It was dreamlike! Disney On Ice Portland

disney on ice rose garden portlandAmazing.

That’s the first word that comes to mind when I think of Dare to Dream from Disney On Ice.

Don’t get me wrong. This is our 3rd trip to see Disney On Ice here in Portland, but I have to say, by far, this has been my favorite.

Could it be because it’s about princesses? Maybe.
Could it be because I coveted a dress worn by Minnie? Perhaps.
Could it be because of the intricate choreography and beautiful tricks? Most definitely.

If you want the gist of the storyline of the show see my original post HERE.

This was the first time that I truly noticed the expertise of the skaters out there on the ice. At times, there are so many skaters that it’s unbelievable to me that they don’t crash into one another.

disney on ice portland dare to dreamNo time was more apparent than during a Cinderella scene when the Princes’ guard took the ice. They moved so swiftly and into so many cool formations. Skaters cut in between each other, just narrowly missing one another. You could actually hear a few gasps from the crowd. It was awesome!

Of course it was great to relive the storyline of all the princesses too.

When my kids watched The Frog Princess on DVD, they actually got quite scared when the Shadow Man sang. I was happy that this time it wasn’t as dark and ominous feeling as the movie.

During Cinderella I loved the fact that the wicked step sisters looked just like they did in the movie. They also brought a lot of humor to the ice which is always a plus for the kids. Anytime they see someone clumsily fall is a good time to them. By far my favorite part though was when the prince and his butler came into the audience to try the glass slipper on a little girl sitting just across the aisle from us. You should have seen her face light up!

disney on ice dare to dream portlandFinally, the stealer of the show was the story of Rapunzel.

The way they integrated her long hair without actually having her drag a ton of hair behind her, which would be super dangerous, was incredible. This was the first time I have ever seen silks used and it was so beautiful! Not to mention brave! I can’t imagine being that high above the ice, but boy howdy, did it add something special to the whole show.

It’s funny, as you can imagine my daughter was extremely excited to see the show. My son, not so much. But once we got there and he started looking for all the little nuances throughout, he really had fun. Of course his favorite part featured Flynn and Maximus. No surprise there.

There are still tickets available for some shows, it’s not too late to experience it yourself! Tickets start at just $17 and there are multiple shows through Sunday. Check out the Rose Quarter site for info and to purchase your tickets.

While you’re waiting for that to load, here are some more pictures from our evening.

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See ya next time!

Disclosure: We were not compensated for this, or our previous post. We did receive tickets to the show, however posting was not required.


  1. Those are some great photos! We’re hoping to take our son this weekend. We’re big Disney fans as well and it is nice when the mouse comes to visit the Rose City. It is much easier than when we have to travel all the way to Anaheim for a bit of Mickey Mouse magic.
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  2. Wonderful review! My husband and daughter don’t want to go to any of the Disney on Ice shows. Now you have me really wanting to go. I guess I’ll have to go with a friend the next time they come to the Tampa area.

  3. talk about a great night! I love Disney and to see it on ice, it must be incredible. The movie, Frog Prince was good. Must have been better on ice.

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