The one of a kind Disney magic brings beloved characters to life with Disney On Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic. You’ll see classic characters including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy throughout the show, but also new Disney favorites such as Elsa, Anna and Olaf.
The show starts off with a bang and keeps up the lively momentum throughout the night. The timeless Disney music really brings the characters to life and keeps the show moving at a lively pace. The skaters are very talented and the audience did plenty of oohing and ahhhing, especially during a scene with the Disney Princesses. That was one of my favorite parts of the show. Princesses including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White and Tiana came out with their respective princes and did some complicated spins, flips and tricks like you’d see during competitive couples skating.
Disney just does things right.The costumes were brightly colored and beautiful. I really enjoyed seeing how each character’s classic outfit changed slightly to adapt to being on ice. I won’t spoil it, but a scene based on the Finding Nemo movie had the crowd cheering and pointing when Crush the turtle came out on the ice.
I brought my 7-year-old son, 4-year-old daughter, and almost 2-year-old son. My daughter stood up to sing along to “Let It Go” with Elsa and laughed out loud at Olaf’s antics. Her eyes were glued to the ice the entire night. My toddler clapped along with the music and did lots of pointing at the characters. It kept his attention the entire time. There was plenty to keep my older son entertained. Exciting scenes from The Lion King, Aladdin, Toy Story and Finding Nemo took center ice and really captivated people of all ages. My daughter dressed up as Elsa and I saw lots of other children dressed up like their favorite Disney character.
The only down side I would say is just like any other traveling show, the merchandise and concessions are pricey. They sold lots of glow in the dark toys, Olaf snow cones, Mickey Mouse popcorn bags, etc.
My family and I truly had a magical time at Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic. I would definitely see the show again.
Another Disney On Ice show, Treasure Trove, comes to Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., February 10-15, 2016. Tickets start at $20.
• Appealed to my children: 5
• Appealed to adults: 4
• Would attend more than once: 5
• Child appropriate content: 5
• Overall rating: 5
All ratings on a scale of 1-5 with 5 being highest.
Meet the Reviewer!
Pamela Prado is a former TV news anchor turned stay-at-home mom in Northern Virginia, with a passion for social media. If she’s not rushing her kids to acting/modeling gigs or taking them to dance, soccer or baseball, she’s heading out to explore the rich history of the Washington, D.C. area.