Are you headed to one of the remaining Disney On Ice: Follow Your Heart shows in Kent?
Contributing writer, Amy, has a review with all you need to know about what to expect at this new Disney On Ice show plus tips on how to handle parking and more! Don’t head to Disney On Ice before you check out her tips!
What a spectacle! Kids of all ages love Disney, and as per usual, this show did not disappoint. I knew going in that my Mickey Mouse loving two-year-old would be riveted, but I wasn’t sure how much it would appeal to my seven-year-old son. To my surprise, he was up dancing just as much as my toddler and he asked if there was a way to get the show on DVD as we were leaving. He LOVED it!
Many of your favorite Disney characters are going to get some ice time throughout the show. A Disney Princess medley briefly features the majority of Disney princesses. Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and Donald act as the MCs for the night, appearing between various sets. Some of the featured acts that get longer time on the ice include Inside Out, Beauty and the Beast, Fantasia, Snow White, Finding Dory, Toy Story, and Frozen.
The sets and special effects were spectacular! Both Rapunzel and The Little Mermaid’s songs featured aerial displays. Rapunzel climbed scarves that resembled her long hair, while Ariel did a dizzying dance on a rope!
My son was particularly delighted with the giant Hank the Octopus that took the ice during the Finding Dory set.
Many of the sets light up, glow, and magically change shape as the show moves from scene to scene. Brief sparkling fireworks give magic to Merida’s bow and Elsa’s spells. Both you and your kids will be amazed at the ice castle and indoor blizzard during the Frozen finale!
Know Before You Go
- Parking is FREE, but it can be a bit of a fiasco. I recommend getting there early. Park, then walk a block down to Kent Station and have dinner.
- There are plenty of concessions, but prepare for event pricing. The Disney concession stands with souvenir cups will run you the highest. Showare Center concessions are also open and are slightly cheaper. We packed snacks for our toddler in her bag.
- Prepare the kiddos for a barrage of merchandise. All of the light-up spinners a little heart could desire, which are always a big hit at the ice shows. If you have one from a different event, bring it along! The lowest price point on light-up toys is $24.
- Get in the spirit! Re-use that Halloween costume or sport your Disney gear. Lots of folks were dressed up! Don’t forget your ears!
- Consider adjusting your leave time. The parking lot gets pretty bogged down after the event, but is totally cleared out in about 15 minutes. It may be worth it to hang out inside the arena for a few minutes and take your time getting to your car, or leaving during the last act when Mickey and Minnie come out in white costumes, just after Frozen.
- It may be a good idea to bring PJs for your littlest ones. The show is a solid 2 hours, and our youngest fell asleep on the way home.
- It is loud. If anyone in the family is sound sensitive, you may want noise cancelling headphones. On the plus side, no one could hear my toddler screaming when she had a brief meltdown!
Disclosure: Our writer received complimentary tickets to facilitate this review. We were not otherwise compensated.