Dancing With the Stars went all out when it celebrated the Walt Disney Company’s 100th anniversary during its October 17 episode. The night was appropriately filled with magic -- and some might even say pixie dust as well. While the couples were dressed up as beloved characters to go with their themed performances, they weren’t the only ones getting in on the fun. Series co-host Alfonso Ribeiro’s daughter came along for the journey, too, and the video of her experience is so adorable.
The Fresh Prince alum shared his very sweet video to Instagram, and it perfectly highlighted the experience that his daughter, Ava, had while at the show. The actor noted that she had “the best time” and was even able to dress up as a Disney princess, with all of the glam included. But of course, she took a nap before her big debut. Check out the post:
Cue all of the "awws." The scenario is so sweet, but the fact that it was also her first time being at a Dancing With the Stars show makes it all the more special. I can’t think of a better time to visit than on Disney100 Night, and I'm sure the young lady was more than amused that Mickey and Minnie were in the house as well. It's great to see that Ava had such a great night. There's probably a good chance this won't be the last time she visits DWTS, though it may be hard for any of her subsequent visits to top this one.
Alfonso Ribeiro has dropped some sweet and personal posts as of late. On top of his daughter visiting the set for the first time, he also recently celebrated a big milestone with his wife. The couple just marked their 11th wedding anniversary. In the post he used to commemorate the occasion, Ribeiro praised his wife, Angela, for all that she does for the family. The former child actor is a man who always seems to be on the move, but it's always lovely whenever he carves out time to shoutout his loved ones.
Meanwhile, fans surely loved that Dancing With the Stars was magical last week, yet it's about to get emotional. Former pros are returning to pay tribute to late judge Len Goodman, who died earlier this year. The series also memorialized him by renamed the Mirrorball Trophy in Goodman's honor. The late ballroom dancer may no longer be with us, but his memory will certainly live on.
That tribute is sure to be as memorable as Disney100 Night was. And of course, there are other themed nights set to take place before the season ends. So Alfonso Ribeiro and Julianne Hough, who enjoy co-hosting, will surely be present for them. And time will tell if the adorable Ava Ribeiro returns for a night as well.
Those angling to watch Dancing With the Stars should tune in on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC or stream it with a Disney+ subscription. Also, take a look at the 2023 TV schedule for other primetime viewing options.