Monday, October 22, 2012


"Disney on Ice '100 Years of Magic' celebrates Disney storytelling"
To commemorate a century of Disney’s imaginative storytelling, Disney on Ice presents “100 Years of Magic," which focuses upon 18 enchanting fairy tales and contemporary stories. Produced by Feld Entertainment, it features more than 65 classic characters such as Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket and all of the Disney princesses.

Goofy, Minnie and Mickey Mouse lead the Mickey Mouse Club parade.
John and Gideon leading Pinocchio into trouble.
It also features characters from Disney’s 1994 film, “The Lion King,” from Disney/Pixar’s “Toy Story” films, and from Disney/Pixar’s 2003 film, “Finding Nemo.”

Highlights of the evening:

Performances by Simba, Nala, Rafiki, Timon and Pumbaa from the“The Lion King,” Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear from “Toy Story” and Nemo, Marlin and Dory from “Finding Nemo.”
Timon, Pumbaa, Rafiki, Nala and Simba from "The Lion King" 
Jessie Woody, and Buzz Lightyear from "Toy Story"

 Marlin and Dory from "Finding Nemo"

A waltz featuring all of the Disney princesses and their princes including Snow White and Prince Charming from the 1937 Disney film, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” to Ariel and Eric from the 1989 Disney film, “The Little Mermaid,” to Jasmine and Aladdin from the 1992 Disney film, “Aladdin.”
Belle and The Beast from "Beauty and the Beast"
Skaters portraying the dolls from the classic Disneyland ride, “It’s a Small World,” holding lighted archways and wearing gorgeous, intricately detailed blue and white costumes representing the traditional dress of various countries. Lighted, iconic symbols such as the Eiffel Tower were also featured and Mickey Mouse arrived from the skies riding in the basket of an illuminated balloon.
Disney on Ice celebrates “100 Years of Magic,” Oct. 24-28, 2012. $20-$92.55. HP Pavilion at San Jose, 525 West Santa Clara St., San Jose.,
Photos courtesy of Feld Entertainment.

-Stephanie Wright Hession