Review: Disney on Ice Presents Frozen, Barclaycard Arena Birmingham

When you are offered the chance to review: Disney on Ice Presents Frozen at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, you know you are going to score some serious parent points. Almost three years from the release of the film, Frozen mania is still going strong and this show from start to end was truly magical.

Review: Disney on Ice Presents Frozen, Barclaycard Arena Birmingham

We have never been to see a Disney on Ice show before so wasn’t quite sure what to expect. My daughters turned three in June and I did wonder what they’d make of it all in a large arena, but from when the lights went down and the biggest grins spread across their faces I knew that they were the perfect age to enjoy.

We went to the evening show which starts at 6.30pm. We parked on level 9 of the North Car Park – this is BRILLIANT as you walk straight out and entrance G is right in front of you. It also meant that we managed to get straight into the car and out after the show, zero queue time! The doors open at 5.30pm but we went for food and went in about 6.15pm which was great as we walked straight in, no queues and no hanging around. The ice rink is central to the arena and you can sit all the way around so I don’t think you can get a bad seat in the whole venue. We sat in block 6 which was looking directly at the rink in the lower section on row J and our view was brilliant! There is an interval around an hour in for about 20 minutes so you can take little ones to the toilet (tip – wait for about 10 minutes after the lights go up and use the toilets downstairs as there was absolutely no queues!) The show finished around 8.30pm, so is on for around two hours.

Review: Disney on Ice Presents Frozen, Barclaycard Arena Birmingham

The show opens with lots of other familiar Disney characters, which is genius as it really is something for everyone. Basically it is a shortened version of the Frozen story – on ice, but with lots of dramatic, fun and wonderful skating thrown in. (Watch out for a back flipping Kristoff!)  The dialogue and singing are all of course pre-recorded from the film and the main characters and other actors move and act in time with the words and draw you as audience into the now classic Frozen story. Yes, I was throwing my hands about singing Let It Go as you just can’t help but getting involved!

As I said before, we have never seen any Disney on Ice but the production company Feld Entertainment really have made it an impeccable and flawless production resulting in them creating an absolutely brilliant show that is entertaining for the whole family. I did wonder how my almost 8 year old would like it, but he said it was brilliant and he loved them doing flips and all the lighting effects. There are some seriously awesome special effect from falling snow, to rocks and sleighs “moving by themselves” and even the scary snow monster himself comes on to shout “Don’t come back” it is a visual treat for the eyes and ears.

Review: Disney on Ice Presents Frozen, Barclaycard Arena Birmingham

Tickets for the show start at £18.00 which when you take into account the whole stunning show, is worth every penny. Everything has been done up to a really high standard and to glance across and see all three kids absolutely mesmerised clapping along and smiling like the Cheshire cat, you really know that Disney on Ice presents Frozen is a show not to be missed.

The show runs in Birmingham throughout half term (25th October until 30th October 2016. It will be touring other venues in the UK throughout November and December; so why not check if it’s coming to a city near you.  I urge you to go to the show and not join in with all the catchy songs. It has made me even more excited for our trip to Disneyland Paris reviewsnext month, the countdown is truly on!

B xx

Disclaimer – we were given complimentary entrance to the show in exchange for this honest review. All words and opinions are my own

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  1. 26th October 2016 / 12:36 pm

    We saw it last week at Newcastle and it was amazing! My girls loved it and so did my fella and I. My throat was sore by the end from all the singing I did. hehehe

  2. 26th October 2016 / 12:37 pm

    I love it when you can just walk straight into these events without having to queue so that’s good to know! We have never been to Disney on Ice either but it sounds amazing! Haha, I would be singing a long to let it go too! xx

  3. 26th October 2016 / 8:07 pm

    The show sounds really good and worth every penny. Great one to keep the kids entertained on an evening in the half term. Love a good musical and a Disney one at that!

