Disney On Ice shows have been around since the 1980’s, and since the 1980’s people have debated ‘where to sit for Disney on Ice?’. With the recent announcement that Disney On Ice Frozen will be the latest movie to move from the silver screen to the ice rink, we figured it was about time to review the Disney On Ice Seating Chart. Below you will find detailed Disney On Ice Seating Charts, including best and worst seats, Disney on Ice Schedules and Tickets, plus how to score Disney on Ice Discounts!
Disney On Ice Seating Chart – Standard Arena Layout
This layout is for Disney On Ice: Frozen at the Izod Center in New Jersey, but all Basketball/Hockey venues follow a similar pattern, where only half the venue is used. For each Disney on Ice venue, TickPick has unique interactive seating charts, which you can access using the ticket link above. Ideally, you want to sit in the centrally located sections such as section 107 or 123, but we will cover this in greater detail below.
Disney On Ice Seating Chart – Standard Stadium Layout
This is the typical football stadium (or ballpark) layout for Disney On Ice (this is the layout for NRG Stadium in Houston). Because of the size of these stadiums, the rink is stationed in one of the corners, with temporary seating brought in to surround the ice. The lettered sections normally have between 1-4 rows, and the single digit sections have between 12-20 rows. Ideally, you want to sit in the single digit sections, as the permanent sections essentially act as the “upper level” for these layouts.
Where to Sit for Disney On Ice?
The fundamental question for any Disney On Ice event, regardless of venue, is where should I sit? Now the easy answer would be to sit in the front row in one of the central sections at Disney on Ice, but front row seats come at premium prices. No doubt that a front row seat is the best Disney On Ice seat, and will give both you and your kids an experience you won’t soon forget. If you can afford it we certainly recommend taking advantage of that. But plenty of folks can’t afford front row seats, and there are plenty of other great seats to be had at a fraction of the cost.
A general rule of thumb when you are purchasing tickets for Disney On Ice is that if you cannot be in the front row, you want to sit higher than row 10 in any of the lower level sections. The reason for this is because sitting at row 10 and above will provide you with enough height to see the performance from anywhere on the ice, ensuring your children will have a great time. It’s also worth noting that when you bring children to any event, aisle seats are more valuable since they provide easy access to concessions and bathrooms.
Upper level seats are an affordable option for Disney On Ice, but if you go this route make sure you sit in the first couple rows. This is because the upper level row differences are more noticeable than anywhere else. For example, the difference in row 2 to row 6 is much more noticeable than that same gap in a lower level section. Finally, you also want to try to avoid the corner sections in the upper level, since those seats are the farthest away from the rink and are generally the worst Disney On Ice seats.
Disney On Ice Schedule
Disney On Ice will be starting back up in September, and the most recent schedule of events runs through May of 2015. To find all the Disney On Ice events near you, check out our Disney On Ice Schedule.
Disney On Ice Discounts
The hottest ticket in town right now is Disney On Ice Frozen, which has sold out some of the dates already. Tickets are available on the secondary market, and the easiest way to save on Disney On Ice Frozen Tickets (for the sold out shows) is to purchase your tickets on TickPick, where we never charge additional fees to our customers (unlike our competition). Also, TickPick will provide you with Disney On Ice Discounts for any show if you subscribe to this blog, which can you can do here.
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The passenger who was dragged from an United Airlines flight is 69-year-old grandfather Dr David Dao.
Footage of the Vietnamese-American being hauled off the overbooked flight at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Sunday caused outrage on Monday.
Dr Dao was heard in videos captured of his shocking eviction saying he needed to get home to Louisville so he could see patients.
DailyMail.com can reveal Dr Dao is a father of five and a grandfather, who specializes in internal medicine. Four of his five children are doctors.
His wife Teresa, 69, is a pediatrican who trained at Ho Chi Minh University in Saigon and also practices in Elizabethtown, Kentucky - about 40 miles south of Louisville.
Their eldest son Tim, 34, practices medicine in Texas; their second son Ben, 31, is a medical graduate; their daughter Christine, 33, is a doctor in Durham, NC; and their youngster daughter Angela, 27, is a medical graduate of the University of Kentucky.
