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Celebrating Memories with Disney on Ice

Disney. It owns everything. Including my daughter’s heart.

We took a family trip to Disney last February, and we were about a year too early. At 2 years old our daughter didn’t know most of the characters yet and she was (still is, actually) terrified of anyone dressed up in costume. We made the most of our trip though and enjoyed watching her make her own magic. After being immersed in the culture for a week she started to request more Disney shows after we returned home. Slowly but surely she began to recognize the characters and excitedly point them out if she saw them on TV or in a book.

It didn’t take long until she was doing the Hot Dog Dance from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and singing the theme song to Vampirina. Moana and Frozen have been watched no less than 100 times. She can name more princesses than I can and every time we pass a fish tank she picks out ‘Nemo’ and ‘Dory’.

When I found out that Disney on Ice was coming to our hometown it was a no-brainer that we would go. We prefer to do experiences instead of traditional gifts anyway, so tickets to Disney on Ice made the perfect stocking stuffer for Christmas. The show coming to Buffalo is titled ‘Celebrate Memories‘ – a perfect title that embodies the reason we want to take her in the first place. We do experiences rather than gifts because we want to collect memories, not things.

Disney on Ice Elsa

She may not remember her first trip to Disney, but I surely will. Just like I’ll remember taking her to her first movie at the theater (Frozen 2, in case you we wondering). Maybe she’s old enough now that she’ll remember her first Disney on Ice show, but it’s okay if she doesn’t. It’s about the experience. I can’t wait to watch her face light up when she sees Moana gliding across the ice and listen to her squeal when Elsa makes her grand appearance. All of her friends from Toy Story will be there and it wouldn’t be a Disney performance without a certain mouse.

Disney on Ice Mickey Mouse

Maybe you grew up going to Disney World every year as a kid. Or maybe your TV cabinet was jam packed with every movie on VHS. Or you might’ve had a Minnie Mouse doll that went everywhere with you. Regardless of how you grew up, it’s likely that you experienced the magic of Disney in some way.

If you want to join us at KeyBank Center for the opening night show on January 23, 2020, leave a comment below with your favorite Disney memory to enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets!

Entries accepted through Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 11:59 PM (EST). Winner will be announced on January 12, 2020. All tickets provided by Feld Entertainment.


  1. Julie Teprovich

    All things Disney are magical. Thank you for making things magical for all ages!!

    1. Julie Teprovich

      And my favorite memory is cramming into the monorail standing room only in those days trying to glimpse a peek at Cinderella’s castle while speeding around the lake to the main gates of magic kingdom.

  2. Molly Fitz

    We are taking my son to Disney this year so this would be amazing to immerse him more in the magic!

    1. Molly Fitzgerald

      Growing up we’d go to Disney every year, and I’ll never forget the feeling of walking down Main Street USA and seeing the castle! I can’t wait to make memories with my son there!

  3. Heather

    I love the memories this post brought up! I’ve gone to Disney on Ice almost every year when I was little and I’m so excited to share it with my twins! Their faces and reactions at last years’ show were everything 🙂

  4. Amanda

    Winning these tickets would be great since we go to Disney in February. It’s a surprise trip!!

  5. Tressa Dole

    My favorite Disney memory is the look in my daughters eyes when she met Elsa. I will remember that face forever.

  6. Courtney Charlton

    Watching Disney movies with my siblings every Friday night when we were kids! Now we try to get our kids together to watch old and new Disney movies together at least once a month ?

  7. Stacey kraft

    Hi!! One of my favorite memories of Disney as a kid was the breakfast with characters! I remember being afraid of jafar and still got a photo with him ?. Now my daughter is 3 and she is loving all the Disney movies especially frozen !! Toy story is a close 2nd!!

  8. Ashley

    This is great! We’ve been so busy we haven’t gotten around to getting tickets yet! I think they’d love it!!

  9. Karly McQuiggan

    My daughters both LOVE all things Disney as well! I took my oldest (now 6) to Disney on ice when she was 2 and i was pregnant with my youngest (now 3) at the time and it was the first time i felt her kick. It was such a magical moment for us all and I’ll never forget it. I remember looking at my grandma and saying “well I guess i already have another disney princess lover” ♥️

  10. Sarah

    We just took our boys in October. It was amazing and my oldest lovew talking about our trip while my 2 year old always asks me if I’m a princess, (who am I to argue 😉 ) I was actually just checking dates today for the show!

  11. Kristina

    I would love to be able to take my sister and Niece, she could really use this right now!!!! I know she’d love it!!

  12. Katie

    My favorite Disney memory is taking my nieces to Disney world when they were small. It was so magical even as an adult!

  13. Katie Gray

    My favorite memory of Disney was my first time on the Frozen ride – waited in line for 2.5 hours because the ride was down and it was worth the wait!

  14. Heather cafora

    I have taken my kids since my son was little and all three of my kids love to go and watch Disney on ice. It’s such a wonderful event. We even take my niece and nephew it’s such a blast

  15. Amanda C

    My fav Disney memory with my daughter so far was taking her to first movie frozen 2 🙂

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