Monday, January 22, 2024

Chicago Loves ChiILin' at Disney on Ice: Magic in the Stars Through February 4, 2024

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Disney On Ice presents Magic in the Stars

features the most Disney characters in one show!

All Production photos courtesy of Disney on Ice

Highlighted by the on-ice debuts of Raya from Raya and 

the Last Dragon and Frozen 2 with Elsa & Anna

Photo Credit: Kimberly Robb Baker 

Guest Review

by Kimberly Robb Baker

There's no better place to ChiIL than Disney on Ice! Whether you have kids or are just a kid at heart, get ready to make a wish and watch imagination come to life at the brand new show, Disney on Ice: Magic in the Stars, happening now through February 4 at the United Center and Allstate Arena.

While we've rarely missed a chance to see our favorite characters skating their hearts out, my crew was especially enchanted with this show. To start with, you'll want to arrive early to explore swag, branded treats (we loved the snow cones in our choice of Disney cups), photo ops, and character experiences with Elsa and Mirabel.

Photo Credit: Kimberly Robb Baker

With Mickey and friends MC-ing and setting the stage for lots of wishing on stars, the performance was engaging from the first second. And, let me say, it is super fun to see everyone's favorite mouse in some sparkly jeans! What follows are heartfelt performances by talented skaters, pulling the audience in to see everyone from Tiana to Lightning McQueen following their dreams. 

My 9-, 13-, and 14-year-old were each entranced throughout the show, which had all of the production value you've come to expect from Disney on Ice, and an inspiring theme that wishes really do come true.

A fresh remix of Snow White's wishing well song was one of the first stops on the journey, and it was fun for my kids to enjoy a modern take on this classic. We all enjoyed the beautiful high romance of couples skating, with Aladdin and Jasmine's number giving athleticism, synchrony, and incredible lifts that were especially noteworthy. Oh, and Magic Carpet on skates was absolutely whimsical. 

My favorite appearance was Raya from The Last Dragon. While several of the skaters seem to have learned some aerials for their parts, it's clear that Raya's skills above the ice are just as strong as her skating, and it makes for a powerful and exciting performance. 

She's far from the only strong feminine figure, though. From From visiting Tiana's restaurant to Asha, from the recent film Wish, making her Disney on Ice debut, there are plenty of sheros to enjoy.

This show also offered a richness of ensemble numbers, including Genie (and his many copies--suuuuper fun!), all the princesses, and--the hands-down big-kid fave, Encanto, in which they absolutely DO talk about Bruno!

My youngest loved seeing his favorite Frozen characters, especially Olaf and Elsa! He also loves the tradition of everyone in the audience bringing fun light-up Disney gear to wave at special moments. I don't want to ruin the surprise, but I will say that this comes quite in handy for helping Buzz Lightyear out of a fix, and there are opportunities throughout for audience participation.

Photo Credit: Kimberly Robb Baker

If your wish is to shake off those winter blues, Disney on Ice: Magic in the Stars! is just the thing!

Photo Credit: Kimberly Robb Baker

 Kimberly Robb Baker is a Chicago based writer, blogger, consultant, story teller, and mother. You can find her worky stuff here: and her artsy fartsy stuff here:

**All-New Show Debuting in Chicagoland 

January 18-February 4, 2024**

Chart a course through the night sky to Disney On Ice presents Magic in the Stars where every story begins with a wish! Witness the captivating on-ice debut of Asha from the epic Walt Disney Animation Studios’ animated musical adventure Wish, releasing in theaters on November 22. Asha and her friend Star will dazzle audiences as they skate to “This Wish,” written by Julia Michaels and Ben Rice and performed by Academy Award®- winning actress Ariana DeBose. 

This all-new production brings the brightest Disney stars to life through cutting-edge figure skating, high-flying acrobatics, unexpected stunts, innovative lighting, thrilling special effects, eye-catching costumes, and stunning set designs. Experience the dynamic moments that take place on the ice and in the air when Disney On Ice presents Magic in the Stars visits Allstate Arena, January 18-21, 2024, and February 1-4, 2024, and the United Center, January 25-28, 2024.

Join Disney On Ice for a magical journey with Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, and Daisy through timeless tales and today’s favorites. The adventure begins when the North Star shines brightly and descends upon Jiminy Cricket as he welcomes and reminds the audience that the most fantastic, magical things can happen, and it all starts with a wish.

Journey to Rosas, the kingdom of wishes, to meet optimistic and sharp-witted Asha, from Disney’s newest animated musical feature Wish. She makes an impassioned plea to the stars, which is answered by a cosmic force, a little ball of boundless energy named Star. Together they face the most formidable of foes to save her community and prove that when the will of one courageous human connects with the magic of the stars, wondrous things can happen.

Watch as Raya from Raya and the Last Dragon debuts live on ice and ascends into the air, lifting the show to higher heights as the strong warrior performs an aerial acro-pole routine. And for the first time on ice, escape “Into the Unknown” with Elsa and Anna from Frozen 2. 

Travel to the mountains of Colombia where the Madrigal family lives, unlock the magic in the family’s casita, and discover why “We Don’t Talk About Bruno.” 

Set sail with Moana on her canoe into the open ocean, to witness her encourage Te Kā to “Know Who You Are” and transform into Te Fiti. 

Prepare to hit the road with Disney and Pixar’s Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater as they cruise on the ice to “Life Is A Highway,” 

and reconnect with Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie, Rex, and Hamm.

Pursue your dreams with Tiana, from The Princess and the Frog, as she strives to make her wish of opening a restaurant come true. Discover the power of three wishes with Aladdin when he finds a magic lamp in the Cave of Wonders. 

Reminisce with Cinderella, Snow White, Belle, and Rapunzel as they remind us to never stop wishing and dreaming.

In the end, audiences will learn that everyone has dreams they want to come true, but the brightest light shines inside of YOU! Every one of you is a STAR! So, shine bright and let your stories light up the night sky!


Thursday, January 18 – 7:00 PM                                       

Friday, January 19 – 10:30 AM & 7:00 PM                                       

Saturday, January 20 – 1:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Sunday, January 21 – 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM


Thursday, February 1 – 7:00 PM                                       

Friday, February 2 – 10:30AM & 7:00 PM                                       

Saturday, February 3 – 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Sunday, February 4 – 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM



Allstate Arena – 6920 North Mannheim Rd. Rosemont, IL 60018


Thursday, January 25 – 7:00 PM                                       

Friday, January 26 – 10:30AM & 7:00 PM                                       

Saturday, January 27 – 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Sunday, January 28 – 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM


United Center – 1901 West Madison St. Chicago, IL 60612 


Tickets now available for purchase online at or visit the venue Box Office. It’s easier than ever to experience the Disney magic. With a variety of ticket options, choose what fits best for an enchanted experience. 

*Ticket prices subject to change – additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

“Family Fun with Elsa and Mirabel” Character Experience

Enhance your Disney On Ice presents Magic in the Stars show ticket with a preshow Character Experience. “Family Fun with Elsa and Mirabel” includes crafting and interactive time with Elsa and Mirabel, and great photo opportunities.

Please note: Each guest (ages 2 and up) must have both a Character Experience ticket and a Disney On Ice show ticket to attend; children must be accompanied by an adult.

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