This year’s incarnation of the Disney On Ice show is called 100 Years of Magic. Why 100 years? Good question. As far as I can tell, that name is just figurative. Almost nothing of lasting significance happened in 1915, and it wasn’t until 1923 that Walt and Roy Disney moved to Hollywood and set up their first animation studio.
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit first appeared in 1926, and Mickey Mouse made his debut (with sound) in Steamboat Willy in 1928. So if we’re really meant to celebrate 100 years of magic with these characters, we still have a ways to go. But “87 Years of Magic” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Disney On Ice shows, check out our review of last year’s show: World of Fantasy. It should give you a good idea of what to expect: Mickey acts as host, a variety of characters perform routines to well-known songs, Anna and Elsa serenade the crowd, and there’s a big finale at the end with everyone.
100 Years of Magic promises more than 30 of Disney songs from Frozen, Toy Story, Finding Nemo, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and more.
The show is returning to the Washington, DC, area from October 21–25 at Eagle Bank Arena (formerly known as the Patriot Center) in Fairfax:
- Wednesday, October 21 @ 7:00 p.m.
- Thursday, October 22 @ 7:00 p.m.
- Friday, October 23 @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, October 24 @ 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
- Sunday, October 25 @ 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $20 and are available from Ticketmaster online or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Use the code MOM2015 to save $6 off each ticket. If you’d like to try your luck at winning a family 4-pack of tickets to the show on Wednesday, October 21st at 7:00 p.m., then use the widget below to enter.