My family and I had the absolute joy of attending Disney On Ice Worlds of Enchantment at the Long Beach Arena last night! We met our surprise hosts during the pre-show, then got to watch a spectacular show that included Toy Story 3, Disney Frozen characters, and more! Read on to see what you will find at the Disney On Ice Worlds of Enchantment Show playing NOW at Long Beach Arena through April 21st, and at Ontario Citizens Bank Arena April 25 through 28, 2019!
My family received complimentary tickets to Disney On Ice Worlds of Enchantment in exchange for our honest review. All opinions stated here are honest and my own.
Pre-show and Behind the Scenes!
We were invited to arrive early for some pre-show activities that included crafts, meeting some Disney On Ice skaters (!), and greeting our surprise hosts.
The kids had the opportunity to make a rocket craft during the pre-show. Given that my kids both LOVE all of the Toy Story movies, this rocket craft tipped them off that our guest host might be a certain space ranger. “To infinity and beyond!”
Ice Skaters Spill the beans…or DO They?
While the girls worked on their rockets, we were greeted by an actual Disney On Ice skater! We had no idea we would get to meet any of the cast.
Peter is originally from Scotland and travels with the Disney On Ice crew! We asked him all sorts of questions about him and his job…some of which he was willing to answer 😉 Peter has been skating since he was 10 years old! He plays various characters on the ice, even during one show! All cast members are required to be ready to play any character on the ice. Sometimes, they only know they have to portray a character 10 minutes before they have to appear in a live show! Trust me, we’ve watched a few Disney On Ice shows and never noticed! These guys are skating super stars!
The skaters of Disney On Ice are a mix of U.S. and international skaters. Peter told us that there are currently people from 17 different countries on the crew! And…they have to perform the show with the music in foreign languages in other countries! His ice skating pal Courtney was impressed when my girls mentioned that they have both been Polynesian dancers since age 4…but don’t understand any of the lyrics in the songs. Yeah…my girls are kind of a big deal 😀
Remember how I wondered how Disney on Ice manages to get Maximus from Rapunzel to skate around the ice? Are there two different people (the legs all go in different directions!)? How can someone skate bent over in the back end? Is it a robot? Well guess what…Peter WOULD NOT tell! Do you hear that Disney On Ice producers? Peter is a good employee. He would only tell us that it was “Disney magic.” Good for you holding your ground Peter! 😀
We met some of the characters!
To our delight, Woody and Jessie walked into the room after crafts were done! My girls had no idea and were thrilled that they got to get a picture with the characters that they watched daily through their pre-school years.
Our pre-show craft and visits with Disney On Ice characters and skaters definitely set the tone for a memorable night!
Why this show is a must watch
Do you really need a reason to love Disney On Ice Shows? If yes, here are just a some of the reasons I enjoy taking my family to these shows.
First, I love this show because there is a little something for everybody. If your kid is into princesses, this show has you covered! Is your kid more into cars or talking toys? They’ll enjoy the show too!
Second, the production quality of Disney On Ice Worlds of Enchantment is excellent. Sure, Disney On Ice always does a great job. However, you have to hand it to them that Toy Story 3 must have taken some serious creative minds to throw together such an accurate reproduction of the preschool scene of the movie!
Third, I am always impressed by the scenery in the show. Disney on Ice always manages to make me ask., “How did they do that?! ”
Lastly, each segment of the show always has a message for the kids in the audience. Whether its trying your best, self-love, helping others, you name it!
Here’s who we saw last night:
Mickey and Friends
Mickey and his friends Minnie, Donald, and Goofy grace the ice throughout the show. I always love seeing Goofy take a clumsy stumble as he runs around the ice. It’s the little things 😀
Toy Story 3
This was first up and by far my absolute FAVORITE part of the show! You already know I *love* the preschool scene.
Disney On Ice made sure to capture the moment that Barbie and Ken first met.
Oh…and would you expect Ken to be able to put on a fashion show on the ice just like he does in the movie? Get ready my friends, you’ll be seeing that magic take place too!
Maybe I’m a little biased because my kids made me watch all three Toy Story movies non-stop for years. However, I’m pretty confident that other Disney On Ice audience members will love this part of the show every bit as much as I did!
Another unexpected joy? Watching the green toy soldiers move in unison across the ice to the drumline beat. Unfortunately, I didn’t record the best part because I was too busy watching it. Still, this video will give you an idea of what it was like.
Disney Pixar Cars
Can someone tell me…how does Disney on Ice manage to get multiple props the size of cars to glide across the ice with such control? Are there multiple people inside these cars skating around? Or are all of the cars automated/radio controlled? I guess I’ll never truly know! We already know that Peter the Disney On Ice skater won’t tell us! Haha!!
It was so fun hearing the cheers across the arena when the cars came out. All of the parents were belting out, “Life is a highway! I wanna ride it all night long!” It was even more fun seeing the kids look at their parents like…what are you doing?
Who was MY favorite? Um, the low rider! That car cracks me up. They actually rigged the car so that its rear can go up and down. You see those around SoCal sometimes, so we definitely got a kick out of seeing that car moving around the ice.
The Little Mermaid
As always, the Little Mermaid was an enchanting undersea world. The ice rink comes alive with vibrant colors, costumes, and skating!
The kids *loved* watching Ursula enter the scene and wreak havoc. That is by far one of our favorite costumes in the entire show.
Sebastian singing “Under the Sea” is probably this mom’s personal favorite.
As a mom of two girls, I love the message in Frozen. Sisterly love. I mean honestly…the masterminds of this movie are genius.
Little sister was cheering for Elsa, while big sister cheered for Anna. Shouldn’t it be the other way around? 😉 The girls enjoyed the colorful costumes and drama that transpired during this part of Disney On Ice Worlds of Enchantment.
I personally ALWAYS vote for Olaf! It gets me every time when I get to hear Olaf belt out, “In Summer!” I was happy to find that the costumes for this scene were different than in the recent Disney On Ice: Dare to Dream show that featured this song. Disney knows their audience tends to return 😉
A couple of really amazing things about this part of the show? It was “snowing” in the arena the entire time that Arendelle was in winter!
Another great thing? The ENTIRE ARENA was singing “Let It Go” at the top of their lungs during the show. That’s pure Disney magic right there!
- DSLR cameras are not permitted at the show.
- Leave home early to account for traffic, lines to park at the arena, and getting into the arena.
- Arrive early to shop, take pictures, and enjoy some treats.
- Bring cash for parking. Parking at the Long Beach Arena costs $15. Ontario Citizens Bank Arena parking also requires cash.
- You’ll need cash for treats that are being sold inside the arena before the show and during intermission. There will be employees walking around with merchandise and food while you are in your seat.
- Let your kids dress up to make the night even more memorable! I guarantee they will NOT be the only ones in costume 😉
- Bring a fully charged phone or camera. You will want to capture your kid’s experience.
- Use code MOM20
- Buy tickets online at Disney On Ice HERE.
- Disney On Ice Worlds of Enchantment will be showing at two SoCal locations:
- Long Beach Arena address: 300 E Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802
- Ontario Citizens Bank Arena: 4000 Ontario Pkwy, Ontario, CA 91764
- See our Disney On Ice Worlds of Enchantment post with details about dates, times, and ticket prices.
Be sure to check out the show in Long Beach through April 21st, or in Ontario April 25 through 28, 2019!