This could be Disney’s boldest move yet.
What’s your earliest childhood memory? For me, it’s a wonderful one with my late dad, marvelling at a starfish at Hawaii, at age three. For my best friend of 20 years, it’s a much-treasured memory of seeing an early version of Disney On Ice, also at age three.
To a child, few things are as exciting as the magic and wonderment of the ultimate princess experience, Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream, touring the nation now.
And so my two littlies, aged three and two, were beside themselves with joy when we headed to see the show in Brisbane. They’d dressed up in their finest – Frozen-themed dresses, jumpers and shoes – and indeed the scene before the show would have made the late Walt Disney well proud: hordes of Disney princesses as far as the eye could see, even some adult-sized ones also resplendent in costume.
Celebrating 75 years of Disney Princess stories, Dare to dream showcases two of Disney’s modern-day princess stories: Tangled and The Princess and the Frog together with two of its most-beloved fairytales; Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Cinderella. It’s an action-packed skating spectacle bound to warm your heart, just as it did mine.
My daughters whooped, danced, laughed and smiled non-stop throughout the show – this will warm the cockles of the hearts of even the most tired, jaded parents, just as it did ours. And parents will enjoy the experience too – the beauty, sparkle and skill demonstrated in the ice-skating show are a true joy to behold. How on earth do you run and dance in ice skates? Even the show’s warm-up act displayed Olympian-like prowess on the ice!
This is a great school holidays experience for the whole family. I’m confident my little lasses will savour and remember this experience for many years to come. Check it!
Book tickets for the upcoming Melbourne and Sydney shows now via Ticketek.
Who knew that this wasn’t the first collaboration between street wear label, Vans, and another amazing media and entertainment company which we have all grown up with? SHESAID chatted exclusively with the team behind the collaboration of Vans and Disney about those pieces men, women and children need to get their hands on.
Could you tell us about the collaboration with Disney?
Vans is revisiting a collaboration from our past. This isn’t the first time we worked with our neighbour down the street. The relationship with Disney started in the ’70s with Vans producing shoes for Disney employees, which over time lead to the collaboration with the fab-five characters printed on Vans shoes in the ’80s and ’90s.
What are some of the must-have pieces from this particular collection?
I think this is a personal choice as each character has a special place in all of our hearts. I’m personally a big fan of Winnie the Pooh, but I’m attracted to the bold styling of the Donald Duck Authentic.
There seems to be something for men, women, and children. What’s next for Vans? Any future collaborations you could share with our readers?
We can’t share anything yet, but I don’t think this is the last time we’ve seen something special come from Disney and Vans.
How does a collaboration like this occur? Could you give us some insight into the creative process?
We have a long standing relationship with the Disney and their design crew. I don’t remember who came to who, but it all happened very organically over time. When we all aligned on the characters, our team filled a large wall with ideas. When we narrowed it down, we submitted the ideas to the Disney crew and collaborated on ideas to push the concepts farther and incorporate some of Vans heritage into each design.
It was true Disney magic!
Where can our readers get their hands on the product?
The Disney ‘Young at Heart’ collection can be purchased from all Classic wholesale accounts and Vans retail stores. Enjoy!
Ever wondered what your toys got up to when you weren?t there? Well wonder no longer! In the world?s first computer animated feature film, Disney and Pixar joined forces to make this hilarious film about the dilemma?s facing an old pullring cowboy toy named Woody and his battle with the new flashy space ranger named Buzz Lightyear for top spot in the toy world of their young owner Andy. All this is angst is put aside when the two toys have to work as a team to save themselves from the neighbourhood bully. This movie will delight fans old and young with favourite toys like Mr Potato Head, Rex the Dinosour, Barbie, Slinky Dog and the army of little Green Men all making up the cast of this brilliantly animated film.
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The saga continues with all your old beloved toys back again in this family favourite.
The plot is cleverly crafted again by the use of Tom Hanks (Woody) and Tim Allens? (Buzz Lightyear) voices. When Woody is stolen by a toy collector, Buzz and his friends vow to rescue him, but Woody finds the idea of immortality in a museum more tempting than returning to Andy?s room with the rest of the toys. Again this movie keeps audiences entertained with laugh-out-louds gags teamed with eye-popping animation. This movie will have mums and dads and kids all yelling ?To infinity and beyond? in their best Buzz Lightyear impersonation by the end of this great flick.
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If you’d like to see your favourite Disney stars up close and personal, don’t miss Disney on Ice’s latest production of the timeless love story – Beauty and the Beast. Touring Australia this winter, the beautiful Belle and the Beast are joined by Gaston and the joyful characters Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts and little Chip in a multi-million dollar production extravaganza, featuring more than 40 renowned figure skaters from all over the world, lavish sets and props, luminous costumes and dazzling choreography. What’s more, Mickey Mouse starts the show, along with an interactive symphony orchestra starring Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy, Goofy and more. A spectacular event for little kids – and big kids. Tour Dates : Brisbane 16-20 June Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Wollongong 23-27 June WIN Entertainment Centre, Melbourne 30 June ? 4 July Rod Laver Arena, Newcastle 7-11 July Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Sydney 14-25 July Sydney Superdome. Tickets available from Ticketek.