Kidding Around at … Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream

It was 28 years ago that my Mum, Sister and I went to Disney On Ice. We only went once during my childhood and so, all these years later, I was excited to take my children to Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream at Hisense Arena. My sister, Alexandra, was able to come with us as Tim was working so we were both able to relive a special childhood memory.

Disney On Ice

Disney On Ice is a world class show that needs no introduction. Children across the world have long been fascinated by their favourite characters being brought to life by highly skilled ice skaters.

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Disney On Ice’s 2015 tour is themed ‘Dare To Dream’, and featured Tiana from The Princess and the Frog, Snow White from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella and Rapunzel from Tangled. Each story was introduced by four very famous and well loved friends, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy!

Whilst everyone took their seats waiting for the show to begin, staff armed only with buckets clowned around on stage much to the delight to the audience! The excitement was palpable!

Right on time, the lights dimmed and out came Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy and introduced Tiana and the characters from The Princess and the Frog. This performance was a short scene in Tiana’s Restaurant from the film and not an abridged version of the story.

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The rest of the Princesses performed in a shortened version of their story. Snow White met the Seven Dwarfs after the Evil Queen (her magic mirror glided eerily around the stage, unassisted by any visible means) tried to have her killed, she then ate the apple, fell asleep and was awoken by The Prince’s kiss, the man she inevitably falls in love with!

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Cinderella’s famous story took place in two parts, both before and after intermission. The set rotated and the walls opened to reveal Prince Charming’s majestic castle. Disney On Ice clearly spared no expense when it came to the sets and costumes. Each costume was brilliantly detailed and carefully considered.

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Tangled was the last story to be told, and this one really showcased the skill of the performers. Maximus the horse showed some very fancy footwork, while Rapunzel and Flynn flew through the air Cirque Du Soleil style, without any safety harnesses, with just one arm wrapped around Rapunzel’s ‘hair’. It was mesmerising!

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The Grand Finale featured all of our favourite Princesses and Alegría had a wonderful time guessing who they were! Baby girl knows her princesses! Isaac, (who, you’ll be pleased to know, didn’t disappear this time – but was fidgety), loved the fireworks!

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The show is truly spectacular and should not be missed!

Georgina Says

Even though it says on the Disney On Ice website that you can’t be “too young or too old to enjoy the show”, I think 4+ is the ideal age – especially if the parent wants to enjoy the show!

Afterwards, we were invited to meet two special guests – Mickey and Minnie! As always, Isaac marched straight up to them for a hug shortly followed by Alegría! I wonder if he wished it was Cinderella?

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE DISNEY ON ICE presents DARE TO DREAM, AND WE THINK YOU SHOULD, THEN THERE IS STILL TIME IF YOU LIVE IN SYDNEY! BUT HURRY, IT FINISHES ON JULY 12,2015!

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A Celebration of Royal Proportions! Tickets on sale NOW! 

Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream comes to Sydney from 8-12 July, 2015 and will be the ultimate princess experience, taking audiences on a journey to fulfil their dreams.  Bringing two of Disney’s modern day princess stories Tangled and, The Princess and the Frog and two most beloved fairytales Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Cinderella, this action packed skating spectacle is a classic meets contemporary celebration of 75 years of Disney Princess stories. Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream opens its national tour in Perth on 5 June and travels to Adelaide, Newcastle, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney until 12 July.

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Laugh at Disney’s hilarious hair-raising escapade, Tangled, as Rapunzel, Flynn and Maximus, embark on an uproarious journey that takes adventure to new lengths! Travel to the enchanted forest with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as Snow White escapes from the Evil Queen in her search for her one true love. Watch as fanciful dreams become reality as Cinderella meets her Prince Charming, with a glass slipper fit for an unforgettable fantasy come true. And boogie to the beat of the bayou in a magical, musical journey that celebrates the story of The Princess and the Frog with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen.

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Australian audiences will experience the beauty, sparkle, and adventure when Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream comes to a city near you!

2015 National Tour Dates

Perth – Perth Arena     5 – 7 June  (Fri – Sun)

Adelaide – Adelaide Entertainment Centre   12 – 14 June  (Fri – Sun)

Newcastle – Newcastle Entertainment Centre  19 – 21 June  (Fri – Sun)

Brisbane – Brisbane Entertainment Centre  27 – 29 June (Sat – Mon)

Melbourne – Hisense Arena, Melbourne   2 – 6 July  (Thurs – Mon)

Sydney – Allphones Arena, Sydney Olympic Park  8 – 12 July (Wed – Sun)

Purchase tickets from Ticketek: 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au/disneyonice. Tickets start from just $29.50.  Additional discounts apply on select performances. Credit card and transaction fees may also apply.

For more information visit www.disneyonice.com.au or visit their Facebook page.

