We just got home from seeing Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, and it got 6 thumbs up! We have seen a number of different Disney on Ice shows in the past, but this one was by far our favourite. There was not a moment of boredom with favourites from The Lion King, Peter Pan (with a bonus Mary Poppins song), The Little Mermaid and the big Frozen finale. From the absolute delight of my daughters when they realized that finally, Daisy Duck was a part of the cast of characters (they complained about her absence every time we saw one that she wasn’t in), to hearing a crowd full of Girl Guides singing along to “Let it Go”, the smiles just didn’t stop!
The show ran for a solid 2 hours, with a 20 minute intermission after the first hour. The Peter Pan segment was the highlight for all of us. My youngest has been a Jake and the Neverland Pirates fan since she was a toddler, so seeing Captain Hook and Mr. Smee was magical for her. I noticed one pirate off to the side who was giving high fives to some of the kids who were seated in the front row, which was clearly amazing for them. The entire cast did a great job of engaging with the audience. The show is loud and there are lots of flashing lights and some fireworks and other special effects, so be careful if your little one is highly sensitive to those things. That being said, it’s a great event to take kids to because they won’t be louder than what is happening on the ice, and they are encouraged to get up and dance and sing and have a good time!
Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure still has 5 shows left to perform in Ottawa:
Saturday, Feb. 25 – 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 26 – 11 a.m. and a 3 p.m. French performance
Tickets are $15, $23, $35, $52 and $75 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). For more information on how to purchase tickets, visit the Canadian Tire Centre’s event page. Parking cost me $11 (we parked in lot 6; I’m not sure if it is a different rate anywhere else), and as usual the promotional food and toys are quite expensive. I did compromise this time and bought some fries at the intermission from one of the CTC’s concessions, which was more reasonably priced. All in all, we had a wonderful time, and I highly recommend this show if you can catch it near you!
Disclaimer: I was given tickets to see a performance of Disney on Ice presents Passport to Adventure to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own!