Disney On Ice presents ‘Magical Ice Festival’ certainly lived up to the hype tonight. For the first time, the popular franchise included the blockbuster Frozen even though we had to wait until the end to experience the wintry magic. Of all the Disney On Ice performances that we’ve reviewed over the past few years, this year’s definitely ranked as my favourite. The music and choreography was a standout for me.
I’m unabashedly a big fan of Disney On Ice as it’s an extravaganza of visual treats and musical delights. With stunning costumes, inventive backdrops, special effects and the unforgettable musical soundtracks of Disney movies, this is a show that the whole family will love whether you’re a child, parent or grandparent.
The show opened up with Sebastian from The Little Mermaid as he introduced Ariel and acccompanied mermaids and sang “Under The Sea”.
Ariel then changes into a human and then performs an acrobatic feat
Scenes from the movie Tangled followed with Rapunzel and Flynn Rider trading witty comments and of course an appearance from Maximus.
Next up was the classic story, Beauty and The Beast featuring Belle, Gaston and the Beast.
This segment included an imaginative routine involving the castle’s enchanted dinnerware taking center stage in a spectacular show for Belle.
The highly anticipated Frozen finally arrived at the end of the show and didn’t disappoint. The crowd went wild as Anna, Elsa, Olaf and Sven appeared on the ice.
And there was plenty of opportunities to sing along with Frozen favourites such as ‘Let It Go’, ‘For The First Time in Forever ‘ and ‘Do You Want to Build a Songman’
Seeing all of these beloved characters during the finale is a reminder of the magic of the world of Disney.
Disney On Ice shows run at Newcastle Entertainment Centre from Friday 8 July to Sunday 10 July, 2016. The show runs for 110 minutes with a 20 minute intermission. Bring your wallet if you want Disney On Ice paraphernalia as there’s plenty of Disney merchandise stands including the $20 helium balloons as you leave the performance!
Purchase tickets through Ticketek: 132 849 or http://premier.ticketek.com.au. Tickets start from $35.17. Children under 23 months are admitted free provided they sit on a parent or guardian’s lap. Children over 2 require a ticket. For more information visit www.disneyonice.com.au.
Thanks to Disney On Ice for providing complimentary tickets to this performance. All opinions are my own.