Looking for tips from a Disney on Ice Professional about their Dare to Dream show? This post has everything you need to know about the show, the seating, what to wear and souvenirs!
Disclosure: We are Disney On Ice partners, but we were not asked to write this review.
Disney On Ice Professionals?
Disney on Ice started in 1999 and I have NEVER missed a show. It was a tradition that my grandma loved and one that my sister and I have carried on after her passing. We are basically Disney on Ice professionals and are so honored to be a partner of theirs. Dare to Dream arrived in Denver last week and we went to opening night at the Pepsi Center.
Our seats were about 8 rows up from the ice and our kids were so excited to see the new additions to this show. Luckily our best blogging friends also were at this show and the kiddos had to snap some photos down by the ice. These kids sure do live the life!
Everything You Want to Know about Disney On Ice Dare to Dream
I know you came here for the details. After we went to the show, our friends and family were asking all about the show and for tips and tricks to getting the most out of it! I need to fully disclose that this current casting of Dare to Dream is my absolute favorite to date. It incorporates so many of my favorite stories, songs and characters and Disney has really outdone themselves.
1. Best Seats in the House?
We have sat in nearly every single section you could think of. It is awesome to be on the ice, but often those seats are placed on risers and do not have as much space between rows. The best seats in the house are center ice in the 100 sections of the arena in our opinion.
2. Which Stories are Featured and When?
The show opens with a sort of cheerleader type warm up/dance party. It was the first time we came to Disney on Ice that there was an actual live host that was talking us through each of the segways to connect each part of the show. Coco is the first to appear and it was a GREAT story to start with. It is short and sweet but people were cheering like crazy!
From there the characters continue to roll out, with Mickey and Minnie and the core of the Disney crew, then Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Frozen and finally Moana. There is some high flying and pyrotechnics and a mirror ball used in the show as well which is very good to be aware of.
3. What to Wear and Souvenirs
The most asked questions I receive from people deals with outfits and souvenirs. It is Disney, you do you. Honestly, most of the little girls will wear their favorite princess dresses and if it is a special show (like Frozen on Ice) then you will see most of the girls in the dresses that go along with that show. However, you can see above that my daughter just chose a Disney shirt and most of the boys wore whatever they wanted.
As far as souvenirs go, Disney on Ice has pretty standard options. There are the collectible mugs with the slushies in them, cotton candy with adorable Mickey Mouse crowns and numerous shirts, plushies and light up toys to be had. The cups are our souvenir of choice simply because they come with a snack and because I have a cup from EVERY Disney on Ice ever, plus they are usually priced between $10 and $15 which is one of the less costly options for souvenirs. Also depending on the venue, you may be able to bring in previously purchased light up toys and plushies which could potentially alleviate the need to purchase all the things! I will say, we still walked out with 3 cups, 3 crowns, 2 new light up toys and a plushie…I am a sucker though, but to be fair, there has been years when we have only left with the cups too.
Dare to Dream at a City Near You!
Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream is currently touring at a city near you. You can find out more about the show, locations and tickets on their website. It is definitely a must see and if you have any Moana fans in your house, it is a CAN’T MISS in our opinion. That was my favorite part of the show and inspired the kids to have a Moana watch party in the days following.
What tips would you add to this Dare to Dream list?
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