Some lucky kids in the Philadelphia area this week opened their dream Christmas gifts: tickets to Disney on Ice’s ‘Frozen,’ which started just in time for the holidays yesterday at the Wells Fargo Center.
The animated film ‘Frozen’ follows the epic journey of Anna to reach her ice queen older sister Elsa. The movie premiered last November but has become a hit with staying power for kids.
Organizers of the ice show this month added two extra showings in Philadelphia to meet unexpected demand for tickets.
Two-and-half-year-old Ella Janos, who lives in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood with her parents Andria and Joe Janos, wears a costume from Frozen before bed most nights and can sign along to the movie’s songs.
“She is absolutely in love with the movie,” said Andria Janos. “She loves everything about all the products they sell, and all the songs.”
Tickets to the ice show were an obvious gift for choice for Janos after she took her daughter to a Thanksgiving parade where costumed characters were in attendance.
“(Ella) was following the Anna and Elsa (characters) throughout the whole thing,” Janos said, “and that’s when my husband and I said she probably would really be all into it.”
“I thought this was something she would really enjoy watching, and actually sit through,” Janos said.
While the prime demographic for the movie and its array of merchandise is small children, it pulls in fans of all ages.
University of Delaware student Sam Bell got tickets to the ice show from her boyfriend under the tree on Christmas morning.
“I was like, ‘No way!,” Bell said. “I screamed, it was great.”
Bell doesn’t mind that many of the other audience members will be about knee-high when she sees the show next week.
“All my friends are the same as me, we all love Disney, and we all go see the Disney movies together, so I’m used to being surrounded by kids in the movie theaters anyway,” Bell said.