Sunday, 11 October 2015

Disney On Ice

Yesterday we were lucky enough to go and watch Disney on ice at Newcastle's Metro radio arena. I love Disney on ice as I use to take my eldest every year until a few years ago when she lost interest in princesses, sob. However now my toddler Sophia is two she has taken an interest in Disney and adores the movies and characters, Minnie mouse and Toy story are firm favourites. So when we were given the chance to go and see the show I knew Sophia would love it, of course my eldest decided she still liked Disney so she came too along with my partner and my three year old niece Heidi, as we thought Jacob would be too young to join us.




Sophia is still a little too young to understand where we were going but when I told my niece Heidi she was so excited and her little face lit up at the mention of seeing Anna and Elsa, as she is a huge Frozen fan. We decided to go to the 11am weekend performance as we thought this was best for the little two girls, we were not alone in thinking this as the arena was packed with excited toddlers and children many of whom were dressed up in costumes of their favourite princesses.

We quickly found are seats and settled down for the show with are popcorn and a buzz of excitement in the air from all the little audience members. The show kicked of as usual with every ones all time favourite Disney characters Mickey and Minnie mouse who introduced the show. This year the show was split into four different stories which were Toy Story 3, The Little Mermaid, Cars and Frozen.


The scene was set out like Andy's bedroom as he took to the stage and started off the show just as he does in the film packing for college and wondering what to do with his beloved toys. The crowd went crazy when Woody, Buzz, Jessie and friends took to the stage, Sophia's little face little up as she pointed out these much loved characters. For the next 30 minutes the cast re-enacted the Toy story 3 tale on ice complete with a visit to Sunny side day nursery, Woody's escape on a kite, a giant mean Lotso bear and a tenses rescue by the claw. 


The star of the story had to be Barbie and Ken as they totally stole the show with amazing skating routines and fantastic costumes, they looked like actual plastic dolls. Sophia did not take her eyes off the stage as she was amazed that she was seeing her all time favourite film being shown before her very eyes on ice.


Next up we were taking on a tale "under the sea" with Ariel, The Little Mermaid is my favourite Disney film and I was so excited for this. Once again the costumes were amazing, I loved flounder's costume who skated around flapping his fins. The stage was set up all bright and colourful with the well knowing songs from the film and some amazing skating by Ariel. However I only seen the first few minutes of this scene as my niece needed the toilet and it was only on for around 15 minutes so I missed most of it. 

A quick fifteen minute break gave us time to grab some chips and drinks for the girls before it was lights out and time for the second half of the show. Mickey and Minnie and friends kicked off the show again with a ride in their car which broke down and lead nicely to the introduction of the cast of Cars. The cars were amazing driving around the ice with ease and they were so like the film with moving faces and bouncing up and down, we were very impressed. Lighting McQueen and friends were only on for a short while before the grand finale Frozen. 


The rink was transformed into Arendale as Anna took the stage singing and the crowd went wild with all the children screaming with excitement. Heidi's little face lit up as she watched the scenes before her unfold and the utter joy on her face as she spotted Elsa come to the stage was priceless as she shouted " she's at the window". We watched on as Anna fell for prince Hans, Elsa turned the rink into a snowstorm and found refuge in the North Mountain before the instantly recognisable tune of " Let it go " filled the air. Every child was singing along at the top of their voice, including Heidi.

Olaf taking to the stage brought plenty of cheers as he skated his way around singing "summer" and the rest of the story unfolded before are eyes with truly amazing skating and stunning costumes. I am sure that all of the children in the audience thought that they were watching the real life Anna and Elsa as the whole performance was flawless. Frozen ended on a high with rounds of applause from the audience as thousands of happy children and adults left the arena in high spirits. 


We had a truly amazing afternoon watching Disney on Ice and all five of us have agreed that Frozen was without a doubt amazing. Sophia has never shown any interest in Frozen but even she left the arena singing " Let it go". Heidi was full of excitement and could not stop talking about the show and even Chloe who is almost 13 enjoyed the show and said she wants to go again next year, which is a good job as we are already planning on going again next year as even the other half was impressed and wants to return. 

After seeing so many Disney on Ice shows over the years I honestly thought that things could not get any better, well this show was without a doubt the best one yet. The cast were amazing with breathtaking skating skills, the costumes were beautiful and you could tell so much care had gone into the props and story. The show was just the right length of time for little ones and is a show that the whole family can enjoy no matter what age they are, as my teen enjoyed it just as much as my toddler and so did us adults. The show was magical and amazing and I would recommend you go see it if you get the chance. You can see how much Sophia and Heidi enjoyed the show in the little video I made. 



