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After loving our first ever Disney on Ice show in Sheffield we were very excited to see Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment a bit closer to home at Leeds First Direct Arena last night. The show will be in Leeds through March 25th for anyone wanting to catch a glimpse of their favourites from Cars, Toy Story 3, The Little Mermaid and Frozen perform live on the ice.
I have to admit, our night didn’t get off to the best start. I hate driving through rush hour traffic and when we actually got to the arena there was trouble locating the press tickets that had been arranged for us. As helpful as the staff were, it took 40 minutes to sort things out so we didn’t actually take our seats until 45 minutes after the show had started. That meant we missed the Fit To Dance pre-show and some of the first act.
I had had a long day and at this point I was not feeling in the mood for loud music or cheeriness if I’m honest. BUT well, there’s just something about Disney isn’t there? We showed up in the middle of Toy Story and the kids were genuinely really, really excited. Each act is like mini-versions of the films with voice overs, great costumes, and creative special effects all done with performers on ice skates.
Next up was one of my all time favourites, The Little Mermaid, and by then I can honestly say that the hassle it took to get to the theatre was forgotten (well.. almost!). We saw The Little Mermaid in Sheffield as well but the way the story was told was changed and as Lily pointed out “there were more characters but less special effects this time.”
To my surprise, both kids listed Cars as one of the highlights of the show. I suppose seeing Lightning McQueen roar out in a cloud of smoke and fire is pretty exciting. Leo was worried that the fire was going to melt the ice!
The show ended with Frozen featuring Anna, Elsa, Olaf and the gang and even a bit of snow. The audience had clearly been waiting for this bit as there was lots of singing along. (Is there anyone alive who doesn’t know the words to Let It Go at this point?)
The kids loved the show – and it was well worth the hiccups to get there. I will say eating before going will save you money as I spent £16.50 on two slices of pizza, one water and two small tubs of ice cream. It only cost £5 to park in the Merrion Centre (just a few minutes walk from the arena) so at least we got a bit of a bargain there!
You can book tickets to see Dancing on Ice at Leeds Direct Arena here.
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