Disney on Ice presents Frozen – Review

You all know how much we love a good adventure, even more so if I can keep it a surprise!  Last night I picked Ben and Chloe up straight from school and whisked them off to Liverpool to see Disney on Ice presents Frozen!  They knew we were going somewhere exciting but had no idea what we were actually doing right up until we walked into the ECHO Arena and Ben suddenly recognised it from last time we saw Disney on Ice back in March.  With Amy having been so poorly recently we decided that the super late night really wasn’t wise for her so we used her ticket to take Ben’s girlfriend Ferne & her mum with us instead.

After a bit of stress over traffic, parking and an emergency toilet stop we arrived at the VIP meet & greet just in time to queue up and have our photo taken with Elsa and Anna!

Disney on Ice - meet and greet

When the time came to take our seats we couldn’t believe our luck – we had rink side seats, literally the second row from the side of rink.

Disney on Ice - rink side seats

The show began with a brief introduction from Micky & Minnie about love stories and introducing all the Disney “couples” – Snow White and Ariel were particular favourites for us.  (Props to Ariel who actually took quite a tumble during the opening sequence but was back up and on her feet so quickly that I’m quite sure it will have gone completely unnoticed by many)

Disney on Ice - Snow White

I think it’s a fair assumption that Frozen and Disney on Ice would be a match made in heaven.  But my word did it exceed all our expectations.  From the incredible costumes to the generous use of snow canons, this was just epic.  Helen described it as like “being inside the film” and she was right.  Disney on Ice presents Frozen is literally like watching the entire film played out in front of you on the ice.  It was pure magic.

Disney on Ice - Elsa

Disney on Ice - Elsa & Anna

Disney on Ice - Elsa dancing in the snow

I was torn between concentrating on the incredible show on the ice in front of me and just watching Chloe’s face – she was completely entranced by the fact her favourite film had come to life before her eyes.  She’s often a little shy at shows or pantomimes but not so this time – she loved singing along to all her favourite songs (as did I . . . it was basically a full on Frozen karaoke session!)  It’s such a shame we weren’t able to take Amy in the end as she’s fairly Frozen obsessed at the moment and I know she’d have adored every magnificent second of it.   I had worried that Ben might not be that bothered by the show as he’s not really a massive fan of Frozen but he loved it just as much as the girls and was even dancing in the aisles by the end of the show.  He told me his favourite thing about the performance was the songs except for “Let it go” which he listened to with his hands over his ears.  The cheek.

Disney on Ice - Chloe was entranced

Helen and I were just completely wowed by the incredible set design and the special effects – I guess as adults we are able to appreciate just how clever it all is.  By far our favourite costume of the night was Sven – Ben made me laugh as he felt the need to point out to me that there were indeed two people inside that particular costume but he was impressed by how hard it must be for the back person to skate!

Disney On Ice - Sven & sleigh

Disney on Ice - Trolls

Disney on Ice - Olaf

Although it’s a bit of a late night for a school night it’s absolutely worth it for the memories made and I can only apologise to Ben, Ferne and Chloe’s teachers this morning for the very tired children deposited in their classrooms this morning . . .

Disney on Ice will be at Echo Arena, Liverpool till Sunday 4th December and there are still tickets available if you want to make your own magical Disney memories this Christmas.

*Keep an eye on our VLOGMAS playlist for some cheeky video clips of last night’s show!
*We received complimentary tickets for Disney on Ice presents Frozen for the purposes of review.  All thoughts and opinions remain our own*
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22 Comments

  1. December 1, 2016 / 1:07 pm

    It is late for a school night, but so worth it. We went to the show in Manchester and aside from the skating being so good, it is stunning to look at – the costumes and props are so much larger-than-life and so well done 🙂

    • Colette
      Author
      December 1, 2016 / 3:39 pm

      It’s certainly a magical experience – I can’t even begin to imagine the processes that go into creating a show on this scale.

  2. December 6, 2016 / 8:46 am

    Your little one’s captivated face is the best photo by far and says it all! #TriedTested

  3. December 6, 2016 / 9:23 am

    Oh, it looks amazing! I’m like you at things like this – I want to watch the show but adore watching my kids little faces! x

  4. December 6, 2016 / 11:03 am

    Love the look on Chloe’s face. It looks and sounds like an amazing experience – my girls would be in heaven seeing something like this 🙂 #TriedTested

  5. Catherine @ Story Snug
    December 6, 2016 / 11:09 am

    This looks absolutely magical! I would love to take my daughter to see this. The characters’ costumes are awesome and I love Sven!

  6. December 6, 2016 / 11:58 am

    I so wish I could take my girls to this, they would love it. Those costumes are amazing. Definately worth a late night for this one. #TriedandTested

  7. December 6, 2016 / 12:16 pm

    I’m one of the biggest fans of Frozen but unfortunately my folks couldn’t afford it this year (entered loads of competitions too!) looks magical! #TriedTested

  8. December 6, 2016 / 12:57 pm

    Wow it looks and sounds amazing. I think I’d be so excited even as an adult. Poor Ariel though. Hope she was ok afterwards!

  9. December 6, 2016 / 2:44 pm

    Oh wow this looks so magical! I really wanted to take my daughter this month for her 4th Birthday, but might have to be an idea for next year as cant afford to go this year boo 🙁 #TriedTested

  10. December 6, 2016 / 4:06 pm

    I have such great memories of going to watch Disney on Ice with my Nan when I was little. Looks liked you all loved it x

  11. Nige
    December 6, 2016 / 4:47 pm

    It looks super my girls would love this thanks for hosting #tried and tested

  12. December 6, 2016 / 7:08 pm

    This sounds magic. Those costumes are truly amazing and how on earth did Sven ice skate?! Brilliant! #triedtested

  13. December 6, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    That gave me goosebumps reading your review it sounds absolutely magical, I’ve been to several Disney on Ice performances and loved them all. #TriedTested

  14. December 7, 2016 / 9:24 am

    awww they look so happy and looks such a magical experience X #triedtested

  15. Jodie Melling
    December 7, 2016 / 9:48 am

    Wow it must have been amazing sitting ring side and seeing it all so close. That would be a whole new experience in itself.
    We had a great time too I would definitely love to go again when Sophia is a bit older so she could enjoy it more.

    Jodie x

    • Colette
      Author
      December 7, 2016 / 7:46 pm

      We were SO lucky Jodie! x

  16. December 8, 2016 / 7:33 pm

    This looks like a lovely show to take the girls to see when they are older. #TriedTested

  17. December 10, 2016 / 7:46 pm

    I’ve heard so much about this – BB would love it! #TriedTested

  18. December 12, 2016 / 10:14 am

    This looks amazing, I need to take O to something like this, he would love it! xx

  19. December 13, 2016 / 8:41 am

    Oh wow this looks amazing, Boo loves frozen and she has recently discovered ice skating and goes each week with her daddy – I can imagine she would love this!

  20. December 13, 2016 / 10:45 am

    What a fantastic show! I know mine would love it. I do remember visiting holiday on ice when I was a kid and being really excited. The fact that this is Disney makes it all the better!! Thanks for hosting #TriedTested

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