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Dr David Dao has been revealed as the man who was dragged from a United flight in Chicago on Sunday. He is pictured with his wife, Teresa, and one of their grandchildren
Beaten and bloodied: Dr Dao is pictured bleeding from the mouth after he was body slammed by cops and dragged off the overbooked United flight at Chicago O'Hare
Dr David Dao and Teresa Dao are pictured with four of their grandchildren during a holidays celebration in 2015
Their other daughter, Crystal – Christine’s twin – is a married mother in Barrington, Illinois.
Dr Dao has previously worked at Hardin Memorial Hospital and owned a medical practice.
It was also revealed he had previously been given a suspended jail sentence for illegally obtaining and trafficking controlled substances by fraud and deceit.
Dr Dao is also a keen poker player, and has competed in World Series of Poker events in the past - winning a total of $234,664
His license was suspended in 2003, and it was then partially re-instated in 2015.
Dr Dao is also a keen poker player, and has competed in World Series of Poker events in the past.
He joined the circuit in 2006, and had his best result when he finished second in a tournament in 2009.
The WSOP's website claims he has pocketed $234,664 in winnings over his time on the felt.
In the hours after his identity was revealed, United saw its stock price crash in morning trading action.
The airline's share price hit a low of $68.39 at 11.13am, after opening the day at $70.15. It was a drop of about 2.6 per cent.
But the price has recovered during the early afternoon, and is none back at $69.82, MarketWatch reports.
It came after United CEO Oscar Munoz released a statement Monday night that doubled down on his airline crew's decision to remove an elderly passenger, claiming he was 'disruptive and belligerent'.
The airline is facing a furious backlash after footage emerged of the 69-year-old, bleeding heavily as he was pulled from the jet.
Amidst the anger, Munoz issued a public apology saying he 'apologized for having to re-accommodate these customers.'
But in a private email to employees, the CEO defended the crew's actions, calling the passenger 'disruptive and belligerent' and praising his staff for going 'above and beyond'.
United Airlines' CEO Oscar Munoz (pictured in June 2016) has come under fire for his response to the scandal
United CEO Oscar Munoz has doubled down on his airline crew's decision to remove an elderly passenger, claiming he was 'disruptive and belligerent'
Screaming: The man who had refused to to give up his seat on the overbooked United flight from Chicago to Louisville on Sunday night was dragged off the plane by three cops
Social media erupted immediately, labeling Munoz and United 'tone deaf' and 'condescending'.
Munoz said that while he was 'upset' to hear about the man being violently dragged off the flight, that airline crew had simply been following 'established procedures.'
The CEO described how flight crews had offered up to $1,000 in compensation for anyone willing to catch the next flight before approaching the passenger to 'explain apologetically' that he was being denied boarding.
He had then 'raised his voice and refused to comply' with the crew's requests to leave the aircraft, and became increasingly 'disruptive and belligerent,' he said.
'Our agents were left with no choice, but to call Chicago Aviation Security Officers to assist in removing the customer from the flight, he repeatedly decline to leave.'
Munoz added that the passenger refused to comply with the officers who then 'physically removed him from the flight as he continued to resist – running back onto the aircraft in defiance of both out crew and security officials.'
The comments have sparked outrage online with people claiming that the CEO was attempting to shift blame to the police
'While I deeply regret this situation arose, I also emphatically stand behind all of you, and I want to commend you for continuing to go above and beyond to ensure we fly right,' he said.
The CEO did, however, concede that there were 'lessons we can learn' from the experience and that United will continue to look into the incident.
He also had a final reminder that treating customers with 'respect and dignity' should be matter of course, 'no matter how challenging the situation.'
The comments have sparked outrage online with people claiming that the CEO was attempting to shift blame to the police.
Others said that 'lousy protocol' was never an excuse for a 69-year-old man beating left bloodied by security.
'Beating and bloodying a 69 year-old doctor is "protocol" @United ?' one Twitter user asked.
Distressing: Children were crying in distress as the three officers manhandled the man out of his seat. Passengers had been offered $800 to take a flight the next day but none volunteered
Another said that Munoz was 'trying to shift blame to police/aviation security (not United employees). The public doesn't make a distinction.'
Nicholas Kristof added: 'In any big company, staff will sometimes do stupid things. At United, the CEO then endorses the stupidity and claims it as company policy!'
Others pointed out that the customer had also appeared to have followed 'protocol' right up until he was dragged off the plane.
