Days Out: The Wonderful World of Disney on Ice!
Disney On Ice is back and now touring around the UK. We were lucky enough to catch the show last week whilst it was in our town of Birmingham and have to say, it was fantastic.
Every year the show is slightly different and this year's didn't disappoint. With a whole host of exciting new characters and several new stories, you get to join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse on an inspiring walk down memory lane in celebration of this years theme, The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice. It's been my favourite show yet, it was fab fun.
Dory is back with friends Nemo and Marlin from Finding Dory. Embark on a new ocean adventure as they discover the real meaning of family. Travel to Arendelle with Anna, Elsa and the hilarious Olaf from Disney’s Frozen as they learn true love is the greatest power of all. Nothing is out of reach for Rapunzel as her friends help light the way. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs make their own magic and reveal we can do ANYTHING with our friends in tow. Buzz and Woody will have you jumping out of your seat in a foot-stomping throwdown; Simba, Timon and Pumbaa prowl the Pridelands; Jasmine, Aladdin and Genie show friendship is fearless; and your favourite Disney Princesses stay strong and journey on. Plus, arrive early to learn the Mouse Bounce Dance at the Fit to Dance pre-show!
The first half for us was the best bit, it was filled with short stories that got everyone clapping along. The Lion KIng was awesome and the skating was incredible, when they did the dangerous 'headbanger' move, we all sat in shock with our mouths wide open. It was incredible. The skating is always fabulous but this year, it reached a whole new level.
My favourite part of the show was when ALL the Disney Princesses and their Prince Charmings came out onto the ice to dance together. That was so lovely to see them all in one place. I even got to see my favourite Princess, Cinderella which made me very happy.
The costumes and music are all so good, you really do get lost in the show. The second half for us wasn't as good as the first half if we're honest as they changed the format a bit. Instead of lots of smaller stories, it was two bigger stories, the main half of it being Frozen. Don't get us wrong, we do love Frozen but we felt it took over the show a little bit. My boy isn't a huge fan and had to sit covering his ears whilst his sister sang loudly into his ear. We enjoyed watching it but it felt a little long winded so they lost interest after a while and began to fidget and mess around, like lots of other children around us. Maye the Frozen show should be a seperate show if it needs to be that long as it spoiled the whole show for us a bit. We love Frozen but didn't enjoy the segment being so long compared to all the nice short ones that had been on before. Short stories are definitely better, more fun and more enjoyable as they hold the children's attention better and when there's thousands of kids in a room, that's what you want. Overall, we had a wonderful time and loved watching the show. The kids had a great time and were so happy that they'd got to meet Mickey and Minnie beforehand as we were invited to take part in a very special Meet and Greet.
See The Wonderful World of Disney on Ice at the following places:
11.04.2019 - 14.04.2019 - THE SSE HYDRO Glasgow
17.04.2019 - 21.04.2019 - M&S BANK ARENA LIVERPOOL Liverpool
24.04.2019 - 28.04.2019 - MOTORPOINT ARENA Cardiff
03.05.2019 - 05.05.2019 - SSE ARENA Belfast
10.05.2019 - 12.05.2019 - CITYWEST HOTEL Dublin
Disney on Ice is always a Magical night, one that you're never too old for.
Disclosure: We were invited to see the show in return for an honest review.