Disney on Ice| Worlds of Enchantment

From diving under the sea, flying off to infinity and beyond, cars dashing across the ice, and singing along with your favourite Disney characters, Disney on Ice has something for every member of the family.

“Disney on Ice Presents Worlds Of Enchantment” featuring all-time favourites, including : Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy on their journey to the magical worlds of shows such as “Toy Story 3”, “The Little Mermaid”, “Cars” and the newest addition to South Africa, “Frozen”.

What to expect

“You can expect to see so many characters from each story,” says the action-packed ice spectacular’s performance director, Mark Lauzon.

Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy begin the production with Toy Story 3. Andy is going off to college and Buzz, Woody, Jessie, Barbie, Ken, Slinky dog, Hamm, Rex, Mr and Mrs Potato, Bullseye and the rest of team are back.

The production then takes you under the sea where you can sing along to all of you favourite Little Mermaid songs with Ariel, Sebastian, Flounder and all the rest of Ariel’s underwater friends.

After a quick intermission, the adventure continues in Radiator Springs where you meet Mater, Sally and McQueen. Watch how they fix Mickey and Minnie’s car ‘Ryder the Roadster’ to help them get to the last story, Frozen. Here you get to dance along with Anna, Elsa, Hans, Kristof, Olaf and all the citizens of Arendelle.

“Watch how we transform the arena to Arendelle and sing and dance along with Anna, Elsa and Olaf,” says Lauzon.

He admits that the new addition has become a favourite along with the car segment, which continues to get a loud reaction, especially for McQueen’s entrance as Disney On Ice is the only show to have ‘Cars’ which are life size and drive across the ice with ease.

“With watching each show, the reactions throughout the entire show are great and the audience cheer from the beginning until the end,” adds Lauzon.


Lauzon also takes us behind scenes and into the magical world of enchantment. “When we start the show at the beginning of tour we have two weeks to teach the choreography to the cast. The days can be eight hours long on the ice or doing floor rehearsals. We also implement costumes starting at the beginning of the second week and finally have dress runs before we open.”

He adds: “When the show is up and running, the principal skaters have two, half hour sessions and two hours before the show in order to get themselves ready. The cast have multiple sessions throughout the day which they can use either to work on choreography, learn new choreography or just skate for themselves.”


This years’ cast consists of 18 male skaters, 23 female skaters, 13 crew members and five office staff members which represent 12 different countries.

Lauzon informs us that each cast member, who were hand-picked by the casting director, had to go through an audition process which covered a variety of moves, footwork and character performances.

And this year, South African figure skater Quiesto Spieringshoek will be taking to the ice for the production.

Spieringshoek, who has been working for Feld Entertainment Inc. for five seasons, is no stranger to Disney on Ice. The South African figure skater, who started skating at the age of 11, has competed in the sport of ice dancing nationally and internationally at a junior level as well as, in synchronised skating nationally a senior level and has taken part in two other ice shows with Feld Entertainment Inc.

Quiesto does not portray a specific character in this years’ production but features in each number as an ensemble skater.

Highlights and Dates

When enquiring about the show highlights, Lauzon says: “I would say the show highlights are how the stories are all tied together by your Favourite Disney characters Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy. The ice is transformed seamlessly to each story and really draws you into each one.”

Lauzon adds: “The audience is always new and the reactions to each story are fresh. The one thing that never changes is the smiles on the families’ faces throughout the show. The reactions to each story are always magical and the kids are either singing along or dancing in the aisles. I truly enjoy my job because I get to see the cast and crew deliver solid performances and hear the audience react to seeing their favourite Disney Story come to life.”

The production comes to Johannesburg’s Ticketpro dome between 24 June and 3 July 2016, tickets range from R175 to R475; and to the Grand Arena at Grandwest Casino between 6 and 10 July 2016, tickets range from R150 to R350.

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