Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures will whisk audiences away on an immersive getaway chock-full of magical participatory moments. Featuring new and classic tales, this multi-generational experience visits Sunrise from Sept. 12 to Sept. 15 for eight performances at BB&T Center and Miami from Sept. 19 to Sept. 22 for seven performances at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Hit the road with Mickey Mouse and his pals for a high-octane ride as Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures. 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. See the world from the rooftops of London with Mary Poppins and Jack and his band of dancing lamplighters. Travel to the sun-soaked Motunui and help Moana restore the heart of Te Fiti. Set off on a safari and snap unforgettable photos of wild cheetahs and monkeys when guests traverse through the Pride Lands with Simba, Timon and Pumbaa. 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.” 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. Fans will hit a high note with Mickey and pals during the Disney edition of Road Trip Karaoke as they introduce Rapunzel, Belle, Ariel, Mulan and Tiana. Families should be prepared for a getaway jam-packed with unexpected hijinks and surprises, up-close character interaction as Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures makes a pitstop right in South Florida!
It was a pleasure to sit down with Nelson Sanchez Leemet who is not only in the show but a member of the LGBTQ community!
At what age did you begin skating and how did it happen?
I was born in DR and we never have wintrer there, so I was not exposed to skating. When I was 10, my mom mwanted to move back to her home town in Canada, and during my first winter winter the beautiful pond ouside of our house froze over and I begged my mom for skates….she got me soccer skates, and I started. A few months later she took me to an arena to watch a skating show and I fell in love with skating.
What was the first time you were paid to skate?
Disney On Ice was my first paid gig, and that was when I was 17.
When did you realize that skating would be your career?
When I first competed everything was not to serious, but when I got better it became to much pressure to compete. However, I loved performing, so I applied to Disney on Ice and when they hired me I knew skating would be my career.
What is your favorite part about performing?
Whenever I go out there, especially as Woody, the audience is so into it, I love watching the kids faces.
Do you enjoy traveling around the world and what do you do in the different cities you visit?
I do love travelling a lot, and we usually have 2 to 3 days off, and so I like to take time to experience all the cultures and restaurants, etc. I love taking pics of new places.
Who are your mentors in the skating world and why?
My coach was great to me and she is my mentor in the skating world, However, my mom is also such a big support that she is my life mentor.
What are your future professional goal sin the skating world?
Honestly, I am very satisfied where I am today and I see myself doing this for a very long time.
Have you thought about what you will do once your skating career ends?
I always enjoyed choreographing, so I am hopeful to get a career choreographing skating.
I know you are part of our LGBT community, do you have a boyfriend? If so, how did you meet? If not, what is your perfect guy and date?
I do not have a boyfriend at the moment. I believe that someone with a kind heart can encourage you to grow in life and be your best self, so that’s what I am looking for. A perfect date would be to take me skating.
What do you do for fun?
Honestly I enjoy cooking, and I try to do that on my dfays off. My dad is a chef so I try, but I am no where near as good as him.
Why should our reader come and see Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures?
Is a great way to get the family and your loved ones to share magical moments and see all your favorite characters. It’s a very interactive show, so everyone gets to enjoy no matter where you are sitting. We also have Aerial acts and DMX on ice. Its really a very cool show.
By the way, Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures is our newest show and we are in rehearsals right now, its super exciting to see it come together and I cannot wait to see how people are going to react to this new show.
For more information on Nelson, you can follow him on Instagram.com/Nelly10232