We started off the March school holidays with a bang last night! Actually, it wasn't with just a bang but fireworks, snow, lighting effects, music and sing-along as well. Best of all, we got to see some of our all-time favourite Disney characters come alive on stage! How awesome is that? Yup, it's the event that my two princesses have been yearning and looking forward to - Disney on Ice presents Magical Ice Festival!
They have been ecstatic since I told them that Elsa and Anna would be performing in this year's Disney on Ice and being the ever ardent Frozen fans, they were dressed in Elsa and Anna dresses, tiaras and we even made our own DIY snowflake wands which can glow in the dark!
|Check out our very own Queen Elsa and Princess Anna along with their glow in the dark snowflake wands!|
|Check your tickets to determine which entrance to head towards|
|Happy to meet their friend, Lil Pumpkin, lovely daughter of fellow blogger Ai from Sakura Haruka|
|Thanks to our wands, the girls felt special and happy without me needing to spend extra!|
Moving onto the show, Disney on Ice presents Magical Ice Festival is an enchanting mix of royalty and revolves about four classic stories - The Little Mermaid, Tangled, Beauty and the Beast and Frozen. If your kid is a fan of Princess Ariel, Rapunzel, Belle, Elsa, Anna or adores Sebastian, Flynn Rider, Olaf, Kristoff or the Beast, then be sure that this show is going to make his/her dreams come true as these fairytales unfold and get re-told before their eyes.
Wait, I hear you, what if you grew up in the same era as me and might prefer Mickey, Donald, Minnie or Goofy instead? The good news is they are the narrators and will appear before every segment to interact with the audience. As appealing and attractive as the Disney princesses are, good, old-fashioned Mickey will never lose his charm, don't you think so too?
|Mickey looking all suave in the modern, stylish outfit|
The first princess to come on stage was, to the delight of the toddler, Princess Ariel! Yes, my girl loves the red-haired princess who impressed the audience with her gravity-defying stunts on the rope. We also enjoyed listening to familiar songs like Under the Sea and Kiss the Girl while watching the story of Ariel being reenacted on stage.
|A romantic moment as Rapunzel and Flynn get together under the floating lights|
|Maximus takeing the spotlight during the finale song for the Tangled segment|
|Happy Angel with her snowflake wand, all set for the second half of the show|
While the girls might know the names of all the princesses, they have not watched all the movies. So, even though we have a princess Belle barbie at home and they know about the Beauty and the Beast, they were not familiar with this particular fairytale and I've forgotten a good part of it too.
It was then that I realised if you have not watched the show, it will be tough to keep up with the lines or what the cast is trying to portray because everything happens at a rapid pace and the scenes keep changing. This might be a good or a bad thing and for me, more than keeping up with the story, I was admiring how graceful and skillful Belle was on stage. She was on point for every move, every jump, every spin and I thought she was the best dancer that evening.
|Belle doing an awe-inspiring solo performance|
|They make pair skating seem so effortless and we can only guess how much goes into their practice|
We were tickled to see the Beast's castle entourage on stage too, including a teapot, teacup, clock and candle! Do you remember their names? Obviously I don't but if you don't too, here you go - they are Mrs Potts, Chip, Cogsworth and Lumiere. You are welcome!
Lastly, it was the moment we had all been waiting for. As soon as we heard the narrators say "the story of an ice harvester...", we started to cheer. And when Sven emerged from behind the curtains, you can only imagine all the squeals of delight that sounded in the entire stadium. Seriously? Just now a horse, and now a reindeer? W-o-w. I was really blown away by how they could create these costumes which resembled the real characters to the max, fit the skaters inside nicely and made the whole thing run so smoothly.
|Anna makes her appearance! Actually I think we saw three different Annas in different costumes!|
|Seeing Anna and Elsa right before our eyes felt so surreal and magical|
|All hail Queen Elsa!|
|The girls went "Look, snow!" and I was as enthralled as they were at the moment|
|Anna and Prince Hans falling in 'love' in the snow|
|Yes, he even has a walking stick too!|
|Olaf trying to dance with style!|
|Time for Elsa's solo and for us to sing to the world famous song|
|The beautiful, dazzling bridge fit for a queen|
|For a moment, we were wondering if Marshmallow would appear but he didn't|
|This was the scene where Anna froze to ice. Can you guess how they made it happen on stage?|
|My absolute favourite pic of the night. Awww, sisterly love!|
|Till we meet again!|
|Thank you, Disney on Ice, for this magical and wonderful night!|
For those who have not grabbed your tickets yet, here are the event details.
Disney on Ice presents Magical Ice Festival
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Ticket pricing: $25-$200
Duration: 2 hrs (including 15-min interval)
Child admission policy: Infants in arms and children under 2 years of age may be admitted free of charge provided they do not occupy a seat (they must be seated on the lap of a parent or guardian). Children aged 2 and above must purchase a ticket for admission. All children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival can be purchased online via www.sportshubtix.sg.
To learn more about Disney on Ice presents Magical Ice Festival, visit www.disneyonice-asia.com/magical-ice-festival/
Disclosure: We received a media invite and complimentary VIP tickets to attend Disney on Ice presents Magical Ice Festival. All opinion and pictures are our own.