At this stage in the game, we are no strangers to Disney on Ice performances. Catching her first show at the ripe old age of 13 months, Lily Bean has seen a show each year since then. What first started as something that merely mesmerized her with sparkly costumes and leaping skaters has slowly evolved into stories where she recognizes characters and follows the plot line.
This year was no exception, and we actually got more than we could have bargained for… the show is called Dare to Dream and features the stories of three Disney princesses – Tiana, Cinderella and Rapunzel. Each princess takes to the ice to reenact some of the more noteworthy parts of her story.
Well it just so happens that Lily is ever-so-slightly afflicted by Princess Obsession. We waited until the afternoon of the show to tell her where we were going – she was just a little excited!
We headed into the city and arrived with several minutes to spare. We found our seats and prepared for a magical evening.
The show did NOT disappoint in the least! Costumes and sets were well designed and some pyrotechnics interspersed throughout the performance added to the excitement. The show ran just under 2 hours with a brief (10? 15? minute) intermission in the middle.
We currently watch Tangled at least once a week in our house (this is down from the once-a-day viewing that it was getting a few months ago). So the songs and story are well known by all three of us – and that’s probably what led to our agreement that the final part of the show featuring Rapunzel was our favorite.
LOVED the part at the end with the lanterns!
And of course, the grand finale of the show… the castle opened up to reveal ALL of the Disney Princesses, even the ones not featured in the show vignettes. Lily went BONKERS when she caught sight of Belle, Ariel and yes – her VERY fave, Snow White. Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy came out to join the fanfare as well.
This show tops my list of Disney on Ice performances that we have seen. We had so much fun taking it all in, and of course, for Bob and I the best part was watching Lily’s reaction to the whole thing!
pssst… Lily’s first Disney on Ice show? Yeah, things have changed just a little.
Comcast-Spectacor provided me with complimentary tickets to check out a performance of Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream. I agreed to write an honest review of our show experience. Which I just did. All opinions are 100% my own.