Sunday, 15 October 2017

Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure at Manchester Arena - Review

On Wednesday we visited the newly re-opened Manchester Arena to see Disney on Ice Presents Passport to Adventure, it was our sixth time watching a Disney on Ice show and my Disney mad daughter declared that it was the best show ever!

We donned our Disney themed clothing to get into the spirit and jumped on the tram after school to head into the City Centre to Manchester Arena. It was our first visit to the venue after the terrible events that took place in May and it felt quite emotional to be there again. However, the staff were all fabulous, super friendly and made us all feel very safe. The security was fantastic and handled really well, taking note of the information on the arena website, we took very little with us so passed through the airport-style scanners quickly and easily.

Happy Family meeting Mickey Mouse at Disney on Ice

Both children were super excited to have the very special opportunity to have their photo taken with Mickey Mouse before the show. (OK, I admit it I was excited too!) We soon found our seats and took our places ready to enjoy the Disney magic!

Before the main show began, we were treated a Fit to Dance pre-show warm up with the stars of Zootropolis, Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde. It's definitely worth arriving early to give your children the chance to see this extra segment and join in the dancing!

Mickey and Minnie Mouse with friends at Disney on Ice Passport to Adventure

It wasn't long before the much-loved characters, Mickey, Minnie, Daisy, Donald and Goofy came out onto the stage ready to start the show, their costumes were amazing as always and perfectly themed with the 'Passport to Adventure' title, they even had their suitcases ready!

The world tour of Disney delights started with a beautiful display of costumes from around the globe, skating to It's a Small World, which my daughter loved as it took her back to our Trip to Disneyland Paris earlier this year and her favourite ride!

Timone and Pumba at Disney on Ice - The Lion King

I don't want to reveal too much but the first half continued to take us on a whistlestop world tour, stopping at  Africa in the Pridelands and getting us all dancing to 'I Just Can't Wait to be King', then London and Neverland on a magical adventure full of Pixie Dust with Peter Pan.


Peter Pan and Captain Hook Crocodile

After a short interval where I successfully veered the children away from the rather shockingly priced merchandise (but did treat them to a box of popcorn each for £4), we headed Under the Sea to visit with Ariel and friends, which involved some amazing skating that had the audience oohing and ahhing throughout.

The Little Mermaid at Disney on Ice Passport to Adventure


The final destination we visited was Arendelle, where we were treated to a mini-retelling of the Frozen story including all the much-loved characters and favourite songs! We've Frozen featured in Disney on Ice previously, but I think this may have been the most entertaining yet, we just wanted to sing along!


Elsa - Frozen - Disney on Ice Passport to Adventure

The spectacular finale brought all of the stories together and ended the show with a sparkly bang!

Each segment had something unique to offer and our whole party were enchanted throughout the show, however, one had us just squealing with delight and that was Peter Pan! It's long been a favourite of both my children and everything from Tinkerbell, Peter and the Darling children flying high across the Arena to the wonderful costumes of the lost boys and of course those pesky pirates led by my son's favourite, Captain Hook!

Peter Pan and Wendy flying at Disney on Ice

We thoroughly enjoyed the show and had a wonderful family evening! 

If this has got you singing your favourite Disney tunes and ready to dance along why not book your tickets now?

The tour continues at the following venues: 

Arena Birmingham - 18th -29th October
SSE Arena, Belfast - 3rd - 5th November
Citywest Hotel, Dublin - 10th - 12th November
FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield 15th - 19th November
The O2, London - 20th - 30th December

You can book tickets and see the full schedule on the Disney On Ice website.

Check out what We're going on an AdventureThe Brick Castle and Red Rose Mummy thought of Disney on Ice presents Passport to Adventure too!

We were invited to attend Disney on Ice at Manchester Arena free of charge for the purpose of review, all thoughts and opinions are our own.

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