Disclosure: We were invited along to the show free of charge for the purpose of this post.
When we were invited to see the latest Disney on Ice tour at Arena Birmingham, we jumped at the chance! As a family, we all love Disney on Ice – we are all Disney fans, and James and I really enjoy the spectacular skating on display throughout the show. We took along one of the girls best friends, Sophie, and all three of the girls – dressed in their Frozen best, of course – had a wonderful evening.
We went along to opening night at Arena Birmingham, which meant the girls got an extra treat – a meet and greet with the actual Mickey and Minnie Mouse, as well as a little goodie bag each with a colouring book, tour programme and Donald Duck toy! They were all delighted and Lydia is really pleased that she got a high five with Minnie.
Before the show got started, there was a Fit to Dance warm up, with Officer Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde from Zootropolis joining in the fun. Lydia and Sophie got really involved, hopping about and getting warmed up ready to enjoy the show.
The first Disney story to feature in the show was The Lion King, and I have to say the skaters playing Simba and Nala were absolutely incredible. Their routines were really beautiful, especially “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” – I was gobsmacked at some of the lifts and things they were doing.
The premise of the show is that Mickey and Minnie, along with their good friends Donald, Daisy, and Goofy, are all off on an adventure around the world. They travel to different places, including London, where the story of Peter Pan begins.
There is an interval in the show between the Peter Pan section, and the Little Mermaid one. It is long enough to take little people for a wee, buy some snacks and hand out drinks.
By the time we got to the Little Mermaid and Frozen, Sophie and Georgie were up out of their seats and dancing along to every song while they watched the show. They were having a whale of a time!
As always, Frozen was a huge hit with the whole audience – with lots of people singing along to those oh-so-familiar songs!
Watch our video with highlights of the show…
We really enjoyed the show, and definitely recommend it to any Disney fans – of any age! The skaters are simply fantastic and I only spotted one slip up in the whole show, which they got straight up from and carried on even though the tumble must have hurt. To find out more about the show and book tickets, check out the Disney on Ice website. Tour dates for the rest of the show are:
Arena Birmingham (formerly the Barclaycard Arena) – 18/10/2017 to 29/10/2017
SSE Arena Belfast – 03/11/2017 to 05/11/2017
Citywest Hotel Dublin – 10/11/2017 to 12/11/2017
FlyDSA Arena Sheffield – 15/11/2017 to 19/11/2017
The O2 London – 20/12/2017 to 30/12/2017