Disney On Ice Worlds Of Enchantment
I am feeling pretty exhausted today after a late night but it was so so worth it! We were at the SSE Arena in Belfast watching Disney On Ice Worlds Of Enchantment and it was a really dazzling show. Kids never grow out of Disney although I was slightly bemused to see adults at the show WITHOUT kids!
The show opened with an adventure about those toys we have all grown to know and love from Toy Story! The adventure started at the beginning of the original story where Andy is packing his toys away and they try desperately to stay together. This was a really great way to tell the story as even the youngest could understand it and those who have never seen Toy Story (if they exist!!) can totally ‘get’ the story. From Rex to Slinky Dog, they were all there and they were all on top form!
The costumes were as close to the real thing as possible – in fact, they could have been the actual toys!
The adventure included my old favorites Mr and Mrs Potato Head and I was delighted when they lost they body arts and Barbie helped to put them back on – my son had these toys out this morning before school and he was rein-acting the show!
Woody gave the performance of his life as he grabbed onto a kite and literally ‘flew’ out of the arena – this had the kids gasping – mine were so excited!
I have to mention the ultimate show stopper for my son – he is 6yrs old. When the troops of toy soldiers marched on to the stage he cheered himself hoarse – one of them came in from the ceiling on a parachute – any of you who have been to Disneyland Paris will know there is a ride called ‘Parachute Drop’ where you sit in a parachute and move up to the sky and down – (sorry – I did not try this and left it to dad to accompany the kids – not a good head for heights) Adam was so excited and was shouting ‘look mum! I did that as well’.
The Little Mermaid show had simply the best costumes ever – they were so life-like. I loved the transformation from tail to legs – this was superbly done not to mention her skating skills were awesome!
The kids got great fun out of Sebastian the red crab – he was so funny and lovable.
Disney Cars stole the show up to that part with their ‘driving on ice’ skills!
The cars were fantastic and they all had ‘mouths’ that talked just like the real Disney animation. My son kept asking ‘How do they do that?’. ‘Magic’ I replied, – ‘Don’t you know by now that Disney is Magical!’
Their show was fab and they had the audience cheering and clapping with the races and ‘near misses’ on the ice.
Last but not least we have the stars from Frozen. When Anna came onto the ice the explosion of cheers and squeals from the crowd was deafening – my daughter Cait was so excited.
The story was told from the beginning and all the popular songs were included. ‘For The first time in Forever’, ‘Summer’, ‘Frozen Heart’ and of course ‘Let It Go’ to name but a few.
From Anna pulling off Elsa’s glove to the moment where Elsa ‘froze’ Anna, these scenes were so well played and they were very emotional, everyone was silent at different parts of the show and very noisy at others! When Elsa returned to her icy staircase and said ‘The cold doesn’t bother me anyway’ the children went crazy with cheers and clapping, jumping up and down and lots of other activities I loved – as it meant they slept all night!!
Look at this picture – isn’t the special effects superb?? The staircase moved back to the curtain at just the right moment – when the queen sang her last words the curtain closed just like in the animation – perfect timing.
I have no negatives apart from having to wait till the show is back in Belfast until we can go again – I can highly recommend this as the perfect family night out and also as a couples night out – its was a fantastic experience which everyone thoroughly and obviously enjoyed.
Disney On Ice Worlds Of Enchantment is on from the 5th to the 8th of November in Belfast and the tour continues around the UK so have a look and book your tickets fast:
If you can’t make it this month Disney On Ice returns to the SSE Arena, Belfast, Fri 24 March to Sunday 27 March 2016
To book click here.
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