Last Saturday evening we headed to Birmingham NIA, soon to be Barclaycard Arena, to watch the Disney On Ice show.
I've been to one Disney on Ice show previously and this was when I was much younger. I had always wanted to take Jack to one but felt he may not be quite ready. I was a little worried to how Jack would react, would he sit still? Would he run around? However, when I was given the opportunity to attend the show in return for a review, I jumped at the chance.
We easily found out seats, although from the entrance we entered we were placed the other side of the arena. However, we were placed on tiered seats at the side of the rink but could clearly see everything with more or less nothing blocking our view.
Right, onto the show, the show was opened by Mickey, Minnie, Donald Duck, Goofy and Chip and Dale, which Jack loved. He has never really seen Mickey or Minnie that much before but he was so excited. The costumes were fantastic, exactly as I remember from when we visited Disney Florida. Even the skates on each of the costumes were fantastic with attention to detail.
The first half of the show lasted around 45 minutes featuring scenes from Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast who were then joined by Disney Princesses, Finding Nemo, Toy Story (which Jack absolutely LOVED) followed by 'It's a Small World'.
There was then a small interval, for toilet breaks, purchasing merchandise etc. Jack got a little amazed by the ice machine which smoothes the ice.
This was then followed by roughly another 45 minute showing scenes from Pinocchio, Mulan, The Incredibles (which again Jack enjoyed) and Lion King. At the end of the show, all of the cast returned to the ice as various characters to give a final finale and shaking hands with the guests around the outer of the rink.
The show itself was fantastic, with no faults at all. Each scene, although some rather different followed on from each other beautifully. All of the crowd were joining in with the songs. The set, costumes and overall skating was absolutely fantastic and faultless. How they manage to do all of that on Ice will always amaze me.
I think the show was perfect for Jack, he really enjoyed it, and much to my surprise he stood still the whole way through and was dancing and clapping along, he seemed to really enjoy it. So if your thinking of going with Toddlers, I highly recommend it still.
You can see where else the show will be stopping off at in our previous post here.
Please Note: We received three tickets for the show for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own.