Last Sunday, Robot and I were invited to see the exciting experience that is Disney on Ice.
Surrounded by several hundred Disney Princesses, some Woody the cowboys and the odd Arlo from The Good Dinosaur, we took our seats at the Manchester Arena and settled down with our popcorn.
Once the compere had welcomed us, Mickey and Minnie led a quick dance-based warm up before the show commenced. First up were Aladdin and Jasmin giving a busy perfomance set in the marketplace, before a stream of Disney favourites including Belle, Cinderella, Anna, Elsa and Ariel took to the stage one by one. And let’s not forget the giant fire-breathing dragon…
Every segment of the show kept the children interested and engaged, leaving everyone applauding each group or couple enthusiastically after watching their lifts, tricks and twirls around the icy stage.
The big new additions to Disney on Ice this year were Moana and Maui. Performing to several of the big hit songs from the film, both gave excellent performances and the crowd were visibly animated by what they saw.
The one character who received the biggest cheer though was Olaf! He seems to be almost everyone’s favourite and his skate-along with Anna and Kristof to In Summer was a huge hit.
We haven’t been to a Disney on Ice performance for a few years, and this one didn’t disappoint. My eight year old son, who I thought might feel he was a bit too old for the show this year, said he ‘loved it’ too. We are long passed the dressing up phase but it’s so lovely to see the small children in their costumes, skipping and giggling through the arena to get to their seats, giddy with excitement.
If you have a little Disney fan I would thoroughly recommend going to see Disney on Ice. It’s a show suitable for the entire family (do we ever really outgrow Disney?) and a wonderful way to spend some real quality time together.
Disney on Ice: Dream Big next shows at Arena Birmingham from next Friday, 19th October, before moving on with its tour – for full details see the Disney on Ice website.
Furthermore, plans are already in place for the NEXT tour – Disney on Ice: The Wonderful World of Disney. Now’s the time to book your tickets – what a Christmas gift that would be on December 25th!