Disney on Ice

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Disney on Ice
Product type ice shows
Owner Disney Live Family Entertainment
Disney Theatrical Group
Produced by Ice Follies And Holiday on Ice, Inc.
(Feld Entertainment)
Country international
Introduced 1981; 35 years ago (1981)/late 1997
Related brands Walt Disney's World on Ice
Disney Live!
Website Official website

Disney on Ice is a series of touring ice shows produced by Feld Entertainment under agreement with The Walt Disney Company. Aimed primarily at children, the shows feature figure skaters dressed as Disney cartoon characters in performances that each derive their music and plot from elements collected from various Disney films and properties; the "stars" of the show are credited as the Disney characters themselves, performing their parts in mock cameos, while the skaters performing remain anonymous.


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.[1][2] Feld Entertainment acquired a license to produce and present Disney-themed ice shows,[3] and the productions began in 1981, under the name Walt Disney's World on Ice.[4] The name was changed to Disney on Ice in late 1997.[3]


Disney on Ice runs over 8 production and touring companies at any given time. The shows have played all over the world, including the Americas, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. New shows debut and play two legs in North America for two years, and then head on to Japan for a third year, The United Kingdom, and other parts of the world for a fourth year. They would usually then come to the U.S. for another year, and then to any other places for a sixth year.[citation needed]

Frozen (2014)[edit]

Frozen began touring in September 2014.[5][6]

The following stories and characters are featured in the show:

Magical Ice Festival (2012)[edit]

Opened on September 7, 2012 as Rockin' Ever After.[7] Choreography by Patty Vincent.[8] The show was renamed in 2014 as Frozen replaced Brave.[9] In Japan, it was known as "Amazing Anniversary".

The following stories and characters are featured in the show:

Treasure Trove (2011)[edit]

Formerly Disney on Ice Presents: Disneyland Adventure,[11] reopened in 2011 as Treasure Trove. In 2013, The Incredibles characters were replaced by the Toy Story series characters.

The following stories are represented in the show:[timeframe?]

Dare to Dream (2011)[edit]

Disney on Ice presents Dare to Dream. The featured stories are: The Princess and the Frog, with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen; Dreams become reality as Cinderella meets her Prince Charming; Tangled, with Rapunzel; Snow White, and Disney princesses take to the ice in a spectacular finale.[13][14][15]

The following stories to be represented in the show:

Let's Celebrate! (2009)[edit]

The show opened on September 1, 2009, as Celebrations!.[16] It was later changed to Let's Party![17][18] in 2012, but was restored to "Let's Celebrate" in 2014, and is a compilation show billed as "one big colossal party on ice". The show consists of a winter wonderland with Mickey and Minnie, a Halloween haunt with Jack Skellington and several of the Disney Villains, a "Very Merry Unbirthday" with Alice and a royal ball with the Disney Princesses. The show also features Disney's princess Tiana as well as many other festivals from around the world. In Japan, it was known as "All-Star Carnival".

Characters from the following films are featured:

Although Enchanted does not feature characters from the film, it has the song "That's How You Know".

Worlds of Enchantment (2008)[edit]

Ramone, from Cars.

It opened August 21, 2008 as Worlds of Fantasy which originally had Cars, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, and Tinker Bell. In 2011, Toy Story 3 replaced the Lion King and in 2015, Frozen replaced Tinker Bell.

Currently, this features characters from Pixar's film Cars, The Little Mermaid's undersea kingdom, Arendelle, hometown to Anna, Elsa, and Olaf from Frozen, and Toy Story 3 that features the escape of Woody, Buzz, Jessie and the rest of the toys from the Sunnyside Daycare.[19]

This show also includes a first for the Disney on Ice franchise: a one-hour pre-show centered around various Disney Princesses, giving guests the chance to see various Princess' gown and mementos.

The following stories are represented in the show:[20]

Princesses and Heroes (2006)[edit]

Princess Wishes performing in Lima, Peru.

Opened on September 1, 2006 as Princess Wishes, this shares abbreviated versions of the stories of popular Disney Princesses and heroic characters, including Snow White, The Prince, Belle, The Beast, Jasmine, Aladdin, Cinderella, Prince Charming, Princess Aurora, Prince Phillip, Ariel, Prince Eric, Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Tiana, Prince Naveen, Anna, and Elsa the Snow Queen with Tinker Bell serves as the presenter of the show, and Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy also present links between segments. The show includes lighting and laser effects, as well as pyrotechnics, with a dragon breathing fire on the ice during the Sleeping Beauty sequence.[21] This is the only current Disney on Ice show to not feature Donald Duck.

The following stories are represented in the show:[timeframe?]

100 Years of Magic (1999)[edit]

Opened on September 3, 1999, 100 Years of Magic, or All Star Parade, has also been previously known as The Magical World of Disney on Ice. By 2005, the characters from A Bug's Life were dropped and replaced by Jessie from Toy Story 2 and characters from Finding Nemo, and The Incredibles, as well as Stitch in 2007. The show continued overhauling in 2009, 2010, and 2012.

And by 2015, Stitch, Daisy Duck, Chip and Dale, Honest John W. Foulfellow and Gideon, Monstro, Mrs. Potts and Chip, Pocahontas, John Smith, The Incredibles, and It's a Small World were omitted and characters from The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, and Frozen are added to the show. Also, Jiminy Cricket is no longer a transition character. Over 50 Disney characters are featured in this show. In this version of the show, Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and Donald explore through various Disney film segments to give them ideas on how to make a movie. It also features a different look of the castle.

The show is choreographed by Sarah Kawahara.[22] In Japan, the first tour was titled "Centennial" in 2001 and the second tour was titled "All-Star Parade" in 2007.

The following stories are represented in the show:

Silver Anniversary Celebration (1995)[edit]

Silver Anniversary Celebration (previously Passport to Adventure and Mickey & Minnie's Magical Journey) is the longest-running show on tour after originally opening in St. Petersburg, Florida on October 12, 1995 as World on Ice: 3-D, which originally featured 101 Dalmatians, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, Sorcerer Mickey, and Goofy and Max Goof. Later on, Minnie, Donald, and Daisy replaced Max. It became Disney Classics in 2001 with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs replacing The Jungle Book.

It was renamed to Mickey and Minnie's Magical Journey in 2003 when Peter Pan and Lilo and Stitch replaced Cinderella and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and then to Mickey and Minnie's Amazing Journey in 2007 when The Lion King was added; it reverted to Mickey and Minnie's Magical Journey in 2008 when 101 Dalmatians was cut. Later, it was renamed to Passport to Adventure. By 2015, Lilo and Stitch was replaced by Frozen. The show tells the story of an adventure by Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, and Daisy that lets them see parts of Under the Sea, Arendelle, Neverland and Africa.[citation needed]

The following stories are represented in the show:[timeframe?]

Former shows[edit]

(List and dates incomplete)

Longest running shows[edit]

  • 100 Years of Magic (1999–present)
  • Silver Anniversary Celebration (1995–present)
  • Beauty and the Beast (1992–2006)
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1986-1992, 1994-2001)


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