Last night we had so much fun attending Disney On Ice presents Frozen thanks to Feld Entertainment. We met up with our friend and honorary Aunty, Tairalyn of Little Miss Mama, and her daughter Sof. We all drove in together. You could sense the excitement from both girls, they always love getting to hang out together plus add in princesses and they were full of over the top energy. We aimed to arrive early because I knew from previous experience parking can be a little crazy at the Pacific Coliseum. The weather outside definitely set the stage for the event because we had some very cold weather, even a lot of the ground was still frozen outside from the frost in the morning. It was like Elsa was leaving her mark to welcome all of us.
As soon as we arrived at the venue there were little girls everywhere dressed up as their favourite princess, and many Elsa and Anna fans running around. I also saw several Marvel superheroes in attendance. You are welcomed by the opportunity to purchase programs, and lots of different merchandise. There are stuffies, and hairbrush sets, tshirts, and these light up snowflake wands that seemed to be the big hit. There are also keepsake drink cups that are filled with slushies. Be prepared for Disney prices, or come with your own glow sticks for your children to play with while there.
The on ice set was incredible. I am always amazed at how Disney on Ice figures out how to present the staging for their shows. I love that Frozen scenery was simple, but kept the traditional art work you would recognize. Who ever came up with the art work designs did an incredible job, one of my favourite parts was how they presented the fountain in the village, and showed how it became frozen by Elsa.
The gowns worn by the cast members were amazing, and covered in sparkles. This sparkle added a whole lot of Disney magic to everything. I always love seeing how they bring the different animated characters to life. The classics are just like what you would experience when meeting a character in Disneyland, but then you have Sven the reindeer who is simply perfect and is a costume worn by two people. I have no idea how they managed to skate together inside that costume, but they did it! Olaf was also well done, and I was impressed with how they pulled off the scene where his head pops off and Kristoff and Anna toss his head back and forth, and Olaf’s bottom runs away. The cast members wear between 1 and 5 costumes throughout the show, and they all do an wonderful job presenting their character whether it’s a main one, or someone who is just adding to the scene like someone who lives in the town.
One thing I love about Disney on Ice is that no matter the story line you will get to see many different characters. Frozen is present by Mickey and Minnie, as well as many of their friends. They are tied into the show by helping to present the concept of true love. You get to see many different favourite characters such as Cinderella and Prince Charming, Nemo and Dory, as well as Buzz and Woody. Feld Entertainment makes sure all the Disney fans get the opportunity to see different characters. It’s not just the characters from Frozen, and this adds a little something that I really appreciated to the show because I cannot pick one favourite.
My only hiccup with the show is that it does feel like it moves very quickly through the story, and I found that this is because they did remove some of the characters and moments from the storyline that is presented in the movie. For example Anna and Elsa’s parents do not make an appearance. For the likely 2% of the audience who may not have seen this movie ever, they may find that its confusing to follow. Just a smidgen. The key parts of the storyline are kept which is perfect for the children because all of their favourite moments happen. You do not want to miss Olaf singing “In Summer” along side a bunch of butterflies and other insects, and of course the “giant marshmallow” Elsa creates to protect her and her newly made castle also makes an appearance.
Overall we absolutely enjoyed seeing Frozen on ice. It is one of our favourite Disney movies, and this is a special experience to get to see it presented like this. Ever song turned into a sing-a-long with all the children in the audience singing to their favourite songs from Frozen. There was also some loud “awws” and “ewws!” when Kristoff and Anna kiss at the end. Seeing any sort of performance like this is made special with the children in the audience, you cannot help but get drawn in thanks to their reactions to the show. My daughter was full of excitement the whole way home after the show ended, and she even showed us exactly what she though all the princesses did while on ice by twirling in our living room in her pajamas for a good five minutes.
If Frozen fever has still taken over your house with your children loving it, you are in for an incredible family experience seeing Disney presents Frozen on Ice. Now I leave you with a whole bunch of photos from our time there. If you go, let me know what you and your kids thing of the show! I’d love to hear.