It was a night full of magic on “Dancing with the Stars” this week as the dancing partners took to the floor with a variety of Disney songs. The dance floor was transformed into a magical Disney landscape, complete with glittering graphics and dancing Disney character animations. Everything was topped off by the amazing Disney character costumes that added to the magic on the dance floor. As someone who doesn’t normally watch “Dancing with the Stars,” the episode being Disney themed was definitely appealing. Who doesn’t love to sing along to classic Disney songs, anyway?

James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd stole the show in their performance of “Let It Go” from “Frozen,” earning them a perfect 10 from all four judges. Just another example of how “Frozen” has really turned into such a big craze.

The rest of the dance partners did their own renditions between quickstep to a waltz–all receiving feedback from the judges based on performance and technique. This episode featured Donny Osmond as one of the guest judges (to which he so aptly pointed out how he was the voice of Captain Shang in Disney’s “Mulan”).

All of the high energy dances with the Disney songs really helped people relive their childhood. Some of the dancers, as you could see in their preview videos ran into struggles while practicing for their performances. NeNe and Tony are shown getting a bit snippy with each other (or maybe it was just NeNe…). The judges also acknowledged Amy Purdy’s situation in her practicing and dancing. Purdy, who is a double amputee from ankles to feet, expressed her frustration in practice, explaining that it was really the first time she felt that her legs weren’t working the way she needed them to. She came through on the dance floor though and one of the judges even said, “I hope Disney will make their next princess like you!”

It was not such a happy ending for Cody Simpson and Witney Carson. They were eliminated, as their experience on the show now comes to an end. During the show, Osmond had even pointed out Cody’s dancing style, asking him if he liked the dance/song because it didn’t seem as if the star enjoyed it.

List of performances:

Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke: “Friend Like Me” from “Aladdin”

Charlie White and Sharna Burgess: “Supercalifragilisticexpialadocious” from “Mary Poppins”

Danica McKellar and Val Chmerkovskiy: “Be Our Guest” from “Beauty and the Beast”

Amy Purdy and Derek Hough: “So This Is Love” from “Cinderella”

Cody Simpson and Witney Carson: “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” from “The Lion King

NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani: “Cruella deVille” from “101 Dalmatians”

James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd: “Let It Go” from “Frozen”

Meryl Davis and Maks Chmerkovskiy: “I Wanna Be Like You” from “The Jungle Book”

Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas: “Under the Sea” from “The Little Mermaid”

What did you think of the Disney themed episode of “Dancing with the Stars”?