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A perfect royal occasion to wear a Snow White dress!
Disney On Ice: Princess Wishes
Member Name: carlz2001uk
Disney On Ice: Princess Wishes
Advantages: Sets, acrobatics, skating
Disadvantages: Tickets just the start of the expense
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.
Summary: 4 stars