Review: Disney on Ice show great fun for young family members
Like a sprinkling of fairy dust, the magic of Disney filled the Consol Energy Center Feb. 27 on the opening night of Disney on Ice's "Treasure Trove" show, which combined vignettes from six classic and two newer Disney movies.
The show - which runs 1 hour and 55 minutes, including an intermission - kicked off with a fun warmup session with red-clad superheroes from "The Incredibles," who lead the audience through stretches and other moves and get people pumped up for the energetic show. The Disney stories begin with scenes from "Alice in Wonderland," with the ever-tardy White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee, and the Queen of Hearts and her army of skaters dressed up as the henchmen playing cards. The skater who plays Alice, along with many of the other principal skaters, not only glide and dance on the ice, but do challenging jumps and spins, like in figure-skating competitions.
The first 1-hour half of "Treasure Trove" only features one more story, with scenes from "Peter Pan," complete with Captain Hook and Smee, animals, the guy in the green who doesn't want to grow up, and Tinkerbell, who floats above the ice rink with a harness. The "Alice in Wonderland" and "Peter Pan" portions, though, are notably longer than the remaining five stories, which "Treasure Trove" only covers briefly and superficially. The second half continues with a feast for the eyes and ears with "The Lion King," "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," "Aladdin," "The Little Mermaid," "Tangled" and "The Princess and the Frog." The show includes seemingly magical effects, such as the way the iced stage transforms quickly into a bright, colorful, ocean reef scene for "The Little Mermaid," along with Aladdin's flying carpet and a sky full of orange lanterns for "Tangled." The music - like Snow White's "Whistle While You Work" - is fun, universally recognizable and upbeat.
If you dress your kids up as princesses and pirates when you bring them to "Treasure Trove," they will fit right in - and the little children's costumes gives the adults adorable sights.
Since the 7 p.m. show ends just before 9 p.m., we recommend bringing younger children to the earlier shows. By the second half, many young kids get tired and cranky.
"Treasure Trove" repeats at Consol Energy Center at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 28; 7 p.m. March 1; 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. March 2; 1 and 5 p.m. March 3. Tickets are $21 to $73.50. Details: 800-745-3000 or www.consolenergycenter.com
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