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Friday, 8 April 2016

Disney on Ice Silver Anniversary

 Last night saw the kids and I off to the Genting Arena in Birmingham for our 8th Disney on Ice, Silver Anniversary Celebration. Disney on Ice is the perfect opportunity for a bit of dressing up and the kids had decided to dress up this time. E isn't particularly into princesses any more but is a big Alice in Wonderland fan. A loves dressing up as Captain Jake.

We arrived at the arena and grabbed some food, before that we had our photo taken again. I am big on capturing the memories these days and although I hate photos of me, it is nice to have some photographic evidence I exist sometimes being as I am usually the one behind the camera!

We took our seats and were on row H so pretty good seats despite having a railing in front of us that I wasn't expecting. 
Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy and Goofy introduced proceedings as usual. They were doing a world tour and Minnie had a magic phone/tablet which brought everything to life. 
The first act was It's a Small World, A's favourite! The dancers were dressed up representing the different countries. My favourite Disney on Ice featured dolls like in the actual rides but this was nice too. 

The second act was the Lion King with some fantastic skating from Simba and Nala.

Selfie time!
Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy and Goofy kept popping up to link each story together whilst on their travels...

Peter Pan was amazing, it began with some pearly kings and queens and old fashioned policemen with amusingly awful English accents setting the scene in London along with a musical nod to Mary Poppins. Soon we were at the Darling house and Peter and the children took to the sky for the first of a number of flying scenes.

 Popcorn time!
 After the break we watched the Little Mermaid which was pretty similar to previous times we have seen it but still stunning with the skating sea creatures and a massive inflatable Ursula at the end!
 Finally the crowd pleaser, Frozen with plenty of snow falling and some lovely props such as Elsa and Anna's illuminated cloaks.

This was another fun Disney on Ice show and although it felt like there was nothing particularly new in it for us this time the effects were nice including lots of snow falling in the frozen scene and all the high wire work in the Peter Pan story. The kids seemed to really enjoy themselves again.

Happy Friday everyone!


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