Please note all details quoted are correct at the time of publishing. All details are subject to change without notice and Kidding Around Australia takes no responsibility for information contained in this post. Please check the appropriate website to ensure that information is still correct and current.

ALL PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES ON THE KIDDING AROUND AUSTRALIA WEBSITE ARE THE EXCLUSIVE PROPERTY OF THE KIDDING AROUND AUSTRALIA AUTHORS. ALL IMAGES ARE SUBJECT TO COPYRIGHT AND CANNOT BE USED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM KIDDING AROUND AUSTRALIA.

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Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream … Competition Winners Announced!

We were so excited to give away tickets to Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream and judging by the amount of entries we received, you were all as equally excited to win!

Three very lucky winners have been chosen to win four tickets (valued at $178) to Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream in the July school holidays with one lucky winner also receiving a money can’t buy meet and greet experience and a merchandise pack!

We won’t make you wait any longer … drum roll please …

Winners of Disney On Ice

Congratulations Milla, Garry and Shannon! Could you please email Georgina at info@kiddingaroundaustralia.com to organise delivery of your tickets!

We hope you have a magical time and can’t wait to hear all about it!

For those of you who didn’t win (we’re sorry!) tickets are available from Ticketek: 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au/disneyonice. Tickets start from just $29.50. Additional discounts apply on select performances. Credit card and transaction fees may also apply.

For more information visit www.disneyonice.com.au.

 

Competition Time … Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream

We cannot begin to tell you how excited we are that we have tickets for you to WIN to

Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream!

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Three very lucky families will each win four tickets (valued at $178) to Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream in the July school holidays.

Grand Prize – Four tickets to the Thursday 2nd July, 2:30pm performance as well as a money can’t buy meet and greet experience with a star of the show and a merchandise pack.

Two Runner Up Prizes – Four tickets valid for the Friday 3rd July 2.30pm performance.

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You are invited to a Celebration of Royal Proportions!

Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream is coming to Melbourne from 2-6 July, 2015 and will be the ultimate princess experience, taking audiences on a journey to fulfil their dreams.  Combining two of Disney’s modern day princess stories Tangled and The Princess and the Frog with two of the most beloved fairytales Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Cinderella, this action packed skating spectacle is a classic meets contemporary celebration of 75 years of Disney Princess stories.

©Disney. All Rights Reserved
©Disney. All Rights Reserved

Laugh at Disney’s hilarious hair-raising escapade, Tangled, as Rapunzel, Flynn and Maximus, embark on an uproarious journey that takes adventure to new lengths! Travel to the enchanted forest with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as Snow White escapes from the Evil Queen in her search for her one true love. Watch as fanciful dreams become reality as Cinderella meets her Prince Charming, with a glass slipper fit for an unforgettable fantasy come true. And boogie to the beat of the bayou in a magical, musical journey that celebrates the story of The Princess and the Frog with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen.

Enter Now

To Enter, LIKE us on Facebook and fill out the following entry form:

*If you can’t see the entry form please go to our website as some phones and media do not support this application.

Competition closes 5pm AEST Wednesday 17 June 2015.  Winners will be announced on Thursday 18 June 2015.

Please subscribe to follow our website so you never miss a post and you will be the first to know when we are running competitions!

Oh, and because we are fabulous we are also giving away another four tickets via our Instagram competition! Enter there for another chance to win!

Terms and Conditions:

Open to residents of Victoria, Australia only.  By entering this competition, you agree to subscribe to the Kidding Around Australia mailing list, if you are not already subscribed. Your privacy is protected and you can unsubscribe at any time. 

By entering this competition, you are also agreeing to all other terms and conditions.

This is a game of skill not a game of chance. Entries not filling in all the required fields and answering the question will be deemed invalid. The winner will be chosen by originality and creative merit, by a non involved party. The Judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The winner will be drawn 17/06/15 5.30pm AEST and announced on this website. The winner will also be contacted via email.

The Grand Prize is four (4) tickets to the Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream performance on Thursday July 2 2015 at 2:30pm. The Grand Prize winner will also receive a money can’t buy meet and greet experience with a star of the show and a merchandise pack. Two Runner’s Up will each win four (4) tickets to the Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream performance on Friday July 3 2015 at 2:30pm.

One entry per household. Prizes are not transferable, changeable or redeemable for cash. Kidding Around Australia will not be held responsible for any loss, injury or damage that occurs in connection with the prize or the winners participation in the promotion.

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Tickets from Ticketek: 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au/disneyonice. Tickets start from just $29.50. Additional discounts apply on select performances. Credit card and transaction fees may also apply.

For more information visit www.disneyonice.com.au.

