Dare to Dream: Disney on Ice Review

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Themes that are often found in Disney films focus around love, family and kindness. Walt Disney has always imagined a magical world in each iconic film that was made since his animations came to the silver screen. His films and the stories told in the Disney universe encourage us to dream. Whether we realize it, to have a dream is not always encouraged or accepted. Thus this year’s Disney on Ice production, Dare to Dream, has a strong statement that is reinforced with select stories to remind us to be bold and brave in our lives.

Traveling throughout the United States, Disney on Ice provides families with compelling performances of the tales we love. The show will not portray the entire story but rather excerpts or abbreviated interpretations. For the children who know every line, they highlight the stories well, and when children may not be as familiar with a story, it is presented in a manner that they can understand and won’t feel left behind. In every Disney on Ice show, families will be entranced by stunning costumes, perfect choreography and our favorite music accompanied by gravity defying ice skating.

This is our fifth show and it is the first one that does not include Frozen. I have loved every instance of Anna, Elsa and Olaf but we were looking forward to seeing new characters highlighted. Dare to Dream features Tiana, Snow White, Cinderella and Rapunzel which had my daughter very excited. Stringing these stories together conveys the larger message to our children that dreams are important.

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Dreams Disney On Ice Inspires

Dreams of Success

There are four stories told in Dare to Dream, starting with our family favorite Tiana. The hard-working and industrious woman from New Orleans has always wanted to own her own restaurant. She learns along her journey that falling in love does not stop her from reaching this dream she has held since childhood. The opening number is a large-scale performance with the scene of Tiana’s restaurant as the music has the sounds of the Big Easy. Don’t be surprised if your child is moving in their seat to this performance.

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Dreams of Acceptance

It is not uncommon for us to not feel accepted at points in our lives but with the strong support and love from others as well as our own strength we realize we will be fine. Just like Snow White was reminded by the beloved and quirky Seven Dwarves that she is unique and perfect.  Keep your eyes open as the Mirror has an appearance in this performance!

Dreams of Courage

Cinderella defies her wicked step-mother to embark on a trip to the ball to meet the prince. With a visit by her fairy Godmother and a little “Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo” she is now prepared to ride the carriage to the grand event. Her dreams do come true because she has the courage to follow her heart, and what takes place are two amazing moments in the performance. The carriage ride is beautiful but the horses pulling the carriage are mesmerizing. The dance at the ball is a large-scale number that is impressive.

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Dreams of Finding Yourself

The last story is the tale of the dreamer herself: Rapunzel. Another favorite in our household and popular among the 3-4 year old population, this is an abbreviated version of the movie. You will hear Mother Gothel singing “Mothers Knows Best” as well as the awesome “I Have a Dream” at the Snuggly Duckling scene. The striking imagery of Tangled has recreations especially with the lanterns being featured. Rapunzel knows in her life that something is missing and her dream becomes to find herself. She learns who she is as well as other characters truly discovering themselves.

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Threaded together is that each of these dreams is accomplished with the presence of love. There is love of their prince, but also of family, friends and nature. What I find most interesting is that Disney on Ice puts these stories together, and we begin to see a theme emerge that becomes powerful conversations we can have with our children so that they dare to dream.

You can follow the Disney On Ice on social media to see more highlights from their shows:

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