Sunday, April 21, 2013

Disney on Ice - Worlds of Fantasy - Welcome to Radiator Springs!

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Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy
Takes Families on a Whirlwind Tour of
Contemporary and Classic Disney Tales

Feld Entertainment’s action-packed ice spectacular, Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy, whisks audiences on a captivating adventure to four magical locations, including the auto-racing terrain of Cars and a visit to Andy’s bedroom for some fun with the stars of Toy Story 3.

This production delights audiences with a journey under the sea to Ariel’s world from The Little Mermaid and then into the mystical land of Pixie Hollow for a presentation of Tinker Bell. 

The on-ice excitement begins when an adventurous Mickey Mouse embarks on a journey with Minnie Mouse to uncover each world of fantasy, but the plan goes awry when their cherry red roadster unexpectedly breaks down.  Although Donald Duck and Goofy try, it takes the assistance of the coolest cars on the ice to get the pistons firing again.  Direct from Radiator Springs, Mater, Lightning McQueen, and Sally speed into action, zipping and zooming around the frozen highway in an effort to re-energize the roadster.

The life-sized Cars characters were developed by the innovative minds of the prop team led by Feld Entertainment Vice President of Scenic Elements Rick Papineau.  Each car took 2,000 man hours to build and is outfitted with custom animatronics including blinking eyes and hydraulic lifts that bounce to the beat of the music.  Mater and McQueen even come complete with moving mouths, enabling their dynamic personalities to shine through each time they speak.  “The cars are going to be a big surprise because no one will expect them to be so animated, so large or so realistic,” says Papineau.

As Mickey and Minnie’s “road trip” continues, Production Designer Jeremy Railton’s whimsical scenery transforms the arena into an environment that captures the essence of each unique world to follow.  Fluorescent coral and clam shell drums embody Ariel’s world in The Little Mermaid and audiences enter the colorful fantasy land of fairies for the Tinker Bell segment.

Did You Know - Interesting and Fun Facts
  • It takes 12.5 hours to set up this production?
  • It takes 3.5 - 4 hours to tear it down?
  • Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy does 300 performances a year?
  • It takes 13 trucks each with a 52-ft. trailer to haul the equipment?
  • The average size of the ice-skating surface is 120' (L) x 70' W?
  • Production management uses six (6) computers?
Want to Go?

Show times:
  • Wednesday, May 1 -- 7:30PM
  • Thursday, May 2 -- 7:30PM
  • Friday, May 3 -- 10:30AM, 7:30PM
  • Saturday, May 4, 11AM, 3PM, 7PM
  • Sunday, May 5, 1PM, 5PM
Ticket prices:
  • VIP Dining (ticket includes food) -- $95
  • Rinkside -- $75
  • VIP -- $50
  • 4th -- $30
  • 5th -- $25

Tickets are available at The Arena at Gwinnett Center Box Office or via phone (Ticketmaster, 800.745.3000).

*Special discount for our readers!  Use the code BLOGD29 and receive $5 off tickets for the Thursday 7:30PM, Saturday 11:30AM, and Sunday 5:00PM shows (internet and phone orders)!

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To find out more about Disney on Ice, please visit their website, facebook page, or YouTube channel.

Want more Disney fun?  Enjoy this special treat from Disney on IceA maze game featuring some of your favorite characters!


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