As you can see the boys were super excited and couldn't wait for the show to begin. I was a little worried that the show may be a little girly however with the cast from Toy Story, A Little Mermaid, Cars and Frozen, the boys (and us) were in for a real treat.
Love the look on Jack's face as the show is about to start!
The first half was mainly taken up with the tale of Toy Story 3 which was re-enacted on ice. How they managed to condense the full story down into 30 minutes or so I will never know as they didn't seem to miss any parts out! The crowd were delighted as Buzz, Woody and friends skated and danced in front of their eyes. The real stars of the first scene for me though were barbie and ken - for a second I forgot they were actual humans, it was just like watching a real life barbie doll skate on the ice. Many lifts, spins and twirls allowed the skaters to show off their talent too.
Next up, we were taken on an 'under the sea' adventure with Ariel and her friends - they even managed a skating Ursula! The ice was transformed underwater and we enjoyed having so many places and skaters to watch. Famous songs from the film had the audience singing along too.
After a short interval (where we avoided the rather over-priced merchandise) it was time for the second half and the boys' eyes were as wide as saucers as Lightening McQueen and his pals whizzed around the ice before them. I think even the grown ups were impressed with their skills.
Finally, it was time for the part everyone had been waiting for - Frozen! The atmosphere was electric as Elsa and Ana appeared in front of our eyes. All of the children in the audience were screaming at the tops of their voices and couldn't believe that the real Disney Princesses were really there before them. We watched as the ice rink turned into a snow storm, Ana suffer a frozen heart and even Olaf waddle around to 'Summer'. All of the songs were played and the whole audience sang along together. Children were out of their seats dancing and I genuinely don't think some could believe their eyes.
The boys absolutely loved seeing the cast of Frozen and when asked, Jack said this was his favourite part. As an adult, I completely agree, the cast were superb and really captured the mannerisms and spirit of the characters well.
The show ended at 9pm which I did worry may be a little too late for a school night, however the boys lasted really well and chattered excitedly all the way home. My friend turned to me and said we have made some really special memories there and I agree! Just look at their little faces in this mini video we made - you can clearly see how excited both boys were.
Disney on Ice continues in Newcastle from now until 11th October and then in Manchester until 18th October, you can buy tickets here.
Make sure you head to the Disney on Ice facebook page and select 'Priority Sign Up' to be amongst the first to hear about tickets next year.