Forky, the Beloved new character from Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 will come to life for the first time in Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures. Forky will be joined by Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie and Bo Peep, as well as newcomers Duke Kaboom, Ducky and Bunny.
Ellenton, Fla – August 29, 2019 — Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures is a high-octane ride with stops at several magical Disney destinations, including a carnival where much of Toy Story 4 takes place. Today, Feld Entertainment, producers of Disney On Ice, released a first look at Forky from the Toy Story 4 segment of the show.
Forky, a delightful yet reluctant spork that has come to life and insists that he does not belong because he is not like the other toys, is imagined for the live ice show in an ingenious way. In working on this interpretation of the character from the animated movie, Costume Designer Ken Mooney said, “Bringing Forky to the live ice show has been one of the most complicated, challenging and rewarding experiences I have faced. Who knew such a beloved character made from the simplest of materials ‒ pipe cleaners, googly eyes, popsicle sticks and clay ‒ would be so hard to craft at first and yet turn out so cool in the end. And just like Bonnie, I can’t wait to share him with the world.”
Disney On Ice Creative Director Patty Vincent said, “We challenged our Costume Designer to create a look where a physical performer could embody a plastic spork, keeping true to the shuffling movement and scale of the character. Our interpretation of Forky needs to be believable, so families feel like they’re at the Carnival with these beloved characters, helping Woody, Buzz, Jessie and Bo Peep prevent Forky from throwing himself into a trash can.”
Image of how Forky is reimagined can be found here. Video can be found here.
In Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures, new and classic tales help to create a participatory, multi-generational experience with something in store for everyone. Exciting twists and turns await as Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and guests of all ages embark on an interactive and memory-rich adventure to iconic Disney destinations. Guests will see the world from the rooftops of London with Mary Poppins and Jack and his band of dancing lamplighters and travel to the sun-soaked Island of Motunui with Moana. They will set off on a safari and snap unforgettable photos of wild cheetahs and monkeys as they traverse through the Pride Lands with Simba, Timon and Pumbaa. Fans of all ages will discover a whole new world and be swept up in Aladdin’s princely parade filled with spectacular stunts, magical moments with Genie, and a brand-new song from Jasmine that will render the audience “Speechless.” Everyone in the audience will mosey on over to a larger-than-life comedic carnival and team up with Woody and Bo Peep as they search for their new friend Forky. Disney Princesses, including Merida, Belle, Mulan, Ariel, Jasmine, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White and Tiana, will lead everyone into the finale of the show skating to “Girl Power.”
Families should buckle up for a getaway jam-packed with unexpected hijinks and surprise, up-close character interaction as Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures makes pitstops in towns across North America, playing more than 65 cities from September 2019 – May of 2021.
Visit DisneyOnIce.com for the shows and dates coming to your hometown. Stay current on the latest developments through social media, including instructions on how to access presale codes for future Disney On Ice productions:
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