Disclosure: We received tickets to the show to facilitate our review.
Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment
Disney on Ice Dare to Dream Show in Seattle area
The Disney on Ice “Dare to Dream” show is here in the Puget Sound area this weekend and next week & weekend. From now through Monday, the show is at the Showare Center in Kent, WA & then it is heading up to the Xfinity Arena in Everett from next Thursday – Sunday. We have the full show schedule listed below as well as where you can buy tickets as there are still tickets available to the shows.
We had the opportunity to head to the Dare to Dream show for Opening night in Kent. This is such a fun show and we always all leave with a big smile on our face from a wonderful evening being entertained by the magic of Disney. This show is more focused on the Disney Princesses, but I saw boys & girls alike mesmerized by the show and all the impressive ice skating, lights & music keeps you entertained throughout the show.
Here is information about the Dare to Dream show:
Photo credit: Feld Entertainment
Celebrate what’s possible as five daring Disney Princesses spark the courage inside us all in Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream, skating into the Puget Sound area playing Kent from November 1–5 followed by Everett from November 8–11! Featuring Disney’s Moana for the first time in a live production, hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse bring the Disney magic to life and take audiences on an expedition across raging seas and snow-covered mountains in this action-packed extravaganza with the beloved characters from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Tangled and Cinderella.
In her Disney On Ice debut, see how far Moana will go in a high-seas adventure with demigod Maui, to save her island and discover her true identity. Join Belle as she fearlessly befriends the enchanted castle staff and reveals the Beast’s gentleness. Experience Anna’s devotion to her sister, Elsa, on her life-changing journey to stop an eternal winter. Explore with Rapunzel, Flynn Ryder, Cinderella and friends from around the Disney Kingdom as they find the heart and determination to overcome obstacles and make their dreams come true.
Iconic sing-along songs such as “How Far I’ll Go,” “Be Our Guest” and “Let It Go” are paired with powerful skating choreography to instill confidence and embolden audiences to never stop dreaming. Uncover why no goal is too big when we find the strength to shape our own destiny at Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream coming to your hometown!
Plus fans are encouraged to arrive early to celebrate family and tradition with a special sing-along with Miguel from Disney•Pixar’s Coco in a live fiesta Disney On Ice style prior to the show!
Where to Purchase Tickets::
Dates of the Shows:
ShoWare Center – Kent, WA::
Thursday November 1 – 10:30am, 7pm
Friday November 2 – 7pm
Saturday November 3 – 11:30am, 3:30pm & 7pm
Sunday November 4 – 11:30am, 3:30pm & 7pm
Monday November 5 – 7pm
Angel of the Winds Arena – Everett, WA
Thursday November 8 – 7pm
Friday November 9 – 7pm
Saturday November 10 – 11:30am, 3:30pm, & 7pm
Sunday November 11th – 11:30am & 3:30pm
Disney on Ice’s Dare to Dream Show Review & Tips:
The Disney on Ice show comes to the Seattle area (South Sound & North Sound) every year, but it is an all-new, different show every single year. We have been to a number of the shows over the year to share our reviews with you & it never disappoints us. Every year, they have new & surprising aspects to have us oohing & ahhing as we sit entranced by the show.
The Dare to Dream show was no different. This show featured 6 princesses & scenes from each of their movies: Cinderella, Rapunzel, Elsa & Anna from Frozen, Belle, & Moana (although she may not technically be a princess, but we all think of her as Disney’s Polynesian princess). The show actually starts with a pre-show performance by the characters from Coco, which was a fun way to kick off the evening. Mickey, Minnie, Donald & Goofy make an appearance at the beginning and end of the show, as well, which no Disney on Ice show is complete without seeing them in the performance.
The Dare to Dream show was the debut show for Moana & all of the characters from her show including Maui, Grandma Tala, Tamatoa & more. This was probably my favorite part of the show with some surprises in store for you and an amazing number with disco ball lights & glow in the dark costumes (check out our Instagram story here to see a short video clip).
Another favorite for us was the Tangled story, where Rapunzel & Flynn Ryder show off some seriously impressive acrobatic skills as they “fly” thru the air. The silky fabric that comes down from the rafters & made to look like Rapunzel’s long locks, transports Rapunzel & Flynn up into the air showing off their skills as they move from ice to sky numerous times.
