February 14 was a lovely day for many children and adults to see Disney on Ice at the Capital One Arena. My friends and I enjoyed a pre-show event which included mini burgers, pulled pork sandwiches, pretzels with cheese, veggies, fruit, popcorn and cupcakes. We all got mouse ears to get in the mood for our photo with Mickey Mouse. Many people got their face painted or wore costumes dressing as their favorite Disney characters.
The show opened with a greeting from Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Donald. They pulled out a box containing Andy’s toys. Then the skaters acted out “Toy Story 3”. It was well done. The lovable characters of Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, Rex, Hamm and Slinky Dog came to life skating in large costumes. Barbie and Ken did some beautiful couples skating. The synchronized army men were fun to watch on the ice.
Adding to the fun was another performance. This time, Mickey Mouse and the gang introduced “The Little Mermaid”. The opening “Under the Sea” song was amazing. The costumes were fabulous. Flounder, Sebastian, the seahorses, Ursula, the dancing coral and Ariel slithered gracefully on the ice. My favorite, however, was the spinning water costumes that were depicted by long flowing blue scarves flowing through the air whooshing over the ice. It was beautifully done. “Kiss the Girl” was also a great number. Prince Eric and Ariel did some amazing flips and lifts as they skated around the ice.
After intermission, Mickey and Minnie showed off their “Rider Roadster” car. It was having some issues, so they called for Mater the tow truck to help. Other “Cars” characters Ramone, Flo, Lightning McQueen and Sally Carrera all drove onto the ice. They appeared to be life sized cars. They were blocked to drive around to various parts of the ice. I suspect they could have been operated by remote control. I’m sure the children enjoyed seeing the cars come to life. However, there wasn’t any skating in these scenes. It was simply cars on ice.
The finale was “Frozen”. The costumes and sets were reused from last year’s show. The story line was cut down to make it brief. The skating was blocked beautifully during songs “For the First Time in Forever”, “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?”, “Love is an Open Door” and “Let it Go”. Elsa did a beautiful solo skating performance. “In Summer” was a fabulous number that featured Olaf the snowman. Bees, bugs, and flowers skated around wearing sunglasses and dancing with beach balls. The costumes and skating was fabulous and fun. I loved this number. “For the First Time in Forever (Reprise)” was a great duet number with Anna and Elsa. They skated beautifully together. I also loved how the townspeople skated bustling about in the background creating a wonderful busy set full of dancing on ice. Snow also fell from the ceiling to add to the mood.
The entire show was wonderful from beginning to end. Both children and adults alike will enjoy the Worlds of Enchantment. I highly recommend seeing it.