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Epic Disney On Ice Fails

For those of you who have never seen Disney On Ice live, allow us to give you a quick rundown of what to expect:

- You will spend two hours hearing all of the same Disney songs that haunt your dreams, lip-synched by figure skaters who gave up on their Olympic dreams a long time ago. 
- You will be forced to purchase some crappy light-up toy for $15 to $20. Failure to do so will result in a meltdown of epic proportions.
- You will internalize your rage when you realize that the concession stands are not selling beer for the 10:30 a.m. show. 

Regardless of whether it's Aladdin, Finding Nemo, or Toy Story, you're pretty much guaranteed to see the same basic ice dancing at any Disney On Ice production. But if you're really lucky, every once in a while you might get to see something unplanned and magical. No, not the look in your child's eyes when she sees her favorite princess gliding across the ice. We're talking about total fails. Falls, mishaps, and possibly even a loss of pants have been known to happen on rare occasion.

To help give you hope before this week's string of Disney On Ice Presents Frozen performances, we're presenting some of the best fails the internet has to offer.

The Brave barrel roll

This poor guy can't win. First, he's relegated to the role of "Guy in a Barrel #2," which is basically the Disney On Ice version of being a collateral-damage zombie kill on The Walking Dead. He can't see, he doesn't get to show off any sweet ice dancing moves, and then he face-plants. Some of the production's main characters actually come and save the dude from further embarrassment, but at that point he probably would have preferred to just throw himself in the trash.

Pull your damn pants up, Beast

We all know the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast. Man gets turned into horrifying beast-creature. Beast-creature entraps young girl in his enchanted castle. Beast and girl fall in love. Beast drops his pants and lets nature take its course. It's a bold move, but in the Tinder era of dating, this is probably a more realistic approach for Beast to get his grind on. Good hustle, Beast. 

Prince Eric fails on Ariel

Pro tip: If you're going to have one of your skaters try to hoist someone above his head a la Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing, make sure that he can hold her. Here we have Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid attempt to plant Ariel under da ice when he drops her.

While the odds are probably pretty slim that you'll see Anna, Elsa, or that snowman guy bite it, you might want to practice telling your kiddos, "They're just pretending to be hurt."

IF YOU GO:

Disney On Ice Presents Frozen
April 8-12
Target Center
$22.50-$77.50