Disclosure: Beauty Brite was given tickets to Disney On Ice. This post is written by Marianna B. All pictures and opinions are 100% hers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
On December 3, 2015 my 4 year old son and I were given the opportunity to see Disney on Ice Celebrate 100 years of Magic at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, NC. Neither one of us had ever been to Disney on Ice and were not sure what to expect. We were given seats that enabled us to see the characters clear and up-close. Mickey Mouse appeared as the lead storyteller along with Minnie Mouse, Goofy, and Donald Duck. Hundreds of children screamed, “Mickey Mouse” every time he had his turn on the ice. It was impossible not to smile and feel like a kid again.
Mickey Mouse and his entourage introduced short stories throughout the night. The stories kept the children’s attention and were told and timed perfectly with their young minds and short attention spans. The sets sparkled and the costumes were beautifully sewn and decorated. The choreography was exciting and full of energy for the entire duration.
To start our evening, Nemo swam his way onto the ice and my son and I were on the edge of our seat. Tiny turtles, a colorful Nemo and a fabulously sized Crush put on a show that brought laughs for all ages. Not once did my son get bored or take his eyes off of the ice.
As the show continued young girls screamed for each and every princess that floated onto the ice. They were easily recognizable and did stunts and twirls that left every audience member in awe. With each princess my son would ask me who the princess was. As Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White and Tiana elegantly preformed and sang, I found myself fighting back tears of joy and happiness but also wondered where the boys stuff was.
And then it happened…OLAF made his appearance. Just when I thought the screaming could not get louder, EVERY boy and girl seemed to squeal “OLAF” in feverish delight as he made his way onto the ice. Anna, Elsa, Hans and Kristof told their story surrounded by a breathtaking set, constantly fascinating the audience with their spectacular skating and coverage of the ice.
The night could have ended there and we would have been more than satisfied, but out came multiple Gene’s with Aladdin in toe! Oh, but it didn’t stop there either. More and more talented skaters in beautiful costumes kept entering the ice, captivating their adult audience and thrilling every boy and girl in the place. Toy soldiers flooded the ice accompanied by Woody, Buzz, and Jessie. What a boot kickin’ good time we all had watching them slide across the ice. Then the cast of Mulan made their way onto the frozen stag
e with amazingly colorful costumes; leading the audience to gasp in delight! To top it all off…Disney left the best for last. Every adult and child in the house clapped in excitement as The Lion King cast made their debut. Rafiki, Pumbaa, Timon brought laughter and enthusiasm while Simba and Nala amazed and awed the entire place with their beautifully choreographed routine.
As the place exploded in joyous clapping, we were all given one last treat; every character re-entered the ice one last time, making their way around the entire rink, waving and smiling at the impressed and ecstatic audience.
The characters, stories and songs represented Disney across the ages with perfect attire and skating that appeared effortless. The entire show was breathtaking, awe inspiring and definitely crowd pleasing to all ages.
Thank you Disney for letting us ALL be entertained and fascinated. Thank you for letting us ALL be kids for a night.
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