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Review of Disney On Ice 2019 100 Years of Magic

8 Oct 2019

The new Disney On Ice 100 Years of Magic 2019 has arrived at Manchester Arena and we were invited along to check it out.  Here’s what we thought.

As huge Disney fans, we love a trip to see Disney On Ice and couldn’t wait to the new 100 Years of Magic show featuring the new Toy Story character Forky. For our top tips for visiting Disney On Ice 2019 100 Years of Magic see here. 

Although my ten-year-old son is a huge Disney Fan, on discovering that my seven-year-old daughter’s best friend had never been to the show he kindly gave up his ticket. 

You can watch a sneak peek in the video below from Harry’s World UK and read on for our review.  

In Disney On Ice tradition, the main show began Mickey and Minnie kicking off the proceedings with the fabulous Disney On Ice skaters who showed off their amazing skills with lifts and moves that the Dancing on Ice stars dream of.

Disney On Ice 2019 Minnie Credit Family On The Go

Before long Donald and Goofy were added to the mix who explained that they were in search of ideas to make a movie, and where better to look than in the Disney Family. 

Disney On Ice 2019 Donald Credit Family On The GO

The 100 Years of Magic show first took us to the classic Pinocchio who shared his dream of being a real boy whilst showing off his skating moves. 

We were then transported under the sea to join Dory, Marlin, and Nemo on the search of Dory’s parents. Everyone’s favorite sea turtle Crush with his son Squirt was on hand to help them to just keep swimming ( or should we say skating) in a spectacular number. 

Disney On Ice 2019 Nemo Crush.Credit Family On The Go

From the sea, we were whisked to the Beast’s Castle to watch as Belle and the Beast fall in love with the Something There and infamous Beauty and the Beast Songs and to watch the dramatic ending unfold. 

Disney On Ice 2019 Beauty BeastCredit Family On The Go

To my daughter and her friend’s delight, it was the Disney Princesses and their Princes’ turn to show their love and skating skills to snippets of their signature songs. With Cinderella, Jasmin, Ariel, Snow White, and Rapunzel all taking center stage it is no wonder they both declared this scene as one of their favorites. 

Of course, 100 years of Disney Magic would not be complete with a trip to Arendelle as they open up the gates. Although a condensed version the show followed the film with favorite characters Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Hans, and Kristoff all taking to the ice and renditions of Love Is An Open Door, In Summer and Let It Go – which had all the audience singing out loud. 

Disney On Ice 2019 Anna Hans Credit Family On The Go

Disney On Ice 2019 Anna Kristoff Credit Family On The Go

Disney On Ice 2019 Anna Elsa Credit Family On The Go

After a short interval, it was time for some lamp magic as the Genie (and his multiples) belted out You’ve Never Had a Friend like me in a sensational skating number. 

Disney On Ice 2019 Aladdin Credit Family On The Go

It was then everyone’s favorite spork, Forky’s turn to make his Disney On Ice debut. Greeted with cheers and laughter as looked for the trash he was soon set back on the path to keep Bonnie happy by Woody, Buzz, and Bo Peep.

Disney On Ice 2019 forky woody Credit Family On The Go JPG

Disney On Ice 2019 Woody Bo Peep Credit Family On The Go

With a bang of the gong from Goofy, the shortened story of  Mulan began to unfold with the graceful dancing to Reflection, co-ordinated moves to I’ll Make A Man Out of You and a giant Chinese Dragon Mushu had us all in awe. 

Disney On Ice 2019 Mulan Credit Family On The Go

The last part of the show took us to Africa for the Lion King. Starting with Rafiki’s powerful chanting, followed by the hilarious Pumbaa and Timon before Simba and Nala showed off some of the best ice skating moves of the evening to Can You Feel The Love Tonight.

Disney On Ice 2019 Timon Pumba Credit Family On The Go

Disney On Ice 2019 Lion King Credit Family On The Go

100 Years of Magic Disney ended with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, and characters from the journey, joining in the finale to The Circle of Life in a perfect ending to an amazing show.

What we thought of Disney on Ice 2019 100 Years Of Magic. 

We loved the new Disney On Ice 100 Years of Magic show. The mix of the traditional Pinocchio caught the imagination of all ages with a sprinkling of nostalgia. Beauty and the Beast and the Princess scenes delighted my daughter and her friend and were well and truly in their element when singing along with Anna and Elsa.  They were also over the moon to see Forky take to the Ice and were truly mesmerised by the giant Mushu as he glided around the arena. 

The special effects were of a true Disney standard with favorites including stunning ice backdrops appearing from nowhere, masses amounts of snowflakes falling from the sky, and the giant Crush who had everyone smiling. 

Add in the amazing ice skating skills and breathtaking routines, Disney On Ice 100 Years of Magic is a truly magical show which you don’t want to miss on its Manchester leg .

Other UK venues to Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic be showing.

The Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic tour will be now heading to the following places…

Birmingham – Birmingham Arena – 16th to 20th October 2019

Exeter – Westpoint Exeter – 23rd to 27th October 2019

Aberdeen – TECA – 31st October to 3rd November 2019

Sheffield – Fly DSA Arena – 6th to 10th November 2019

London – SSE Arena – 13th to 17th November 2019

Nottingham – Motorpoint Arena – 20th to 24th November 2019

London – The O2 26th December to 5th January 2019

For more information about Disney On Ice, UK tours see here.

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