Disney on Ice Brings Worlds of Enchantment

By Elena Epstein

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PHOTOS COURTESY DISNEY ON ICE

The moment Mickey and Minnie Mouse skated onto the ice during Disney on Ice’s “Worlds of Enchantment” at Staples Center, I realized you are never too old for some Disney magic.

The tour opened there Dec. 15 and both of my daughters were home from college for opening night, so we headed to Staples for some nostalgia and family fun. We were not disappointed. We started the evening with a fun dinner at L.A. Live, which is spectacular this time of the year. The center is transformed into a winter wonderland with twinkling lights and a huge Christmas tree surrounded by an ice skating rink. The rain that night added to the charm.

We then headed to “Worlds of Enchantment,” where we were dazzled by the crew from “Cars,” Ariel and the undersea kingdom from “The Little Mermaid,” the gang from “Toy Story” – including Buzz, Woody and Jessie – and, of course, sisters Anna and Elsa and pals Olaf and Kristoff from “Frozen.”

Throughout the show, I would glance over at my daughters, who were so enjoying the opportunity to relive some of their favorite Disney moments. We sang along, we clapped and we cheered for Elsa and Anna and the true love between two sisters. There is nothing like a full audience singing “Let it Go” together. My daughters and I were so inspired by the show that last night we found “Frozen” in our ITunes library and watched it again.  Like I said, you are never too old for some Disney magic.

“Worlds of Enchantment” will be at the Long Beach Arena (300 E. Ocean Blvd.) at 7 p.m. Dec. 28-29, 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 30, 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Dec. 31 and 1 and 5 p.m. Jan. 1. The tour continues at Citizens Business Bank Arena (4000 Ontario Center, Ontario) at 7 p.m. Jan. 4-6, 11 a.m. and 3 and 7 p.m. Jan. 7 and 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Jan. 8. Tickets start at $25.

For more information, visit www.disneyonice.com .

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