by Nancy Johnson Horn, Editor —
Disney just makes everything so magical. I’ve been fortunate enough to attend Disney on Ice for a couple of years now and am always so fascinated that the shows are always so different, while using the same characters! Disney on Ice: Let’s Celebrate is a winner, hosted by Mickey and Minnie, with help from Daisy, Donald, Goofy and Pluto. Little girls and boys will delight with so many other beloved Disney Characters showing up in the show.
The announcer told us before we started the show that there would be fake smoke and periods of blackouts. There also is fire on the ice (which was incredible and not scary at all).
There weren’t any scary parts, but the Halloween Scene features a lot of Disney Villians — that may make some kids upset.
The show opens with Lumiere and Belle, then Alice, Snow White, Dwarves, Tinkerbell, Peter Pan, ALL the Disney Princesses and Princes, and then Donald, Goofy, Daisy, and Mickey and Minnie. It leads to an UnBirthday Party.
Next is the Sorcerer’s Apprentice with Mickey and the “Brooms”. The video screen is used with this and the “Brooms” glow in the dark — definitely awesome.
Halloween is next — see the part before about the Disney Villians showing up.
Next up is Minnie and all the Princesses. Each princess and prince are featured, but it’s short versions of their signature songs. Little girls are really going to like this.
Next is intermission and then a Hawaiian Beach Party — which boys and girls will love. The ice is set on fire — you have to see this to believe it.
They go to Brazil for Carnival, then China (for the Lion Dance) and and then Japan (for the Cherry Blossom Feastival) and end up in New Orleans (for Mardi Gras – where Tiana comes back). It’s a great way to teach children about different cultures through song and dance (didn’t think you’d get that from Disney on Ice, did you?).
They do a little Christmas and then Toy Story comes in (it was really adorable to see Ham the Pig skate and the Dinosaur).
Great job, Disney on Ice! You’ve really given my kids a great way to start off the Holiday Season.
While the ticket price is pretty reasonable, snacks and souvenirs are expensive. You may want to ask your child to pick either the snack or the souvenir. Light up globes were $22, popcorn was $7.25. You can also get a snow cone in a character cup or cotton candy with a Mickey Mouse Hat (the mouse ears). We had snacks in our bags and were allowed to take them in, plus we bought the popcorn. It kept my little guy occupied during the second act, so it sort of paid for itself. There is a good deal AFTER the show, a vendor near the exit was selling a t-shirt and assorted other merchandise for $10 (grab it for next time).
If you missed the show at Nassau Coliseum, you can catch it at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center through Nov. 17, then at the Prudential Center from Nov 20 – 24th and then the Izod Center from Nov. 26 to Dec. 1.
Thank you to Disney on Ice for giving me complimentary tickets in exchange for an honest review.