Ever since I post I posted we were going to see Disney on Ice the excitement has been building. I has previously asked the boys if they still wanted to go, they are getting that bit older at 9 and 7, but they couldn’t wait and they loved it. Disney on Ice holds a special place in my heart, as I went there for my 12th birthday and it is one of those amazing, happy, feel good memories of my childhood. One that makes me smile. I loved that day and want that for my children too. With each Disney on Ice show, they get better and better. The Disney On Ice Silver Anniversary Celebration, did not fail to disappoint and I had chills when the whole place erupted to join in with Let It Go. I was sitting next to some big rugby players and football players, and yes, even they sang along.
As you can see, little Anna was dressed and ready for the occasion. We arrived at the SSE Hydro, which is a stunning building in Glasgow. Looks a bit like a UFO and lights up spectacularly at night. It is well organised and picking up our tickets was simple. We went to meet Mickey and Minnie mouse in the VIP area. Sorry I didn’t get any pictures of this as I had Aria, she isn’t so keen on meeting characters close up, she’s more of a wave from afar. The characters were great and even gave the kids a goody bag, with a Mickey Mouse, show book and colouring book. My soft toy loving little boy was in his element.
The show started a few minutes late, but it’s not a problem as the build up to the show keeps the kids occupied. There are some skaters with their boomerang type flyers and Disney music is piped in to get you in that magical, feel good mood, only Disney knows how.
On the stage came Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy and Goofy. All ready to take us on our travels around the Disney world. First up was the Lion King. Now, I’ve never seen the Lion King, yes, yes, I should, but I haven’t yet. I know the story and characters, but after seeing this performance, it’s top of our family movie night watch list. Timon and Pumba were there, among many of the other characters, singing and skating around. Incredible in those suits.
We bought Aria a Frozen spinny thing, she loves it and still plays away with it. It was £18 which is a bit on the expensive side, but it is well made, sturdy and still going strong. One of my favourite childhood stories was out next. Peter Pan. We’d all like to go back to their carefree times of childhood wouldn’t we? Ok, for a short time. I don’t fancy doing the teenager bit again. Peter Pan, Wendy, Michael and John displayed their trip to Neverland to defeat the pesky scally wag that is Captain Hook. The skating and effects really are amazing. They even had Peter, Wendy, etc flying. You can’t fault them, it’s spectacular stuff. Tinkerbell is one of my all time, favourite Disney character. My oldest used to call her mummybell, so cute.
There was a short interval, then came the Disney Princess part. Ariel was out first. Her story was played out perfectly on the ice. From the evil clutches of Ursula the sea hag to the breathtaking kiss with Prince Eric. Ariel, Sebastian and Flounder, danced and sang their little hearts out, while doing twists and turns on the ice.
The kids were enthralled, as was I and my husband. The Disney on Ice show are out of this world. It really is spectacular. Every little bit of it is perfect. The lighting, effects, costumes, dancing, sound and the organisation is down to a T. No one does it better than Disney.
Then the big finale act, yes, it was Frozen. Now who doesn’t love Frozen and those songs that get in your head and never come out again. You find yourself asking people to build a Snowman at work, the park and in the car. I’m not the only one, right?
Seeing Frozen brought to life was amazing and even lovelier to watch through the eyes of every child in the place, who got to their feet and sang along with Elsa and Anna. It was a moment to sit back and take in, how one song can capture the hearts of so many, young and old.
They even made it snow. Ok, it snows a lot in Scotland, but this was indoors, people! The audience was entranced by music and choreography. The show was outstanding.
There are still a few places left on their tour, but if you don’t manage to get to this Disney on Ice show, you must go see the next one. They will ignite the Disney magic in the young and old. You will not regret going to see it, in fact you’ll wish you’d went sooner.
The whole show is fantastic from start to finish. The effects are outstanding, from smoke machines, to flying dancers to snow within the arena. The dancers are incredible, how they can wear those costumes and still spin and twirl on the ice will leave you speechless. Disney on Ice is nothing short of magical and spectacular, that will leave you and the children with everlasting memories.
Disclosure:- We were invited to see Disney On Ice for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.