disney on ice

Two stops in South Florida this spring

I think that, like me, some of you will always be kids at heart. I have never fallen out of love with Disney, and if that’s you too, you are revved up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories when “Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment” right here in South Florida. The show will play at the BB&T Center in Sunrise on March 30 through April 2 and at the American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami from April 5 through 9.

This action-packed ice spectacular showcases beloved characters from “Cars,” “Toy Story 3,” “The Little Mermaid” and the Academy Award-winning “Frozen.”

Watch thrilling and high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen and the crew of Disney•Pixar’s “Cars” race across the ice. Dive into adventure with Ariel from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” as she explores her undersea kingdom. The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz, Woody, Jessie and the Disney•Pixar “Toy Story” gang escape Sunnyside Daycare in a daring adventure to get back to Andy’s room. Plus, enter the wintery world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa and pals Olaf and Kristoff from Disney’s “Frozen” as they learn that true love comes from within.
Get warmed up for the show and be your best with exclusive moves taught by the mouse that started it all during Mickey’s Dance-Along Pre-Show.From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, see some of every family’s favorite Disney moments come to life in “Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment!”
It was a pleasure to sit down with Katie and Dora who play Anna and Elsa from “Frozen” for this exclusive Hotspots Interview.
What age did you start skating?

Dora – I started skating when I was three or four. My mom and grandma were coaches, so I grew up at rink. I had my first competition at six.

Katie – I started skating when I was six. My mom took me to an open skate and I fell in love with it and started competing the next year. It took off from there.
When did you know you wanted to do it professionally?

Dora – I always heard about “Holiday Nights” and how the traveling was so nice. It was always in the back of my mind, so when I stopped competing at the age of 18, I tried it out and then I started skating with Disney on Ice when I was 21.

Katie – I stopped competing at 18, and I didn’t really have any intention of working on the ice. I went to school, got a degree, and worked at Walt Disney World at the park. I found my way back to coaching and choreographing, and from doing that I decided to go back into performing and Disney on Ice was the logical choice.
How did you get your role in Disney On Ice?

Dora – I have been touring with them for 15 years, and I started as a chorus skater and then I started getting understudy roles, and eventually I got many principle roles. This role I only got last year.

Katie – I auditioned in the spring of 2015, and at the time they were building the “World of Enchantment” show and adding “Frozen.” I was lucky enough to get the role very quickly and got shipped off to Europe.
Being a competitive skater, does acting come naturally?

Dora – I was very shy at first, but I learned from the coaches about the characterization.

Katie – I definitely agree that being performers there is something that drew us to this job. We have some acting qualities naturally, but it is very different from competing; this job definitely has more focus on the character.
What should the South Florida audiences expect from this show?

It has 4 stories intertwined with your favorites: Mickey and Minnie. Lots of amazing skating, lighting and the music everyone knows. The performers have lots of energy and we love when we feel excitement from the audience as it eggs us on. It is very interactive, and we have a pre-show to warm up with the cast.
Tickets are on sale now and begin at $16. They are available at the BB&T Center and American Airlines Arena box offices and through Ticketmaster or online at DisneyOnIce.com