Disney on Ice returns to Spokane

The new Disney on Ice touring act “Follow Your Heart” opened Thursday night at the Spokane Arena and while every show is meant to be a magical experience for the audience, this weekend will be pretty special for one cast member in particular.

“I am from Wenatchee so just about three hours west of here,” said Kaela Kapeikis who plays the role of Cinderella.

Kaela says her favorite part of any show is interacting with the audience. For the first time, she’ll probably recognize a few of those smiling faces.

“I think almost every show this weekend I have friends and family so i am really excited to show them all what i do. None of them have seen me skate on Disney on ice. This is the first time and i am really excited,” said Kapeikis.

And the fact that she’s a Washington native isn’t the only surprise from Kaela. She’s actually a second generation “Disney-on-Icer”. Her parents toured with the show back in the 1980’s.

“That’s actually where they met. They didn’t know each other before and they met like the first day of rehearsal and the rest is kind of history,” added Kapeikis.

This is a new show to the west coast and brand new to Spokane. You can check it out Friday night at 7:00 p.m. at the Spokane Arena. Earlier shows are available on Saturday and Sunday.