me how lucky we were to have her for that short time. She was extraordinary. We will remember what we saw there for a long time to come. I am so glad my daughters know Diana better and why we all loved her so much.”

“We really enjoyed the ‘Diana: A Celebration” exhibit. We were especially struck by the volumes of condolence books and the dresses were beautiful. Diana’s involvement in the variety of charitable causes was very moving and inspiring. Very sa to have lost such an amazing person.”

“I could not believe how emotional it was to walk through. A must see event.”

“Simply amazing — beautifully done. The display brought back so many memories of a young lady who became everyone’s Princess; I cried — just as I did the day she got married and on the day we learned about her death. She will live on in all of us, because someone cared enough to share it with the world.”

The comments speak for themselves. Tickets for Diana, A Celebration, are available through all Ticketmaster outlets, the Union Station ticket office, the Sprint Center box office and www.unionstation.org.

 

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