Last Thursday, we joined a whole host of Disney characters as Disney On Ice Presents Frozen hit the Manchester Arena for 4 nights.
Due to the mad dash to get there early, Mini Me did not dress up this time, however it was so lovely to see so many children dressing up for the occasion!
The reason for the mad dash was down to a Meet and Greet session with Elsa and Ana which went down a treat as you can see from Mini Me’s face! Thank you to Laura for the wonderful picture!
Kicking off with dancers on ice promoting the Disney Fit To Dance campaign, the audience was in fine spirit for when Disney characters came out to say hello before the main performance commenced.
The Frozen story did take up 99% of the show, as expected and the characters came out to rapturous applause and much screaming from the little ones in the audience. Naturally Olaf received the largest ovation of all! To see him skating around the ice was rather sweet!
The show was perfectly timed, having an intermission after an hour and finishing at 8.30pm.
The character performances are amazing and the story is retold on ice very true to the story but I have to credit the costume designers as they were absolutely stunning! It was great to watch the performers skating around, it made me rather jealous that it isn’t an activity I have ever taken part in.
One of my favourite characters was Sven the moose – played by two characters on the ice – I loved how he bumbled along the ice and delighted the crowd!
The seats we had were pretty awesome and were roughly 8 rows back from the rink, giving a fantastic view of the show. I believe these tickets were priced at £25 with seats in higher tiers priced at £18. The ticket prices are very reasonable and I would highly recommend going to see the show – it actually kicks off in Newcastle tonight – 18th October – just be warned that the show souvenirs are very nearly priced at ticket prices! Popcorn was priced at £8 per bag, Slushies in a Disney cup for £11, flashing twirly sticks were well above the £10 price mark. Hot Dogs at the Manchester Arena bar were priced at £4.40, unfortunately the oven had stopped working so there were a few grumbling tummies and rather hungry people!
Check out the Disney On Ice website for tickets and events near you, there are still quite a few cities to be featured before the closing show at the 02 arena in London on 30th December 2016.