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Disney On Ice, a Local Mom’s Review

If I told you that my experience at Disney On Ice was just “for the kids”, I would be lying to you.

We are all pretty big Disney fans in my house. We each have our favorite Disney movies (don’t we all?), favorite princesses, favorite scenes, favorite songs, and even favorite lyrics to our most beloved Disney classics, both new and old.

The majority of the songs that I have sung to my children before bed at night since they were babies are, in fact, Disney songs.

I’m going to share details about and tips from our experience!


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Disney on Ice Details

Dates

The Disney On Ice show is currently in Reno, Nevada, and also has tickets available for their upcoming Las Vegas show! Doors open 1 hour before the show!

Reno:

Reno Events Center 400 N. Center Street, Reno, NV 89501 from Nov 16-19th 2023

Las Vegas:

Thomas & Mack Center from Jan 4-7, 2023

Tickets

Reno: Tickets range from $28.00 – $75.00.  Kids 2 and up require a ticket.

Las Vegas:  Tickets range from $28.00 − $110.00.  Kids 2 and up require a ticket.

Parking

In Reno, you can park around the surrounding casino’s for free or at the National Bowling Stadium that was $10.

Security and Precautions

To get into the show, all audience members have to go through brief security and bag check before entering the Reno Events Center. Clear bag policy. We arrived about 30 minutes before the show was supposed to start and it was perfect. We walked right up to security without having to wait in line.

Food

Once inside, there is a concession stand with food and treats on the left side when you enter, and another stand right next to it for adult beverages (just so you know you can’t leave a tip for the bartender if you use a card, so bring some extra cash with you for the tip bucket).

There is also another concession stand at the very end on the right side of the events center that is also open. The line for the main concession stand was pretty long when we first got there, so I would recommend going to the one at the end of the right side, but either way, you should just be prepared to wait for a bit.

Souvenirs

The hallways outside of the stadium are all lined with Disney On Ice purchasing opportunities. There are souvenirs available, including light-up toys, stuffed dolls, coloring books, t-shirts, etc.

There are also stands where you can grab some fun snow cone cups and popcorn buckets. I was out on a special date night with my three daughters, so I splurged for the treats (and when I say splurged, I mean that I paid $81 for three snow cones in fancy cups with “magic” straws, and bagged popcorn with a Mickey Mouse bucket…ye be warned).

Reader Tip: Buy the light sticks outside before going into the event center! They are much cheaper!

Disney On Ice show

Disney On Ice

There are different themes each year Disney on Ice tours and each year is magical experience.  From princesses to your favorite songs and characters it is an amazing time. If you have never been and have kids who love disney it is a must experience!

The show is approximately 1.5 to 2 hours long with a 15 minutes intermission.

Attire

Disney on Ice is the perfect excuse to let your kids dress up like Disney princesses!  Although their policy does say no costumes for guests 14 & older. A great number of kids under 14 are dressed up and it was so fun to see!

Your Mickey or Minnie ears are also the perfect accessory!

Disney On Ice

Our Experience

We parked and arrived early for dinner. We went and ate dinner at the Eldorado before the show. It was nice to have dinner so close to the venue that we could just walk over to the Reno Events Center when we were done. Plus full tummies so you save money on concessions.

So many of those wonderful Disney moments are brought to life in a magical compilation for the Disney On Ice show this year.

These are a couple of quotes from my kids during the show:

“I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, MOM! Thank you!!”

“THIS IS AMAZING!”

“Mom, are you crying, AGAIN?!”

Truly, we ALL loved it. Did we HAVE to go? No. DID WE NEED TO GO? YOU BIBBIDI BOBBIDI BET WE DID!

Have You Been Before?

Have you been to Disney on Ice before?  Was your experience as magical as ours?

Jenelle S

Jenelle Stathes married her high-school sweetheart and they share their love with their three darling and fierce daughters. She works as the CEO of their small family business and as a group fitness instructor for a local gym. Jenelle was born and raised right here in Reno, Nevada, and is doing her best at living a non-judgy and tribe-loving mom life. She has experience with infertility, weight loss, body positivity, fitness, and most recently, a tummy tuck. You can follow Jenelle to laugh either with her or at her as she traverses through the daily adventures of motherhood.

Breanna Naccarato is an entrepreneur, a mother of two, and owner of Loved Momma Fitness. Sadly in the spring of 2021, she lost her second daughter at birth and has since transitioned her business from working directly with pregnant and postpartum mothers into bringing more awareness to stillbirth and sharing her knowledge of pelvic floor health and exercise through different outlets. She loves the outdoors and camping with her family in their Adventure Van. Sharing her adventures, joys, and pain with others in hopes to also allow them to find their voice and the words to boldly share their own lives is something that she is very passionate about.