Our family had a fun time at Disney on Ice presents "Passport to Adventure" on Thursday night at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Our kids, Heidi (age 5) and Thor (age 3), were amazed as they watched their favorite characters perform on the ice with special effects and fun songs.
The show includes four stories: The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Lilo & Stitch, and following an intermission, Peter Pan. Performances continue through Sunday, December 15th and tickets can be purchased online.
Heidi's favorite was The Little Mermaid. It was fun to see all the characters dance to "Under the Sea" as bubbles came down:
Peter Pan was fun as Peter Pan and the Darling kids “flew over London”:
And Hook and the pirates sang and did some great performing on the ice:
The full cast at the end, dancing together:
The whole show with intermission lasted about 2 hours. The stories moved quickly and all the performers were great. The performers interacted with the audience and engaged us in clapping along with the music – we liked when the audience was invited to clap during Peter Pan to show we believe in magic and save Tinkerbell. All the kids we saw at the Xcel Energy Center happily enjoyed it all.
Some notes about the show:
There are two brief scenes that might frighten very young or sensitive kids: When a large, inflatable Ursula comes out at the end of The Little Mermaid story, and when a large, inflatable crocodile comes out to get Captain Hook. My kids weren’t frightened at all and I think they were great scenes, but some very little kids around us seemed afraid for a moment.
They have sign language interpreters in one section – if you’re going with someone with a hearing disability be sure to ask for seats near the interpreters.
Food options included hot dogs, nachos, ice cream. Souvenirs were everywhere so be prepared for your kids to want some!
Parking: If you park in the RiverCentre ramp, try to come on Kellogg Blvd. from the east rather than the west. There’s a separate lane for cars coming from each direction. We came from the east and were able to drive right in. Those entering from the west had to wait in a long line that barely moved. Note the parking cost at this ramp is $10.00 as it’s the closest, but there are other ramps nearby that cost $5.00.
What a great way to enjoy some fun with your kids!