Disney on Ice

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Disney On Ice
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Product typeIce shows
OwnerDisney Live Family Entertainment
Disney Theatrical Group
(The Walt Disney Company)
Produced byIce Follies And Holiday on Ice, Inc.
(Feld Entertainment)
Introduced1981; 37 years ago (1981)
Related brandsDisney Live!
WebsiteOfficial website

Disney On Ice, originally Walt Disney's World on Ice, is a series of touring ice shows produced by Feld Entertainment's Ice Follies And Holiday on Ice, Inc. under agreement with The Walt Disney Company. Aimed primarily at children, the shows feature figure skaters portraying the roles of Disney characters in performances derived from various Disney films.

Feld Entertainment licensed the rights to Disney material for ice shows and includes shared merchandising revenue between Disney and Ice Follies.[1]


Soon after Mattel's Irvin & Kenneth Feld Productions purchased Ice Follies and Holiday on Ice in 1979, the company approached Disney about doing a Disney-related show on ice. Feld Productions licensed the rights to Disney material for ice shows.[1][2] In 1981, they began productions under the name Walt Disney's World on Ice.[2][3]

In March 1982, Irvin & Kenneth Feld purchased back Feld Productions from Mattel including Ice Follies/Walt Disney's World on Ice.[2] In 1987, Walt Disney's World on Ice made its international debut[4] in Japan with Happy Birthday Donald.[5] In 1988, the company had five touring shows.[6] The name was changed to "Disney on Ice" in 1998.[7] By 2008, a new show is launched every year.[5]


The show is usually hosted by Mickey Mouse assisted at times by Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Buzz Lightyear. More recently, the series features segments about the Disney Princesses.[8]

A new production is launched every year.[5]

  • Walt Disney's World on Ice (1981-[2]1998)[7]
    • Walt Disney's Great Ice Odyssey (1982)
    • Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom On Ice (1983)
    • Walt Disney's World On Ice — Donald Duck’s Birthday (1984)
    • Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom On Ice — Sport Goofy (1985)
    • "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs",[1] also Walt Disney's Snow White on Ice, which in 1986 included Mary Lu Shipstad, Ice Follies founder's granddaughter, as a skater.[9] The show cost $7 million.[1]
    • Happy Birthday Donald (1987, Japan)[5]
    • Walt Disney's World On Ice starring Pinocchio (1987)
    • Walt Disney's World on Ice Salute to Sports (1988, Latin America)[6]
    • Walt Disney's World On Ice celebrating Mickey's Diamond Jubilee (1988)
    • Walt Disney's World On Ice starring Peter Pan (1989)
    • Walt Disney's World On Ice — Tenth Anniversary (1990)
    • Walt Disney's World On Ice — Double Feature (1991)
    • Walt Disney's World On Ice presents Aladdin (1993)
  • Disney on Ice: (1998—[7]present)
    • Disney On Ice presents Beauty and the Beast (1992)
    • Disney On Ice presents Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1994)
    • Disney On Ice (1995)
    • Disney On Ice presents Forever Love featuring Pocahontas (1996)
    • Disney On Ice presents Toy Story (1997)
    • Disney On Ice presents Happily Ever After featuring Hercules (1997)
    • Disney On Ice presents The Little Mermaid (1998)
    • Disney On Ice celebrates 75 Years of Disney Magic (1999)
    • Disney On Ice presents Disney’s The Jungle Book, Tarzan and The Lion King (2000)
    • Disney On Ice presents Disney/PIXAR’s Toy Story 2 (2001)
    • Disney On Ice presents Princess Classics (2002)
    • Disney On Ice presents Disney/PIXAR’s Monsters, Inc. (2003)
    • Disney On Ice presents Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo (2004)
    • Disney On Ice presents a Disneyland Adventure (2005)
    • Disney On Ice presents Princess Wishes (2006)
    • Disney’s High School Musical: The Ice Tour (2007)
    • Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy (2008)[10] parts of Disney stories such as Cars, The Little Mermaid, and Pixie Hollow plus most of Toy Story 3[11]
    • Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! (2009)
    • Disney On Ice presents Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3 (2010)
    • Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream (2011)
    • Disney On Ice presents Rockin' Ever After (2012-present)[12]
    • Disney On Ice presents 100 Years of Magic features 17 Disney tales, the first half contains some of Disney's Aladdin, a retelling of Beauty and the Beast and short Princess story summaries. The second half started with Mickey Mouse Club tune played by Mickey's Marching Band then a couple of Disney parks segments, "It's a Small World" segment and "Main Street Electrical Parade" before The Incredibles number.[13]
    • Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove (2011) segments from Aladdin, Alice in Wonderland, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, The Princess and the Frog, Snow White, Toy Story, and Tangled[14]
    • Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream (2011) [15]
    • Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After (2012)
    • Disney On Ice presents Frozen (September 2014)[4]
    • Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart (2016) featuring Inside Out as the central connecting story which "triggers" various scenes from “Inside Out”, “Frozen”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Fantasia”, “Finding Dory”, “Toy Story”, “The Little Mermaid” and “Tangled”[16]
    • Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival (June 2016, Australia) hosted by Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Donald Duck and featured shortened stories from Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Tangled and Frozen[17]
    • Disney On Ice presents Dream Big (February 2017) was "hosted" by Tinker Bell with segments featuring Anna, Elsa and Olaf from “Frozen”, Jasmine from “Aladdin”, Ariel from “Little Mermaid”, Belle from “Beauty and the Beast”, Auora from “Sleeping Beauty,” Tiana from “The Princess and the Frog,” Rapunzel, Snow White and Cinderella.[10]
    • Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party (2018)