One change for us this year compared to previous years is there was a lot more audience participation. This year, they There are special VIP seats you can purchase that are right down next to the ice & there were a lot of opportunities for kids to get an up close visit with the characters. They had a special narrator who would come out & bring kids from the VIP section to sit where the characters would come up & say hi & give hi fives. So, this is definitely something to keep in mind if you purchase the VIP seats right next to the rink. There was also an opportunity where a group of kids got to ride in a special wagon during a Tangled scene & they were brought all around the ice to participate as part of the show & the characters came up to greet them. I loved that they had these special opportunities for kids to participate & it brought a lot of smiles & laughter to the whole audience to see children’s faces beam with excitement!
6 Tips For a Fun Visit to Disney on Ice:
Arrival Time –
You will want to time your arrival so it works best for your family. I would recommend that you allow plenty of time to get to the venue & find parking. We’ve been going to the show for a few years & it can get very busy so we always allow plenty of time to park. In fact, I would recommend getting there earlier & then if you have extra time, you could always walk to get some food (in Kent, we have gotten there super early to get good parking & then walked over to the Kent Commons to eat dinner before the show). The doors to the show will open an hour before. You will encounter long lines to get in (especially if you need to pick up tickets) and the bag checks. If you go inside too soon, though, just keep in mind it may be a long time for younger kiddos to wait. They do have food inside the venues & lots of souvenir shops and photo ops you can pay for. However, those can get pricey, so think of the timing of your arrival. I’d say to arrive between an hour & 45 minutes before the show to have enough time to park, stand in the ticket lines, make bathroom breaks & head to your seats in plenty of time (that’s if you have eaten ahead of time)
Dress-Up For Kids –
For those of you who have never been to this event, this is an event that the kiddos love to dress up in their favorite Disney character. We saw so many adorable little princess gowns, Mickey ears & Disney costumes. Enjoy it while you can & encourage them to dress up – it’s so fun to see all the kids in their fun costumes! (Costumes are only allowed for kids 14 & under). But this is a time to pull out your Disney shirts, sweatshirts & Mickey/Minnie ears & show your Disney spirit.
Eat before you Go –
As you know, the prices at event venues for food are quite high for concessions, so I always recommend eating your main meal before you arrive. For the Showare center, it does say no outside food/drinks, so you’ll need to eat beforehand for your main meal & then you could always do snacks & drinks at the venue if needed. They have regular concessions as well as some special Disney on Ice concessions, such as popcorn in a collectible Mickey bag, snow cones in a collectible cup & more.
Have a plan for souvenirs –
On our very first visit to Disney on Ice when my girls were much younger, I was surprised by the amount of souvenir vendors for Disney on Ice. Your kids will see all their favorite Disney characters in stuffed animals/dolls, souvenir cups & much more. If this is not in your budget, it helps to have a plan ahead of time. Now that I know what to expect, we can talk with our kids about a plan for souvenirs, whether they want to bring their own money to spend on the items (since they are old enough to save money from their allowance.
Another option is to pick up a special Disney souvenir at any local store or the Disney Store in the malls to give to your child beforehand or surprise him or her with the souvenir at the event as a special way to remember the event.
Glow in the Dark Fun –
One of the popular items for purchase as a souvenir are the light-up wands and snowflake wands. You will see light up toys all over the arena, especially during the Frozen part of the show. Most of these were $20 – $25 that I saw, so if that is out of your budget, hit up the dollar store ahead of time. The dollar store always has a great selection of glow in the dark sticks, bracelets/necklaces, wands and more. Pack it in your purse or bag and pull them out during the show & your child will be thrilled to participate with his or her glow in the dark light items, too.
Where to Sit –
We watched the Disney on Ice show at the Kent Showare Center and honestly there is not a bad seat in the arena! They all have great views as it’s the perfect size arena for this type of performance to make you feel like you can see everything well & I’d imagine that’s the same at most of the arenas where they hold Disney on Ice. With that said, it does help to know where the focus of the show will be. For the Showare center, there is seating on 3 sides of the arena and they focus the show on the middle of the arena. The middle of the arena is not quite as close to the ice, though as there is a staging area for the VIP seating, but you will have great views for the scenes in general. I think the seating closest to the middle seating but on the sides would be the most ideal in my opinion as you can still be close to the ice, but you will also see the view well when they are facing towards the middle / front of the performance area.
If you have never been to Disney on Ice, I strongly suggest you go, even if your kids are older or if it’s just the adults. If you love anything Disney, then this is a bit of Disney magic right here in our own area without having to go to Disneyland or Disney World!