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Disney On Ice, Into the Magic: What to Expect

Thinking about going to see Disney on Ice: Into the Magic? Do you already have tickets but want to know what to expect? My husband and I recently took our two little ones to go see the show and highly recommend it!

The show was super entertaining, and the skaters were excellent. It was a high-quality production but most importantly, we all had so much FUN!

We don’t live near the theme parks or even have a Disney store in our state, so whenever we can get some “Disney magic” at home, I’m in!

If you are planning a Disney vacation coming up and need some tips on going with little ones during COVID, check out my post here.

In the meantime, let’s get ready to go see Disney on Ice: Into the Magic! To check if the tour is coming to a city near you, check out their website here.

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How long is Disney on Ice: Into the Magic?

The performance is approximately two hours, including intermission. Definitely take that into consideration for what time of day you attend the show. There was a LOT of tired kiddos leaving the performance.

For our arena, the gates opened up 1 hour before the show. This actually doesn’t leave a ton of time to get in the gate, find your seats, concessions, diaper and potty time before it begins so be prepared for that!

The show features a lot of very popular characters that your children will love. The movies that are featured are Beauty and the Beast, Tangled, Coco, Cinderella, Moana, and Frozen.

You do get to see Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and Donald, but they are only featured at the beginning and the end of the performance.

The two segments that feature the most songs and the most characters are from Moana and Frozen.

From Moana you will see Moana, Maui, the grandmother, and the crab.

The Frozen segment has Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, and Prince Hans.

It was so much fun to see lots of beloved characters acting out very popular songs from the movies. There was a lot of little kids dancing in the aisles and having an absolute blast.

How to dress for the show

When it comes to what to wear to Disney on Ice: Inside the Magic, you will see a really wide array of being all dressed up in costumes to not wearing anything Disney at all. So definitely wear what you would like to wear so you are comfortable and enjoy yourself!

The cutoff age for wearing a legitimate costume is 14 years old. I thought about dressing our kids up in costumes but decided not to simply because of diaper changes.

Regardless if your child wears a costume or not, I would definitely dress them in layers. The arena will be a little colder for the ice rink but it’s not going to be frigid.

For us, we were perfectly fine with a sweatshirt on but we are also from Wisconsin and it’s the middle of winter! Depending on the climate you live in you may want to add an extra layer if needed.

My “mom outfit” for the show

I wanted to be cute, comfortable, with a hint of pixie dust 🙂

My outfit included leggings (duh), cute Mickey earrings, a shirt I wore for Disney, and Minnie ears.

Buy souvenirs ahead of time

We all know that Disney=$$$ and souvenirs at the ice show are no exception. To me, short of wanting a specific Disney on Ice merchandise (which there isn’t a lot of), the toy souvenirs are way overpriced and less appealing than what you find in most stores.

My advice? Buy something before arriving to the show and have it ready to go.

What was really fun was seeing all the different light up wands and spinners during the show. You never know, your child may be so into the show that they really don’t look twice at their light up toys (which is why you don’t want to spend a chunk of money).

The one special thing I splurged on was getting ice cones and popcorn buckets that featured characters and were also souvenirs.

But they are expensive. To get two ice cones and a popcorn bucket was seriously about $65.00. Yikes. If you have been to a Disney theme park, you probably are nodding your head in agreement that snacks like those are fun but add up quick.

Be familiar with arena’s accessibility ahead of time

Now this one is completely dependent upon where the show you are attending is being held.

For our arena, strollers were not allowed so take that into consideration. I saw a lot of families that had babies use a baby carrier which is always a good idea.

If you are breastfeeding and prefer privacy, make sure to find out if there are any nursing rooms provided. Last year when I took our then 6-month-old baby, the arena didn’t have any rooms like that. But I did ask a staff member present and they offered a private space for me. So don’t be afraid to ask!

Lastly, always triple check the arena’s COVID/mask policy. While this is our “new normal” it is helpful to know in advance the policy especially if you are travelling to see the performance.

I hope this gives you ways to prepare to go see Disney on Ice: Into the Magic. Let me know in the comment section below if you have tickets to see the performance, or if you have already seen it!

Enjoy the show!

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