You might remember me telling you that we were invited along to see Disney On Ice Presents Magical Ice Festival to review here on my blog. There are times when my children think that I have the best ‘job’ in the world and this is definitely one of them!
We went along to Leeds Arena to see the new show last night and it was spectacular. We have been to see Disney On Ice before but I swear it just gets better and better. This was definitely the best show yet it was just amazing from start to finish.
Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse hosted the show along with Donald Duck and Goofy and my youngest daughter’s face when they first burst out on to the stage was just a picture. Excited just doesn’t come close! What I particularly loved about this show though was that so many of our favourites were included and each had their own section telling their whole story it was really cleverly done. First we had a cheeky appearance from the wicked stepsisters from Cinderella before my absolute favourite off the night, Ariel from The Little Mermaid. There was a fantastic shipwreck scene and the underwater light effects were stunning but the best bit of all was when Ariel turned into a human and she climbed up a rope right above the stadium. It really was breathtaking my photo doesn’t begin to do it justice.
Then it was Rapunzel’s turn and the lantern scene was just magical. There was a brief interval before the second half of the show. I have to say that my two girls at 7 and 9 were absolutely transfixed and just wanted to see more, more, more but I should think that the little break would be handy if you were there with wriggly younger children.
The second half of the show came back with another bang now it was time for Beauty and the Beast. It was wonderfully done and as with all the stories, it included all of our favourite songs. But then the biggest cheer of all came next when it was time for Frozen. I have never seen anything quite like it the audience went crazy! There were wonderful snow scenes that I just couldn’t capture by photograph but they were amazing to see. Everybody was singing along and it was such a wonderful atmosphere. Then we finished off the show with our hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse who brought on all of the stars from the show in a superb grand finale.
From my girls’ point of view, the show was just WOW from start to finish. They loved that so many of their favourite characters were featured and that each section told a full story while including all of the best songs. From my point of view, I was blown away by just how amazing the actual production was, from the breathtaking ice skating to the stunning sets. But the best bit for me of course was seeing the magic through my daughters’ eyes. We had such an amazing time and I know that this is a memory that they will treasure for a long time to come. That to me is just priceless.
To find out more, you can click here www.disneyonice.co.uk for ticket details and upcoming show times.