Thinking about getting tickets to Disney on Ice – Mickey’s Search Party? Let me tell you about our recent experience.
Our family absolutely loves all things Disney, so when we heard Disney on Ice was coming back to our town, we couldn’t resist. It had been ages since we last went, way back in 2015, when my little one Miles wasn’t even part of the picture yet. Just two weeks before the show, I decided to grab tickets for Eric, Lainee (13), and Miles (6). Here’s what you need to know.
Picking the Perfect Seats
So, I goofed up and got seats on the left side of the ice. If I could rewind, I’d go for the front seats on the second level. Don’t get me wrong; there’s a lot happening everywhere, but for your little one’s character sightings, those front-facing platforms on either side of the ice are the jackpot. If you go for floor seats, kids get in on the action, with some lucky ones even interacting with the characters – especially the princesses. Oh, and during the Toy Story bit, they passed around a giant ball, but only in a specific section. Gotta keep the chaos contained, right?
What to Wear to Disney on Ice
You can absolutely unleash your inner Disney fanatic here.. you’d be in good company. Little princesses rocked their dresses, Minnie ears, Disney tees, you name it. But, if your wardrobe’s a Disney desert, that’s cool too; it’s a casual affair. Lainee and Miles went Disney-adjacent with Spider-Man gear (close enough, right?), and Eric went classic in his gray Mickey Mouse shirt. My advice? Be comfy and bring along a jacket or sweater – you know, for that ice factor.
Disney Snacks and Treats
It wouldn’t be a Disney event without treats, right? Disney knows how to sell stuff, and they’re all about it at their events. They had souvenir cups with soda (in case your kids weren’t hyped enough), and Disney monopolized the popcorn scene – $20 for a red Disney on Ice popcorn bucket. They also dished out popcorn in zip canvas bags, snow cones in souvenir cups, and cotton candy sporting Mickey’s crown. During intermission, it’s like a Disney snack parade – vendors everywhere.
If you’re like most and plan on remembering the event with some Disney on Ice merch, brace yourself for lines unless you’re an early bird or plan to stick around after the show. They had bubble wands, snowflake wands, shirts, hats, and so much more. Just remember, it’s Disney, so be ready for Disney prices. But hey, last I heard, they offer a lifetime guarantee on anything you buy. We passed on merch this time, given how often we hit the parks.
We rolled in a tad late, but I spotted some photo ops, probably at an extra cost. Looked like Ariel and our Frozen faves, Anna and Elsa, were in the mix. Once you’re seated, don’t forget to snap a selfie and tag it with #DisneyOnIce and your location. Your pics might just become part of the show – a magical memory for your little one.
Pro tip: arrive at least 30 minutes early to navigate parking, security, and finding your seats. If snacks and merch are on your agenda, add on bit more time. The show runs about 2 hours with a 15-minute break. You’ll catch Toy Story, Beauty and the Beast, Coco, Tinkerbell, Little Mermaid, Moana, and Frozen. Personally, I think Frozen stole the spotlight, but Coco and Moana weren’t far behind. It’s more than just ice skating – expect high-flying acts, gymnastics, and even some twinkling fireworks. Trust me; it’s worth every penny!
Listen, Disney on Ice – Mickey’s Search Party is an absolute blast for the whole family. From the performances to the magical merch, there’s something for everyone. Remember to arrive early, dress comfortably, and be ready for an unforgettable experience that’ll leave your little ones wide-eyed with wonder. Enjoy the show!
If you want the (Dis) perspective, check out Eric’s Disney on Ice Review.