Last night I got to take Aiden on another mommy date to see Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After. He’s been counting down the days since he’s loved all the previous Disney on Ice performances: Toy Story on Ice, Dare to Dream, and Treasure Trove. This show was extra special as it debuted Merida from Disney•Pixar’s BRAVE first on ice show. I’d say it was one of my favorite segments of the show, I have a bit of a soft spot for celtic music, and loved the incorporation of the archery from the film.
The show is done in the classic Disney on Ice story theme. This one highlighting the talents of the characters from each film. Your favorite iconic Disney characters: Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy start out and end the show, popping up between segments to introduce the individual stories. It didn’t occur to me until we were almost home and looked at the clock, 9:50, just how long this show was. In the past they’ve averaged around 90 minutes. The standard length for a children’s film and just enough content to keep their attention. I started to notice the seats thin towards the end, and many heads drooping, my son being one. It’s hard to say where content could’ve been cut, but if I had my choice the story telling and Tangled segment could’ve been shortened or dropped.
Now Tangled is a household favorite, but having seen all the Disney on Ice shows for the past 2 years I have had my share of Rapunzel and lanterns hanging from the ceiling. I will say that they mixed it up and the lantern scene was unique and beautiful. Aiden still enjoyed the songs and ice dancing as we just got Just Dance Disney and his favorite song is “I Have a Dream”. He said this was his favorite segment.
Little Mermaid is another favorite film of mine and Disney on Ice did it justice with cool neon light effects. I loved how they put the sea life on skates. My favorite costumes were Flotsam and Jetsam. A black morph suit with the arms acting as tail and head.
The last movie highlighted was Beauty and the Beast. Another one of my favorite movies and scenes from the show. Complete with dancing and singing flatware.
Although not Disney on Ice related, Aiden experienced his first Cooperstown visit before the performance. This picture of him and his first The Big Unit was just too good not to share. His dad says a rite of passage.
Disney on Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After is in Phoenix through Sunday, January 12th. Click here for full details and a ticket discount. code
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