Disney On Ice brings ‘Worlds of Enchantment’ to Des Moines

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Disney On Ice brings ‘Worlds of Enchantment’ to Des Moines


In the case of fantastical storytelling, memorable characters and skillful ice-skating maneuvers, no person does it higher than Disney.

Space followers can relive their favourite Disney tales when Disney on Ice presents its “Worlds of Enchantment” tour in Des Moines from November 27 to December 1 for a complete of 9 performances at Wells Fargo Enviornment.

Followers of all ages will be capable of witness dwell variations of Lightning McQueen, Mater and others from the hit film sequence “Automobiles” performing high-speed stunts and acrobatic skating strategies. Ariel from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” might be performing correct swan dive maneuvers, whereas Elsa of “Frozen” will twist, flip and glide with grace all through the star-studded ice present.

Plus, all the enduring Disney characters resembling Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Donald Duck might be current.

Chicago native and Disney on Ice skater Chelsea Ridley began skating at 4 years outdated. Impressed by aggressive French determine skater Surya Bonaly, Ridley enjoys the present’s mixture of arts and athletics.

“Nearly all of us (performers) are from the theater and have been as soon as aggressive and love the efficiency facet of skating,” Ridley defined to the Register throughout a latest cellphone dialog. “We made that our focus. We now have a bunch of folks that have dance and acrobatic backgrounds which can be doing several types of contortion and gymnastics. It is a mashup of all these totally different kinds that come collectively to make the present occur.”

Though “Worlds of Enchantment” focuses totally on Disney’s extra up to date characters and storylines, Ridley guarantees that the present has a little bit of one thing for each generational Disney fan.

“I believe lots of people really feel like after they come to see Disney on Ice that it is only for the youngsters,” Ridley stated. “However this can be a present I believe that is for everybody as a result of it is the right little mashup of the classics that a variety of us have grown up with blended in with the newer stuff like ‘Frozen’ and ‘Automobiles’ and newer tales. So, it is good for folks and households of all ages to take pleasure in.”

The on-ice manufacturing and music soundtrack might be simply as spectacular to witness as nicely.

“We work actually exhausting to make this expertise interactive and immersive,” Ridley stated. “Then in fact (there’s) the songs that we grew up with; from ‘Toy Story’ you may have ‘You’ve Acquired A Buddy in Me.’ My favourite transformation could be the ‘Little Mermaid’ phase, since you actually really feel such as you’re down below the ocean. We now have bubbles and the sounds and the music and everybody loves the “Below the Sea” tune. So, it is actually cool to have the ability to remodel the world into that environment that we all know and love from the flicks.”

There’s a whole of 41 performers within the manufacturing of “Worlds of Enchantment,” however what goes on behind the scenes with the crew members who handle the costumes, props and different issues normally goes unnoticed by the viewers.

“I believe that folks do not know what goes into what we do,” Ridley stated. “Each week we’re in a unique venue and totally different locations, so you must have that degree of adaptability every week. I consider we have now 15 folks that work collectively to place the arrange and down, and we have now two wardrobe individuals who ensure that all of our costumes are good and delightful each evening. We now have folks for all of these issues that work actually exhausting to make that occur.”

Rising up in Illinois, Ridley carried out at skating competitions in Des Moines a number of occasions when she was youthful and is worked up about attending to carry out in Iowa’s capital metropolis once more.

“I all the time wish to say that I encourage folks to sing alongside and dance alongside, simply dwell within the second,” Ridley stated. “As a result of it is an superior feeling, this type of trade as a skater {that a} performer has with the viewers when everybody’s immersed in that second. I encourage folks to essentially fall in love with the second and have a superb time. And that makes us have much more of a good time in what we’re doing.”

In case you go

What: Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment

When: Nov. 27-Dec. 1

The place: Wells Fargo Enviornment, 730 third St., Des Moines

Ticket data: Please go to www.iowaeventscenter.com



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