I am the biggest fan of anything Disney related and when I got offered the chance to go and see Disney on Ice at Newcastle Metro Arena – I certainly wasn’t going to turn the offer down! I mean yes it is for the younger generation, but I am secretly still a child at heart and I was certainly excited for it.
Disney On Ice presents Dream Big Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle upon Tyne 2-7 October 2018 www.metroradioarena.co.uk
The buzz of excitement as the lights went down as the show was about to begin – it was electric! Its even more exciting when you see your little ones face lit up in anticipation as there staring down onto the ice to see all the characters of the movies they simply love right in front of them.
My son has been so excited since we told him we were going to see Disney on Ice. Knowing that Moana and Muai could possibly be there, he loves the movie and the soundtrack is the main request to Alexa on the Echo in the kitchen at the minute!
The doors opened 1 hour prior to the start time and there is plenty to see in the foyer with lots of Disney merchandise on sale. I will add however to be prepared with requests from your offspring to get something and my goodness the prices are eye watering, but hey ho its to be expected. Unfortunately Zach has been unwell for a few days and due to an impromptu nap from nursery we only made it to the arena in time to have a quick look around the merchandise and find our seats. We promised Zach a treat as he had been brave still coming to the show even though he had been off colour and so he chose Maui light up sword. Another toy to add to the excessive collection!!
Once we were seated the show began pretty quickly and there were dancers covering the stage with Mickey and Minnie showing off there dance moves to celebrate their 90thAnniversary! I must say they seem to still have a good relationship after 90 years!!
This is the first time we have been to a Disney on Ice show as we have always felt that Zach was still a little too young so we weren’t entirely sure what to expect. Each year is apparently a different theme, and this year was all about Princess and Superheroes from our favourite movies. Tinkerbell was also there to open some of the acts flying around sprinkling her magic dust.
The first act out on stage was Aladdin, with a good choice of scene too. The market place where Aladdin first meets Yasmin with the guards chasing him. Then “POOOOOF!” suddenly the genie appears and Aladdin is a prince after his first wish.
This is what I liked about the show, it doesn’t linger on each scene, its just long enough to keep you entertained before moving onto the next scene – but the detail within each of the characters parts are excellent.
Other appearances included Belle but no beast unfortunately, Rapunzel from the film Tangled and our personal favourite Moana.
Moana and Maui skated beautifully whilst me and the missus sang our hearts out to the songs much to Zach’s annoyance that we were singing louder than him! I must admit though, I was expecting to see them more with them being one of the newest additions, but they were still brilliant either way, and the Maui character was brill. He is certainly our favourite at the moment.
Little mermaid, sleeping beauty, Cinderella and the ugly sisters also made an appearance.
But not surprisingly the star of the show… I bet you can guess?
Frozen, of course! You could hear the excitement when Anna and Elsa came on to the ice. I`ll not give anything away for this one, you will just have to book tickets to see it for yourself but it was certainly good.
Overall the show was well executed with brilliant props and the skaters do a brilliant job with some awe inspiring moves. The show lasted for about 1hour 45minutes with a short interval in between. We certainly recommend it for a lovely family evening out. It was so lovely to see lots of children dressed up for the show too and getting involved with the singing and dancing during the songs. There is something so amazing about the magic that Disney brings to both children and adults!
Disney On Ice presents Dream Big
Newcastle – Metro Radio Arena – 2nd October to 7th October
Manchester – Manchester Arena – 10th October to 14th October
Birmingham – Arena Birmingham – 19th October to 28th October
Belfast – SSE Arena – 2nd November to 4th November]
Dublin – City West Hotel – 9th November to 11th November
Sheffield – Flydsa Arena – 14th November to 18th November
Nottingham – Motorpoint Arena – 21st November 25th November
London – O2 – 26th December to 6th January
Disclosure: I received complimentary tickets to see the show in return for my honest opinion of the show.
Im Lew – A blogger and father of two boys, three if you include the dog, living in Sunderland. Not sure I have the hang of this blog niche thing but hey ho, I’m doing it anyway – expect all sorts of randomness.