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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Disney On Ice warms winter; LEGO Batman in Toronto, Metro Detroit

   One-Tank Trip for Feb. 25-17

   (c) By Jim Fox

   An all-new Disney On Ice show glides into London and Toronto next month featuring Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out and Finding Dorey.

   Then, join Mickey and Minnie Mouse as they travel to four timeless worlds in the fun-filled Disney On Ice show Passport to Adventure in Hamilton.
   Dory and friends glide into London for Disney On Ice’s Follow Your Heart. (Feld Entertainment photos)

   The action-packed adventure Follow Your Heart takes to the ice at London’s Budweiser Gardens from March 2 to 5 and at Toronto’s Rogers Centre, March 15 to 19.

   This live production produced by Feld Entertainment is an ice-skating extravaganza featuring Inside Out, Disney’s Frozen and other stories.

   Publicist Beth Merrick says the story swims with Dory, Nemo, Marlin and new pal Hank from Finding Dory as they embark on a life-changing excursion to find her parents and discover the meaning of family.

   They help Riley find confidence for a hockey championship and venture to the wintry world of Arendelle where Olaf and Kristoff help reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen.

   See Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana and the Disney princesses make their dreams come true through virtues of bravery, kindness and perseverance.
The finale of the Disney On Ice show in London and Toronto.

   Celebrate friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody and the Toy Story gang along with Mickey, Minnie and the Disney friends.

   The London shows, with tickets starting at $20, are on March 2 at 7 p.m.; March 3, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; March 4, 11a.m. and 3p.m.; and March 5, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

   Toronto tickets are from $28 on March 15 at 7 p.m.; and March 16, 17, 18 and 19 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. ticketmaster.ca; disneyonice.ca; 1-855-985-5000

   Passport please

   The Disney gang will embark on a Passport to Adventure at Hamilton’s FirstOntario Centre

from March 16 to 19.

   “Explore the African Pride Lands with Simba, Timon and Pumbaa, voyage deep under the sea to Ariel’s mystical underwater kingdom and tour London with Peter Pan and Wendy before flying to Neverland to meet up with Tinker Bell,” Merrick said.
Disney’s Frozen princesses Anna and Elsa perform in Passport to Adventure in Hamilton.

   They’re whisked away to Arendelle for an extraordinary adventure with sisters Anna and Elsa, mountain man Kristoff and huggable snowman Olaf.

   The production features award-winning figure skaters, high-energy choreography and a colourful set along with upbeat music, lovable characters and unforgettable moments.

   Show times are March 16 and 17 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; March 18, 11a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and March 19, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

   Tickets are from $15. ticketmaster.ca; disneyonice.ca; 1-855-985-5000

   I’m LEGO Batman

   The LEGOLAND Discovery Centres in Toronto and Auburn Hills, (Metro Detroit) are transforming into Gotham City to celebrate the LEGO Batman movie.

   Super hero, crime-fighter and Gotham’s Caped Crusader will make appearances and there will be activities including a themed scavenger hunt and LEGO Batman-inspired building activity.
The LEGOLAND Discovery Centres in Toronto and Auburn Hills are celebrating the LEGO Batman movie. (LEGOLAND photo)
   The show is on today and tomorrow (Feb. 25 and 26) and next weekend (March 4 and 5) in Toronto and winds up this weekend in Michigan.

   The LEGOLAND Discovery Centre is at Vaughan Mills Mall (Small Towns Neighbourhood, Entry 4) 1 Bass Pro Mills Drive, Vaughan. toronto.legolanddiscoverycentre.ca

   In Michigan, it’s at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills. michigan.legolanddiscoverycenter.com

   Happening now

   Art is bursting out in St. Thomas as the Railway City Arts Crawl winds up tonight (Feb. 25).

   “The popular winter celebration of local arts and culture invites people to explore venues throughout St. Thomas and meet talented local artists engaging in the creative process,” said coordinator Megan Pickersgill.

   A train will emerge out of an ice sculpture at the Elgin County Railway Museum and culinary arts are part of the activities.

   The crawl runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is followed by an after party at the St. Thomas Elgin Public Art Centre (301 Talbot St.). Passports are available at businesses and online railwaycityartscrawl.com


Jim Fox can be reached at onetanktrips@hotmail.com

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