Last night, I took my daughter to see the newest Disney on Ice show, Rockin’ Ever After, at Nassau Coliseum. I used to love Disney on Ice when I was younger and I looked forward to taking my daughter when she was old enough to attend. We both had an amazing time at their latest show, Rockin Ever After; the show really lived up to its name.
Rockin Ever After features four of the Disney princesses: Ariel, Rapunzel and Belle, as well as Merida who is making her Disney on Ice debut. Each princess has her own segment of the show where her story is told amidst lots of skating, great sets and amazing costumes. Most of the big song and dance scenes from the first three princess movies are performed on ice, as well as the Archery contest from Brave. Black light, fire and pyrotechnics are some of the elements used to bring the different scenes to life.
Mickey and friends are, of course, part of the show. They perform some comedic gags and they introduce the different princess stories. The show also had a great ensemble cast of skaters who opened and closed the show with high energy numbers. Of particular interest was the closing number where the cast danced with lightsabers. Disney on Ice is produced by Feld Entertainment, not Disney, so did they know ahead of time that Disney was buying Star Wars? If not, it was definitely a happy coincidence.
Disney on Ice really raised the bar with this show. It is not just a children’s show anymore; it is a show that the entire family can enjoy with a good mix of Disney, great routines and fantastic skating. Like they said in the show, it really “rocked the mouse!”
Disney on Ice will continue its run at Nassau Coliseum through Sunday, November 11. If you are unable to make it to Nassau Coliseum, performances of Disney on Ice will also take place at three other arenas in the area throughout the month, the Prudential Center from Nov. 14 – 18, the IZOD Center from Nov. 20 – 25 and the Barclays Center from Nov. 27 – Dec. 2.
For more information, please visit disney.go.com/disneyonice.
By Mikaela Walker