Since the release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937, Disney has continued to delight millions of children throughout the world. Disney stories are heartwarming, the songs are iconic and the characters have become historical idols. Disney on Ice is a spectacular show hat brings to life the magic world of adventure, courage and inspiration that children of all ages recognise and love. Here are 5 reasons you need to go see it.
Meet your favourite Disney Characters
This production brings more than 50 unforgettable Disney stars to life so whether your hero is The Lion King or Elsa from Frozen, you are bound to recognise (and wave enthusiastically) at the stars of your favourite stories. You get to see Belle releasing the Beast from his curse. You journey up to Arendelle, up North Mountain with Olaf the snowman and royal sisters Anna and Elsa from Frozen and travel to China where you can dance along with Mulan and her dragon Mushu and more.
Sing along to Disney Songs
Disney songs are half the fun of the movies and Disney on Ice has a perfect sing-along score of melodious masterpieces where you can hum (or take the opportunity to show off your well rehearsed knowledge of the lyrics as this writer did). “Our vision is for audiences everywhere to dance and sing along to their favourite Disney songs, so we’ve included 30 tunes that they know and love” says producer Nicole Feld and this is certainly the case as we could hear audience members singing around us to the tunes of ‘Hakuna Matata’, ‘You’ve Got a Friend in Me’ and ‘A Whole New World’.
Skill and Creativity
There are intricately made costumes, impressive set design and stunning choreography all brought together on the big ice stage at the O2 arena. It is breathtaking to watch the ice skaters in action as they perform tricks and make ice skating look ever so easy. The special effects are magical, particularly the foamy snow which turns the ice rink into a wintery Frozen wonderland (and a few snowdrops may gently fall on your head if you are sitting near the front).
There are a number of large puppets that are a delight for children to see. Our favourites were the massive turtle from Finding Nemo which had the toddler asking me on repeat ‘where’s the turtle mummy?’ even as we drove home. This was closely followed by Mushu the dragon from Mulan as we are big dragon fans in this household.
A fun family day out
It’s a great day out for the whole family because this year’s Disney On Ice production celebrates some of Disney’s most beloved characters from 14 treasured stories so whatever the ages, everyone will know and enjoy getting close and personal with the characters they love. Fans can rock out to “Turtle Rock” with Nemo, Dory, Squirt and his rambunctious turtle friends, and fall in love with a musical montage of dazzling prince and princess pairs skating to “At Last I See the Light,”, “A Whole New World” and more. “This is a show, more than any other, which is truly for everybody,” said Producer Kenneth Feld. “When I sit with the audience, I see those that are grandparents, like I am, enjoying a lot of the classic Disney stories, while young kids and parents really respond to modern day favourites like Frozen.”
Disney on Ice is currently playing at the O2 Arena in London until the 5th of January 2020 and tickets which start at £33 can be purchased here.