HOW DOES UNITED DECIDE WHO GETS BUMPED FROM OVERBOOKED FLIGHTS?
United's contract of carriage states that passengers to be forcibly taken off a flight in the event of overbooking will be 'determined based on a passenger’s fare class, itinerary, status of frequent flyer program membership, and the time in which the passenger presents him/herself for check-in without advanced seat assignment.'
That means that if you have a certain type of fare class, checked in early, have a flier status such as gold, or even just own a barely used frequent flier card, you are less likely to be bumped.
But passengers taking advantage of budget seats appear to be of less value to the airline.
'#United Pay for your ticket, sit down, get attacked, bloodied and humiliated. And the CEO is now saying the person deserved it. #SHAME,' one Twitter user wrote.
'No accountability for lousy protocol,' another added. 'It will be a cold day in Hades before I allow these lackwits to fly me anywhere.#BoycottUnitedAirlines.'
An airport cop who allegedly body-slammed the passenger was put on leave today - as his bosses condemned his actions amid mounting outrage over video of the incident.
The Chicago Department of Aviation said it 'obviously' did not condone the behavior of the security officer who was filmed slamming the man into an arm rest, knocking him unconscious and dragging him away by his arms as he bled from the mouth at O'Hare.
Another clip shows the dazed man chants 'just kill me, just kill me' as blood pours from his mouth.
In his public apology, Munoz said today: 'This is an upsetting event to all of us here at United. I apologize for having to re-accommodate these customers.
'Our team is moving with a sense of urgency to work with the authorities and conduct our own detailed review of what happened. We are also reaching out to this passenger to talk directly to him and further address and resolve this situation.'
The aviation department released a statement to the Chicago Sun-Times, which read: 'The incident on United flight 3411 was not in accordance with our standard operating procedure and the actions of the aviation security officer are obviously not condoned by the Department.
Unhinged: The man claimed to be a doctor and screamed wildly and he was manhandled by the cops
'That officer has been placed on leave effective today pending a thorough review of the situation.'
One passenger also told the Washington Post the man claimed as he was being dragged off the plane he was chosen because of his ethnicity.
'He said, more or less, 'I'm being selected because I’m Chinese",' the passenger told the Post.
The same passenger went on to tell the newspaper a United official walked onto the plane during the incident and said the plane would not be taking off until four passengers disembarked so the employees could fit on.
He said the official announced: 'We have United employees that need to fly to Louisville tonight. … This flight’s not leaving until four people get off.'
'That rubbed some people the wrong way,' Tyler Bridges said, recounting the comment.
UNITED CEO OSCAR MUNOZ's LETTER TO EMPLOYEES AFTER THE SCANDAL
Like you I was upset to see and hear about what happened last night aboard United Express Flight 3411 headed from Chicago to Louisville. While the facts and circumstances are still evolving, especially with respect to why this customer defied Chicago Aviation Security Officers the way he did, to give you a clearer picture of what transpired, I've included below a recap from the preliminary reports filed by our employees.
As you will read, this situation was unfortunately compounded when one of the passengers we politely asked to deplane refused and it became necessary to contact Chicago Aviation Security Officers to help. Our employees followed established procedures for dealing with situations like this. While I deeply regret this situation arose, I also emphatically stand behind all of you, and I want to commend you for continuing to go above and beyond to ensure we fly right.
I do, however, believe there are lessons we can learn from this experience, and we are taking a close look at the circumstances surrounding this incident.
Treating our customers and each other with respect and dignity is at the core of who we are, and we must always remember this no matter how challenging the situation.
Summary of Flight 3411
On Sunday, April 9, after United Express Flight 3411 was fully boarded, United's gate agents were approached by crewmembers that were told they needed to board the flight.
We sought volunteers and then followed our involuntary denial of boarding process (including offering up to $1,000 in compensation) and when we approached one of these passengers to explain apologetically that he was being denied boarding, he raised his voice and refused to comply with crew member instructions.
He was approached a few more times after that in order to gain his compliance to come off the aircraft and each time he refused and became more and more disruptive and belligerent.
Our agents were left with no choice, but to call Chicago Aviation Security Officers to assist in removing the customer from the flight, he repeatedly decline to leave.
Chicago Aviation security Officers were unable to gain is cooperation and physically removed him from the flight as he continued to resist – running back onto the aircraft in defiance of both out crew and security officials.
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