Disney on Ice Presents Rockin’ Ever After (Review)

If you are in need of some family fun this weekend, head to US Airways Center in Phoenix for Disney on Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After. My family was invited to attend last night and we loved it. My boys were super excited  to go since they have seen the commercials and are huge Disney fans.

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Disney on Ice Presents Rockin’ Ever After features the aquatic talents of Ariel, Rapunzel’s frying pan skills, Merida and her pyrotechnic arrows, Belle’s bookish charm, and of course Mickey & friends.

The show started off with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy introducing a talent show of fairytale favorites. We saw Pinocchio, who has a nose for trouble skate to “I’ve Got No Strings.” My oldest son’s favorites were Drizella and Anastasia, Cinderella’s step-sisters. They performed “Sing, Sweet Nightingale” while falling over each other and stumbling on the ice. My son was in stitches!

Sebastian the crab ushered in Ariel’s sisters to some 80’s pop, and then we see The Little Mermaid herself, pining over Price Eric. The well-loved “Part of Your World,” “Under the Sea,” and “Kiss the Girl” were brilliantly staged with coral and skaters in neon colors with dazzling aerial work that transported the audience. “Under the Sea” was my middle son and my mom’s favorite- they loved the stingrays and starfish swimming in their luminous colors.

Lovable ruffians announced “I’ve Got a Dream” made way for Tangled star Rapunzel and  her her mother singing “Mother Knows Best.” One of my personal favorites, “When Will My Life Begin” had Rapunzel doing her chores and “the usual morning line-up” before Flynn stumbles upon her tower. I found myself marveling at the skaters’ talent, but no more so than whomever graced the rear of Maximus the horse. Seriously, how do you ice skate in a horse’s bottom half? I’m in awe.  The lanterns during “I See the Light” were breathtaking.


We treated ourselves to some popcorn and watched the  Zamboni smooth out the ice for the second act. Mickey introduced us to the rolling green highlands of Scotland and the setting for Brave.


Since it was the ice debut of Merida, I was glad to have my favorite redheads with me: my youngest son and my mom. Brave is a favorite of mine because of it’s great mother/daughter story. Plus, my mom seriously could have passed as Merida when she was a girl- no wig required. Merida skated and jigged to “Touch the Sky” with a few well-timed hair tosses that flaunted her spunkiness. Her archery skills are displayed when she competes for her own hand and tries to change her fate.

Another favorite was the “Gaston” number from Beauty and the Beast complete with the slapstick antics of Lefou. “Belle” was set with all the charm from the movie complete with a book cart on wheels and bustling townspeople. Belle travels to the Beast’s castle and discovers the joy of singing flatware in “Be Our Guest.” Belle and the Beast discover there is “Something There” and bond over a mutual love of books. A highlight was Gaston’s incredulous attitude and disgust that the Beast was bearing his claws to turn pages. He and the townspeople sing “The Mob Song” and come after the Beast with torches lit. Of course Belle realizes her love and Beast is magically transformed for a skating duet to the title song.

The whole crew returned for an encore number in which I am once again amazed at all their incredible skating talents. How do they climb stairs so fast on those skates? How does one skate in a ball gown? My kids absolutely loved it, and even my youngest was clapping and smiling. My mom and I agreed that the best part was watching their faces light up.

Disney on ice presents Rockin' Ever After

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Disclaimer: EVMG was provided tickets for promotion and review of the show. All opinions are my own.