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Disney holds a special place in everyone’s hearts, young and old.  And almost every year since 1990, the Disney on Ice show has captivated audiences from all ages and from all walks of life.16 THE DISNEY PRINCESSES AND THEIR HEROES

Even for some of our local celebrities, a Disney on Ice show is nothing short of magical.  From the elegantly-designed costumes, magnificent fairytale sets, and charming characters, this annual ice show is something they also look forward to.  But the Disney on Ice experience does not stop with the show itself.

Singer-actress Karylle remembers seeing a Disney on Ice show when she treated a few lucky kids from her chosen charity.  But when asked about her favorite Disney memory, she fondly recalls her serendipitous meet-up with her favorite princess, Cinderella.

“I went to Disneyland recently, and I met Cinderella.  I met her, and she asked me where I was from. I said I was from the Philippines, and she was like, ‘That’s a beautiful kingdom!’ so she’s now my friend. And then she told me to pose like a princess, and when I left I curtsied, and she curtsied back and I was like, ‘Hah, I’m a princess,’” she shares with a delighted laugh.

Miss Universe Philippines 2012 Janine Tugonon, on the other hand, could not help but admire the skill and grace of the performers when she saw Disney on Ice last year.

Sobrang gusto ko yung mag-partners.  Sina Princess Jasmine and Aladdin, sina Ariel and Prince Eric, and yung others. Nanonood kasi ako dati ng mga ice skating competitions sa TV, so nag-enjoy ako panoorin yung ginawa nila dun. Nagalingan talaga ako kasi hindi lang simpleng skating yung pinakita nila; talagang may turns and lifts,” she says.

Already a mom of two, TV host Christine Bersola-Babao still treasures every Disney on Ice show she watched, from when she was a young girl until now.

“Even when I was in high school, di ba meron nang Disney on Ice nun? Dinadala ako ng mommy ko. And we’ve been watching Disney on Ice when it’s shown here.  You’re planting happy memories in a child’s mind every time you bring them to Disney on Ice,” she says.

This year, Disney on Ice presents Princesses and Heroes, another spectacular show that will truly delight and excite everyone.  Eight Disney Princesses, Ariel, Cinderella, Belle, Jasmine, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel and Tiana and their respective handsome princes will tell the audience their inspiring stories through artistic skating and graceful acrobatics and prove once more that wishes do come true for those who believe.

And with that, I’d like to share my very own Disney On Ice memories.  Some actual snapshots of their newest presentation “Princesses and Heroes” taken last December 24 while watching the special pre-opening show with my family at the Araneta Coliseum.

The show starts with Mickey, Minnie and Goofy introducing all the exciting Disney Princess stories one at a time with the help of a skating Tinker Bell bringing to life all the wonderful characters in a scene.

Minnie, Mickey and Goofy
Minnie, Mickey and Goofy

In the first story we see Aladdin in his famous market chase scene and his meet up with Genie and the lovely Princess Jasmine.

Aladdin being chased by the palace guards
Aladdin being chased by the palace guards
Aladdin meeting Princess Jasmine for the first time
Aladdin meeting Princess Jasmine for the first time
Aladdin with Genie
Aladdin with Genie

Aladdin is one of the two major acts of the show if we base it on time exposures and elaborate production numbers.  The second major act is the story of Ariel (The Little Mermaid).  By the way, this is my daughter Sky’s favorite part of the show.

The mermaid princesses
The mermaid princesses
Ariel with Ursula
Ariel with Ursula
Under the Sea
Under the Sea

Aside from the awesome stunts of Aladdin and the details and costumes of The Little Mermaid, I also love the other production numbers from  Snow White, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast and Princess and the Frog.

Snow White's 7 Dwarves
Snow White’s 7 Dwarves
Be our Guest with Belle and Lumiere and the rest of the Dining Set
Be our Guest with Belle and Lumiere and the rest of the Dining Set
Tiana from The Princess and the Frog
Tiana from The Princess and the Frog

The best skating dance number of the show in my opinion was the one performed by princess Rapunzel and Eugene (Flynn Rider) from the movie Entangled.  My son Neo however loves the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ part but not because of Sleeping Beauty but because of the giant fire breathing dragon that Prince Philip battled to save Princess Aurora.

Fire Breathing Dragon
Fire Breathing Dragon

The grand finale joins all the Princesses and Heroes together in a wonderful production number with Tinker Bell riding on Cinderella’s Carriage.   154397_544296728931072_1978097432_n

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An awesome Disney experience for the whole family indeed!

Catch DISNEY ON ICE Princesses and Heroes at the Araneta Center until January 3, 2013.  Tickets are available via TicketNet Online www.ticketnet.com.ph or call (02) 911 5555.

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  1. Awww… I failed to capture shots of this show. My phone camera is no match with the strong spotlights of the show. But I’m so glad I got to watch it. Would have been better though if Donald Duck was there 🙂

  2. I have to say I feel envious Rain that you get to watch this. But I have two boys with me who do not really feel ecstatic in the idea of watching a Disney on Ice featuring Princesses and Heroes. I did join the contest you posted a few days ago but unfortunately I did not win any tickets. I was hoping to bring my niece if I won but I guess we just have to wait next year. 🙂