We are huge fans of Disney in my house – parks, stores, movies … yes, they have us! And we’re also really big fans of the Disney on Ice shows.
In case you haven’t heard, the latest tour “Disney on Ice Rockin’ Ever After” is currently making its way through the country. We had the opportunity to check out the show in Atlanta on Wednesday night.
And I’m happy to report it was EVERYTHING I was hoping for!! The costumes, set designs, characters, and of course the skating too. It’s easy to forget that these characters are ice skating while they “sing”, dance, and act around.
The show opened, as usual for a Disney on Ice Production, with Mickey, Minnie and pals. They actually carry us through the entire show introducing new scenes. After a little skit with Pinocchio (one of my only “huh??” moments of the night), the show “unoffically” opened with The Little Mermaid.
I love how small stories about the overall movie plot are told throughout each scene. For The Little Mermaid, they highlighted Eric’s boat wreck, Ursela taking Ariel’s voice, and then Eric realizing Ariel was “the one”. If your children are scared by Ursela, she is in it for just a tiny bit – it’s really very quick. In fact I only managed to snap one quick picture of her – she looked awesome by the way!! Seriously awesome costume!
Next up, was the story of Tangled. For this scene, they focused Flynn breaking into Rapunzel’s tower and their journey to see the floating lanterns.
My son loved when Rapunzel kept hitting Flynn with the frying pan and my daughter loved all the lights. It really was gorgeous! Maximus was a huge hit for all of us – love him!! If you saw Disney on Ice – Dare to Dream, you might actually be a tiny bit disappointed in this version. Now my kids weren’t at all disappointed, but I remember Dare to Dream and it was absolutely phenomenal. This version was still really great, but shorter and I think Dare to Dream won out.
After a brief intermission, the story of Merida was next.
My son was really looking forward to this. They played out the archery scene were Merida’s three suitors all had to shoot for hand. One thing that might be interesting for several you – there were NO bears! So if your son or daughter are looking forward to that part, you might want to set different expectations. However, if you were concerned because your little one was scared of the bear scenes then you’ll be happy to find out – NO bears! I was a little surprised by this, but overall it was probably a smart move. And the scene was still great none the less.
And finally, the evening finished up with Beauty & the Beast – FABULOUS!
The storyline included Gaston and also Belle’s arrival to the Beast’s mansion. They did an incredible performance of “Be Our Guest” – seriously awesome!! And ended with a really beautiful dance with Belle & the Beast to “Tale as Old as Time”. It was wonderful!
Make sure you stick around for the very end though (if it’s a school night you might be tempted to head out early), because all the princesses come out in the “princess dresses” one last time.
Definitely a fun night & if you have the opportunity to take your little Prince or Princess, I don’t think you’d be disappointed!!
More About the Show:
Feld Entertainment, producer, released these Highlights:
- A Scottish jig as royal contenders from BRAVE compete to win the heart of Merida.
- Sebastian will break out of his shell for one night only to make waves with Ariel.
- Harmless hooligans from Tangled unleash musical mayhem when they get a visit from the sassy & spirited Rapunzel!
- The Beast and his castle’s enchanted entourage will take center stage in a spectacular show for Belle!
Atlanta Performance Information
Philips Arena in Atlanta
October 10th & 11th: 7:30pm
October 12th: 10:30am & 7:30pm
October 13th: 11:00am, 2:30pm & 6:30pm
October 14th: Noon & 4:00pm
National Ticket & Ticket Discount Information
Tickets can be purchased three way:
- Box Office
- Via Ticketmaster by phone at 1.800.745.3000.
- Log on to Ticketmaster.com/gassouth
Use offer Code GASSOUTH and save 20% on tickets*
*SAVE 20% on the face price of ticket, excluding fees. Good for all performances. Excludes Rinkside, VIP and Club seats. No double discounts.
Disclosure: I was provided with four tickets for my family in order to facilitate this review; however, as always the opinions expressed are all honest & all mine.