Over the Christmas holidays we took our oldest to see Disney on Ice – Reach for the Stars. The show was lots of fun and truly magical just like you would expect from a Disney production. With a little planning you can make your show even more magical. Use the following 5 tips for maximum magic at your next Disney on Ice show!
Choose a Show that would Interest your Child
When choosing to see a Disney on Ice show, select a performance that features your child’s favourite characters. All shows feature a good selection of characters including Mickey and Minnie and some combination of the fab five. If you have a little one who just loves Jasmine, checking the Disney on Ice show schedules will help you find a show that fits your group perfectly.
Get Familiar with the Characters and Songs
Watch a few Disney movies which will feature the characters and music your Disney on Ice performance will be featuring. Singing and dancing with the show is allowed and encouraged!
And kids can go all out!
Feel free to wear your ears and Disney clothes to the show and kids can dress up in their favourite Disney costume! We saw plenty of kids dressed as Belle, Elsa and Rapunzel and even a Buzz and Woody. Grown ups, I will mention if you don your best ears, check if a little one is seated behind you and remove them for the show.
Doors will usually open an hour before the show. Arriving an hour early ensures you get to your seat, have a nice snack if your kids are hungry and you can get everyone to the washroom before the show begins. Once everyone is comfy you can listen to some Disney tunes while you wait and catch a little pre-show. Ours was some juggling skaters and they were very entraining.
Arriving early also gives you lots of time to peruse the souvenir stands.
Splurge on a Souvenir
Buy a souvenir to commemorate the show! We purchased our little one an Elsa wand which she proudly waved throughout the performance (which was permitted and encouraged!) You will find show programs, wands, light up ears, t-shirts, stuffies, commemorative sno-cone cups and so much more.
Be warned there will be some sticker shock! We bought a similar wand at the Magic Kingdom for half the price. You can also bring small light up trinkets and toys purchased elsewhere to save a few (or many) dollars in this area. Another cute idea would be to buy up some sale items at Disney Store or even the dollar store and leave them waiting in the car after the show. It would be a fun surprise for the ride home!
Enjoy the show!
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