Disney On Ice Princess and Heroes
Feld Entertainment produced a series of touring ice shows known as ‘Disney on Ice’. The production commenced when The Walt Disney Company signed a contract of agreement with Feld Entertainment. The show is primarily focused on children but adults enjoy it equally. It opens with figure skaters performing in Disney character costumes. Each of the character draws the music and storyline from their respective Disney films. The shining stars of the show are recognized as the Disney characters themselves. The skaters who actually perform the show continue to perform anonymously. The hosts of the show are Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Daisy Duck, Donald Duck, Chip 'n Dale, Goofy and the all time favorite Pluto.
The show started off as Walt Disney's World on Ice in 1981. Later in 1998, the show was renamed as Disney on Ice. At any given time, the shows of Disney on Ice are featured over eight productions and touring companies. The shows have been played all around the globe including Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, America and many others. Shows that are fairly new, start with their debut in North America for a period of two years. For the third year they head to Japan, followed by their fourth year in England, Australia and different corners of the world. The fifth year is conducted usually in the United States whereas for the sixth year they move to other places.
Princess Wishes: Princesses and Heroes opened in year 2006. The show features shortened versions of the famous Disney heroic characters and princesses such as Aladdin, Jasmine, The Beast, Belle, The Prince, Snow White, Prince Phillip, Princess Aurora, Prince Naveen, Tiana, Flynn Rider, Rapunzel, Prince Charming, Cinderella, Prince Eric and Ariel. The show is presented by the fairy Tinker Bell with short segments accompanied by Mickey Mouse. The show includes amazing effects including pyrotechnics, laser and lighting effects along with a special fire sequence on the ice by the dragon for the Sleeping Beauty series.
The stories presented in the show include all time favorite Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Sleeping Beauty, The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, Cinderella and The Little Mermaid. Even reading their names take you down the memory lane. Imagine how breathtaking the show would be actually so relive those moments live. The series also included Mulan for the period 2006-2011.
According to the review in Herald, Ken Longworth states that the people who are not familiar with the eight stories featured in the show may get lost by the characters and events taking place in the sequential. But with the high energy response shown by children in the audience proves that they know their childhood stories very well. As far as the attraction for adults is concerned for the Princesses and Heroes, the breathtaking exotic stage promises entertainment beyond expectation. Ken describes his experience, “The amazing acrobatic feats of the skaters had me open-mouthed in awe and the Feld production team has excelled themselves with the remarkable lighting and set pieces”. A fourteen year old girl adored the cool costumes in the Little Mermaid sequence and rated the show 4.4/5. Whereas an eleven year old boy rated the show as 3.87/5 for the dragon battle in the Sleeping Beauty sequence.
Disney on Ice Princesses and Heroes returned to North America in 2013 after completing the world tour that lasted for two years. In 2014, the show would now be featured in Canada for the very first time. This skating extravaganza would also be performing in the United States. Disney on Ice Princess and Heroes tickets are selling quickly. The exquisite venues in Canada and the US are prepared for a trip to the fairytale world mean.