As likely the biggest entertainment brand in the world — with various theme parks, and multimedia offerings – just hearing or reading the word “Disney” instills in us feelings of astounding appreciation about a memorable childhood or an engaging adulthood where anything is possible.
Since 1981, Disney has put on fantastic productions on full-scale ice rinks during the winter, gliding into the hearts and minds of observers who can both value the athleticism and the fantasy-infused flourishes that accompany it.
Certainly, this holiday season guarantees to be no different than the top-notch entertainment that has been delivered in the past. Between December 15th and January 8th, Disney on Ice’s “World of Enchantment” will delight Southern California audiences beginning at the Staples Center in Los Angeles (Dec. 15-18), followed by the Honda Center in Anaheim (Dec. 21-25), then the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach (Dec. 28-Jan. 1), and finally the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario (Jan. 4-8).
With tickets to the family-fun extravaganza starting at only $25, four Disney films will be celebrated, two of which are from wonderfully successful Disney-Pixar collaborations.
For instance, “Cars” promises to be featured in all its glorious high-velocity with several of the rivetingly revving characters that many have grown up with. The cheery red protagonist, Lighting McQueen, the lovable Mater with his charming drawl, and more of the energetic motor crew will be racing with uncanny control on the ice.
“Toy Story 3,” moreover, is the other Pixar staple that will be given renewed life as the affable Woody, inimitable Buzz Lightyear, and the courageous Jessie risk life and toy limb to carry out an audacious plan that returns them to Andy’s room.
Representing the classical Disney films will be the snow-teeming adventures of Anna, Elsa, and the endearing Olaf in “Frozen” – a suitable choice for this whimsically wintry event; and, 1989’s “The Little Mermaid,” which will serve as an under-the-sea nostalgic reminder for those who grew up with the fairytale, and act as a marvelous introduction altogether to newer generations.
Even better is the fact that, preceding the main-event festivities, will be a pre-show rife with dance training so you can stand up, get down, and boogie from the comfort of your own seat in the arena! Undoubtedly, during Mickey’s Dance-Along Pre-Show Party, Disney’s main mascot will lead a dance-dance revolution in conjunction with the show’s many talented ice skaters.
All in all, Disney on Ice’s “Worlds of Enchantment” promises rollicking fun throughout four locations in the SoCal region where famous toon likenesses will harness the merriment of the holidays with the remarkable flair and imagination of Disney.