If you love all things Disney, you can’t help but be wowed by Disney On Ice. It is such an amazing show. It encapsulates the stories and characters that we all know and love from Disney films with added excitement and a whole lot of sparkle. We love it. We have been to a few shows now over the last few years and each time it is as exciting and enjoyable as the last. Worlds of Enchantment did not disappoint.
Worlds of Enchantment is hosted as always by the fab four; Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Donald the open the show and they are going on their travels to visit the World of Enchantment. Their introduction is always a crowd pleaser as the children love these characters and Donald and Goofy make everyone laugh with their clumsy antics.
Then we go off on an adventure. First stop is Andy’s room from Toy Story 3, Andy is packing up to go to college and the toys are excited to be starting a new adventure at the Sunnyside Daycare. Excitement soon turns to horror when they realise that the kids there are wild and that strawberry scented Lotso bear is not as friendly as he first appeared.
We get to follow the toys on the ice as Woody comes to rescue them and the scene where Ken tries on some of his favourite outfits for Barbie to the music of Dream Weaver is simply brilliant. There is even Andy’s emotional farewell to the toys before he takes them all to Bonnie’s house at the end of the story.
I love that all of the favourite characters are there, even Slinky, Rex and Hamm and the backdrops are cleverly designed to look like the scenes from the film.
Next, we take a trip under the sea with Ariel, Sebastien and Flounder and this is always one of my favourite stories to see on Disney On Ice as they use amazing costumes and props to create the idea of the sea and its many creatures. It is a triumph and shows how much work goes into creating each of these favourite Disney stories and bringing them to life on the ice.
We sang along to our favourite Little Mermaid songs as we watched Ariel fall in love with her prince and evil Ursula steal her voice to get her revenge.
After a short break, there was a brief appearance from some of the Cars characters who come on to help get Mickey and Minnie’s broken down car running again. It is incredible to see these cars on ice and they all received the biggest round of applause from the audience.
Our final trip with Disney on Ice Worlds of Enchantment is to Arundel. Even after nearly five years the Frozen effect still lives on. As soon as the Anna appeared singing For the First Time in Forever, the whole audience erupted with excitement and everyone was singing along to the songs, parents and children alike.
We follow the story from Elsa’s coronation, where she reacts badly to her sister’s marriage announcement to Elsa’s building her ice castle to the song Let it Go.
We meet Olaf along the way and sing along with him to Summer.
The story continues as Anna tries to persuade Elsa to return which ends in disaster as Elsa hits her with ice. Kristoff rushes Anna to the castle for a true loves kiss to thaw her frozen heart and Anna discovers Hans’ has other plans and he leaves her to die as he goes to kill Elsa and claim the throne for himself. As we all know, it is a happy ending and the sisters are reunited and it is just as wonderful to see the story on ice as it is on a screen, if not better.
The most amazing thing about watching Frozen is the special effects. The costumes, the scenery, the lighting and the snow flurries all make the show so magical. In fact, this can be said of the whole show. It is so amazing that I think you sometimes forget that this is also on ice, the skating is so floorless and fantastic. I also liked the fact that in this particular show, there were three longer stories so that you saw a lot more of the story and the characters.
We absolutely loved Disney On Ice Worlds of Enchantment. Everything about it was incredible. From start to finish, it is engaging and enjoyable. My daughter loves it and can’t wait to go again. This is a show that I have and would buy tickets to see as it never disappoints, I would really recommend it.
Disney On Ice Worlds of Enchantment is travelling to Wembley Arena from 4th April before moving on to Liverpool, Nottingham and Aberdeen and there are tickets still available. Check out the Disney On Ice website for more information.
We were given free tickets to Disney On Ice Worlds of Enchantment free of charge in return for this review. All opinions are however our own