  1. ^ a b c d Dale, Steve (January 20, 1995). "Snow White And Greenbacks". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d "Feld Family Buys Ringling Bros". Associated Press in The New York Times. March 19, 1982. Retrieved 2008-07-20. Two members of the family, Irvin Feld and his son, Kenneth, said that the deal included the circus, Ice Follies, Holiday on Ice and the new Walt Disney's World on Ice.
  3. ^ Schneider Farris, Jo Ann. "Shipstads and Johnson Ice Follies". About Figureskating. About.com. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Barnes, Brooks (May 20, 2014). "'Frozen' Will Be a Disney on Ice Show, Too, Riding a Blockbuster's Wave". The New York Times. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  5. ^ a b c d "Feld Entertainment, Inc Company profile" (PDF). eswr.com. Feld Entertainment, Inc. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Disney Ice Extravaganza Opens". Los Angeles Times. Times Wire Services. July 1, 1988. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
  7. ^ a b c "About Feld Entertainment" (PDF). feldentertainment.com. Feld Entertainment. p. 2. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  8. ^ Holtzclaw, Mike (September 18, 2015). "11 Disney Princesses take to the ice in '100 Years of Magic' at Hampton Coliseum". dailypress.com. Daily Press Media Group. Retrieved March 27, 2017.
  9. ^ Lux, John (November 28, 1986). "`Snow White` Glides Into Little Ones` Hearts". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Publishing. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  10. ^ a b Moser, John J. (December 12, 2016). "See Disney on Ice: Dream Big at Allentown's PPL Center for 30 percent off". Morning Call. Retrieved March 27, 2017.
  11. ^ Schneider Farris, Jo Ann (April 2, 2015). "Disney On Ice: Worlds of Fantasy Ice Show Review". About.com Sports. About, Inc. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  12. ^ Sullivan, Dakster (September 17, 2012). "Disney on Ice Presents: Rockin' Ever After — After the Show". WIRED. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  13. ^ Schneider Farris, Jo Ann (January 18, 2016). "Review of Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Magic". ThoughtCo. About, Inc. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  14. ^ Schneider Farris, Jo Ann (March 21, 2016). "Review of Disney On Ice: Treasure Trove". About.com Sports. About, Inc. Retrieved January 18, 2017.
  15. ^ "Juliette Feld Appointed COO". Venues Today. February 17, 2016. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
  16. ^ Pennington, Juliet (February 21, 2017). "Disney on Ice's 'Heart' pumps up TD Garden crowd". The Boston Globe. Retrieved March 27, 2017.
  17. ^ Martin, Amy (June 2, 2016). "Disney on Ice magic comes to Perth". PethNow. Seven West Media. Retrieved March 27, 2017.

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