Growing up on Long Island, families always look for fun activities to do with their children. As a child my mom took me to Nassau Coliseum to see the Disney on Ice shows. Disney’s Frozen has been named the highest-grossing animated film of all time, making it the perfect choice this year’s ice show. I decided to share my Disney on Ice tradition with my five-year old goddaughter, Talia, who named Frozen her favorite movie. Talia is in great company: Upon entering Nassau Coliseum, little girls just like her attended Disney on Ice presents Frozen flaunting blue dresses like Elsa, waving their light-up wands (remember those?!) waiting for the show to begin.
When the lights finally dimmed, Disney veterans Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy came out to welcome the crowd. Next, princesses Cinderella, Ariel, Snow White, Rupunzel, and their princes entered! Toy Story’s Woody and Buzz, along with Timon and Pumbaa of The Lion King, and Finding Nemo’s Dory, Marlin and Nemo also took to the ice for what was a delightfully grand introduction. The characters sang and danced to “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher”. The ice show’s overall theme was just that: True love conquers all.
After the opening number, Frozen was brought to life on ice with set changes, colorful lighting, and beautifully choreographed musical numbers. The show also had elaborate costumes; two skaters donned a Sven costume that enabled this friendly reindeer character to glide along the ice. Despite the amazing theatrics, my goddaughters least favorite musical number was “Reindeers are Better than People.”
A major highlight was Elsa, now a household musical name, singing “Let it Go”. During this number, every child inside Nassau Coliseum sang their hearts out while artificial snow fell from the celing and fireworks exploded.
After a short intermission, Olaf the snowman performed an upbeat number to the song “In Summer.” The show ended with Elsa and Anna singing a reprise of “Let it Go”.
My goddaughter described Disney Frozen on Ice as the “best day ever.” That is enough for me to highly recommend this show for a stunning day of family fun! Although showtimes have ended at Nassau Coliseum, you can still catch the show at the Prudential and IZOD Center through November 30.