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Disney On Ice Presents Follow Your Heart + Trivia!

image001(1)Only two weeks away until Mickey, Minnie and all our Disney friends are coming to the EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, April 12 to April 15 for Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart. The ice skating extravaganza features Disney Pixar’s Finding Dory and Inside Out for the first time in a live production.

Are you taking your kids to the show? Here is some fun Disney Trivia that you can play to get them excited!

What are the 5 emotions that are in Riley’s head?
Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust
What is Riley’s favorite sport?
What state does Riley move to San Francisco from?
What team does Riley play for?
The Foghorns
Which emotion reinstalls the core memories and ends up saving the day?
What song does Dory’s mom make up to help baby Dory?
“Just Keep Swimming”
Who does Dory go on a search to find?
Her Parents
Where was Dory’s first home?
The Marine Life Institute
What does Dory remember about where she is from?
Jewel of Morro Bay
Who helps Dory get out of Quarantine to find her parents?
Hank is an octopus, but how many legs does he have?
What do Dory’s parents leave out to help her find home?
Who is Elsa and Anna’s snowy friend?
What is Kristoff’s profession?
Ice Harvester
What kingdom is Hans the Prince of?
The Southern Isles
What upsets Queen Elsa into freezing the summer?
That Anna wants to marry a man she just met
Anna and Hans think “Love is an Open _____”?
Who helps Anna go find Elsa to bring back summer?
Kristoff and Olaf
What thaws a frozen heart?
An act of true love
Who is the Yodeling cowgirl in Toy Story?
What camp is Woody going to?
Cowboy Camp
What is the name of the TV show that Woody and Jessie are from?
Woody’s Roundup
Who guides Belle when she first arrives to the castle?
Lumiere and Cogsworth
What does the Beast give to Belle?
Her own library
Who is trying to woo and marry Belle and take down the Beast?
Who are the 7 dwarfs?
Bashful, Doc, Dopey, Happy, Sleepy, Sneezy and Grumpy
What kind of pie does Snow White make for the dwarfs?
Gooseberry Pie
Who is the Disney Princess who lives under the sea?
What does Ariel have 20 of but who cares, no big deal, she wants more?
What is Merida skilled in?
Who helps Cinderella get to the ball?
Her Fairy Godmother
What does Cinderella lose at the ball?
Her glass slipper
What does Rapunzel want Flynn Rider to take her to see?
The floating lanterns
Which group is Mulan and the Chinese army fighting?
The Huns
What is the name of Mulan’s leader in the army?
What does Tiana want to open?
Her own restaurant
What kingdom is Price Naveen from?
What was Aladdin’s first wish?
To turn into a prince
Where did Jasmine and Aladdin first meet?
The marketplace
What household item does Mickey turn magical in Fantasia?


Disney On Ice Presents Follow Your Heart – TICKET GIVEAWAY!


GIVEAWAY!!! I have a family 4-pack of tickets to give away for the 7:00pm show on Thursday, April 12th at the Eagle Bank Arena in Fairfax, VA. To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post. I will draw and notify a winner on Thursday, March 29th. Good luck!

Make unforgettable memories with Mickey, Minnie and all your Disney friends when Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart comes to the EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, April 12 to April 15! The ice skating extravaganza features Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory and Inside Out for the first time in a live production.

Just keep swimming with Dory, Nemo, Marlin and new pal Hank from Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory as they embark on a life-changing excursion to find her parents and discover the true meaning of family. Cheer with Joy, Sadness, and the rest of the Emotions from Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out as they help Riley find the confidence to win the big hockey game. Venture to wintery world of Arendelle where Olaf and Kristoff help reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen and learn love is the most powerful magic of all. See Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana and the Disney Princesses make their dreams come true through their virtues of bravery, kindness and perseverance. And celebrate true friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody and the Toy Story gang.

Follow your heart straight to adventure when this new Disney On Ice production skates into your hometown!

