Like most young girls Eliza is Frozen mad, so when I saw an offer on O2 Priority for Disney On Ice Magical Ice Festival I bought tickets for us to watch.
Eliza got these tickets way back in January for her birthday and has been asking when we were going to see it ever since and finally this weekend we did.
The show began with compere’s Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Donald Duck skating out to welcome the audience and introduce the first act – the Ugly Sisters who performed a comical routine which had the audience in stitches and Donald trying to find some kind words about their performance.
Mickey and Minnie appeared before each act to introduce them and there was a lot of cheering for Sebastian from The Little Mermaid when he appeared. His performance was brilliant as he broke out of his shell to make waves with Ariel “Under The Sea!” and concluded with a show-stopping aerial performance from Ariel!
It was soon time to get tangled up with a chorus of harmless hooligans when they get a visit from the sassy and spirited Rapunzel and her charming ally Flynn from Disney’s Tangled.
The last act of the first half saw us get swept away by Disney’s Beauty and the Beast as the Beast and his castle’s enchanted entourage as they took to the stage in a spectacular show for Belle that had the audience singing along to “Be our guest”.
There was a brief 15 minute break before the second half started and the audience erupted into applause as it was announced that the royal sisters Elsa and Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven were on their way.
I thought the singing to be our guest was impressive but the audience were in full voice for all the Frozen songs which brought tears to my eyes. Even Isaac was joining in!
Almost the whole of the second half was dedicated to telling the Frozen story and almost all of the songs we know and love were included. My only disappointment was that the trolls were missing, but thankfully Olaf and the summer song was included and there was plenty of “snow”.
As with all good shows, all our favourite characters came on for one final encore to rapturous applause and a standing ovation from the audience.
If you have a Disney loving Prince or Princess they will adore Disney on Ice – we cannot wait for the next one later this year!