What do you get for a 7-year-old who has everything? A trip to see princesses of course. And luckily Disney on Ice was in our town just as our daughter’s birthday rolled around. We went to see it at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Saturday, Oct. 18.
I’m taking a slight break from constant MOMcon blogging. I figured everyone would appreciate that, but don’t worry, I’ll be tying it back in every few days.
I’ve seen a few other Disney on Ice performances before. This one was a little light on special effects, especially after seeing Toy Story on Ice. There weren’t a lot of crazy props, however, there was a giant tower, a ramp made of ice, Olaf, a moving carriage and some fireworks. I’ve just seen a lot more from Disney.
The idea was that we were being taken through all of the princesses and heroes wishes and how they came true. For examples, Aladdin wished on the lamp and Ariel made a deal with the sea witch. There was a lot of music and it kept moving, which kept the kids engaged, but some of the story lines were so abbreviated that it actually changed the story.
The skating was pretty good. There were a few times that a skater was suddenly on the ground and I really didn’t notice it until that happened in a group.
The music was amazing Disney music. My daughters sang along to every song.
The best part of the show was the scenes from Frozen. The announcer was plugging the Frozen on Ice that is coming to Detroit in the spring, so I’m sure this was a way to enhance that marketing, but also to gauge the show that has been developed for the show.
My girls were excited to see Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Christoff and Hans, but we were missing Sven and the shop keeper (Hello! Big Summer Blowout!). We also missed a few of our favorite songs, like “Fixer Upper.” However considering Snow White and Sleeping Beauty only had a song or two, the four or five songs with acting in between from Frozen felt like we won the lottery.
The show was composed of two halves, which made it easy for all of our kids to sit through, and we even took our one-year-old. Tickets were fairly priced but eat before you go and bribe your kids with a trip to Toys R Us afterward if they don’t ask for souvenirs….expensive.
Our daughters really enjoyed the show. We will definitely take them to another Disney on Ice, probably Frozen on Ice. If the show comes to your town, go see it. It’s worth the money and even you will be singing along before the end of the first song!
Review: Disney on Ice’s Princesses and Heroes