31 Days of Real Life: Taking the Family to Disney on Ice Dare to Dream

by Dawn Camp on October 13, 2011

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Wednesday evening eight of us attended opening night of Disney on Ice Dare to Dream at Atlanta’s Philips Arena. Dare to Dream combines story lines and characters from two new movies, Tangled and The Princess and the Frog, and one classic, Cinderella.

Not to steal another Disney title, but enchanted we were.

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We met Rapunzel and Flynn Rider briefly while in costume, and had several minutes to ask questions and hear background stories from two other skaters. The kids enjoyed finding them later during the show. The stories were interesting: how to maintain some semblance of “normal” while living out of two suitcases (airplane-approved weight) for extended periods of time.

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Dare to Dream brings the movies alive, especially since actual audio clips are used. We all recognized those words and voices; I especially connected with Cinderella, which I watched so many times with my older kids.

Look at Ray, the Cajun firefly in love with Evangeline, the Evening Star. Isn’t he cute?

Rapunzel stole the show with impressive choreography; she and Flynn Rider soar above the ice entangled and supported by her long, golden hair.

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Dare to Dream summarizes the three movies separately and then concludes with all of the Disney princesses together.

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The excitement grew as each new princess emerged: Sleeping Beauty, Ariel, Snow White, Mulan, Jasmine, and more glided across the ice, each with her own Prince Charming.

(FYI: Extras are never cheap at big venue shows; for instance a bag of cotton candy is $12. We passed on the cotton candy, but bought some purple and gold “sun” pennants, like in the movie. They are $8 each and my kids played with them all day long.)

Find details, ticket prices, close up photos, and showtimes included in the press release info below:

Dreams do come true! Feld Entertainment is bringing the magic of Disney to the ice with a new live show, featuring hair-raising moments from Walt Disney Studio’s hit animated film, Tangled. Audiences in Atlanta will experience the enchantment and splendor of new and classic Disney princesses in Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream, as they frolic in the French quarter with Tiana from Princess and the Frog, relive the timeless story of Cinderella, and watch Rapunzel let down her hair on the ice for the first time ever. Dare to Dream is led by two female producers, sisters Nicole Feld and Emory University graduate Juliette Feld, a first for the company. Tickets for performances at Philips Arena on sale now.

Ticket Prices:

  • Tickets start at $14 ($14, $22, $30, $35, $50 VIP and $75 Rinkside)
  • Order at www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone, 800-745-3000
  • Day of Show Tickets are $2 additional.

Show Times:

  • Wed., Oct. 12 – 7:30 pm
  • Thurs., Oct. 13 – 7:30 pm
  • Fri., Oct. 14 – 10:30 am, 7:30 pm
  • Sat., Oct. 15 – 11 am, 2:30 pm, 6:30 pm
  • Sun., Oct. 16 – 12 pm, 4 pm

“We are ecstatic to be able to bring audiences an incredible new ice show that sets the standard for the ultimate Disney experience,” says Producer Nicole Feld. “Because Tangled marks the 50th Disney animated feature, it was only fitting that we celebrate that achievement by including moments from Rapunzel’s story in our show.”

Dare to Dream, a vibrant, contemporary compilation of princesses, features popular songs and unforgettable scenes from two of Disney’s newest fairytales and one of the most cherished stories of all time. Audiences will behold an alluring aerialist act with Rapunzel’s golden locks, shimmering gowns that twinkle and twirl during Cinderella’s royal ball, a lighting display that illuminates all the fireflies in Tiana’s New Orleans bayou and a grand finale with all the Disney princesses.

 

{Disclosure: Tickets provided for review. Opinions expressed are my own.}

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