Disney On Ice is a touring ice show 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 themselves remain anonymous. The productions began in 1981, under the name “Walt Disney’s World on Ice”. The name was changed to “Disney on Ice” in 1998.
Disney on Ice runs eight productions and touring companies at any given time. The shows have played all over the world, including non-traditional skating regions like Americas, the Middle East, and Asia, Australia and Europe. New shows would usually play two legs in North America, for two years, and then head on to Japan for its third year, and Australia, England, and other parts of the world for the fourth year. They would usually then come to the U.S. for another year, and then to any other places for its sixth year.
Opened on September 3, 2010, the show is based on the Disney movie of the same name, Toy Story 3.Featuring highlights from Toy Story and Toy Story 2 such as Buzz Lightyear defeating the Evil Emperor Zurg and Woody’s Roundup from Toy Story 2 and The Claw game from Toy Story.
Opened on September 4, 2009, Let’s Celebrate is a compilation show billed as “One big colossal party on ice!” The show consists of a winter wonderland with Mickey and Minnie, a Halloween haunt with several of the Disney Villains, a “Very Merry Unbirthday” with Alice and a royal ball with the Disney Princesses. This show also features, Disney’s newest princess, Princess Tiana as well as many other festivals from around the world. This is the first project to feature Mickey Mouse’s new voice actor, Bret Iwan.
Opened on August 21, 2008, Worlds of Fantasy is a show that takes you into four Disney Fantasies. The first act of the show features, the on-ice debut of Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney Pixar’s Cars, along with Disney mainstays The Little Mermaid’s enchanting undersea kingdom and the ‘Circle of Life’ of The Lion King. The second act features the Disney Fairies franchise, as Tinker Bell from Pixie Hollow tries to save spring. This show also includes a first for the Disney On Ice franchises, with a one hour pre-show centered around various Disney Princesses and giving guests the chance to see, up close and personal various Princess’ gowns and mementos. This was the final Disney on Ice show to feature Wayne Allwine, Mickey Mouse’s longtime voice actor, as he died in May 2009.
Opened on September 1, 2006, Princess Wishes shares abbreviated versions of the stories of popular Disney Princess characters, including Snow White, Belle, Jasmine, Cinderella, Mulan, Aurora and Ariel, with Tinker Bell serving as the presenter of the show. During the number “Under the Sea”, a few lucky members of the audiences are given the chance to ride in a boat, that travels on the ice, giving them a chance to participate in the show.
This tour started on August 25, 2005. Disneyland itself is the setting for this presentation. One minute into the Main Street Parade, Syndrome or Maleficent, breaks into the park; Syndrome captures Mickey and Minnie and holds them hostage in laser prisons; while Maleficent abducts Minnie and Donald by inducing them into a deep sleep. The remaining characters call on The Incredibles to save the day. BOLA TANGKAS