Fairfax, VA

EagleBank Arena, 4500 Patriot Cir, Fairfax, VA 22030

Date and Time of Performances:

  • Thursday, April 12th @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 13th @ 10:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 14th @ 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 15th @ 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Tickets start at:                                     $15

To order tickets by phone:               1-800-745-3000

To order tickets online:           


Disney On Ice Presents Frozen – Review


Yesterday, I surprised my girls after school and told them we would be going to see Disney On Ice. It was so fun to see them get so excited, jumping up and down and screaming! They have been to a few different versions of Disney On Ice over the past several years but it has been a couple years since we last went. It made for a fun Valentine’s date night with my girls. And my husband was more than happy to order Chinese food and stay home with the baby!


We arrived at the Capital One Arena (formerly Verizon Center) early and attended the media party where we got to see Mickey. The girls munched on snowflake cookies, blue hot cocoa, and carrot sticks with Ranch dip – all in keeping with the Frozen theme. They were also thrilled to get their faces painted. Then it was time to grab a few more snacks and head down to our seats.


The show opens with Goofy, Mickey, and Minnie skating onto the ice, followed by several princesses including Ariel, Cinderella, and Snow White. A few more Disney characters from Finding Nemo/Dory and Toy Story come out and they all perform during the opening song.


Then the show proceeds into the Frozen story and pretty much follows the movie itself. The production, set, costumes, and special effects are all top notch per usual with Disney. It’s such an entertaining show and completely engages the little ones.


If your kids are Disney fans, they will absolutely love the show. And if they are Frozen fans, they will love this even more! Tickets are very affordable and it’s definitely worth it! Just be forewarned that the concessions are steep ($15 for cotton candy and $12 for popcorn). There are also merchandise stands everywhere and your kids will want to buy all the things! I thought ahead this year and dug through the playroom and found several of the spinning light-up toys from previous shows and brought them along.


There are still lots of shows remaining throughout the long holiday weekend:

  • Thursday, February 15th  7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, February 16th  7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 17th  10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 18th  12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, February 19th  12:30 p.m.

To order tickets by phone:            1-800-745-3000
To order tickets online:        

Disney On Ice Presents Follow Your Heart – Review

My family and I had a great time at Disney On Ice on Wednesday night at the Eagle Bank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia. I had been looking forward to it for quite a while but I didn’t tell my girls until the day before. Otherwise they would constantly be asking “Are we going to Disney On Ice today?!”. Everything Disney does is great, so I knew I would enjoy the show but watching the joy on my girls faces is what I love the most. We’ve been to a few different Disney On Ice shows and Follow Your Heart definitely did not disappoint!

img_2180Meeting Mickey and Minnie before the show was a huge bonus! Mae is still talking about it!

familyphoto2-1-of-1The show opens with Riley from Inside Out, her hokey teammates, and a cheer squad in a fun musical number.

riley-1-of-1emotions-1-of-1A Beauty and the Beast act follows and this was very entertaining! I love how Disney finds new ways to retell the Classic stories.

beauty-1-of-1Follow Your Heart has a couple of aerial performances that are really unique. When I asked my oldest daughter Clara what her favorite parts were she said it was the aerial acts. The first one is The Little Mermaid doing acrobatics while dangling on a rope from the ceiling. And the second is Rapunzel and Flynn Rider flying through the air on yellow silks that represent her long locks.

rapunzel-1-of-1Halfway through the show, the production takes a brief intermission (15-20 minutes). It’s a great time to grab a snack or the kids can have their picture taken with various backdrops in the concourse. The second half opens with the summer’s hit “Finding Dory”.

dory-1-of-1Finally, the last half hour of the show is dedicated to Frozen. My three year old Mae was waiting all night for this! Even if you are sick of Frozen by now, you’ll appreciate the beauty of this act. The snow falling, costumes, choreography, and set is all incredible!


All the other Disney princesses make an appearance in the show as well as other favorite characters from Toy Story. It is an overall fantastic show!

Tickets are still available for the remaining performances at the Eagle Bank Arena in Fairfax, VA.

  • Friday, October 21st @ 10:30 a.m., and 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 22nd @ 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 23rd @ 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

You can also catch the show in Baltimore October 27th – 30th.