17th Nov, 2018

Disney on Ice Dream Big at Arena Birmingham

Sarah Mason 29th Oct, 2018 Updated: 30th Oct, 2018

NO MATTER how old you are, there is something about Disney that brings out the magic of childhood.

As far as I could see around Arena Birmingham there were children dressed up as their favourite characters among them Elsa, Moana and Belle ready to watch the latest instalment of Disney on Ice.

Mickey and Minnie mouse ears also appeared on several adults – showing no matter how old you are, you’re really never too old for Disney.

Dream Big, produced by Feld Entertainment, is not only a spectacular journey through the series of Disney favourite but it is also a celebration of 90 years of Mickey Mouse.

It saw the talented cast dance through classics such as Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Tangled, Cinderella and for the first time this year Moana.

And from Tinkerbell opening the show, to being welcomed by hosts Mickey and Minnie through tale after tale of dreams coming true if you believe it, the audience were hooked.

The skaters not only captivated the audience but also managed to keep my three-year-old’s attention for more than five minutes – a mean feat by far – as they performed their tricky routines to popular tunes with difficult lifts and jumps throughout.

The fantastic costumes helped bring the show to life and it never ceases to amaze me not only how the skaters stay upright on ice in them but also managed to pull off tricks in them.

I was thrown back to my childhood when Lumiere and the dancing cutlery took to the ice and performed Be Our Guest from Beauty and the Beast and again when Cinderella and the not so elegant Ugly Sisters made their way to the ball.

Moana made her debut to the show with demigod Maui who whizzed around the ice.

This was an amazing moment for the hundreds of youngsters in the crowd as they performed You’re Welcome.

Most of the second half was handed over to an extended section of Frozen which saw audiences sing their way through the show’s iconic songs as Anna and Else sparkled around the ice with Olaf.

This for many stole the show as the whole arena erupted into Let It Go – a song which, thanks to the show, has now entered my house.

A wonderful time was had by all and the long-awaited magic of Disney has finally hit my household thanks to Mickey and the gang and I for one can’t wait to continue singing the songs.

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