In short, anyone who are Frozen fans has to be there!
“In long”, I really enjoyed this year’s Disney on Ice Present Magical Ice Festival. The show is segmented into short scenes from various crowd favourites namely – The Little Mermaid, Tangled, Beauty & The Beast and of course, Frozen.
The summarized stories are enacted in a short musical format which will appeal to the story-lovers and yet entertaining for the action and music-goers.
Don’t miss the following highlights in each stories:
The Little Mermaid
Ariel’s acrobatic spin
Nothing to do with skating; but was a beautiful moment as Ariel twirl down the cloth rope after she exchanged her tail for legs.
Neon lights show
Watch the underwater life come alive with captivating neon lights dancing in the night!
The first appearance of life-sized animal in the show: the horse!
Totally admire the coordination of 2 persons acting/skating out the mammoth-sized animal! Not an easy feat!
Mesmerizing lanterns moment
It is one of those wow… so beautiful moments. Warm lanterns lit up, rising slowly with glowing shadow silhouettes…. Soft wows in the audience.
Beauty & The Beast
“Be Our Guest” – Cue entry of all the cute cutlery
This is for the younger ones. Eizac was getting a little restless at this point. Daily objects brought to life helped.
When the forks and knives skated in, he was pointing out to me that “the people has fork on their head!”. Observant little fellow.
I didn’t expect this one. Don’t blink one bit of your eyes when Beast goes up to the staircase. Within a split second, he turned from Beast to Man!
This is a moment before he left Belle to the stairways:
And ta-da! He transformed into a charming young man. Reminder again: Don’t blink your eyes at the magic show!
Snow! Falling snow!
Besides the perennial favourite Queen Elsa, the falling snow stands a close second, I think. Snow machines around the stage created a white, dreamy scene tricking you that winter came early.
And not forgetting Sven and Olaf which are just right for the snow!
Will anyone believe if I say that I have not watch Frozen? I must be have been in ice age! I have heard the Frozen songs a million times; but have yet to watch Frozen from A to Z. Probably because I am a Mommy of 2 boys not girls!
Today I discovered the sisterly love between Anna and Elsa. How nice to have concise storylines. And those Frozen songs are too unforgettable… we can’t possibly “Let it Go”! My boys are late starters but they were humming the tunes on the way home while their Mommy belted out loud and flat-sounding “the cold never bothered me anyway! >_<
Look out for these breath-taking highlights too:
1) Amazing skating moves
It’s not a skating show for nothing! I found this year’s show boasting of more difficult and graceful moves. The ground was slippery at some parts of the show (due to the falling snow!) and caused some falls but the performers recovered almost immediately to put up a spectacular production. They made skating looked so elegant and rhythmic!
And especially so during the couples skating moments:
2) Audience interaction at the sides
Look out for “fringe shows”. As the main show is going on at the centre of the stage, some characters can be blowing bubbles/kisses or waving on both front corners of the stage.
Gaston trying to impress the audience here:
Olaf teasing Kristoff with bubbles on the side stage:
There is usage of pyrotechnics during the show but not that much that it will frighten the younger ones. All happened too fast for me to capture them and also while it lasted, I decided to enjoy it rather than trying to take a photo.
Here are two nice photos from the organiser of the show:
4) Disney all-time favourites
Don’t worry about missing some of Disney’s oldest characters – Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy! They appeared at the beginning, the interlude between each segment and the grand finale.
You just can’t have Disney on Ice without Mickey and his friends, can you?!
In my opinion, It was an extravaganza show! Not to be missed during this school holidays! Especially so for Frozen fans.
My personal favourite is Beauty and the Beast! Loved the songs and the pretty Belle! Kristoff in Frozen – the suave one – was a close second!
There is still time to buy the tickets online or at the box office at the Singapore Indoor Staduim.
Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival can be purchased online via www.sportshubtix.sg.
Dates: 11th to 20th March 2016
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Ticket prices: start from S$25
To learn more about Disney on Ice presents Magical Ice Festival, please visit http://www.disneyonice-asia.com/magical-ice-festival/
Souvenirs, pop-corn and food are available for sale at the premise. Do plan to reach at least 1/2 hour ahead of the start time as the security queue can be long and allow ample time to buy some souvenirs and the tub of popcorn or Elsa/Olaf slushies cups!
N.B: We were invited for a media review of the production. All opinions and photos remain writer’s own unless otherwise specified.