Editor Michelle Thompson and her 5 young daughters experience
Feld Entertainment's Disney On Ice 'World of Enchantment'
at the Liverpool Echo Arena 11/04/18
Tonight saw the return of Feld Entertainment's Disney on Ice at the Liverpool Echo Arena. Having seen the show over the last few years, it's always intriguing to see what bit of Tinkerbell Pixie Dust they throw at the production each year to make it even more spectacular and entertaining than the last - and the 2018 'Worlds of Enchantment' certainly did not disappoint!
The show opened with the Mouse himself, the main attraction, immediately lighting up the faces of every child (and big kid too!). His familiar voice welcoming the audience to this year's production as he is joined by his Clubhouse characters; Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy. Then the show starts with the unboxing of Andy's famous Toy Box as the stage becomes filled with the lovable Slinky Dog, Rex and other Toy Story characters - of course including our favourite Deputy and Space Ranger! The show follows the story of Toy Story 3 and features the evil Lotso bear who dispite his fluffy strawberry scented exterior, on the inside he is plotting against our hero Woody. The special effects are fantastic.
The second scene dives into the deep and takes us to the enchanted world of Ariel and her friends. The choreography and costumes are phenomenal! Breathtaking skating from Ariel and Prince Eric truly captivate the audience and little ones are on the edge of their seats in awe.
After the short interval (much needed for little ones to visit the bathroom or to grab one of the many souvenirs or treats on offer around the Arena), Mickey and Minnie enter the stage in their adorable little vehicle, but with a bang their journey comes to a halt and they need to call in Lightening McQueen and his friends to save the day. If your little one is a fan of Disney's Cars then this is sure to be a favourite! The stage is filled with character vehicles to take you on an adventure!
In a household of Frozen Fans, the show's finale meant that despite the late night, there was still a wide awake and very excitable audience ready to welcome Anna and Elsa to the stage as we, the audience, arrive at the Queen's Coronation Day! As Elsa's powers are revealed, the snow effect drifting from the ceiling of the arena sets the scene of a wintery Arendelle.
The Frozen section of this year's show was spectacular and the much loved 'Let it Go' filled the arena as little ones belted the words out along with Elsa.
The staging was magnificent and wherever you are seated your view won't disappoint and characters pass waving as they loop the stage.
If you haven't already done so, book tickets for one of the upcoming shows, we've had a truly magical evening and look forward to the show's return in 2019 and what that will hold.