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Disney On Ice – Dare to Dream comes to Buffalo

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The folks at Disney really know how to tell a story, don’t they? That’s the case for their movies – and yes, their ice shows. Disney on Ice presents Dare to Dream is a hit!

The show is divided into two 45 minute halves with a short 15 minute intermission in-between. The first half features – The Princess and the Frog with Princess Tiana, Disney’s classic princess fairytale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Cinderella. The second half is dedicated to Rapunzel and the story Tangled.

It was a great show. Sure, maybe that’s because my 5-year-old loves those sweet little princesses. But, truth be told – that’s only part of it. The colorful costumes, and fast paced action made it a thrilling environment. Those little girls dressed in their princess gowns – along with all those little boys – were yelling, screaming and laughing – while sitting on the  edge of their seat.

Mickey, Minnie and the gang made it fun, too. In fact, my 2-year-old was so mad every time they left the ice! Still, they make great show hosts.

The most thrilling part of the show – by far – was the Rapunzel act. It. Was. Awesome. Princess Rapunzel and Eugene did a sort of acrobat-style number. They were swinging from a curtain high above.  It was breathtaking and something I’ve never seen at a show like this before.

The music included favorites from each story. And it all ended with a skate and a wave from almost all of the Disney princesses. It’s a sweet show with amazing dancing, costumes, sets, and music.

The show began at 7 p.m. sharp. The are known for starting and ending exactly on time. They have the usual merchandise. All the Disney swag, princess everything, stuffed Mickey and Minnie toys, t-shirts and more. Expect to drop $18 to $30 on most items. Parking around the arena is around $10. Parking in the HARBORCENTER ramp was quick, easy and worth the ten.

I do like to remind folks that it does get pretty chilly, especially the closer you are to the ice. So bundle those little sweeties up and they’re bound to enjoy every moment.

There are shows Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday at noon and 4 p.m. Tickets start at $20


Mary Friona

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Mary Friona

Following my heart with my husband and four daughters. An Emmy Award winning journalist lucky enough to work in television & radio for 20 years - seeing wonderful places, meeting great people and telling their stories.

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