{swank} review: Disney On Ice Presents Dare To Dream

Last week I had the opportunity to take my entire family to another spectacular show - the magical Disney On Ice Presents Dare To Dream!

Dare To Dream was held at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, BC - a repeat venue for whenever Disney On Ice is in town.  Each time we attend a Disney On Ice show, it's especially magical for Miss S as she took skating lessons for a few years up until last year.  At first I was wary that Lil J might get bored as the show was based mainly on the stories of three classic Disney princesses {Princess Tiana, Cinderella and Rapunzel}, but Disney did not fail to impress!  The show was designed with everyone in the audience in mind - boys, girls, young and old - and even had special appearances by Mickey Mouse, Mini Mouse, Goofy and the gang.

We loved the opening of the show which brought out all of the popular Disney characters.  For us adults, it brought back childhood memories, and for the children, it created magical memories.

The first princess to showcase her story was Princess Tiana from The Princess and the Frog.  I haven't seen the movie myself so I wasn't aware that Princess Tiana's performance was based on the entire storyline from the movie.  I was just so in awe at the amazing choreography, witty narrative and, of course, the elaborate costumes!

The next princess was my childhood favourite, Cinderella.  Knowing the entire story off by heart and quickly realizing that the performance was based on the entire movie really impressed me.  I was surprised that they were able to tell the whole story of three princesses in one show and feel that because of this, attendees definitely got their money's worth.  And who can't help but enjoy the demise of Cinderella's wicked step-sisters?  It was almost like watching a comedy act!

Finally, out came Disney's Tangled darling, Rapunzel.  The kids and I had really enjoyed the movie on the big screen {hubby is watching it right now as I type!} and equally enjoyed the performance on the ice.  It incorporated yards of ribbons representing Rapunzel's long blond hair and amazing acrobatics with those ribbons, as well as beautiful paper lanterns lighting up the ice.  Magical indeed.

As I looked around the packed Coliseum, it was as if every single person was under the Disney Princess spell of magical fairies and pixie dust.  I can't wait until Disney On Ice skates into town again so that my family can enjoy a few hours of an enchanted fairytale land in a faraway kingdom.

Did you have a chance to see Disney On Ice Presents Dare To Dream?  What was your favourite part of the show?

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