Disney on Ice

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Disney on Ice
Product type ice shows
Owner Disney Live Family Entertainment
Disney Theatrical Group
(The Walt Disney Company)
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]


Follow Your Heart (2016)[edit]

This show will open on September 2nd, 2016 in Orlando Florida and will feature Finding Dory characters and Inside Out characters. Also, Merida from Brave returns after being omitted from Magical Ice Festival. The show will feature 60 characters.

The following stories and characters are featured in the show:

The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice (2016)[edit]

Formerly "Disneyland Adventure" and then "Treasure Trove", will reopen in late 2016 as "The Wonderful World of Disney on Ice".

The following stories are represented in the show:

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 2015 as Frozen replaced Brave.[9] In Japan, it was known as "Amazing Anniversary".

The following stories and characters are featured in the show:

The previous stories represented in the show were:

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 the finale.[11][12][13]

The following stories to be represented in the show:

Worlds of Enchantment (2008)[edit]

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.[14]

The following stories are represented in the show:[15]

The previous stories represented in the show were:

Dream Big (2006)[edit]

Princess Wishes performing in Lima, Peru.

Opened on September 1, 2006 as Princess Wishes, this shares abbreviated versions of the stories of 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 will be renamed to "Dream Big" in October 6, 2016. In Chile, it is known as "Fantastic Worlds".[16]

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

The previous stories represented in the show were:

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 September 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 unlike in the previous versions and is now part of the Pinocchio segment, "Gotta Be Me" is also performed at the intro and "Let's Rock the Mouse" is played in place of "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" as a post-finale song. 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.

The show is choreographed by Sarah Kawahara.[17] 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:

The previous stories represented in the show were:

Passport to Adventure (1995)[edit]

Passport to Adventure (previously Silver Anniversary Celebration 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 and the "It's A Small World" segment was added as the opening for the show. The show tells the story of an adventure by Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, and Daisy (who is actually only featured in this show) that lets them see parts of Under the Sea, Arendelle, Neverland and Africa.[citation needed]

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

The previous stories represented in the show were:

Former shows[edit]

(List and dates incomplete)


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  2. ^ "Feld Family Buys Ringling Bros". Associated Press in 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. 
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  12. ^ Sarah Probert (25 Oct 2013). "Review: Disney On Ice: Dare To Dream at Birmingham's NIA". But the most mesmerising and spectacular part of the show was the daredevil aerial routines by the skaters playing Rapunzel and Flynn Rider. 
  13. ^ "Review: Disney on Ice show Dare to Dream - Elaine Blackburne". Gazette Live. 2013-10-10. Retrieved 2014-01-12. 
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  15. ^ "News, Breaking News and More". The Register Citizen. Retrieved 2014-01-12. 
  16. ^ Ronnie Haydon (12 March 2012). "Disney on Ice - Princesses and Heroes". The Stage. 
  17. ^ Scott D. Pierce (2012-11-08). "2002 Games choreographer works magic with Mickey, other characters.". The Salt Lake Tribune. 
  18. ^ Lisa Martland (25 October 2004). "Disney on Ice - Toy Story 2". The Stage. 
  19. ^ Catherine Usher (27 October 2008). "Disney on Ice - Finding Nemo". The Stage. 

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