Over the years, Disney’s put all sorts of things on ice that don’t belong there. It doesn’t make logical sense, for example, to move the hot desert setting of Aladdin to an ice-skating rink, and yet Aladdin on Ice existed. So given the opportunity to put the the wintry Frozen on ice, Disney is naturally moving full speed ahead.
Disney has announced plans for Frozen on Ice, with the tour set to begin this fall. Tickets are on sale today. Hit the jump for more details.
According to the New York Times, the new Frozen ice spectacular will be “the skating equivalent of a touring Broadway musical” with a 39-member cast and nine tractor-trailers. It’ll attempt to dazzle audiences with a blizzard created by 20 snow machines, and a stage modeled after Elsa’s signature snowflakes.
Rehearsals begin in July, with the first show set for September in the decidedly un-snowy city of Orlando. The Frozen ice spectacular will then move about the rest of the country and into parts of Canada. Tickets are available for pre-sale now at DisneyOnIce.com, using the code “SOCIAL.”
While the typical Disney on Ice show incorporates scenes from lots of different Disney shows, Frozen will be “98 percent based” on the familiar characters from the movie. Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will also be on hand to open and close the show.
Ice show director Patty Vincent was appreciative of Disney’s help in creating the show. “Their input has been extraordinarily helpful as we try to exceed the very high fan expectations,” she said. “They helped us with Elsa’s style of movement — balletic, vertical — and how it differs from Anna, who is more playful and horizontal.”
Disney’s decision to make a Frozen ice show is a no-brainer. The film broke through box-office records to become the highest-grossing animated film of all time, and became one of the fastest-selling digital releases of all time when it hit home video. The mania for Frozen products has led to long lines, inflated eBay resale prices, and even in-store merchandise quotas.
See an early promo photo from Frozen on Ice below, and get character designs and more at Inside the Magic.