For families playing “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” on repeat when Encanto came out, you’ll be excited that the popular animated movie is now on ice!
Disney on Ice Presents Frozen and Encanto makes a stop in Chicagoland this winter with shows playing on select days at two venues — Allstate Arena and United Center — from Jan. 19 to Feb. 5. Get ready to sing along to your favorite songs from Frozen and Encanto including ice skating and aerial acrobatics.
Quick details about Disney on Ice Presents Frozen and Encanto
Jan. 26-29 (United Center); Feb. 2-5 (Allstate Arena), 2023
- Address: Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim Road, Rosemont; United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago
- Cost: $25+, free for kids ages 2 and under
- Best for ages: 3-10
Attendees will be able to see beloved characters featured in the movies like Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Mirabel, Luisa and Isabel. You’ll also get to see classic Disney friends — Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and more.
You’ll also see more Encanto characters including Pepa, her husband Felix and the infamous Bruno. Want to make the experience more magical for your family? Take a look at our tips and other things to do near the venues below.
Tips for families when seeing Disney on Ice
- Parking is free. Both venues are offering free parking for families attending the show. Just follow signs when entering the area.
- Get there early. Make sure to get to the venue 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.
- Dress in costume. Do your kids have Frozen or Encanto costumes from Halloween? Wear them to the show! Even if you don’t have costumes, find other fun ways to dress up such as snowflake hairclip or maybe a colorful side purse like Mirabel’s.
- Turn the camera. During a hit song or a big dance number, turn the camera to focus on your child. It’s the magic in their eyes that you’ll want to remember, not necessarily the performance.
- Enhance the experience. For an extra $70, you can make your kid’s day with the pre-show Elsa and Mirabel Character Experience. Kids will enjoy crafting and more interactive time with the two movie characters. Note: Each guest must purchase the Character Experience add-on and a Disney on Ice show ticket.
Things to do near Allstate Arena
- Need to grab a quick bite to eat? You’ll find something for everyone at family establishments like Moretti’s and Chili’s. If Sugar Factory is on your bucket list, get something sweet at the Rosemont location.
- Fashion Outlet of Chicago is a great spot if you want to kill some time and do a little shopping. You’ll also find more yummy options at the food court.
- Families can continue having fun before or after the show at Dave and Buster’s with arcade games and snacks.
Things to do near United Center
- The West Loop has plenty of great options like the Time Out Chicago food hall and Ranalli’s.
- Add some shopping by stopping at play*. With four total locations, its most recent location is in the West Loop.
- Pretend it’s summer again by making a trip to Garfield Park Conservatory. Reservations are free and required!
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