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This month my family and I had the chance to enjoy Disney on Ice: Follow Your Heart. This show has become a favorite of mine from the various Disney on Ice shows I have attended. I am excited to share with you today my thoughts on the show and Disney on Ice Tips.
Disney on Ice: Follow Your Heart
Disney on Ice: Follow Your Heart is a wonderful show about being daring, kind, and trusting yourself. The show features favorite characters from Inside Out, the Disney Princesses, Finding Dory, Frozen, and Toy Story. The first half of the show follows Riley and her adventure to help her hockey team, the Fog Horns, make it to victory. I like how different Disney stories and characters are intertwined with how Riley follows her heart to have confidence in herself to play. I especially liked how each of the Disney Princesses is featured as different characteristics that build a positive impact in our lives. I also noticed that a lot of the “underrated” Disney Princesses were present. Such as Tiana, Mulan, and Merida. I think these amazing ladies often get overlooked.
The coolest part of the show is that there is so much more going on outside what is happening on the ice. My family and I were blown away by some of the acrobatics and special effects that also took place. This Disney on Ice show took our breath away. It really outdid itself from other Disney on Ice shows. I felt like the story-line encouraged to look inside and use all of the wonderful and positive things that make up who we are to succeed. A wonderful message and a show that kept us on the edge of our seats. I couldn’t believe it was already over when it was.
Disney on Ice Tips
What to Wear
I recommend that you dress warmly for the show. Layers are best. My daughter wanted to wear her amazing Disney Princess costume to the show but to be honest I am glad we decided against it. Mainly because it would have been chilly to wear it and the tulle would have gotten to be uncomfortable while sitting for a long amount of time. Instead, I purchased a cute Minnie Mouse sweater that she happily wore and stayed warm with during the show.
Have Fun with What You Wear
While I recommend to not necessarily go in costume, still have fun with what you wear. As an adult, don’t be afraid to join the fun. I wore my Disney leggings and mouse ears. Each of the kids wore Disney themed clothing and ears too. Even my husband wore his Disney Cruise Line hat. It makes it fun when everyone gets into it.
Budget for the Fun
I told myself that no matter what, I would allow my kids to enjoy some of the souvenirs at the show. Between popcorn, treats, and souvenirs a family of four can easily spend over $100 at the show. However, I will say to not necessarily write off getting the popcorn or cotton candy directly through Disney on Ice vendors. Sure, you can snag some concessions from the venue’s concession stands for a less expensive cost but the Disney on Ice concessions usually offer a souvenir with the food.
For example, we took home fun characters straws that are reusable from our lemonade. The kids also got a Mickey Mouse crown from the cotton candy. The $5.00 difference from Disney on Ice to venue vendors is made up with the fun you get to take home. Who doesn’t love getting to enjoy the goodies at the show and take home a souvenir after?
If you don’t want to get up to get concessions be sure to bring cash. An often overlooked Disney on Ice tips favorite. The vendors who walk the aisles in the arena will usually only accept cash and not a credit card. This is something to keep in mind if you might be taking little ones by yourself. I know it can be a lot getting up and down with them.
I recommend coming early and when the doors open. This makes it easier to not rush to your seat and gives you time to look at all that is going on. There are photo booths set up and lots of souvenirs to look through. This helps from having to make impulse buys too while rushing to your seat.
If you’re curious if Disney on Ice will be a good fit for your toddler, check out more of my Disney on Ice tips in the What Is a Good Age for Disney On Ice? review. I recommend taking a look at the show coming to your area too before booking tickets. I felt like this year was better in engagement for my kids because all of their favorite characters were present for the show. I think if you attend the show that has star characters that your children love you will find it to be a better experience.
If your family is looking for a fun-filled and energy-packed evening, be sure to catch tickets to Disney on Ice: Follow Your Heart. This Disney on Ice show is breathtaking and worth every moment. Get dressed up in your favorite Disney gear and be ready to enjoy, be thrilled, and make memories. Use these Disney on Ice tips to make your day even more magical at the show.