Guest post by Khalid Amin
Disney on Ice is an annual spectacular taking place every year at The O2 Arena, and this year my daughter and I were lucky enough to attend just before Christmas. As you’d expect from a 7 year old who loves princesses, the news was too much to take – not only were we going to see Disney on Ice but the cherry on top of the cake was that her brother wasn’t coming.
The show started at 3pm leaving plenty of time to travel to London and explore The O2 Arena and its many eateries, we opted for Pizza Express where the children easily outnumbered adults. Full of ice cream and pizza we took our seats in the spectacular O2 arena.
First starting in 1981, Disney on Ice has grown into a worldwide ice-rink phenomenon. This year’s incarnation was called “Worlds of Enchantment”. Each year features different characters; we were treated to Toy Story 3, Cars, The Little Mermaid and Frozen, quite literally every other little girl was dressed in blue as Frozen star Elsa with a couple of Anna’s dotted around for good measure. As you’d expect from Disney the production was spectacular from everything from the lighting, costumes right down to the familiar tunes.
My highlight was the re-telling of Toy Story 3 in about twenty minutes which kicked off with Andy’s Toy Story troops gracing the ice in regimented fashion. All the Toy Story favourites were there telling the story of the break out from the Sunnyside Day Care Centre away from Lotso the evil pink bear.
And now for the thoughts of a seven year old…”My favourite part was Frozen because I like the songs and costumes. The best song was Let It Go! I also enjoyed the Little Mermaid, Toy Story and Cars.” When she says liked the Frozen part, that’s a bit of an understatement – her huge smiling face was beaming from ear to ear.
I can’t recommend Disney on Ice enough as a great family break. Next year is the 25th anniversary so expect Disney to pull out all the stops to come up with something truly spectacular. It’s set to feature characters from The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, and Frozen to mark 25 years.
Off to The O2 Arena this year? Tell us what you’re off to see in the comments section below!