Year in Review: Disney On Ice Dominates Family Entertainment Shows

As we count down to 2019, Ticket Club is reviewing the past year in the entertainment industry. Follow along with our series as we explore the best of 2018’s live events, determined by internal sales data. 

Disney On Ice has been the family-friendly event to beat for more than two decades, and it continued to dominate in 2018. Mickey Mouse and company skated their way to earning five spots on this year’s list of the best-selling family shows.

Part of what makes Disney On Ice such a strong-performing family event is its widespread availability and multiple touring productions. The juggernaut dazzled audiences of all ages with a number of touring shows this year, including Frozen, Dare to Dream, Follow Your Heart and Mickey’s Search Party. Each of those was among the Top 10 Best-Selling Family Shows of 2018, as well as The Wonderful World of Disney, making Disney On Ice the undeniable powerhouse family event.

However, not a single Disney On Ice show could break into the Top 3 of the rankings. The top spot was occupied by Monster Jam, which has packed both arenas and stadiums full of excited youngsters all year. Trailing closely behind are the always-entertaining Harlem Globetrotters and live stage version of Nickeldeon’s hit series Paw Patrol at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively.

Check out the full list below.

Ticket Club’s Top 10 Best-Selling Family Shows of 2018

  1. Monster Jam
  2. Harlem Globetrotters
  3. Paw Patrol Live
  4. Disney On Ice: Frozen
  5. Disney On Ice: Dare to Dream
  6. Marvel Universe LIVE!
  7. Disney On Ice: Follow Your Heart
  8. Kidz Bop
  9. Disney On Ice: Mickey’s Search Party
  10. Disney On Ice: The Wonderful World of Disney

Want to see more posts like this? Check out the rest of our Year in Review series here.

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