Disney on Ice, Liverpool – Review

*I apologise for the poor quality photos in this post* 

Wednesday night saw me dashing home from work and bundling Ben and Chloe into the car as quickly as possible to try and get ourselves on the road to Liverpool before the tea time traffic hit.  The drive to Liverpool from ours is fairly straight forward and relatively painless – unless you hit the M60 / M62 at rush hour and then you’re in for a rare treat . . . Luckily we managed to get set off and make good time so that in the event that Mummy wasn’t quite sure where she was going to park, took a wrong turning and added ten minutes to the journey . . . it didn’t matter.  We arrived at venue in plenty of time to collect our tickets, enjoy some snacks having a brief catch up with the lovely Karen and her trio before a very special VIP meet and greet.

Super excited for a special meet and great at @DisneyOnIce tonight!

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I must admit that, having worked for Disney for a few years in my late teens and early twenties, it does hold something of a special place in my heart!  I was really excited to see how the magic of Disney would translate to the ice (especially as having been a keen fan of Dancing on Ice over the years!)  Ben and Chloe had no idea what to expect, in fact they didn’t know where they were going until we arrived at the Echo Arena and explained what they were there for.

The audience was packed with children up way past their bedtime, dressed in a whole array of princess costumes clutching various Disney toys and spinning / flashing lights (sold at wallet busting prices on site).  Special shout out must go to the little dude in the seat in front of us who was all of about a year old wearing his Olaf pjs and socks.  He was a real cutie and kept turning round to beam at us.

The show began with a rendition of the Disney classic, “It’s a Small World” which set the scene perfectly for the Disney on Ice Silver Anniversary Celebration theme of world travel.  Classic characters Mickey, Minne, Donald, Goofy and Daisy then appeared on the ice and explained that they were planing an exciting holiday.  This thread ran through the show linking the performances together.  I must admit that Ben and Chloe weren’t all that bothered by these little interludes, they’re not huge Mickey and Minnie fans really.

Disney on Ice - Mickey & Friends

The first stop on the journey was Africa and The Lion King.  Although Chloe has yet to see The Lion King (I know, shameful!) she loved this performance telling me she “liked the pretty white lion”, Ben enjoyed a rendition of “Hakuna Matata (who wouldn’t!) and personally I was thoroughly impressed by the “head banger” and the fact that someone could skate wearing that Pumba costume – seriously though, how?!

From Africa we travelled to London to visit Peter Pan – which by pure chance Chloe had watched a couple of times whilst she was off school with Chickenpox.  Featuring flying sequences, epic spins, an incredible shadow dance routine and some spectacular props (including an enormous crocodile!) – Peter Pan was an unexpected highlight, so much so that it was talked about all the way home (the main topic of conversation being how we brought Tink back to life by believing in her, along with Ben and Chlo debating their own beliefs on the existence of fairies in general!) Chloe definitely has a new found love of Peter Pan and insists she needs a new Tinkerbell costume!

The interval was well timed as Chloe had just started to complain that she needed the toilet.  We didn’t have to queue for too long and I managed to swerve the abundance of people selling snacks and souvenirs.  (One in particular which caught my eye was an opportunity to have your photo taken with a cardboard cut out at the *ahem* bargain price of £15 . . . )

The second half took us under the sea to visit Ariel, Sebastian, Flounder and the terrifying Ursula.  Ben loved the performance of “Under the Sea” and the final scenes, including an immense inflatable Ursula who fully dominated the stage, were dramatic.  (I was surprised that Chloe wasn’t scared to be honest!)

Disney on Ice - Little Mermaid scene

And then came the grand finale.  The part of the show we had all been waiting for.  Frozen.  At this point, all the very over tired little girls around us got their second wind and gave their parents the smiles which had made the evening worthwhile.  The princesses were beautiful, Olaf a big hit and the snow machines a fabulously atmospheric touch.  It made for a great end to the show.

Disney on Ice - Olaf
Disney on Ice - Anna
Disney on Ice - Anna & Elsa

This was a night of making memories.  The Disney on Ice experience will be talked about for many weeks and months to come I am sure.  Disney on Ice will be at Echo Arena, Liverpool till Sunday 20th March and there are still tickets available if you want to make your own magical Disney memories this weekend.

Family selfie at Disney on Ice

*We were invited to experience Disney on Ice at Echo Arena, Liverpool free of charge for the purposes of review.  All thoughts and opinions remain our own*

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32 Comments

  1. March 18, 2016 / 8:34 pm

    Awwww. I loved it so much. I knew you guys would too 🙂

  2. March 19, 2016 / 6:40 pm

    I cannot wait to see it in April!! Your photos are a lot better than I managed at Christmas x

  3. March 20, 2016 / 8:06 am

    Your photos are sooo much better than mine!! It was lovely to catch up with you three too!

