We first took the children to see Disney On Ice back in December and I’ve said more than once since then that it was a highlight of blogging so far for us – we loved the whole experience as much as the children so when we were invited to review the Disney on Ice Silver Anniversary Celebration this year we just couldn’t wait.
We kept the visit a surprise from the children and only told them where we were going over dinner just before the show. LP saw lots of children in Disney princess dresses and one of them told her she was going to Disney on Ice. With wide eyes LP asked if we were going there too and it was lovely to be able to say that, yes, we were.
The children were beyond excited! They hadn’t been to Wembley Arena before and as soon as they saw the Disney On Ice Silver Anniversary Celebration advert on the front of the building they knew where we were heading! Unfortunately security confiscated my camera on our way in – so excuse the photos in this post as I had to take them with my phone.
We found our seats and were amazed to be just a couple of rows from the front. In some ways being high up is better as you get a good view of the whole stage although the characters are all further away. From our view we couldn’t always see the whole stage but all the characters were so close to us and it was easy to follow the story.
Disney on Ice is introduced by all our favourite Disney characters – Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald and Daisy Duck who all go on a world tour to see their Disney friends and some other countries too.
The first stop is the plains of Africa where we are introduced to The Lion King. All of the familiar Lion King characters play a part in the story and the children especially loved Simba, Timon and Pumba – who sang some great songs too!
The next stop was London to see Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, Wendy and her brothers who took us on an adventure to Neverland where we saw the lost boys, Captain Hook and all of his crew – as well as a grand finale featuring Tick Tock Crock.
There was a short interval after Peter Pan that was just long enough to get a drink and go to the toilet and before we knew it we were thrown back into the world of Disney with The Little Mermaid.
The second half started with Sebastian singing Under The Sea and introducing us to all of the creatures of the sea – including the mermaids. The Little Mermaid part had so many songs and beautiful costumes and the children loved it. LP especially as she currently thinks she’s Ariel – especially because of her red hair!
The last part of Disney on Ice was Frozen and LP and Little Man were engrossed throughout. Every child in the audience knew the words, sang along and gasped at exactly the right moments – as if they had never heard the story before!
The whole show culminated with all of the Disney characters coming out onto the ice to perform Let It Go. Seeing Mickey, Minnie and everyone else seeing what has become such an iconic Disney song was amazing and a great finale to the show.
Hubby and I loved the show as much as the children. The kids haven’t stopped talking about their favourite bits since the show finished which is always a sure sign that they really enjoyed something.
The music, choreography and skating was amazing. I spent the whole show in awe of the skaters and being able to act out a story, on ice, is no easy task. The whole show was fantastic. There were special effects smoke machines, snow falling from the top of the arena and so much else that it’s hard to even describe it all.
All children love Disney and whatever age you are this show would be just so much fun to watch. I thought because we had seen the previous show, which also featured The Little Mermaid and Frozen, that we might have been a little uninspired through those parts but I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Disney on Ice could never get boring. It is nothing short of magical and I know that however many times the children see it they will love it. The magic of Disney is classic and timeless – as is Disney On Ice.
Disclosure: We were invited to see the above show for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.