Reviewing the Disney On Ice: Disneyland Adventure.
So Mickey & Minnie introduces the show. The Parr family gets ready and travels to Disneyland. Once there, they're greeted by CM and get valet service. They're informed they're the grand marshal for the parade. "Dancing in the Street" of Main Street. Fab Five and Chip n Dale make a scene. They try to refuse pointing to families in the audience to be grand marshals, but that doesn't work.
Bob has difficulty remembering that Disneyland is all in fun, there's no real "danger" in the attractions. Mom wants to go to the Tiki Room, but the family refuses. Yes, REFUSES to go in Tiki Room. First attraction is Jungle Cruise. A hint of "Never Smile at a Crocodile" as Bob fights a croc. They see monkeys that come alive with Baloo to "I Wanna be Like You".
Dash goes off for Space Mountain. Blacklit planets and fiber optic stars. A hint of Dick Dale's "Space Mountain" ride music is heard. Buzz gets a flash of fireworks and "flies" down to the ice with pyrotechnics pointed at the ice. Buzz and Dash perform to an original song.
Family goes on "The Mine Train Ride". Yes, folks. They called Big Thunder Mountain Railroad the mine train ride. Bob thought the family was in real danger and breaks the whole ride. They take a break at a Victorian mansion.
The Haunted Mansion that is. Full of blacklit ghosts and clone ghosts. The family realizes they're late for their positions as grand marshals and rush off.
Fantasyland teacups with Mad Hatter, Alice, White Rabbit, Twidle Dee & Dum. They catch the Parr family in the teacups. Then the family continue on.
As the parade undergoes in Main Street, Syndrome's robotic copy and his robots crash the party and kidnap Mickey & Minnie. Syndrome intends to make the magic kingdom in his image. The Parr family arrive to waiting parade watchers. They ask the audience what happened and are informed of Syndrome's evil. They call upon Frozone for help and where to get costumes. Frozone appears and informs them that Edna Mode is in the Costume Dept. And they're off. 45 minutes length.
15 minute INTERMISSION.
As the show starts, they pick an audience member for a trip to Disneyland Resort as part of the Year of a Million Dreams celebration at Disney Parks. And they specifically mention being Pirates and Princesses. The winner just happened to be sitting front row center arena seats...
Edna Mode and her "3 stooges" of helpers make the costumes. Lots of antics here with some "magic". The Incredibles are in costume. Each one gets a solo "fashion model" segment. First Jack Jack, Dash, Violet, Helen, and Bob. Bob danced to "Too Sexy", it was quite funny. Enough of that 10-15 minute distraction, off to save the day.
First stop, It's A Small World where Syndrome reprograms the dolls to say "It's a Syndrome World After All". As the family searches for syndrome, jack jack gets stuck in a windmill. Bob stops the ride, makes it go backwards to get jack jack, then spins it forward really fast. Bob thinks he saw Syndrome's men go into POTC.
In POTC, the pirates act like robots. Bob lets the jailed pirates out. When they leave, the pirates come to life to perform for us. Syndrome reprograms them as the family gets back. Bob tries to remember they weren't real but they are all caught. Syndrome comes in a boat and sends 3 cannonball stations to hurl cannons at the family. Those are caught and Syndrome presents Mickey & Minnie in the jail cell. Syndrome takes his flame launcher and sets the place on fire as they make their escape. Frozone arrives to put it out and they split up once again on their search.
Bob and Helen dance. The kids are bored. They snap to it and find Syndrome at the castle. There he has his robots and laser prisons to keep the mouse couple. He uses his wristband to remote control his army of soliders. Violet uses force field. The family encourage the little kids in the audience with wristbands to press yellow and orange buttons to make the soliders go left and right. It works. Syndrome starts to use the flame thrower when Frozone freezes him. The kids free Mickey & Minnie with of the bottons. Then the other button put back the magic in the magic kingdom. A little "Electrical Parade" here but with "When You Wish Upon A Star" in electromagnetic musical sounds.
"Dancing in the Streets" infront of the castle. Finale Bow. They're off to one last attraction: Tiki Room . 45 minutes length.
They still had expensive merchandise and photo op in the lobby & hallways. After the show, they handed out "2fer" ads, coupons to Disney On Ice, and ad for those Wiggles Replacements.
Overall, fun show. Really cool for the kids to be interactive at the climax.
Tomorrow, I'm off to Pantages for The Lion King