Once upon a time, in a grand kingdom under the sea ruled by the powerful King Triton, there was a sixteen-year-old young girl named Ariel. But Ariel was no ordinary girl. She was a princess and mermaid and she had a best friend named Flounder who was, well, a flounder!
Before we continue on with our story, head over to the Journeys of the Zoo for the complete version! Sarah of Journeys of the Zoo (BIG THANK YOU) provided us: me, Angelo, Erica and Daddy Eric, this fabulous opportunity to witness the spectacular magic of Disney on Ice right here in Ottawa!
The Little Mermaid and three other Disney’s best movies were the featured stories at the Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy, which opened to a very warm reception at the Canadian Tire Centre despite the freezing cold temperature outside. Full of bustling adults and excited children, the CTC was alive and joyous with little munchkins dressed up as Queen Elsa, Princess Anna, Olaf and many other beloved Disney characters.
While the excitement starts as soon as you enter the stadium as audience were greeted with a wide of array of Disney merchandise and paraphernalia including a photo booth with a life-size Tinker Bell, the magic really happens as soon as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy skated their way in to centre ice, ready to embark on their journey to the many worlds of fantasy.
LIGHTNING MCQUEEN FROM CARS
The Disney on Ice adventure begins with the four lovable Disney characters, right on the start of their trip, get a rescue and assistance from the coolest cars direct from Radiator Springs when their roadster broke down. Do you remember Mater, Sally and of course, Lightning McQueen? These shiny cars were fast and furious as they zoom right through with their incredible, adrenaline-fueled performance.
THE LITTLE MERMAID: SWIM UNDER THE SEA WITH ARIEL
The very first stop takes us to the magical world of the deep blue sea, or rather, under the sea. As the arena turns to a soft hue of blue, Sebastien comes running through looking for Ariel. Admittedly, this may be more exciting for adults than children considering the Little Mermaid was first released in 1989, everyone was awe-inspired by the beautiful choreography and the magnificent set.
SPRING FLING WITH TINKER BELL
Going back to land brings us all back to the woods, to the enchanted forest full of pretty little fairies. Amongst them was Tinker Bell, the dearly beloved fairy friend of Peter Pan. Tinker Bell and her sweet band of fairies may be what Ottawa exactly needs at the moment as they can bring, guess what… Spring!
THE TOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN WITH WOODY AND BUZZ
Although every segment was very well choreographed and professionally executed, it was perhaps the last world that was the one with the most elaborate design and number of skaters. After the intermission (which gave plenty more time for children and adults to get some concession food, it also provided another opportunity to re-visit the Disney merchandise stalls), Disney Pixar Film’s the Toy Story with familiar and endearing characters like Buzz and Woody, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, Barbie and Ken and more, the Toy Story crew, headed by no other than Andy of course, skated their way into everyone’s heart.
Disney on Ice was funny, endearing and overall entertaining for everyone. It also has a great balance between masculine and feminine undertones, as the show itself was not only completely geared towards girls with princesses and fairies. It is definitely a must-see for the whole family. It is seeing all these Disney movies and characters come to life in such a fun-filled, uplifting and wonderfully charming on the ice spectacle!
DISNEY ON ICE OTTAWA TICKET INFORMATION
From February 25th to March 1st, 2015, you can catch this one-of-a-kind skating extravaganza full of your favourite Disney moments. For tickets, check the Canadian Tire Centre website for more info or you can also purchase your tickets via Capital Tickets.
For more Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy ticket options: by visit www.CapitalTickets.ca, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267). You can also purchase in n person at each of the 10 participating Canadian Tire stores in Ottawa as well as the store in Perth, The Sens Store at Carlingwood Mall and Place d’Orléans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location, Les Galeries de Hull, Ottawa Festivals and at the Canadian Tire Centre box office. Please do note that all persons two years of age and older must have a ticket to enter the venue.
From my family to yours, THANK YOU SO MUCH Journeys of the Zoo!