Written by Chelsea Brehm – 27 July 2017
Every child dreams of being up and close with the World of Disney and this experience provided just that. For two hours, children and adults alike entered the Wonderful World of Disney on Ice and were enthralled from beginning to end.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a child again, perhaps a dash of nostalgia overcomes you, even if it’s only for a brief period? One cannot help but feel like a child when everything we knew as children now becomes a reality, even for just a while. This, in essence, is exactly what Disney on Ice provides.
The show kept the audience consistently engaged and in awe, with the incredible choreography, an enchanting script complete with voiceovers from all the Disney favourites, the perfection and outstanding detail regarding the costumes, props and set only made each moment worthwhile and aided in the illusion of such a fantasy world. The merging and intermingling of the diverse range of colours was an absolute sight to see. It was obvious that no expense had been spared in order to create a show of this calibre. Additionally, the skaters involved in the show made it look graceful, without any fault or error; it can only be described as perfection. The complexity of the choreography was evident yet the cast made it look effortless.
Micky, Minnie, Goofy and Donald Duck were the first to welcome the audience and intrigue them by including them from the very first moment. Thereafter, acts such as Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Snow White, The Lion King, Toy Story and Finding Nemo and others captivated and dazzled us. It became even better when the audience members young and old could not help but sing along to some of Disney’s favourites and yes, the adults knew all the words too (possibly, more so than the children). However, the preference in Disney characters or perhaps songs alike were evident – as the cast of Frozen entered, the applause was uplifting and everyone was once again mesmerised.
The greatest part of the show in its entirety was watching how much joy the show brought to each child present. Children were singing and dancing to each song but this was also contrasted with eager listeners who wanted to hear every detail; this only warmed the heart. If parents had to rate such a show or experience by the expression on their children’s faces, it would definitely be that Disney on Ice created something beautiful.
The Ticketstroom blog team is very grateful to the Showtime Management team for the invite to the GrandWest opening night. We encourage all our followers who didn’t catch this year’s Disney On Ice to do so next year. For future dates and information, keep following Ticketstroom on Facebook and Twitter,