We saw Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! last night and both of my daughters gave it two thumbs up! It turned out to be a special night for members of Girl Guides of Canada, so it was fun to be around so many fellow members, and the Guide who did the opening did a great job.
Here are answers to the most common questions I have been asked about the Ottawa performance:
- Parking is $11 onsite (and I believe the only option unless you take public transit).
- There are new security measures in place at the Canadian Tire Centre since the last time that we were there, so give yourself a few extra minutes to get through the checkpoint.
- The show runs for just about 2 hours.
- The first act features Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy and our hosts; Pinocchio; Finding Nemo;Beauty and the Beast; various Disney Princesses; and ends with about 20 minutes of Frozen, which was fantastic. There is an Intermission that ran about 15 minutes. The second act is shorter than the first, running about 40 minutes long, and features Aladdin, Toy Story, Mulan and The Lion King, and then a brief finale where all of the characters come back out.
- The souvenirs are expensive. I saw one Olaf straw for $5 and the rest all seemed to be $15, including the snacks and drinks.
Before the show started, the excitement level was pretty high! They really enjoyed when they were taught a special dance before the show officially started.As always, the characters encouraged the audience to sing and dance along. It’s so much fun to feel that kind of energy all around! The skating was quite good, particularly during The Lion King segment where they did some very impressive tricks and when Flynn Rider swung Rapunzel off the ice.
Frozen fever is still going strong and I don’t think it will surprise anyone to hear that it was the clear favourite of the audience. There was lots of singing and dancing happening in the seats as Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Hans skated around, and the cheer when Olaf appeared was the loudest of the night!
There are still performances of Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! today (February 27) and tomorrow (February 28) in Ottawa. You can look for tickets at Capital Tickets.ca. Follow Disney On Ice on Facebook and @DisneyOnIce on Twitter using the hashtag #DisneyOnIce for all the latest news and information!
Disclosure: I am a Feld Family Activator, and I received tickets to see the Ottawa performance of Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! to faciliate my posts. The opinions I have expressed are my own.