This year our gift to my parents was a day out to see Disney on Ice – Reach for the Stars. We are in the phase of “stuff”. Toys take up every inch of our house and we thought it would be fun to not give stuff, but to give time. So my daughter and I took my parents, also huge Disney fans, to the show at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, a couple days after Christmas and it was in a word, FANTASTIC!
Reach for the Stars begins with Disney character favourites, Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Donald hosting a talent show with performances from the Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Rapunzel and Frozen.
The Little Mermaid performance was amazing with so much colour and props, my little Miss was totally taken in with Ariel and Flounder.
The under the sea number was so well done and Ariel got her legs on a rope above the ice surface!
My favourite Disney Princess is Rapunzel and the performance with the floating lanterns was so fun to watch. As was watching a full sized Maximus skate around after Flynn Rider!
The Beauty and the Beast number was also great and I will say Gaston stole the show for this one! I am still singing “I use antlers in all of my decorating!” and annoying the entire family!
Even 4 years after Frozen was released, when Anna and Elsa took to the ice the building erupted into excited cheers from every single kid! It was like Beatle Mania. Every line and song repeated and happily sung by every single little was so cute and you can help but start singing along with them.
When Elsa magic freezes Arendelle, it started to snow!
Olaf was delightful as usual singing about summer…
… and when Elsa skated to “Let it go” I think my dad lost an ear drum from all the kids singing along at the top of their lungs!
The finale brought all of the cast together for a final skate which was a really neat. This was also the only time Belle and Ariel were in their yellow and pink dresses respectively.
Reach for the Stars was a great treat and I would recommend seeing it. Especially if you have kids who love the princesses featured in the show. It’s incredibly family friendly, full of familiar characters and loaded with Disney magic!
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