Disclosure: I am a Feld Family Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows. Even though I received these benefits all opinions are 100% my own.
0Before I go into my review of the show let me preface this post that at the end I will review the new arena so for those of you whom haven't yet had the opportunity to see or attend an event at Golden One Arena read until the end.
As many of you know I have attended quite a few Disney on Ice shows and kids shows in general over the past few years and also recently made my way to Disneyland for our first adventure into the park. That being said when it comes to theatrics Disney really does go above and beyond in color costume and presentation. No other shows or parks can really hold a candle to the artistry of Disney. This Disney on Ice was no different, it held all the same level of care to detail and color as Disney is known for.
The show started out with the Lion King which is definitely one of my personal favorites, probably because I saw it in theater as a kid when it came out. Oh yeah, I also owned in on VHS (not aging myself now am I? I thought that the storyline was great and definitely barebones enough for any kid to follow. I do wish they would have done a bit more in terms of characters. I was personally sad not to see any hyenas they were always a hoot in the story, but it kept it light and happy rather than the darker tale it really was. I very much liked the Hakuna Matta song and skate number and the kids did too. The physical energy of the skaters in that section of the show was really the highlight, I would say out of all of them they did the most physically impressive stunts and I know both the kids and myself were in awe.
Next on the Adventure we went to London for Peter Pan. Of all the show I would say this was actually the least favorite among my kids. There just weren't enough flashy song numbers I think, however they did have some pirate fights and flying people so that definitely kept their attention.
My daughter Lily's favorite however was our adventure after the intermission Under the sea! She absolutely loved singing along with the mermaids and my son decided we are going to dress like the giant starfishes for Halloween next year. I was really impressed personally with the Jellyfish they were so creative. There was a minor technical issue with the Ursela her head didn't inflate that was kinda funny as a parent my son however thought Eric had stabbed her in the face, so he was quite impressed with the prince's fighting skills.
What honestly made the night however was the last story, Frozen. Every single kid in the place sang along with Let it Go! Even my nephew who is two. The kids climbed up into my lap and sang while I held them. It totally made my night too. From the Snow to the Giant Olaf there really is no better ending to the night. If I was asked if I wanted to see it again, I would personally say no, however will I sit through a 100 more if possible to get that last 10 minutes singing with my kids on my lap as Disney takes them on a magical adventure to be with Elsa & Anna, absolutely. Disney on Ice isn't designed for us as parents it's designed to give the kids that moment of magic in their day that only Disney can and allow us as parents to soak it in for as long as we can.
If you can head over to Golden 1 Arena, pay far too much to park and brave the crowd. Buy the overpriced churro (which is great) and a snow cone and let Disney on Ice presents Passport to Adventure take your little one to all the places they dream of going when the movies are on and hold them so they take you too. Enjoy each moment and know that these are moments they will remember even if it's vague when they are older and you will never forget.