“ An ice skating show from Disney „
I took my 2 daughters aged 2 and 3 to see this last year. At the time they were vaguely aware of princesses and liked watching Disney's Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, but didn't know much about the other ones.
From the first minute they were absolutely entranced. Tinkerbell opens the show and you could hear the gasp from around the arena as hundreds of little girls (and a few parents!) saw their favourite fairy.
The show was spectacular, with scenes from Beauty and the Beast, Mulan, the Little Mermaid - complete with an amazing Under the Sea 1st half finale, Sleeping Beauty , Cinderella, Snow White and Aladdin.
There were a few parts that could be called scary if your child is of a nervous disposition, such as the dragon from sleeping beauty - but they only last a few minutes.
Be warned that most little girls go dressed up as their favourite princess, the day I went it was like a Snow White convention!
The skaters were fabulous and the whole production was as slick and polished as you would expect from Disney.
The toys and plastic wands that they sell during the show cost a fortune, so either avoid the toy stalls or buy something in advance to avoid the emotional blackmail from your child.
After seeing this show my girls are now princess mad and my house looks like a disney outlet shop!
Overall a fantastic show, and one that I would happily go to see again if it comes back to my area.
Last Christmas time I took my three year old daughter to Disney Princesses on Ice, after recently coming back from Euro Disney and the beginning of my daughters obsession with Disney Princesses! We went to see this at Sheffield Arena in early December and thoroughly enjoyed it. The tickets were roughly £45 for the two of us to go, which I thought was pretty average for this kind of thing.
On our arrival to the arena, it was clear to see that I had made the right decision by dressing her up in a snow white dress as roughly 90% of the children were dressed up. If you plan to go to something similar next year, I would advise to do this as they will feel left out otherwise. Once we were inside the arena I realised that the £45 I had spent on the tickets was only the start of it, with stalls everywhere selling wands, hats, t-shirts, cups, etc, etc. As we had just come back from Euro Disney and easily lined Disney's pocket already, I put my foot down as much as I could, and bought her a wand and a slush puppy thing in a Mickey Mouse cup. This alone cost me £14 for the two things, but some parents were buying everything. We then made our way inside the arena and sat down. The legroom was probably worse than on a plane, but that was the arena to blame, not the particular shows fault, so I'll let that one go!
We were soon sat in darkness, which was magical in itself as practically every child there had on either a flashing crown or had a flashing wand, so it was like something straight out of a rave! Music soon started and the set suddenly floated down from the ceiling in a cloud of smoke. Next came Tinkerbell who gave us an idea of who we may be seeing. Soon we were among the company of royalty with Cinderella, Mulan, Snow White, Jasmine, Ariel, Belle and Sleeping Beauty skating before us. Each princess took it in turns to come out and a shortened version of their story was told with wonderful sets and acrobats to help them along. It really was magical and in between each scene, Mickey and Minnie came out to gee up the crowd and sing us a song.
My favourite part of the show was probably in Belle's story, where the cutlery from Beauty and the Beast all came out dancing in long lines and circles just like in the film. The worst bit was probably in Sleeping Beauty's story where a massive dragon came out and breathed fire onto the ice, which absolutely terrified my daughter and I spent the next five minutes trying to reassure her!
In this show you can expect lots of well known Disney songs, which the children will love to sing along to. There are also acrobatics within the show and maybe a few fireworks here and there! A wonderful show, which is perfect for young children.
This was the fourth Disney on ice show that I have been to - ive seen Toy Story 2 on Ice, Finding Nemo on Ice, Incredibles on ice and now Princess Wishes.... And each of them have been excellent!!!
The ice shows tour the UK annually - usually starting around August and
running through to about November. Tickets usually go on sale in about
March and they sell out pretty quickly so keep your eyes peeled.
Each tour is different - but I loved the Princess one - as would any little
girl out there. Every princess was on hand - even Mulan who is generally
quite ignored in the princess round up - and it touched upon each of their
stories by means of Tinkerbell connecting them all. The skating skills are
always fantastic, the props and sets amazing and the songs and soundtracks out of this world.
The next Disney on Ice tour is called '100 years of magic' - so keep your
eyes peeled for tickets (they can be bought via ticketmaster or via DB
promotions on the internet. We usually pay about £20 per ticket for decent seats - but you can get dearer or cheaper.
Another plus is that if you work for local government you sometimes get a
discount! I'm not sure if they have any other corporate schemes - but it's
certainly worth asking!!! Also children under two generally go free if you dont need a seat for them!
Definitely check it out!!!!