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Kidding Around with … Cinderella from Disney On Ice Dare To Dream

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We were able to spend a few minutes with Cinderella recently and were so happy that she agreed to answer some questions! Alegría can’t quite believe that she met her and Isaac is in love!

Do you like living in a palace? It’s a little different from where you grew up.

“Yes, it is rather grand. I still get a bit lost sometimes, but everyone has made me feel so welcome that it truly feels like home.”

How do you like to spend your time, now that you don’t have to take care of your stepsisters or stepmother?

“Well, the Prince and I love to go horseback riding. The fields around the palace are so beautiful, especially when the wildflowers are in bloom.  And I always like spending time with my animal friends, sewing clothes for them and making their favorite things to eat.”

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Gus and Jaq, the mice, must like getting to live in a great big palace.

“They do, especially dear little Gus.  Somehow he always finds his way to the kitchen whenever the chef is preparing a meal.  Of course, not everyone appreciates them as much as I do. Pom-Pom, the palace cat, can be quite mischievous. So, I still have to rescue them sometimes.”

Do you have any special traditions at the palace?

“We often have a grand, royal ball and invite all sorts of people from around the kingdom to join us. As you might imagine, dancing at a ball holds a very special place in my heart – it always seems like a dream come true.”

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We were wondering; have you learned any magic tricks from your fairy godmother?

“Oh no, I can’t do magic.  You’d have to ask my fairy godmother for that.”

What about the glass slipper she made you for the royal ball? Do you still have it?

“Of course. It’s one of my greatest treasures.  I’ll always keep it to remind me of that magical night when all my dreams came true.”

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One last question, Princess Cinderella, do you have any words of wisdom for little girls who admire you?

“Hmm… well, I think it’s very important to be understanding and kind.  And never stop dreaming.  You never know when the most wonderful wishes will come true. “

Thank you so much, Princess.  It has been wonderful talking to you.

“It’s been lovely speaking with you as well.  I hope we get to do it again very soon.”

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If you know someone who would like to see Cinderella whilst she is Melbourne, Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream will be at Hisense Arena from July 2-6 and is on sale now.

We will be running a Disney on Ice presents Dare to Dream competition very soon so please keep an eye out for details!

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DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS DARE TO DREAM

A Celebration of Royal Proportions! 

COMING TO MELBOURNE 2-6 JULY 2015  

Tickets on sale NOW! 

Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream comes to Melbourne from 2-6 July, 2015 and will be the ultimate princess experience, taking audiences on a journey to fulfil their dreams.  Bringing two of Disney’s modern day princess stories Tangled and, The Princess and the Frog and two most beloved fairytales Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Cinderella, this action packed skating spectacle is a classic meets contemporary celebration of 75 years of Disney Princess stories. Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream opens its national tour in Perth on 5 June and travels to Adelaide, Newcastle, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney until 12 July.

Cinderella in carriage

Laugh at Disney’s hilarious hair-raising escapade, Tangled, as Rapunzel, Flynn and Maximus, embark on an uproarious journey that takes adventure to new lengths! Travel to the enchanted forest with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as Snow White escapes from the Evil Queen in her search for her one true love. Watch as fanciful dreams become reality as Cinderella meets her Prince Charming, with a glass slipper fit for an unforgettable fantasy come true. And boogie to the beat of the bayou in a magical, musical journey that celebrates the story of The Princess and the Frog with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen.

Australian audiences will experience the beauty, sparkle, and adventure when Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream comes to a city near you!

2015 National Tour Dates

Perth – Perth Arena     5 – 7 June  (Fri – Sun)

Adelaide – Adelaide Entertainment Centre   12 – 14 June  (Fri – Sun)

Newcastle – Newcastle Entertainment Centre  19 – 21 June  (Fri – Sun)

Brisbane – Brisbane Entertainment Centre  27 – 29 June (Sat – Mon)

Melbourne – Hisense Arena, Melbourne   2 – 6 July  (Thurs – Mon)

Sydney – Allphones Arena, Sydney Olympic Park  8 – 12 July (Wed – Sun)

Purchase tickets from Ticketek: 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au/disneyonice. Tickets start from just $29.50.  Additional discounts apply on select performances. Credit card and transaction fees may also apply.

For more information visit www.disneyonice.com.au or visit their Facebook page.

Please note all details quoted are correct at the time of publishing. All details are subject to change without notice and Kidding Around Australia takes no responsibility for information contained in this post. Please check the appropriate website to ensure that information is still correct and current.

ALL PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES ON THE KIDDING AROUND AUSTRALIA WEBSITE ARE THE EXCLUSIVE PROPERTY OF THE KIDDING AROUND AUSTRALIA AUTHORS. ALL IMAGES ARE SUBJECT TO COPYRIGHT AND CANNOT BE USED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM KIDDING AROUND AUSTRALIA.