The magic of Disney converges with the graceful art form of ice skating in a uniquely choreographed show that brings three film classics to life on the ice. Disney On Ice Dare to Dream skated into the Southland this week for a long winter run, offering families new ways to engage with their favorite Disney characters.

Feld Entertainment has brilliantly taken the ice rink and transformed it into a stage, complete with a Cinderella castle fit for a princess, and 2,000 feet of silk designed to represent Rapunzel’s golden hair. The show, which celebrates Disney’s beloved and iconic princesses, condenses the stories of Tiana, Cinderella, and Rapunzel into just under two hours.

Tiana 2 Low ResAs is characteristic of previous Disney on Ice shows, Mickey, Minnie, and the gang take the audience through the three stories via seamless transitions. The show begins in New Orleans as we follow the abridged story of Princess Tiana, who after becoming a frog, must find a way to transform herself before it is too late. The opening act is a joyous, colorful, musical celebration of “The Princess and the Frog.”

Bridging the opening and closing acts is the timeless classic, Cinderella. The story of the mistreated stepsister-turned-princess is celebrated with a beautiful closing dance on ice. Take note of the whimsical lighted horse-drawn carriage that transports Cinderella to the ball.

Maximus - Low ResIn celebration of Tangled’s achievement as the 50th Disney animated film, audiences will see highlights performed on ice for the first time. Rapunzel “lets down her hair” in this final act, which features a spectacular aerial number utilizing silk suspended from the rafters. While the show will most likely resonate with aspiring princesses, this particular act features just enough sword fighting to keep little boys entertained. Also impressive during this act is Maximus, the bold steed determined to take down Flynn Ryder.

Dare to Dream Finale  - Low ResStunning, intricately-designed costumes, beautifully choreographed ice skating, and authentic, original songs characterize Feld Entertainment’s latest celebration of Disney princesses.

Disney On Ice Dare to Dream

Honda Center
Dec. 18-23
2695 East Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 704-2400

Citizens Bank Arena
Dec. 26-30
4000 East Ontario Center Parkway
Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 244-5500

Long Beach Arena
Jan. 3-6
300 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 436-3636

Caryn Bailey is a Southern California-based writer and LA native who can be found writing daily on her lifestyle blog Rockin’ Mama or on Twitter @RockinMama.