We recently went to watch Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream at the O2; the tour has ended now but I want to tell you about it anyway as we had such a great time 🙂 We haven’t actually been to a Disney on Ice show before, the last Disney we went to was Mickey’s Magic Show so I wasn’t really sure what to expect.
The 02 is a really big place so I was a bit concerned that we probably wouldn’t be able to see much anyway but as soon as we got to our seats my mind was put at rest, We had seats in the stalls on row E, probably about ten rows back and they were perfect.
The show was fantastic! The kids LOVED it! Bugs (3) sat glued to it! His favourite part was Mickey Mouse and I think he wished he would have stayed on the stage the whole time! Boo I think favoured the Rapunzel scene because this is currently her favourite movie! They are all acted out so well; my favourite was Sleeping Beauty… the seven dwarfs were just so adorable 🙂
The show was basically the story of The Princess and the Frog, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Rapunzel. Each acted out beautifully on the ice, In between each story Mickey & friends would come out and introduce the next. It was done amazingly well! The stories were made short enough for you to still understand the story and the skating was incredible! The kids especially loved the flying from Rapunzel and Flynn Ryder! I have teared up at the ‘lantern’ scene in Rapunzel and the firework finale was awesome and totally unexpected!
I took treats with me because I know from experience that the merchandise at these events are extortionate and I wasn’t wrong! £9 for popcorn and £8 for candy floss and let’s not even get started on the spinny light things… The kids knew from the outset that no purchases would be made at the arena and they were happy with that!
Just one other thing, if you go to a show in Winter at the O2 take your winter woollies with you, I was FROZEN! Thankfully Bugs sat on my knee the whole time and was like a little duvet 😉
Keep you eyes peeled for the next Disney on Ice tour ‘Worlds of Fantasy’ starting in Leeds on the 5th March and ending in Cardiff on the 27th April. It visits Birmingham, Nottingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Belfast and London in between. This one looks really exciting; it features Toy Story, Cars, Tinkerbell and more! Hopefully we will get to see this when it comes to Nottingham 🙂
* We received tickets for the show and our travel costs were covered in exchange for this review. All thoughts are my own and completely honest.