Last night, Sacramento’s new downtown arena, Golden 1 Center, was crawling with little people. Not regular little people, mind you, but little princesses wearing crowns and waving lighted wands, and little pirates swinging swords. And the excitement was palpable. All these little people and their parents, grandparents and caregivers, were filling the arena to see their favorite Disney characters glide across the ice in Disney on Ice’s newest production Passport to Adventure.
The show started out in the African Savanna with the characters from Lion King, followed by a pretty amazing London performance by Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Wendy, the Lost Boys, Captain Hook, and of course, the infamous crocodile. Pan, Tink, Wendy and her brothers not only skate on the ice, but fly through the air with the help of Tink’s pixie dust. When Captain Hook arrived in his pirate ship, I was duly impressed. How on earth did they get that ship to slide across the ice so gracefully…as if it were on water? Were there skaters inside guiding it? Was is an electronic vehicle? While we’ll never know, the fact is that the pirate ship stole the Peter Pan show. And the crocodile? Just wait for it!
After intermission, the action really started to heat up when we were transported under the sea with Ariel, Flounder and the sea witch from The Little Mermaid. No matter how many times I see those sea creatures on the ice, I’m always impressed with the colorful characters singing our favorite songs and “swimming” along in their undersea adventure. We all know the ending – that the sea witch is destroyed in the end, but it’s impressive to sea that massive creature deflate before our eyes and disappear from view.
The final performance in Passport to Adventure found us in the cold mountains of Norway with Queen Elsa, Princess Anna, Hans, Kristoff and Olaf, the beloved snowman who wants to be at the beach. From the sound of it, the Frozen performance was by far the crowd favorite. Elsa’s costume and skating alone, was something to marvel at. Add to that our favorite songs Love is an Open Door and Let it Go, and you’ve got every single audience member on their feet belting out their favorite lyrics. What a way to end the night! So much fun in such a great new venue.
You definitely don’t want to miss this Disney on Ice experience! There’s still time to purchase your tickets, as performances run through Sunday. You can buy your tickets here. SacramentoKids.net readers will receive a special 20 % discount by entering the code: MOM when purchasing.
What: Disney on Ice Presents Passport to Adventure
When: Friday, Nov. 4 at 7pm, Saturday, Nov. 5 at 11am, 3pm and 7pm, and Sunday, Nov. 6 at 12pm and 4pm
Where: Golden 1 Center, 500 David J. Stern Walk, Sacramento