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A Magical Night at Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream in Des Moines

Join your hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse for a princess-packed adventure. Laugh along with Disney’s hair-raising escapade, Tangled, as Rapunzel, Flynn and Maximus embark on an uproarious journey that takes adventure to new lengths! Travel to the enchanted forest with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as she escapes from the Evil Queen in her search for her one true love.

Dreams become reality as Cinderella meets her Prince Charming, with a glass slipper fit for an unforgettable fantasy come true. Boogie to the beat of the bayou with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen from Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, in a magical, musical journey that begins with a fateful kiss. The whole family will delight in the beauty, sparkle and spirit of the ultimate Disney Princess event of a lifetime!

A Magical Night at Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream in Des Moines - dsm4kids.comKnow Before You Go


Disney on Ice is presented at Wells Fargo Arena, 833 5th Avenue, Des Moines.  Make sure to give yourself plenty of time to get there, so you are not rushed.


Ticket prices range from $15 to $57.  Tickets for all Wells Fargo Arena events are available online at www.Hy-VeeTix.com or by calling 844-55-HyVee. Tickets are also available at several Hy-Vee store locations and the Wells Fargo Arena box office.

Children under two do not require a ticket, but will be required to sit on the lap of a paying customer.  Make sure to double check the ticket requirement when purchasing.  Age restrictions and the amount of the discount vary by event and are at the discretion of the touring act.


Wednesday, November 25th, 2015, 7:00 pm
Thursday, November 26th, 2015, 7:00 pm
Friday, November 27th, 2015, 3:00 pm
Friday, November 27th, 2015, 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 28th, 2015, 1:00 pm
Saturday, November 28th, 2015, 5:00 pm
Sunday, November 29th, 2015, 1:00 pm
Sunday, November 29th, 2015, 5:00 pm


Surface parking costs $7.00 and attendants accept cash ONLY.  There are also several metered street parking spaces surrounding the Iowa Events Center and parking garages are located a couple of blocks away.   Be prepared for a hike, there can be a lot of walking between the car, arena, and your seat.


Outside food and beverages, including water, are not permitted in Wells Fargo Arena. The arena offers a wide variety of food and beverages for purchase at all concession and restaurant locations.  I will warn you that we had planned on eating at the River’s Edge Restaurant last year and were informed that it is not open on Sundays or before kids’ events.

If you know you will be purchasing food, you may want to look into purchasing a “Family Four Pack”.  It includes four tickets in the 100 level, four hotdogs and four small sodas. The deadline to purchase this package will be Tuesday, November 24th.

A Magical Night at Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream in Des Moines - dsm4kids.comA Few Tips

Get there early … but not too early

Some of the best moments of going to see Disney on Ice is the buildup and the anticipation of what’s to come. Make sure to get to Wells Fargo Arena with enough time to park, get through the security check and buy snacks or souvenirs. Then settle into your seats and watch the excitement build in your child’s eyes as the lights get dimmer and dimmer.

Of course, this plan can backfire if you arrive too early. Instead of eager anticipation, you’ll be faced with bored, blank faces and a chorus of, “Is it gonna start now?”

Get into costume

If you’re kiddo decides they want to wear one of their princess dress-up outfits, it’s okay. You’ll undoubtedly see several princesses wearing their finest.  Moms and Dads can even get in on the act and throw on a Cinderella inspired tiara or their favorite Prince Charming tie.

Focus on your kids

Instead of recording the show (which probably isn’t allowed), turn the camera to focus on your child. Down the road, when you’re going through the photo gallery on your phone, it’s the magic in their eyes that you’ll want to remember, not necessarily the performance.


Beyond the costumes and props, parents are in for a real treat. The athleticism of the skaters really stands out and makes for a fantastic show in itself. The twirls and leaps you would expect to see are, of course, great, but it’s the one-handed lifts and overhead holds that are really jaw-dropping.

With this Disney on Ice production, Disney, once again, does what they do best: Transport kids — and kids at heart — to a magical place. If you go, you’re in for a memorable night.



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