Last night, I became the most popular Mommy in town as we all jumped in the car to see Disney On Ice, but unbeknown to the kids – we were actually going to meet the Mouse himself and of course the ever gorgeous Minnie Mouse at a pre-show meet and greet! How lucky were we?
We arrived around 5pm and parked in the express carpark which we had pre-booked. With little ones that drop the second they get tired, we didn’t mind too much paying to be that little bit closer and that we can escape quickly. We took the shrot stroll to the Lakeside Hospitality where we got our tickets and also saw the lovely Emma from Life As Mrs Shilts. My girls took a shine to her little boy and they all happily ran around whilst waiting for Minnie and Mickey. We didn’t have to wait long and we all got to have our pictures taken and my mini Woody and Buzz were on hand to give out lots opf cuddles and high fives.
They were also very lucky to receive a goody bag with a teddy, colouring book, bookmark and programme. We were able to easy access the arena from the hospitality suite and found our seats (whilst leaving Daddy to queue for food as we were starving!)
The show started just after 6.30pm and no matter what age you are, you really are in for a treat. Gorgeous glittering costumes, amazing legendary tracks to sing along too with a huge plethora of your favourite characters keeping you entertained for two hours – what more could you ask for!
The show opens with the old school main Disney characters Minnie, Mickey, Donald and Goofy who regularly pop up along throughout the show, and quickly brings out a whole host of Disney princesses such as Snow White, Cinderella, Rapunzel and Tiana.
There is definitely an extended section for Frozen and you can instantly see why it has it’s own larger section, as a huge cheer goes up when the Frozen characters arrive on the ice. Frozen is still proving to be a huge a hit with audiences as most of the kids dressed up are still Anna and Elsa. The Frozen section leads to the interval which was around 15 minutes before going back for our favourite part – The Lion King which closed the show.
There are 14 iconic Disney films, from Aladdin to Beauty and the Beast to Toy Story and The Little Mermaid, featured proving there really is something for everyone to enjoy and with 30 songs included you can’t help but known a few to singalong to. I particularly enjoyed the Finding Nemo section and the dragon from Mulan is really visually impressive.
The show is worth every penny and you can’t help but grin the whole way through. The Disney on Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic Tour is in Birmingham until Sunday 16th April 2017 and tickets can be found here.
Disclosure – we received complimentary tickets for the purpose of this review. All words and opinions are my own. Our Meet and Greet photos are taken by Simon Hadley Photography