We're so excited every time a Disney On Ice show comes to town! This year, the show was Passport to Adventure - and there were definitely adventures abounding on the ice!
Both Lincoln and Addie had waited all day for the show. Lincoln was excited to see Mickey and Minnie, while Addie spent several hours insisting that she would be seeing a "princess show" and she collected several favorite characters (including two Minnies) to bring with us.
We gave the kids some light up necklaces and they were thrilled! They waited pretty patiently for the show to begin.
The show began as excitement buzzed around us. Mickey and Minnie greeted us from the ice and there were cheers all through the arena! Both of our kids were totally mesmerized. Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, and Goofy informed us that we were headed off on some fantastic adventures!
Passport to Adventure features four primary stories: The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Lilo & Stitch, and Peter Pan. First up, we headed to the African Savannah to see some classic moments featuring Simba.
Addie likes to watch (the non-scary parts of) The Lion King with daddy before bed sometimes, so I thought she would love this segment. She seemed a little confused at first and said "I hear him! I hear Simba!" before putting it together that Simba was on skates. We heard parts of several favorite songs - I Just Can't Wait to Be King, Hakuna Matata, and Can You Feel the Love Tonight? This scene seemed to FLY right by and I couldn't believe it when we moved on!
Next up was The Little Mermaid. Addie was pretty astounded when she saw Ariel live on the ice before her, but the first thing she said was "I not see Prince Eric! And Flounder!" This very condensed version of Ariel's story included Ursula (in "normal" size and movie finale size), Flotsam and Jetsam, lots of sea creatures, and all of Ariel's sisters. We heard pieces of the classic songs like Fathoms Below, Under the Sea, Part of Your World, and Kiss the Girl. This was my favorite scene, but that's possibly because I grew up with a love for princesses in the 1990's?
The final segment of the first act featured Lilo & Stitch. We are not familiar with the movie, so the kids were a little restless during this one. Lincoln was not a fan of the "alien bad guys." There were many Elvis songs included in this scene and that was fun - but to be honest, I would rather have seen another princess story than this one.
After intermission, we were treated to the larger scale story of Peter Pan. The kids loved watching Peter, Wendy, John, and Michael fly! They also like Tinker Bell, the pirates, and the pirate ship. I liked the pirate ship design - once it had sailed out onstage, it split into multiple pieces to give the impression of a much larger ship.
The kids have been talking almost nonstop about the giant crocodile from the finale battle between Captain Hook and Peter! It left quite an impression.
If you're in Kansas City, you still have plenty of chances to catch the show at the Sprint Center before it rolls out of town. Ticket prices start at $16 (fees may apply).
Friday, March 6th at 10:30 AM and 07:00 PM
Saturday, March 7th at 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM, and 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 8th at 01:00 PM and 5:00 PM
You can buy tickets to Passport to Adventure here, plus visit Disney on Ice on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest updates.
My kids were thrilled with the production and did not want it to end. They were even awake the whole way home (at 10pm) talking about all of the things they had seen! They did eventually give up the fight and dreamed some magical dreams - but they have spent almost the whole day today reminiscing about the show!
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