Not having kept up with Disney heroines, I needed a little background info from a fan re Disney On Ice presents Princess Wishes, their latest extravaganza starring blade-borne simulacra of Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Mulan, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and Tinkerbell. But one phone call to the nearest eight-year-old at hand got me the lowdown. Whos your favorite? After deep consideration, she decided on Belle, because I like the way she helps the Beast. Do you have any problems with the concept of a presumably legless mermaid skating? No, I think that would be cool to see. She does admit to preferring, however, the Russian version of The Little Mermaid, closer to the Hans Christian Andersen original, in which, well. . . Ariel dies, albeit poetically: She turns into the foam on the sea. Im guessing that plot twist will be omitted from this show.