The hot ticket this fall across the nation won’t be a concert, but an ice show.
Celebrating its tremendous success as the world’s #1 animated film of all time, Disney On Ice will present Frozen as its new show for 2014. A national tour kicks off September 5 in Orlando. The decision comes as exciting news, as many fans will be thrilled to see Anna, Elsa, Olaf and the gang right in their own hometowns.
A video sneak peek of the spectacle (embedded below) shows off concept art for the production, including a look at sets, costumes, and special effects.
In this part of the show, Anna picks out the guy she wants to date out of the crowd while Kristoff stares in the distance disconcerted. Oblivious to this turn of events, Olaf frolics about, four no-names dance in circles around a fountain, and Elsa shouts at the audience, “Look at me, everyone!”
Hear more from Disney On Ice Producer Nicole Feld:
While clearly the emphasis (and billing) of the show is on Frozen, appearances will also be made by Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, fellow Disney princesses, and characters from Finding Nemo and Toy Story. (Crossover confirming a new Frozen Disney movie theory? Yes, please! Just kidding.) It is unknown how the percentage of these segments stack up in relation to Frozen‘s spotlight.
It certainly says something that Disney released this announcement so soon. New Disney On Ice shows are typically revealed in July. Since this comes two months early, it hints that Disney is trying desperately to satisfy the public’s adoration for all things Frozen. Demand is so high for Frozen products at Disney Store and in the theme parks that a limit is set on the amount of products each family can purchase. Anna and Elsa’s character greeting consistently has a line longer than any other attraction in the Magic Kingdom, reaching at least 180 minutes each day (sometimes more) and prompting a new procedure for the entire park to open to accommodate the frenzy of guests rushing to meet the sisters. Bob Iger has said a Broadway version of the film is in the works. And as we shared last week, Elsa is even coming to TV as part of ABC’s Once Upon a Time. Disney is smart to position Frozen as this year’s Disney On Ice item. It would be ridiculous for them not to.
Here is the full list of cities where the show will travel for its first few months. Typically Disney On Ice shows travel for years at a time, though, so there’s a chance Frozen will eventually come to a city near you if your hometown is not here.
- Orlando, FL: September 5-7, 2014
- Providence, RI: September 10-14, 2014
- Richmond, VA: September 18-21, 2014
- Hampton, VA: September 24-28, 2014
- Nashville, TN: October 2-5, 2014
- Atlanta, GA: October 8-12, 2014
- Hershey, PN: October 15-19, 2014
- Fairfax, VA: October 22-26, 2014
- Baltimore, MD: October 29-November 2, 2014
- Uniondale, NY: November 4-9, 2014
- Brooklyn, NY: November 11-16, 2014
- Newark, NJ: November 19-23, 2014
- East Rutherford, NJ: November 25-30, 2014
- Greensboro, NC: December 4-7, 2014
- Raleigh, NC: December 10-14, 2014
- Fayetteville, NC: December 17-21, 2014
- Philadelphia, PN: December 25-29, 2014
- Cleveland, OH: January 9-17, 2015
- Rosemont, IL: January 21-25, 2015
- Chicago, IL: January 28-February 4, 2015
- Boston, MA: February 13-19, 2015
- Dallas, TX: March 25-29, 2015
- San Antonio, TX: April 2-5, 2015
- Minneapolis, MN: April 8-12, 2015
- Houston, TX: April 15-19, 2015
- New Orleans, LA: April 30-May 3, 2015
- Tampa, FL: May 14-17, 2015
To find when tickets go on sale for each city, visit DisneyOnIce.com.
Will you see Frozen On Ice? What are you excited to see unfold on the rink?