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Disneyland Resort Guests Will Soon be Ice Skating at the Downtown Disney District

posted on October 12th, 2012 by Janet Knox, General Manager, Downtown Disney District, Disneyland Resort

Have you ever wanted to ice skate through a winter wonderland, but you live in a warmer place (like sunny Southern California) and don’t own a pair of skates? If so, I have some exciting news for you! Tinker Bell and her pixie sister, Periwinkle, will soon bring a whole new experience to the Disneyland Resort. A new ice skating rink at the Downtown Disney District will allow guests to skate right into the world of Tinker Bell to celebrate the October 23 release of Disney “Secret of the Wings”! The new ice rink will soon begin limited operation, with a grand opening to follow on October 23.

Tinker Bell and Frost Fairy Periwinkle from Disney ‘Secret of the Wings’

This magical ice skating rink will be located between AMC 12 Theatres and the ESPN Zone, and will invite guests of all ages to glide along to special music and lighting effects. Skates will be available for rent, and helmets will be provided and required for each skater’s safety.

And starting November 12, a special holiday village will surround the rink, with themed chalets where guests can purchase seasonal foods and merchandise. Come stretch your wings and your skating legs at the new “Secret of the Wings” ice skating rink this fall and during the holiday season at the Downtown Disney District!

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Matthew from CA on October 12th, 2012 at 1:15 pm

I’m kind of in love with this idea, Janet. Do you have any pricing info on skate rentals?


Stacy from CA on October 12th, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Oh, sounds like fun! Will there be an minimum age limit or a section of the rink for small children (who might not be very stable on ice skates)?


Jennifer on October 12th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Would love to know age requirements as well!! This is such a great idea, both of my daughters (4 & 1.5yrs.) are so excited for this movie!!


Tony on October 12th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

So when can we expect this to begin limited operation? This Saturday by any chance?


Jennifer on October 12th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Oh, I love ice skating! I’m very excited about this; DS(13) and I will be there in early December. :)


Tara from CA on October 12th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Love this! Cannot wait to take my girls.


Rebekah on October 12th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

This will be so much fun! I would also be very interested in pricing information as well as hours of operation.


Fred from CA on October 12th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Sounds really cool! Really fun idea.


Mary Jo on October 12th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

This looks like it will be so much fun! I’m really looking forward to it.


Chester on October 12th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Fantastic! I wanted to do this at the New York hotel at Disneyland Paris, but it wasn’t open. =/


Loren from CA on October 12th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Are Tinker Bell and Periwinkle going to be there?


Andrea from CA on October 12th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Oooohh I’m so excited for all of this! I can’t wait!


Angela from GA on October 12th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Will this just be a holiday event, or will the ice rink be around for a while?


Miranda on October 12th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

What about WDW!?!


Debbie on October 12th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Will this be for resort hotel guests only, or open to the public? Can you tell us when pricing and hours will be posted please?


Nicole on October 12th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

This sounds like so much fun, but did I read that helmets are required for everyone? Even adults?

Also, can you tell us pricing and hours of operation? Can we bring our own skates?

Is the rink real ice or the plastic ice? Thanks!


Debbie on October 13th, 2012 at 7:30 am

Will this ever come to WDW? Would love to have the chance to do this there!


Alicia on October 14th, 2012 at 5:02 am

Oooh my! My nieces are going to love this..Ice Skating. IN Down Town DISNEYLAND! They love Tinker Bell and Periwinkle. Did you say Music to? Wow…I am not saying a word to them…Surprise!
“Secret of the Wings” ❤ See ya in December 2012


Kristin on October 15th, 2012 at 12:44 am

What do you mean by limited operation? Will it be open to the public before the 23rd? I saw the rink up today and it looks so fun!


Jennifer from CA on October 15th, 2012 at 3:25 am

I stopped by this morning after the Choc walk and asked the cast member about this. It’s supposed to open this Wednesday (Oct 17). $15 for an hour + $3 rental fee. She didn’t have any information about the village/chalet offerings in November


Rebekah on October 16th, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Thank you, Jennifer!


Josh on October 16th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

I want this in Florida!!!


victoria on October 18th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

oooooooooooo i sure hope this is going to be a regular thing! how sweet!