One of the longest-running and popular Disney On Ice productions, "Princesses & Heroes," is returning to Orlando in September, and tickets went on sale this weekend.
Feld Entertainment describes the show this way: "Join Ariel as she yearns to explore the world above the waves and Prince Eric breaks Ursula's slithering spell to reclaim his one true love. See Prince Philip defeat the evil Maleficent as she transforms herself into a fire-breathing dragon in a race against time to rescue Sleeping Beauty's Aurora. Be there to discover a whole new world with Jasmine and Aladdin. And, watch in awe as the dreams of Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel and Tiana all come true."
It would appear that "Princesses & Heroes" has been slightly reworked since its inception in 2006 when my family saw it at Amway Arena. Back then, it was called "Princess Wishes: Princesses & Heroes." Rapuzel and Tiana were not part of the show because their animated movies had not yet hit the theaters, and they had not been named official Disney Princesses. Clearly, their overwhelming popularity has earned them roles in the production, replacing Mulan.
In addition to beloved Disney characters, guests also can expect to see plenty of special effects -- from pyrotechnics when the dragon breathes fire to laser lighting to amazing acrobatics and tricks by the professional skaters.
One of our favorite numbers was The Little Mermaid's "Under the Sea" because the upbeat song brings all of Ariel's friends out on the ice. Plus, a few lucky audience members were chosen to ride in a boat on the ice. (That might be a reason to splurge on the front-row seats!) And don't get up to go to the concession stand during Cinderella's story or you will miss her beautiful coach, which prompted "oohs" and "aahs" at our show.
Mickey Mouse and Tinker Bell serve as presenters between the princess segments, creating seamless transitions. The production lasts about two hours and 15 minutes, which includes an intermission.
Disney On Ice: Princesses & Heroes takes place at Amway Center at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13; 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Sept. 14; and 1 and 5 p.m. Sept. 14. Prices range from $8 to $55 plus fees per ticket, and everyone 2 years and older is required to have a ticket.
Looking for a discount? Audience members who sign up to be a preferred customer at DisneyOnIce.com can receive advance notice of tickets and exclusive offers.
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