Disclosure : We were given tickets to the show for the purpose of this review, however all words and opinions are my own. 




40 comments:

  1. I do love anything that's on ice! I've only ever heard great things about Disney on ice, it seems like a spectacular event! x

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    1. It really was a spectacular event, it was amazing for both adults and children xx

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  2. It does look spectacular. No surprise that the girls enjoyed it so much. I've never seen Disney on Ice so maybe this year.

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    1. Oh it is so good you should go one year, I enjoyed it just as much as the children did xx

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  3. Awwww it looks and sounds fab! I would love to go! :)

    Gemma xx

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    1. You should go Gemma it was amazing and the children would love it, my teen loved it xx

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  4. That looks absolutely fantastic! I wish I could have taken my son to see the show. Off to check if they have anything local to us.

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    1. It really was fantastic , I hope they have a one local to you as you will both really enjoy it xx

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  5. ooh we went to Disney on Ice two years ago and i can imagine how fun it must have been! Great pictures!
    Angela x

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    1. Thank you Angela, It was amazing I honestly never thought the show could get better but this one was my favourite one yet xx

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  6. I can't wait for my little one to be old enough so I can enjoy this type of shows. I mean for her to enjoy them ;)

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    1. Haha I love that being a mum means we get to go and see fun shows and have fun days out and be a big kid again xx

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  7. I absolutely love disney! I've never been to see it on ice before, but I can only imagine it makes it that little bit more magical! Hope you enjoyed your time there! x

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    1. It really was magical and amazing on ice xx

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  8. Great review and this has made me so excited for our visit to see the show this week. Cant wait! glad you all had an amazing time

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    1. I bet that you and the boys have an amazing time, I can't wait to hear what you think of it. xx

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  9. This looks amazing! Baby would love to see this. Not sure she is quite old enough, but soon! xx

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    1. It really was amazing, I thought that Sophia would be too young for it but she loved it and sat through it all. Baby would love this next year xx

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  10. Aww! It looks and sounds like you all had a wonderful time!
    I've never seen Disney on Ice but my girls have been a few times with my sister in law....They love it x

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    1. Oh you really should go next year when it comes back to Newcastle , You would love it. I was amazed that my toddler sat still through it all as when we seen Tumble she was all over the place haha xx

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  11. I love Disney so imagine watching it on ice that would be so much fun. Thank you for sharing and I hope that you had fun x

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    1. We had a great time, it really is so much fun on ice xx

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  12. Wow, that's an amazing review, it really does sound like a spectacular show and I'd say it was fab seeing the kids so excited, there's nothing like it :)

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    1. Thank you, it was such a wonderful show and the girls loved it xx

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  13. I remember holiday on ice from being a child but I had no idea you could get disney on ice!! Sounds brilliant and I am sure my little monkey would love it. Will be looking into whether its being run anywhere near us - thank you for the inspiration :)

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    1. Disney on ice is amazing, we have been going for years and it keeps getting better each year. You should go if it is near you as you would all love it , its truly magical xx

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  14. Oh, how exciting!! I love Under the Sea as well - how fun that was included. It sounds like an exciting & enjoyable show. The girls look really enthralled with it! x

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    1. The girls really were enthralled with it, I was shocked my two year old sat still and watched it all. They sang under the sea song and I missed it and it was meant to be amazing, gutted xx

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  15. Disney! You really can't beat it. Under the sea is one of my favourites too.

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    1. You really can't beat Disney it is just so magical and everyone seems to love it xx

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  16. OMG this looks amazing!!! I`ve never been to a Disney On Ice as they come this far south, but I`m desperate too...it looks like something I'd love, nevermind the kids!! xx

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    1. It really was amazing Hayley you and Tyne would both love it. Oh no that's a shame they don't go near you, you will just have to make sure you are visiting you home town when it is next on xx

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  17. I've been to a Disney on Ice show as my kids aren't big fans.It looks like so much fun, it looks like they missed out on great entertainment.

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    1. It really is such fun , my daughter loves Disney but that is probably because I do too xx

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  18. It looks incredible, we’ve never been but would absolutely love to. Fabulous x

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    1. Rose would love it as it is so amazing for little ones, it really was incredible and a lovely family morning out xx

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  19. I agree- this show definitely was one of the best I've seen! Magical!

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    1. It really was magical, I wish that we could go and see it again. I am looking forward to next year already xx

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  20. Oh wow it looks like to much fun! I love Disney on Ice but i haven't been for a few years.I must got back with my 4 year old, she'd love it!

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    1. It really was so much fun, the best I have seen. Your four year old will love it xx

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