  4. March 22, 2016 / 8:51 am

    Every Disney fan, young and old would adore this! I remember my son saying to me when we went to Disneyland Paris – mum why did you make me go on It's A Small World – Twice! He was 8 going on 18 though 🙂

  5. March 22, 2016 / 8:56 am

    You are so, so lucky! We'd love to go to Disney on Ice! I'm a massive fan of Frozen and Mickey and would love to see this show xx #TriedTested

  6. March 22, 2016 / 9:44 am

    That looks amazing and I keep putting off going but think I might just go for it this year!

  7. March 22, 2016 / 10:03 am

    What a magical experience and one I'm sure the kids will remember for sometime to come #triedtested

  8. March 22, 2016 / 10:19 am

    We love Disney on Ice, it is so magical for children and adults and my daughter loves all the characters x

  9. March 22, 2016 / 10:24 am

    looks like you had a amazing time. I can't wait until my toddler is old enough to enjoy trips out like this #triedtested

  10. March 22, 2016 / 10:25 am

    What an amazing experience, something my lot would love too I think! #TriedTested

  11. March 22, 2016 / 10:31 am

    Ooh I would have loved to have worked for Disney – you lucky ducky, it's the dream! Haha! 🙂
    Looks like a fab show with lots packed in, I'm sure Lily would love this when she's older (or I would anyway!)
    £15 for a photo with a cardboard cut out is such a con though!
    Lucy
    X X

    #TriedTested

  12. March 22, 2016 / 10:52 am

    Sounds amazing. One of my best memories from childhood was shaking hands with Minnie Mouse when being taken to Disney on Ice.

  13. March 22, 2016 / 10:53 am

    this looks so awesome – I'd love to take my two, though the o2 is probably closer to us x

  14. March 22, 2016 / 11:06 am

    Ahh! So magical. It looks like you had such a great time x

  15. March 22, 2016 / 11:16 am

    My little one is 3 so just at that age where I think she would enjoy something like this. Can't wait to take her! #triedtested

  16. March 22, 2016 / 12:36 pm

    oh wow – looks magical. my boy would love this! #triedandtested

  17. March 22, 2016 / 1:42 pm

    I cant wait for Mia to be old enough to go to something like this and really enjoy it! She loves Frozen but wont sit through a whole film yet so we haven't taken her to the cinema, let alone a show! It looks like you all really enjoyed it, its just a shame that everything once you get there costs a fortune, like most things for children! 🙂

    #TriedTested

  18. March 22, 2016 / 2:33 pm

    What a great show!! So much fun!! I would love to take my daughters to this show. I took my eldest a few years ago she was about 3 and she loved it so now that she is almost 6 she will be amazed!! 🙂 x
    #triedtested

  19. March 22, 2016 / 3:40 pm

    I'm SO jealous! I really wanted to take my daughter last year, but I couldn't justify the cost of the tickets especially as she was quite little. She's two this week and I think she'd love it – definitely one for my to do list! x

  20. March 22, 2016 / 7:39 pm

    What a fantastic experience for your children. My daughter would love the Frozen characters skating 🙂

    #TriedTested

  21. March 23, 2016 / 7:54 am

    Not too many mentions of princesses (other than Ariel) which is great. My kids would love Olaf in particular!

  22. March 23, 2016 / 7:47 pm

    Looks so magical, I love Disney! Mini M's probably a little too young at the moment but I'd love to take him when he's older #triedtested

  23. March 24, 2016 / 8:50 pm

    That looks like quite the performance. Pleased you all had fun. We're not at this stage yet and I'm kind of pleased that I don't have to put up with fairies and princesses etc yet!. I know, I'm a grump.

  24. March 27, 2016 / 9:59 pm

    This looks awesome – I would love to do a show like this 🙂 I know what you mean about those crazy prices for all the accessories and bits though, ha ha I think that's where the money is made 😀 #triedtested

  25. March 28, 2016 / 10:24 pm

    We really considered taking Monkey to this when it was down our way but never quite made it. I can not believe they charge £15 for a photo with a cardboard cut out. However your photos look amazing no wonder you all had a great time. Thanks for hosting #TriedTested

  26. March 31, 2016 / 8:46 pm

    it looks brilliant, I'm a big fan of ice-skating hopefully one day L would love it too

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