I love Disney and I love ice skating, so I love when Disney on Ice makes it’s annual visit to Orlando. Last night the new production, “100 Years of Magic,” kicked off its tour at the Amway Center, and I got to see it.
The show kicked off with the “Mouse”-ters of Ceremony, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, skating along with the cast out of costume. Then Goofy and Donald Duck came out and they were looking to film a movie, but needed story ideas, and the show segued into the movie highlight sections.
Amway Center welcomes Disney On Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt to Orlando for six performances September 4-6.
The legacy of Disney is displayed through 14 classic and modern stories in this epic production featuring Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse leading a parade of more than 50 beloved characters starring Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, and featuring an ensemble of Disney Princesses including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White and Tiana.
Last night, we got to see a final dress rehearsal for the Disney on Ice Presents Frozen show that plays the Amway Center today through Sunday, September 7, and it was fabulous and so much fun!
The show actually starts off with a parade of Disney characters on skates, including Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, the Disney Princesses and their Princes, Buzz and Woody, Nemo and Dory, and Timon and Pumba.
Friday night we got to see the very first show of the Disney on Ice tour at the Amway Center. The theme was Princesses and Heroes, and the show featured vignettes from Disney’s most popular princess stories.
After an introduction by Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Tinkerbell skated us into the first story, Aladdin, complete with a skating camel (not really – it was two humans skating together in a camel costume), Jasmine, and Genie.
Snow White was next, and there was even an appearance by the seven dwarfs. Belle was next, then the Little Mermaid herself, Ariel. The skating Ursula was one of my favorite costumes.
There was an intermission in the middle of Ariel’s story, then she was followed by Tiana from The Princess and the Frog.
Princess Aurora, aka Sleeping Beauty was next, and Maleficent came out with a dragon that actually “breathed” fire on the ice. Very cool!
Cinderella was brought out in a regal carriage, after the Prince had danced with her evil stepsisters. Then she and the prince danced together.
The final princess was Rapunzel, and after her story, all the princesses and princes/heroes came out for a group skate, with Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and Tinkerbell.
I enjoyed the skating, as did the rest of our group, including 8-year old Abby. But we all agreed the music chosen was the highlight, as we were singing along to most every track.
Did you go to see Disney on Ice this weekend? If so, what did you think of it?