  4. 26th October 2016 / 11:29 pm

    This sounds great, and those photos are spectacular! I love it when they do they Disney on ice shows, I think it would be near enough impossible to try and not sing along! x

  5. Heather Haigh
    27th October 2016 / 6:53 am

    It looks and sounds wonderful, would love to see it.

  6. Tricia Cowell
    27th October 2016 / 1:25 pm

    Sounds fantastic, I will take my Grandsons to see this

  7. 27th October 2016 / 10:49 pm

    I really really want to go and see this, I need to see if there is one closer to me.

  8. 28th October 2016 / 8:28 am

    My nieces would just absolutely love this, they are still so engrossed in the whole Frozen thing x

  9. Jennifer Haden
    28th October 2016 / 8:55 am

    Great review! This sounds wonderful, really love the sound of it And really £18 sounds very reasonable, I’d love to go myself x 😀

  10. 28th October 2016 / 10:58 am

    Looks and sounds amazing, I’ve always wanted to take the kids to Disney on Ice but haven’t yet! Eeeee bet you can’t wait for Disneyland now!

  11. 28th October 2016 / 12:02 pm

    We used to always take my son, but he seems to have grown out of it now. Shame! I still love it.

  12. 28th October 2016 / 8:49 pm

    This looks amazing! My friend’s taking her kids to see Disney on ice on Christmas Eve and they’re so excited!

    Gemma x |

  13. Megan Adams
    28th October 2016 / 9:24 pm

    Looks like an amazing experience! One I’d love my daughter to experience.

  14. 29th October 2016 / 10:21 pm

    I’d love to go and see a Disney production or the lion king production in London, I just love the costumes and dance routines. So exciting! Me and My sister (24-26) have wanted to go to see Frozen/Disney on Ice since 2014! 🙁

  15. 29th October 2016 / 10:21 pm

    I’d love to go and see a Disney production or the lion king production in London, I just love the costumes and dance routines. So exciting! Me and My sister (24-26) have wanted to go to see Frozen/Disney on Ice since 2014! 🙁

  16. Laura Tovey
    31st October 2016 / 10:45 am

    I wow! Can’t wait till mine are old enough to take to this sort of thing

  17. 1st November 2016 / 1:35 pm

    I saw so many little girls dressed up as Elsa when Disney on Ice hit my city – I’ve heard so many good things!

  18. Carly Belsey
    5th November 2016 / 11:06 am

    I cannot wait to go and see this with my daughter – my son wouldn’t go as it’s “too girly” but he is 9! She will be 2 in Dec so is a bit young but so excited to see it 🙂

  19. Laura Tovey
    7th November 2016 / 6:36 pm

    Oh WOW! I’d love to go! Those photos make it look amazing!!!!

  20. Laura Kevlin
    24th November 2016 / 12:34 pm

    This looks FAB – we’re going to see it in Liverpool at the start of December and my girls are SO excited! And after reading this, so am I!!! 😀 xx

  21. Ruth Davies
    26th November 2016 / 6:29 am

    I wish we could do this my little one would really enjoy it.

  22. Deborah Mackenzie
    27th November 2016 / 7:42 pm

    I bet it was lovely; I just wish my kids were still young enough to go. I know my nieces would love it.

  23. Sandra Jo Siddall
    28th November 2016 / 4:31 pm

    My nieces would absolutely love this – it looks so magical 🙂

  24. ElegantlyHafsah
    30th November 2016 / 7:51 pm

    Amazing pictures, my niece would really enjoy this.

  25. Marie Evans
    17th January 2017 / 4:38 pm

    Seemed like you had a great time.Great pictures

  26. paula cheadle
    19th January 2017 / 12:45 am

    it looks like a fantastic show

  27. A S,Edinburgh
    12th February 2017 / 4:30 pm

    This looks like it was magical, I love the falling snow effect!

  28. 3rd March 2017 / 7:56 pm

    now this looks amazing.

  29. Vicki D
    16th June 2017 / 4:52 am

    My niece would love this she is obsessed with Frozen. Great review and love the pictures!