You don’t have to plan an elaborate vacation to a Disney theme park for your kids to get a taste of all the magic that Disney has to offer. If you’re looking for something a little closer to home, why not take your kids to a Disney on Ice show? Disney on Ice is a series of travelling themed shows which feature a whole bunch of the famous Disney characters. The shows follow thrilling stories and the entirety of the show is performed on ice.

Kids of all ages have fallen in love with these shows. If you’re planning to take your family to a Disney on Ice production, here are a few tips to help you maximize the fun.

1. Look Around for the Best Deals

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Disney on Ice is a massively popular series of shows. Sometimes, ticket prices for these shows can be very steep. That’s especially true if you buy them from specific vendors. However, there are websites which offer discounted tickets for Disney on Ice shows.

Once you decide that you want to go, look around in order to get the best deal for the tickets.

2. Book your Tickets Early

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Another way to ensure that you get the best deal for your tickets is by making sure to purchase tickets for the show well in advance.

Booking early also gives you access to all of the best seats so that you get the good view of everything that’s happening on the rink.

3. Pick the Disney on Ice Show that’s Right for Your Kids

As mentioned earlier, Disney on Ice features a number of different shows, each with a different set of characters, themes, and storylines. You’ll obviously have to see which shows are playing near you and what the dates of the performances are. However, you will have some choice as to which themed show may be more enjoyable for your kids in particular.

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If they have certain characters which they like, take a look and see which shows feature those characters.

4. Eat a Meal before You Go!

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Food at the venue is bound to be expensive. Also, if your kids haven’t eaten beforehand, they may become cranky and troublesome. That’s why it’s best to eat lunch or dinner before heading out to the show. That way everyone is full and their hunger is taken care of.

You are allowed to bring small snacks with you to the show, so be sure to bring some along in case your kids or you start to feel hungry. This will save you money and will ensure that you don’t need to get up and set out in search of snacks at the venue.

5. Pack Your Bag Carefully

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Depending on how old your children are, it’s best to be prepared with a list of items before you head off to the show.

Some of the items you may want to consider taking include:

  • Blankets
  • Empty water bottles which you can fill up at drinking fountains
  • Chapstick
  • Disney toys
  • Light sweaters or jackets
  • Snacks
  • Wet wipes and hand sanitizer
  • Diapers
  • Ear plugs

6. Dress the Kiddies Up!

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Dressing up as one of the Disney characters can make the experience all the more enjoyable. Both adults and children alike are allowed to dress up as their favorite characters for all Disney on Ice shows.

For young children, this is an incredibly exciting opportunity to don the outfits of their favorite characters.

7. Give the Kids a Pep-talk Before Hand

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Disney on Ice shows are exciting and full of numerous Disney characters. Parents should sit their kids down and talk them through what they can expect. For young children, the format of the show might be a little confusing at first, especially if they’re told they’re going to see characters that have been in a movie they’ve seen, and yet are now performing in different ways.

It’s also good to let the kids know that the characters aren’t always guaranteed. That way, if their favorites don’t show up, you won’t have to deal with a crisis.

8. Bring Merchandise from Home

The merchandise available at Disney on Ice shows is expensive. That’s why it’s advisable to bring your children’s Disney toys from home along with you for the show. If your kids really want a souvenir from the show, there are typically people selling discounted merchandise after the show is over.

9. Bring along Glow in the Dark Toys!

When the performance is going on, the lights in the stadium or arena are turned off. During this time, the crowd is lit up with a host of glow in the dark necklaces and toys which kids are sporting. While you can buy these goods at the venue, they are extremely pricey.picture-3

That’s why it’s best to bring along some fun glow in the dark toys for kids to play with at the show.

10. Keep Warm

The Disney on Ice show is, you guessed it, performed on ice. That means the venue will be quite chilly. Make sure your kids are dressed warmly and bring along a few extra blankets, sweaters, and jackets if anyone starts to feel colder.

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This will ensure that your kids stay cozy and snug and can watch the show in peace.

11. Keep the Magic Alive

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For kids, watching a Disney on Ice production is a magical experience. They’ll get to see all of their favorite Disney characters up close and personal and they’ll be ecstatic after the show.

As parents, one of the best things you can do for your kids is to keep that magic alive. Talk about the show with your kids, encourage them to draw about it, or express what they thought about the show.

This will help keep the magic of the show alive long after the show has finished.

Disney on Ice is a production which is full of thrills, excitement, wonder, and magic for the whole family. If you’re planning to take young kids to the show, follow these 11 tips for a smooth, hassle-free, and enjoyable Disney experience.