We attended the opening night of Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream at the EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, VA. Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream features an incredible display of special effects, great set design and breathtaking choreography on the ice. This was the world premiere of this particular Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream featuring Moana.
The show opens up with an upbeat cast number encouraging the audience to get moving and exercise. Then, it moves onto one of my favorite movies, Beauty and the Beast. The colorful "Be Our Guest" number with the elaborate food costumes was an audience favorite. Next, up was Cinderella, and we enjoyed the whimsical "horse" drawn pumpkin carriage and dancing choreography on ice. Finally, act one closed with Tangled. The performers used a golden drop scarf, representative of Rapunzel's hair, to perform amazing acrobatics on top of the ice. We were definitely on the edge of our seats during this number.
Act two was all about Frozen and Moana. The show went through the plot of these popular movies. Highlights from the Frozen act included the antics of Olaf and the stunning light displays and energy during "Let it Go." Next during the Moana sequence, we loved the costume of the giant crab Tamatoa and also found the performers to not only be talented figure skaters, but they were very expressive actors too.
This particularly Disney on Ice production is heavy on the princesses and plots. We attended with a mixed age group, and I the elementary aged children missed the faster pace of other shows that featured a lot of characters from movies like Toy Story, Cars, the Lion King, Aladdin, etc. . Even Mickey and Minnie, who are usually a major part of the productions, only made thirty second appearances at the beginning and in the grand finale. However, with the huge success of the Frozen and Moana franchises, this show definitely has a huge following among modern audiences with young children. The children behind me were singing the words to every song. They loved it! My son does enjoy Moana, and really loved all the special effects, especially the lava fire on the ice.
If you have a child that is crazy about Frozen and Moana, you do not want to miss this production. They will be amazed to see their favorite characters come to life on the ice.
Tickets start at only $20 and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets via charge, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, via www.ticketmaster.com, and at the EagleBank Arena box office.
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Disclaimer: I am a Feld Family Ambassador. I receive free tickets for my own family for sharing my honest review of the show. All opinions are my own.
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