Last month I had the opportunity to go see Disney on Ice (for free) so I thought “why not? There’s worst ways to spend a Sunday”. I hadn’t gone to a Disney On Ice show in a few years. I think the last time I went was either in 2017 or 2018 and it was to see Frozen on Ice. Disney on Ice has always had a special place in my heart. When I was a kid, I think second grade, my entire school went to go see Disney On Ice. It was Pixar/Toy Story themed. Keep in mind, I was in second grade in 1999 which is when Toy Story 2 came out. So Toy Story was THAT movie at the time.
I just have so many fawn memories of that trip and of Disney on Ice in general. So when Disney on Ice is in town, I make effort to go.
Side Note: I had no idea that all 11 seasons of Kids Baking Championship were on Discovery+. I spent a majority of my weekend binging it and being jealous that a bunch of children are better at baking them me. I really want to learn to cook more meals from scratch. It’s definitely a goal of mine. Sorry for the random ramblings..
I like Frozen (I prefer Frozen 2 tbh) but I didn’t have any desires to ever see in on ice again.
That was until I found out “Frozen on Ice” was basically being rebranded as Disney On Ice presents Frozen & Encanto. I LOVE Encanto so I knew this show would be right up my alley.
Disney On Ice is not Disney On Ice if you don’t get a light up wand and eat nachos. I don’t make the rules.
The show is separated into two parts. The first part of the show is dedicated to Frozen. Then there’s an intermission and finally the show ends with the Encanto segment. The Frozen part was basically the film condensed into 30 minutes. They sing “Love is an Open Door”, “Let it Go”, you know, the basics.
Then there’s a intermission. After intermission the REAL show beings: the ENCANTO segment!
Similar to Frozen, the Encanto part is essentially the film condensed down to 30 minutes. However, I feel like for some reason the storytelling flows better than Frozen on Ice. It starts off similar to the film with the backstory of the “gift” and then it goes into “The Family Madrigal.”
The “Surface Pressure” part was really cute because they had these twerking donkeys and they were huge show pleasers.
Next came “Waiting on a Miracle” which I feel like is such an underrated Encanto song.
Then, the part everyone was waiting for: “We Don’t Talk About Bruno.” I’m pretty sure the entire United Center was singing along.
Originally I was most looking forward to hearing “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” but to my surprise the “What Else Can I Do?” segment was the highlight of the entire show.
The show ends with Mickey and friends coming out along with other iconic Disney characters like the princesses and some Pixar characters. It was a super cute show. I wish it would have just been Encanto and not Frozen but…still a fun show!